Jonathan Crooks is a 20-year resident of Roswell, Georgia, having moved to Roswell after four years in Tampa, Florida, and 15 years in Warrenton, Virginia. Originally, Jonathan is from the Albany area of upstate New York, where much of his family still resides.
Jonathan is the proud father of three, twin daughter’s Vivian and Kristine and son Gary.
Though semi-retired now, Jonathan is Chief of Staff for Georgia state Senator John Albers of District 56. Jonathan worked 25 years in the telecommunications field as a national Director of Sales, Sales Training and Marketing for companies such as XO Communications, Winstar and the Mortgage Bankers Association of America. He ran his own consulting firm working along with Northern Telecom at one point, work that took him to India to present the structure of the telephone industry to a large private company, as the country began to privatize the telephone industry. He has also worked in the housing industry, most notably with local company Walton Communities and he has worked in the retail industry with Lego Systems.
As a local Historian, Mr. Crooks can often be viewed portraying many of the founding fathers of Roswell, most notably Rev. Nathanial Pratt, first pastor of the Roswell Presbyterian Church. For a period, Mr. Crooks was a seminarian through that church at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is often asked to speak on the history of Roswell to many local organizations around Roswell.
For fun, you will occasionally see him leading the Roswell Ghost Tours.