Jon Stoper grew up in Oakland, California. After graduating with a BA in Psychology from Oberlin College, he moved back to the Bay Area where he worked as a technology consultant. In 2002, he moved to Chicago to be closer to his (now wife) Joanie. He soon found his professional passion for technology education, and has been working in independent schools since 2003. He enjoys target and racket sports such as archery, bowling, tennis, table tennis, and pickleball. He also loves to backpack, play board games, play guitar, and juggle lit torches. He lives right around the corner from Ancona with his wife and three kids.