Jonathan Meola was born in New York City, moved across the Hudson to New Jersey, and finally ended up in North Miami Beach, FL. He attended the University of Miami, from where he graduated with a dual Bachelors, majoring in Creative Writing and Judaic Studies, and a minor in Politics and Public Affairs. After graduation, he went to work for the Southeastern region of Young Judaea in Florida, where he coordinated and directed youth programs spread out across 50 different cities and towns in eight states. He also worked for Camp Judaea in North Carolina, and recruited students for their Israel-based study programs. Jonathan returned to campus several years later, where he worked for the university's School of Continuing Studies, earning a graduate certification in Applied Quality Management while helping to manage executive graduate degree programs for their business and engineering schools.
Professionally, Jonathan has worked as a technical consultant, managing enterprise software implementation projects for companies such as AT&T, Boeing, Discovery, Honda, Nestle, and several Federal agencies. While consulting, Jonathan lived and traveled extensively across the United States, and also worked on projects in Canada, Israel, and Mexico. As part of his career, Jonathan has developed and led corporate training, specializing in Enterprise Content Management and Process Management Software.
Today, Jonathan resides with his wife, Eva, right outside of Jerusalem. Jonathan has three children, all of whom were home-schooled at one time or another. In his spare time, he loves traveling, reading, photography, analyzing politics, college football (Go Canes!), and film.