Jonathan is a lay therapist, organizer and cognitive liberty advocate with a long-standing passion for the therapeutic and sacramental uses of psychedelics and plant medicines. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance (GITA), and has worked with ibogaine in a variety of therapeutic and sacramental contexts in Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama since 2009. He acts as a liaison between academics, government officials, researchers, not-for-profits, and care providers in regard to ibogaine research and practice, and has organized several international conferences on ibogaine, in Canada, South Africa, and Mexico. In 2014 he was initiated into the traditional practice of Bwiti in Gabon, West Africa. Jonathan studies permaculture design for both small scale agriculture and social enterprise, and is involved in several research and development efforts to support ecological regeneration in the ibogaine therapy community.