About Me

My name is Jonathan, and I’m here to help you capture the impossible.

My ultimate goal and mission in life is to teach others how to empower their impossible goals. (That may sound really heady if you’re like me, but go try to write your own mission statement – it’s not easy.)

The reality is, we often accidentally limit ourselves. Whether you suffer from impostor syndrome or you have a hard time deciding what to learn next – maybe you can’t estimate very well, or maybe you struggle with the poison of cynicism.

You aren’t alone!

I started Developer Tea and Hacking the Impossible (this blog) to forge a path with you to cut through the noise. About a year after I started Developer Tea, I met Brian Lovin and Bryn Jackson of Design Details fame, and we all decided to start Spec together to help designers and developers level up.

I’m more than just a podcaster and a developer…

I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee with my wife Lauren and our dog Evie; we’re also preparing to welcome Liam, our first son, into the world in the summer of 2017.

One time, I took her to the top of the mountain and we got engaged.

Then we got married.

Now we get to work together every day at Whiteboard, making awesome stuff with even more awesome people.

I also got my pilot’s license on July 20th, 2016.


We’ve had plenty of adventures.

We went to Ireland in 2015.


We bought a house. (Blurry cause we were excited.)

And there’s so much more to our lives than can fit on a single about page. If you want to keep up with the things I’m doing, thinking, and making, watch the homepage of this site, and be sure to subscribe \/ (down there).

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