About the Owner
Jon graduated from the Recreation Management Department at Appalachian State University. After many travels and adventures, Jon landed at Eagle View Ranch in Wyoming with SOAR. He took on numerous hats and titles for SOAR throughout the years with both the summer camp program, supporting Outdoor Classrooms around the country and supporting Academy at SOAR. Landing for a large portion of his career at their North Carolina basecamp, he began raising his two small children in the wonderful wilderness of Western North Carolina. Most recently, his family relocated to East Tennessee and he has been an adventure guide for Blackberry Farms exploring the area while providing intimate personalized wilderness experiences. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and love of the outdoors with people of all backgrounds and ages. His main love in life other than his children, Jonah and Caroline, is being on the water, in any form that takes. He is grateful for the chance to work with the Knoxville community to get people outdoors and teach skills that will enable them to enjoy the benefits of nature.
The Knoxville Adventure Collective is a culmination of 20 years of leading outdoor experiences and Jon is excited to bring his brand of curated trips for all those coming to the downtown area.