When Jonah announced that he was going to walk from Maine to his new home in Atlanta, 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.
Jonah enchants audiences with trickster tales and folktales from around the world, as well as stories of adventure and of his childhood. Whether he’s performing around a campfire, at a school library, or in a packed auditorium or theater, Jonah’s stories and infectious energy delight groups of all ages and sizes. Filled with enthusiasm and humor, Jonah’s stories make you feel like you are on an adventure.
Jonah has been selected to be a repeat performer at the Peach State Storytelling Festival and Tellabration! Atlanta. Jonah is a seasoned entertainer whose storytelling has been featured on Atlanta’s NPR affiliate station, WABE 90.1 FM. He founded the Stories Squared concert series in Decatur and has served on the board of the Southern Order of Storytellers. Jonah has performed at elementary and middle schools across the state of Georgia and leads storytelling workshops for youth and adults. He does all of this while serving as the naturalist at Mason Mill Park and writing a guidebooks about Atlanta, including Hiking Atlanta’s Hidden Forests: Intown and Out, which was published in April 2014, and Secret Atlanta: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure, which is coming out in early 2020.
You may not want to walk 2,000 miles with Jonah, but you can sit back, relax and let his stories take you around the world.