When Jonah announced that he was going to walk from Maine to Georgia, his parents scratched their heads. “But think of the stories I’ll have to tell!” Jonah said. He proceeded to hike all 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail and hasn’t stopped moving or telling stories since.
After completing his southbound thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail, Jonah put down roots in Atlanta. Today, he serves as the DeKalb County Park Naturalist at Mason Mill Park. He published the first edition of Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests: Intown and Out in 2014. His second book, published in 2020, is titled Secret Atlanta: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.
Jonah is also a storyteller, television host, and tour guide. Jonah loves exploring his city via bicycle, canoe, or foot, and believes that there is a new story to learn and tell around every bend. When he’s not already on an adventure, Jonah loves finding a new one.