Hometown: Charlotte, VT
Currently resides: Charlotte, VT
Education: Rochester Institute of Technology, life, the street, being a business (LLC) owner.
Hobbies and interests: Photography. My new home gallery. Oh yeah, riding my bike!
Favorite rides: Martha’s Vineyard (off-season) on the quiet (off-season) Middle Road to Beetlebung Corner. After a snack at the Chilmark General Store, heading to North Road and coasting down the hill into the little (off season) village of Menemsha. Enjoying the bike ferry (during the season) across Menemsha Creek. The stunning coastal ride along W. Basin and Lobsterville roads out to Aquinnah, the clay cliffs, surf, and Gay Head Lighthouse. Thanks to the wisdom of his parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, Jonathan (and his siblings) is a lucky owner and steward of a 150-year old gingerbread cottage in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. Oh my!
Favorite Sojourn tours: Acadia National Park Bike Tour. The stunning 20-mile Park Loop Road. Anywhere on the Carriage Roads. Beautiful Schoodic Penninsula. Lobster boats, buoys, kayaking, and a sunset sail on the schooner Margaret Todd. Lobstah dinnah.
Current bikes: The one I’m riding. It’s bright red and the sunrise is gorgeous!
Bio: Jonathan is a native of Cape Cod. That makes him a Cape Coddah! Yes, chowder is properly pronounced chowdah! 1993-2001 he photographed the Orvis hunting, fishing and furniture catalogs…and fell totally in love with Vermont. Since 2001 he’s led over 100 bike tours in Vermont, on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and in Acadia National Park. He’s a senior facilitator of adult team building programs for Outward Bound Professional. He’s a 40+ year business owner, professional photographer, and publisher. Note cards with his images and stories of stunning Vermont scenes and landscapes are sold in retail stores throughout Vermont. His newest publishing start-up company features the gorgeous images of photographers in neighboring New England states. Join Jonathan for ad hoc image capturing moments on beautiful trips with Sojourn Bicycle and Active Vacations!