Jonathan was born and raised in the mountains of northern New Hampshire. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, then moved to Boulder, Colorado to train full time as a competitive distance runner. That adventure complete, he returned east to South Carolina where he lived for the next five years in coastal swamps with the alligators and the snakes. He took his first job in teaching after two years of graduate study at the University of South Carolina, which saw him moving again, this time north to Rhode Island. For three years, Jonathan lived on the grounds of a Benedictine monastery on Naragansett Bay, a lay teacher, and coach in a Catholic boarding school, but he was soon on his way again, this time to an international school in London. Ten years later, Jonathan’s travel itch reawakened after he taught an elective on the Wanderer archetype in literature. He heard again the call of the road, and months later, he found himself preparing to go to Bhutan, a country that had occupied his imagination for years. He is overjoyed to have found a way to give something of himself to this special place just as he expects to gain so much from the experience.