Jonathan was born and raised right here in Hood River. His love of the Pacific Northwest weather has kept him local. With three awesome sisters and happily married parents, he considers himself very lucky.
Jonathan's love for coffee began in high school while working a part-time Barista job with access to unlimited espresso. Watching the beans go from whole to ground, to espresso into beverage was more than entertaining.
Years later, his ongoing fascination with coffee drew him back to a coffeehouse and what better place to be than STOKED? With a wide variety of beans, methods and techniques, there's always something new and exciting to learn!
On his downtime, Jonathan enjoys simply watching a good movie and enjoying some great food. He also plans on taking piano lessons in the near future.