I have lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 11 years and raised a family here with my better half, Alicea. This is exceptional place to live and work, and it shatters any stereotype you may have come across. I recommend anyone take advantage of the current travel visas and explore this country; it will endlessly suprise and delight you. I’m proud that my work team is multicultural with diverse skillsets: we represent India, Lebanon, USA, Ireland, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.
I am a problem-solver with skills rooted in a lifetime of tinkering with computers starting with the Apple II. That spark has driven me to stay current on evolving technologies, and has spilled over into my personal hobbies including motorcycle maintenance, stereo design, disc golf course design, and digital restoration of vinyl records (to name a few).
Living abroad for the past decade, as part of an international workforce and community, has helped me grow in innumerable ways. I’ve gained incalcuable experience from my students, co-workers, and supervisors. I’ve also been lucky to cultivate my personal life and rediscover the sports squash and disc golf, and I’m a drummer in the band Groove Souq (follow us on Instagram!).
I’ve compiled some personal and professional content on this site, and it I hope it conveys a bit about what makes me tick. I get excited about creating stuff and helping people. I hope you enjoy it!
(My son created all the backgrounds using Procreate!)
“As a Communications Watch Officer, your communications watch standing skills were instrumental on prosecuting over 150 Search and Rescue cases, which resulted in in the Coast Guard saving 5 lives and assisting over 100 others.”
“With a true propensity to not only master the deeply technical, but communicate easily to end users and thus bridge technology to learners, Jonathan is one of those stellar employees that will excel in any Instructional design business”
“During any crisis, Jon has proven himself, again and again, to be invaluable to our organization. In a very short time, he has solidified his reputation by solving complex problems and orchestrating creative fixes quickly. He simply makes it easy and seem less!”