Jon is the newest addition to the Festival Leadership Team; he now serves as the Assistant Operations Director for the Philadelphia Folk Festival. His areas of responsibility include the Medical, Parking and Emergency Management committees for the Festival. He is responsible for coordination with the local public safety entities to include Upper Salford Fire Company, Pennsylvania State Police and Event Medical Staffing Solutions. Jon is not new face at the Festival; he has been attending since 1995 and prior to joining the Festival Leadership Team, he volunteered for the Medical Committee, serving as an assistant chair and additionally as a member of Emergency Management Team in the capacity of Deputy Emergency Operations Director.
Outside of the Festival, Jon has served the public safety community for nearly 25 years in a variety of EMS, Fire, Rescue, Law Enforcement and Instructional roles. He continues to work as Flight Paramedic with Jefferson Health’s MedEvac Program – JeffSTAT. When not on a helicopter, Jon can be found working with one of Montgomery County’s regional SWAT teams as a Tactical Paramedic or teaching programs for first responders on a variety of topics from Tactical Medicine to K9 Emergency Care. Jon and his wife Sharon own a Veterinary Hospital in Souderton, Pennsylvania and live less than 15 minutes from the Festival grounds.
If he actually finds some downtime, Jon enjoys camping, cooking and relaxing around a campfire in the mountains.