Jon Beare started rowing in 1988 and is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. He made his first of 10 consecutive Senior National Teams in 1995, which included the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympic Teams. After taking two years off, Jon returned to the Senior team in 2007, and went on to win a Bronze Medal in the men's lightweight fours at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with Iain Brambell, Liam Parsons and Mike Lewis.
Jon has worked with Hudson Boat Works since 2004 and today is their Manager of Pacific Sales and Media. He has served this past year as Athlete Director to the RCA Board and has been nominated by the National Team athletes to continue to fulfil this role for the next two-year term.