Jon was the first member of the Sparks lab and serves as the lab and field manager. His extensive experience in University administration and finance, as well as his laboratory and field experience make him a great resource for all lab members. He is most noted for his ability to single handedly dig up 240 plants from a corn field in under 3hours. Jon has been taking classes in the UD MBA program on a part-time basis and will finish his degree in 2021. In his free time, Jon can be found working on various projects (from home to auto to lab) and hanging out with Izzy Dog.