Director of Creative Arts
SNBC's Director of Creative Arts is the founder and coordinator of our Urban Music Program (UMP). Initially a DJ Club for middle school students, the Urban Music Program has grown into a full audio program that provides middle school youth with numerous outlets for artistic expression. Jon is also the founder of Sunset Media Wave, a mixed-media blog run by high school students out of SNBC's community storefront. Outside of UMP, Jon is the songwriter behind several musical acts, including Exray’s, whose music can be heard in David Fincher's Academy Award-winning the movie, The Social Network. Jon is also a resident playwright at Playwrights Foundation and was a 2015 artist-in-residence at the de Young Museum. Jon holds a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and has studied at Oxford University and Sarah Lawrence College. Prior to joining SNBC, he worked in Oakland with Teach for America.