Jon Harding is originally from Wales, UK. In 2013, Jon moved to the United States and was fortunate to find a beautiful home in Peacock Gap. With the glory of China Camp State Park as the backdrop for his home base, Jon established a professional services company, specializing in the Renewable Energy sector. Jon’s company brand and personal ethic, ‘Powered By Trust,’ spring-boarded him to a global reputation.
Before coming to the US, Jon spent 15 years as an “expat,” meeting and then following his Diplomat wife’s career and living in four countries (Jamaica, Mexico, Indonesia and Cyprus). Jon independently established three businesses that still thrive in Jamaica, Mexico and Indonesia, and his work took him to over thirty countries, helping to establish an extensive business network. This lifestyle exposed Jon to many fabulous cultures, and honed his skills to effectively communicate cross-culturally.
Throughout his career, Jon has always prioritized volunteer work and assisting members of the community. Before leaving his homeland in the UK to embark on his international career, he served as a volunteer crew with the RNLI (the lifeboat crew) for 9-years, taking from this experience the ability to bring a team together in the most stressful conditions. He served as board chair for the American Club in Jakarta, stabilizing the finances of the commissary that served the American community. In all of their postings, Jon was the “go-to” man who helped with neighborhood projects, from internet connectivity to vehicle repairs.
Jon believes he brings skills in business development, project management, community and team building. His enthusiasm coupled with his desire to preserve and help China Camp State Park thrive has influenced his interest in serving as a board member of FOCC.