Jonathan M Clark


The Ethos


Capable, charismatic and eloquent.

I seek to bear the maximum amount of responsibility that I can reliably carry. I love to learn and I love to read. I like to take advantage of free (or low cost) online educational resources. I'm an avid do-it-yourselfer, continually looking to increase my level of competence, continue my education and teach myself new things. I like to build things. I especially love to work with processes and complex systems. I love problem solving, engineering, critical/analytical thinking and working with abstract ideas. I love to understand how things work. I like achieving difficult things. I frame the problems that I face at work and in life as a series of challenges to overcome. I find that aimimg myself directly at such challenges and tackling them head on tends to be an effective method to produce great results. I love being productive with my time and efforts. I take pride in a job well done.


The Activities


Pilot, Parachute Rigger, Math Enthusiast, Coder and Master of Organization.

Among other things, I'm a parachute rigger, a highly capable customer service guru, a point-of-sale wizard, and an airplane pilot. Formerly, I've been a newsletter editor and a webmaster. I have experience stretching barbed-wire fences and operating farm equipment. I've skydived a few hundred times. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Western Washington University. I kept honeybees for more than a decade. More recently, I've started exploring the world of coding and website design. I'm interested in expanding my mathematical knowledge. I find STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) topics fascinating. It would likely come as no surprise that I am also intrigued by the subjects of aerospace, chemical engineering, process automation technologies, information technology, finance, business admin and operations management. The shelves in my study are thoughtfully filled with books covering a wide variety of topics.


The Fitness and Recreational Interests


I aim to be a physically robust, athletic individual.

Having an active lifestyle is important to me. I love cold weather. My recreational interests include reading books, flying airplanes, skydiving, hiking in the great outdoors, cycling, kayaking, beekeeping, photography, and mind puzzles of all sorts.


The Invitation for Dialogue


Let's talk.

I am a proponent of free speech. The sentiment in the statement "I may disagree with what you say, but I will energetically defend your right to say it." resonates with me. I want to see more dialogue and rational debate between people with different viewpoints. The pen IS mightier than the sword. I am looking to connect with people who have similar interests and to engage in lively, civil debates with those of differing viewpoints.

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Problem Solver




Graphic Designer


Parachute Rigger


U.S. Citizen


Math Enthusiast


Culinary Adventurer



Curriculum Vitae

Current Activities

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iFLY Seattle

Assistant General Manager

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I support my team by solving problems to keep daily operations running smoothly. I build long-term customer relationships and provide advanced customer services. I find ways to overcome the challenges and obstacles that my team and our customers encounter. Most importantly, I delight our customers in their pursuit of the dream of flight.

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Para-Phernalia, Inc.

Senior Parachute Rigger

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I professionally manufacture, pack, repair and maintain high-quality emergency parachute systems. I am a highly skilled industrial sewing machine operator. I have manufactured hundreds of parachute systems over the years. I can flatwork, tape, bartack, set grommets and assemble harnesses with the best of them. I am an FAA certified Senior Parachute Rigger with both Back and Seat type ratings. Also, I built the current website (launched June 2020).

Curriculum Vitae

Technical Skills

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Chemistry and Math Skills


IMGMassing samples

IMGMixing standard solutions

IMGVarious Instruments (HPLC, UV-Vis, NMR, etc.)

IMGMore to be added later...





IMGLimited knowledge: Statistics

IMGLimited knowledge: Linear Algebra

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Computer Skills

IMGWebsite content development and management

IMGCoding: HTML and CSS

IMGProgramming: Dabbling in PHP/SQL...

IMGPoint of Sale (POS) operation, reporting and system manager expert

IMGFamiliar with Windows OS; starting to learn Linux via Rasp Pi projects

IMGCapable with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, etc.)

IMGTechnical writing skills (Including SOPs, policy manuals, instructional manuals, posters, flyers, newsletters, etc.)

IMGGraphic design skills

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Trade Skills

IMGHighly skilled industrial sewing machine operator

IMGOperator: Dozer, farm tractor, excavator, backhoe, roto-tiller, small aviation tug, etc.

IMGShop Tools: Table saw, band saw, drill, drill-press, hammer, grinder, chainsaw, arc welder, soldering tools, etc.

IMGAuto Mechanic Skills: I do the vast majority of the work on my truck and motorcycle including oil changes, clutch replacement, timing belt replacements, head gaskets, tire rotations, etc.

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Soft Skills

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Leadership and Operations Management

IMGHighly organized

IMGExcellent prioritization ability

IMGExcellent time management skills

IMGSolid project management skills

IMGExceptional communication skills

IMGI place a high value on clear communication channels

IMGWilling to travel

IMGThrives in a team environment



IMGStrong, objective reasoning skills

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IMGI bring a forward-moving enthusiasm and focus to the team that is contagious.

IMGFriendly, animated, energetic, and confident.

IMGI place a high value on honesty.

IMGFlexible and adaptable.

IMGConflict resolution skills.

IMGExcellent listener.

IMGDangerously articulate.

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Work Ethic

IMGReliable and dependable

IMGResponsible and conscientious

IMGAttentive to detail, but able to appreciate the big picture.

IMGI work hard, but I also work smart; ever looking for better ways of doing things.

IMGI constantly seek to excel at what I do.

IMGI actively seek out ways to increase my involvement and capabilities within the organizations that I join.

Curriculum Vitae

Degrees, Licenses, Awards, Memberships and Certifications

Bachelors of Science in Chemistry

Bachelors of Science in Chemistry

Western Washington University

March 2010

Minor in Spanish

Associates of Science in Chemistry

Associates of Science in Chemistry

Everett Community College

June 2007

Cessna 150

Private Pilot Certification

Airplane Single Engine Land

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Drivers License

With the Motorcyle Endorsement

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Food Worker Card

Skydiving KSHN 2017-09-13

USPA C-License

First jump Feb 2006 | 304 skydives

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FAA Certified Senior Parachute Rigger

Back & Seat Type Rated

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American Chemical Society Member

Former Active Volunteer

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ACS Leadership Courses

13 completed

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