Jonathon Stalls is a native Coloradan, born and raised in Denver. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver where got an independent degree in design and entrepreneurship. In March of 2010 Jonathon set out on a walk across the United States that started in Lewes, DE and ended in San Francisco, CA. Jonathon teamed up with an organization called Kiva Walk for his journey. Kiva’s main mission is to create a person-to-person micro-leading system that will empower individuals to lend to unique entrepreneurs around the globe. This walk had a significant impact on Jonathon’s life, “Moving 3MPH across the USA ignited a profound trust in the goodness of strangers, the open road and the beautiful unknown.”
After completing his journey across the United States Jonathon turned his focus on creating a social enterprise based in Colorado called Walk2Connect. Walk2Connect’s main mission is to work with individuals and organizations to transform walking from a choice to a behavior to a lifestyle. Walk2Connect takes individuals and groups on a variety of custom built and themed walking trips to improve personal, social, and communal wellness. Walk2Connect also works with residents, community leaders, public officials, and visionaries to support improved walkablitly efforts throughout urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods.
Jonathon has been a Green Spaces member for about a year now, so we asked him what he likes about working at Green Spaces. “The first thing that caught my eye about GS was the reuse of old building space and the use of recycled wood products.” He continued that, “GS is creating strong links between businesses, individuals and the community to be more green”, something that he believes, aligns strongly with Walk2Connect’s mission.
When asked where he would go on an all expense paid vacation Jonathon’s answer was almost immediate, “Two months so I could walk across New Zealand, north to south.”
Check out Jonathon's Ted Talk here!