Jonathan has been a lifelong gamer, pretty much playing cards and causing problems straight out of the womb. Sadly, for his wife, he stumbled upon Euro games in college, transforming his pastime into an addiction. He was lucky enough to meet other addicts while in grad school who showed him how to synthesize his own games. Professionally, he emulates your stereotypical evil mastermind scientist; you know, mixing colorful solutions together and causing fires on occasion (accidentally he says). Within his meeple laboratory is where the true chemistry has come alive, and he has been spending his spare time brewing up some interesting mechanisms to feed the gaming monster within.