Jonathan was born in the United Kingdom in 1969 and moved to Tanzania with his parents in 1985. He completed his secondary education at the International School in Moshi Tanzania. Jonathan returned to the United Kingdom in 1989, where he served with Her MajestyÕs Royal Marine Commandos and after several deployments, he left the Royal Marines in 1996 to further his career. Jonathan returned to East Africa in 1996 and joined Robin Hurt Safaris. Jonathan is now the Arusha based Managing Director of Robin Hurt Safaris Tanzania Ltd and lives together with his wife Claire and 2 daughters in Arusha.