Before moving up to Hamilton, Jonathan lived on a lifestyle block down in Te Awamutu and spent a decent amount of his childhood helping out and working on his extended family’s dry stock farms working mainly around big hardy bulls. He has a keen animal sense, knows his way around manoeuvering stock and has always enjoyed being around cattle. This led him to studying as a Rural Animal Technician at Wintec in 2020, which he enjoyed every second of. He completed a teat seal season with Taupiri before being offered a full-time position at Te Kauwhata. Outside of work, he likes to spend with friends and family and relax with online games.