For the past 23 years, Jon has been the Executive Director of Sports Backers.
Sports Backers is a nonprofit group, that motivates individuals to live an active lifestyle. The organization hosts events that include the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k and have some of the nation’s largest training teams, a kid’s running program with tens of thousands of participants and a bike infrastructure advocacy effort working to make the Richmond region more bike and pedestrian friendly. As an athlete, Jon won five individual world championship titles in whitewater canoe slalom and competed in the 1992 Olympic Games.
As a panelist, Jon adds the unique perspective of embracing and celebrating an active lifestyle in Richmond.