Jon was born and raised in Springfield, and now resides with his wife Hilary, and two daughters Ashlyn and Isabella here in Republic. He is a Drury business school graduate and fitness fanatic, as you can tell from all his certifications. Jon has a background in bodybuilding but prefers now to focus on functional and dynamic fitness like Ninja Warrior. When he isn’t training or at the gym he loves to volunteer as a member of the Springfield Westside Optimist Club that raises money for children’s charities in the Ozarks where he was a 2-year past President. He is also Springfield Southeast Rotarian which focuses on a variety of different charitable organizations. He also enjoys spending his limited free time with his family, playing golf and going snow skiing annually. His athletic background includes high school cross-country, golf and basketball plus baseball, football, track and skateboarding growing up.
She now manages Republic Warrior Sports and teaches the Junior Warrior and Preschool Warrior classes. She continues to train for American Ninja Warrior and will apply for the upcoming season. She is happily married with 3 cat, 9 chickens and 2 goats. She is a vegetarian and has a passion for recycling and saving animals. She believes that a healthy lifestyle will ultimately lead to a happy mind and body. She loves working with children to help them set goals and learn how important health is from a young age.