Born, raised and educated in Southern England. Jonathon moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in Spring, 1997 as the Assistant Sword Coordinator for the TV Show "Conan The Adventurer", working on this show and others until the fall of 1998 –
Keller Entertainment Group.
Jonathon worked as the Editor for a new English speaking publication for the
Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group (1998).
During that same period Jonathon started his Karate-do Dojo/school, an official and certified branch of the
Japan Karate-do Ryobu-Kai Organization where he was soon appointed the director of the JKR in Mexico. His dojo soon grew to have more than 100 active students and Jonathon traveled to Japan, the United States and Europe with his teams of children and adults competing and representing Mexico in various National and International Tournaments / Championships. Jonathon currently serves as an advisor and previously as a member of the Executive Committee and on the Board of Directors of the JKR International Organization where he was the Chairman of the Board from Fall 2007 to Fall 2013.
Jonathon joined the Punta Mita Properties Sales team in Spring 2002 where he soon become an integral part of the executive sales & management team where he was an important asset in the success of the Punta Mita Properties office at that time, for the Master Plan developer Dine and the other Punta Mita residential communities. Jonathon decided to leave the Punta Mita Properties office to start
Riviera Partners Realty in January 2009. Jonathon is a certified Mexican Real Estate professional and is currently the President of the board of the AMPI (The Mexican National Professional Real Estate Association / Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios, A.C.) January 2013 to date, of the Riviera Nayarit Chapter. He has recently been appointed as the AMPI Regional Director for the states of Jalisco & Nayarit (January 2015 to date).
Founding Partner/Developer of
Plaza Ollin located in the Village of Punta de Mita where the
Riviera Partners Realty head office is located. Having developed an extensive knowledge and understanding of the construction and architecture processes and having participated in several master planned communities evolutional processes Jonathon is able to bring his knowledge, understanding and experience of the development process from A to Z for both residential, master planned communities and commercial developments.
Jonathon recently (December 2013) raised capital and purchased the El Encanto residential community from AIG's Mexican Real Estate fund. With a business plan allowing for three years to finish construction and sell the properties, Jonathon and his partners/team have completed and sold all the properties within a shortened time period of 15 months.
Jonathon also works as a consultant for large Private Real Estate Investment Funds sharing his specific high-end Real Estate expertise & knowledge.
Jonathon's most recent business endeavor,
Mercado Ollin a boutique grocery market located in Plaza Ollin, opened in May 2014.
In his younger years growing up in England he was a competitor in two sports (Windsurfing & Karate-do) and was a National Champion in both disciplines in his teens.
Jonathon is currently the President of the Board of Directors of the
American School of Puerto Vallarta; 2013 to date.
An active and passionate waterman enjoying sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding/surfing, kite surfing, boating, swimming etc. Jonathon enjoys traveling and speaks English, Spanish and basic French, and resides with his family in "Paradise", in the Bay of Banderas, Mexico.