Oh Hey 👋🏻

Just Curious For An Update?

Well then hello, old friend! 👋🏻 Here’s the ‘big stuff’:

I currently live in Columbus, OH.

I got married in October 2020 to the most wonderful woman I’ve ever met.

I started Sarge Sites (web development company) in 2019.

I’m a Rails Engineer for Agent Pronto, a fully-remote team of 15-ish

I still play lots of music! I’ve recently joined our church’s worship team

I became a cyclist in 2018 — working toward 2,000 miles ridden this season

I’m constantly reading, learning, and writing

I’m practicing Deep Work pretty intensely

I capture a lot of life on my beloved X100V 📸

Here’s the longer version…

My Name is Jon 😊

👨🏻‍💻 I Build Software

As far as my day-job goes, I’m currently a Fullstack Rails Developer at Agent Pronto and loving what I do there. We connect great people to great people! If you’re looking for someone to help you sell or buy a home, especially if it’s your first time in the market, I recommend dropping us a line.

In addition to my role at AP, I own a small web development group called Sarge Sites where I primarily handle back-end performance and security. We operate across a number of stacks and specialize in business-driven-development on a per-client basis.

🚴🏻‍♂️ I Ride Bikes

I’m a bit of a cycling fanatic. Often called ‘Clyde’ by my close friends, I am indeed a Clydesdale Cyclist and will write about cycling often. I rode well over two-thousand miles in both 2019 and 2020 and, while I love riding for the sake of riding and the community that accompanies it, I’m also passionate about riding for more. Check out my latest rides on Strava or call me up and let’s get some miles in!

A few events I’m looking forward to in 2021: RAGBRAI, Pelotonia, and maybe even the Tour De Donut.

My current road machine is a Trek Madone 4.5 rockin a 46-tooth one-by on an 11x32.

🎸 I Play Music

I’m a musician and have been all my life. I’ve been playing drums off and on since the year 2000, electric and acoustic guitar since 2013, and have been singing since I was a young child. I typically play in the lands of country, gospel, blues, pop, rock, and CCM, but am always open to learning new things and rockin’ with new people. When I play out I run 100% Kemper, but at home I often play in my living room with a great Vox AC4 😁.

I’m currently an electric guitarist on the worship team at Faith Life Church

🎙 I Mix Shows

I’m also a professional audio tech / audio engineer. While working on my Computer Science degree in school I was the director of a mid-size sound company in East-Central Ohio. I’ve built a number of audio rigs from the ground up and have been the head engineer for a number of large shows including T-Pain and Aaron Carter. I currently serve as head Audio Engineer for a couple of churches in town and do private consulting for a number of clients in the greater Columbus area.

If you need audio engineering or support in the area (especially with all of 2020 / 2021’s Zoom-audio woes) feel free to get in touch with me.

🚙 I Travel

I love traveling, especially if it means road-tripping, biking, or walking. Cycling has been a great means to drive all over the midwest for events but there’s just something so cool about getting around a culture that isn’t your own… and I think driving through corn fields is peaceful 🌽. Having grown up in Santa Cruz, CA, gone to school in Granville, OH, and spent a couple years in Des Moines, IA, I’ve gotten to see first hand how wonderful people are if you give them a chance. Kalika and I are currently planning to travel full-time starting at the end of 2021. More to come!

Travel Buddies

👩🏽‍🤝‍👨🏻 I Married Up

I’m blessed to have found the woman I always dreamed of, Kalika. Luckily we share a number of passions and she puts up with all of my hobbies and shenanigans (and those nights when my brain is background-processing dev concepts). This life just wouldn’t be the same without her. ☺️

That’s All For Now ✌🏻

PS. I’m proud to be one of The Sullivans

Get in touch!

I've been focusing on asynchronous, intentional communication lately to motivate 'Deep Work' (see this post) so this is indeed one of the very few ways you can contact me!

That said, I'm always interested in chatting! Especially if you want to chat about code, development, workflows and process methodologies, bikes, cycling, adventuring, photography, traveling, driving, playing music, how things are built, sound, audio, physics, biology, beer, psychology, or anything else that can be nerdy. 😁

  • Columbus, OH