Storyteller, Ideator, Maker of Things


Jonathan is a polymath with a background in multimedia journalism and a penchant for taking things apart to make new things.  

His work has been seen on CNN, PBS, and BBC International, in print in Elle Magazine and Wired UK Magazine, and online at Wired, Der Spiegel; and FastCompany. Assignments have taken him to Kosovo, Sri Lanka, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, the Philippines, Bangladesh, India, and most recently Kenya and South Sudan.

Like all hardware hackers, Jonathan’s experience has come out of necessity and frustration. His improvised creations range from a remote trigger system for syncing sound and cameras to hot-wiring a hard drive to a car battery in order to file a story.

He lives with his beautiful wife and kids in Southern California.