Mr. Jonick was born in Hawaii and raised in the Fiji Islands, Australia, and California. He attended U.C. Berkeley and San Francisco State University, graduating with a degree in Creative Writing. A published author and playwright, he worked in the publishing and design fields for many years, before signing on with Apple as a technology trainer. Now an independent film-maker, he lives in works in Oakland, CA, running Kingfisher Talking Pictures and working as a principle at Ta-Da! Films.