Jon of All Trades
  • First Job: Adam Johnston

    Adam Johnston (second from left) is the CEO of Last Call Trivia, providing entertaining nights out for thousands of people all across the country. He’s

  • Amanda McLernon (left) and Emily Klipp are the CEO and COO of McLernon & Co and they're the guests on Ep. 219 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast debuting July 17, 2019.

    Ep. 219: McLernon & Co – #KeepSocialMediaSocial

    Amanda McLernon and Emily Klipp are the CEO and COO, respectively, of McLernon & Co, whose social media obsession is to #KeepSocialMediaSocial. What does that

  • First Job: Emily Klipp

    Emily Klipp is the Chief Operating Officer at McLernon & Co, a company attempting to #KeepSocialMediaSocial. What’s that mean? It means they “focus on building

  • Gin Walker is a copywriter also known as the Copy Genie, and she's the guest on Ep. 218 of the Jon of All Trades Podcast debuting July 10, 2019.

    Ep. 218: Gin Walker – Copy Genie

    Gin Walker is the Copy Genie, and since words are her business, I’ll cede the floor to her and let her tell you about her

  • First Job: Gin Walker

    Gin Walker is the Copy Genie, and she writes words that sell big-hearted brands at scale, allowing them to make the impact (AND MONEY) they crave. Our

Butterfingers

Butterfingers

Written at 11:54 am, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Well, that was pretty much the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. Without dancing around this too much, here’s what you’re getting in for if you decide to read the rest of this, in plain, declarative form: I dropped my work [...]

January 23, 2013 Jon Blog, Rants 0

Carved

Carved

What happened here? That’s ¾ of a swastika I found carved into some wood above a urinal at a restaurant in Carson City, NV. Who the hell carves almost an entire swastika into something and then gives up? Can you imagine being this guy? Pulling out his Swiss Army Knife [...]

January 21, 2013 Jon Blog, Goofiness 0

Pilot

Pilot

I snapped this photo at Cherry Creek Mall. This hangs above that crazy play area where little kids run and play on big plastic-y structures of Looney Tunes characters. I have not been in there, but I imagine this play area to be extremely sticky, which is probably why some [...]

January 17, 2013 Jon Blog, Goofiness 1

Rawk

Rawk

Thanks to recent events in my professional life, I seem to be made of pure hate these days. I breathe distilled anger and shoot rage out of my glaring, black eye sockets. I’m on the verge of a panic attack roughly 95% of the time and feel my muscles vibrate [...]

January 14, 2013 Jon Blog, Inside My Head, Music 3

Whitmore

Whitmore

So this show “1600 Penn” is starting and is billed as “NBC’s answer to Modern Family!” First, anytime a show is billed as “whoever’s answer to whatever,” that show invariably is going to suck. “Modern Family” was successful because it was a fresh take on the traditional family sitcom with [...]

January 10, 2013 Jon Blog, Film and Television, Goofiness 4

CHEATERS!

CHEATERS!

Today, this year’s inductees for the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced, and this will most likely be the first empty class since 1996. As fucking stupid as this is (and it is), it’s only emboldened by didactic fatheads who think their job is not solely to write about expensive [...]

January 9, 2013 Jon Blog, Sports 5

Neighbors

Neighbors

There’s a special moment in every homeowner’s life where his neighbor emerges from his garage that directly faces yours, and you think: “How have I lived here three goddamn years and never seen this person before?” In my little cluster of townhomes, there are like 64 different residents, and I [...]

January 7, 2013 Jon Blog, Inside My Head 3

Unescorted

Unescorted

I love being in the city. Kristin and I recently went to San Francisco where I had a work conference. I always appreciate when work obligations happen in good tourism cities because I’ll typically tack a couple of days onto the end of the trip and enjoy the city at [...]

January 4, 2013 Jon Blog, Travel 2

Twitter

Twitter

Very quickly, and hopefully not too confusing… For those of you who were previously following @EksAxis on Twitter, you’re now following @MeetJonEks. For many of you, this means you are no longer getting my most up to date Tweets. For those of you who were previously following @CruJonesSociety on Twitter, [...]

January 2, 2013 Jon News 0

Authenticity

Authenticity

Thanks to a recent conversation on Facebook with my friend Dustin and his friend Casey, I have been thinking about irony and authenticity a lot. Here are some of the contributing factors to my thoughts about these topics. [...]

January 2, 2013 Jon Blog, Rants 1