Jonathan M Clark


Problem Solver


Math Enthusiast


Parachute Rigger




U.S. Citizen


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 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. Directly tackling such challenges head on tends to be an effective method in producing 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, Programmer and Master of Organization.

Among other things, I'm a parachute rigger, an airplane pilot and currently, a job seeker. I've been a newsletter editor, a webmaster, and a point-of-sale wizard. I've delivered world class customer service. I have experience stretching barbed-wire fences and operating farm equipment. I've skydived more than three 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, programming and website design. I'm interested in expanding my mathematical abilities and knowledge. I find science, technology, engineering and mathematics topics fascinating. It would not be a surprise to find that I am also intrigued by aerospace engineering, 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. 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, chess, and mind puzzles of all sorts.

Curriculum Vitae

Current Activities and Skills

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Job Seeker

Skilled Labor/Leader

I am seeking a new place to solve problems, overcome challenges, and inspire others in the pursuit of better things.

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Para-Phernalia, Inc.

Senior Parachute Rigger

Para-Phernalia (Softie Parachutes)New Tab

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).

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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.

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Computer Skills

IMGWebsite content development and management


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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Chemistry and Math Skills


IMGMassing samples

IMGMixing standard solutions

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


IMGAlgebra & Trigonometry

IMGLinear Algebra



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

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American Chemical Society Member

Former Active Volunteer

Completed 13 ACS Leadership Courses

Cessna 150

Private Pilot Certification

Airplane Single Engine Land

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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PHP & SQL Certificate


'Building a Dynamic Web App using PHP & MySQL'

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Python Certificate


'Create Your First Python Project from UST'

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Data Science Certificate


'What is Data Science?'

Recreational Interests

Some recreational pursuits of mine.



Good times! 304 skydives. Two demonstration jumps. USPA C-license. More than a decade in the sport. Also, FAA Senior Parachute Rigger (Back and Seat Rated). Home Drop Zone: Skydive Snohomish.


Indoor Skydiving

Home tunnel: iFLY Seattle. I love 4-way FS. 18+ hours total tunnel time. View my IBA profile here.New Tab



I grew up in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. I love the forest!



I've put many miles on this bicycle. I like mountain biking.



I kept bees for over a decade. There are few things tastier than honey from your own apiary (bee farm) on home baked bread! It is quite satisfying to watch a dozen worker bees peacefully and calmly crawl over your hand lapping up drops of honey!


Scuba Diving

I have a total of five dives under my belt and have the NAUI Open Water Scuba Diver certification. Drysuits are ideal for Pacific Northwest diving.



My favorite kayaking adventures include floating the Snohomish River and a sea kayaking tour in the San Juan Islands.



Being on two wheels is fun! I put 38k+ miles on this 2006 Kawasaki Ninja 250 motorcycle.



I love to read books.