My name is Jon Tillman. I am not the Jon Tillman with a doctorate in dietetics, not the Jon Tillman that represents the 3rd District in the Santa Barbera County Planning Commission, not the Jon Tillman that plays football for the Coast Guard Academy, not the Jon Tillman that does marketing for the Comal County A&M Club, the other one…
I was born on September 30, 1976 in Tifton, Georgia. My family moved around a good deal when I was growing up. By the time I was 12 years old, I had lived in Tifton, in Athens, Georgia, in Opelika, Alabama, in Auburn, Alabama, and finally settling (for a time anyway) in Boone, North Carolina.
This trend of moving every few years seems to have stuck with me, because once I was out on my own, I moved around a good bit, living variously in Valle Crucis, North Carolina; Greensboro, North Carolina; Winston Salem, North Carolina; West Palm Beach, Florida; Little River, SC; London England; Paris, France; Albany, GA, Boone, NC; and Elon, NC, where I am based for the moment.
I have had a pretty wide variety of jobs in my day, from the standard fast-food and temporary labor gigs to Vice President of a multi-million dollar luxury goods retailer, with stops along the way as a body-piercer, ColdFusion programmer, electrician and field chemist. Currently I am pursuing a passion for health care and attempting to finish the myriad degrees I have started over the last decade and a half.