Jon joined Green View in 2010. Prior to joining our team, Jon worked in the mortgage industry for 10 years - but his true passion was always studying plants at night. The recession gave him the nudge to pursue his true passion of working in the green industry. Jon became a certified arborist in 2014. His core philosophy is working with nature, not against; letting the micro-climate of the landscape dictate plant placement and selection.  He specializes in training ornamental trees and shrubs, as well as pest and disease management. Jon has a lifelong passion of studying the Illinois River and its effects on erosion and plant life in the Peoria Area. When he's not spending time with his family, Jon grows test plots and edible landscapes around his home.