Jon has been producing award-winning media and experiences in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles for thirty years. His work has been seen at Disney theme parks worldwide, Seattle’s Science Fiction Museum & Hall of Fame, along with the hit music documentary, The Wrecking Crew.
All well and good except for one small detail: he has baseball in his blood.
A devotee since 1964, Jon grew up in San Francisco working at Candlestick Park, home of his beloved Giants, from 1970-1975. A life filled with Willie Mays, baseball cards, Little League, and softball reached a boiling point in 2002, when he experienced the Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine of the Eternals induction ceremony. Minnie Minoso, Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson were being inducted, and Minoso was in attendance. It was a life-changing experience, for the event embodied the heart and soul of baseball. The fan-centric Reliquary was recognizing individuals for lasting contributions to the game with an eye towards the humanity of the national pastime. It embraced the great characters and stories of the game he loved. He had not only found his tribe, but a new purpose in life.
In 2010, Jon decided to follow his heart and shifted his professional focus to telling stories about the human side of baseball. Since then he’s produced and directed three feature-length documentaries: Not Exactly Cooperstown (about the Baseball Reliquary), The Day the World Series Stopped (his account of experiencing the earthquake that stopped the 1989 World Series) and Hano! A Century in the Bleachers (about legendary sportswriter and social activist Arnold Hano). All three are in the permanent collection of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
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