Jonathan is a lifelong resident of Tallapoosa and a 2006 graduate of Haralson County High School. After completing his associate’s degree from Georgia Highlands College in 2010, he sought to serve his hometown. Elected in November 2011 and taking his oath of office in January 2012, he was the youngest elected to serve the citizens of Tallapoosa at 24. Jonathan quickly realized the need to complete his education. He enrolled at the University of West Georgia, graduating in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Marketing, a month after being re-elected to his second term to the city council. He completed his Master of Business Administration in December of 2016. In July 2017, Jonathan returned to the University of West Georgia to work in the Office of the Registrar. In December 2018, he transferred to the Department of Career Services as the Experiential Learning Specialist. He is instrumental in recruiting employers for internship and job shadowing opportunities for UWG students.