Jonah McDonald is a 10-year Atlanta resident and former Appalachian Trail thru-hiker. An educator, naturalist, and outdoorsman, McDonald has worked at an outdoors outfitter, several Atlanta-area independent schools (where he started and ran wilderness and outdoors programs), and is the founder and president of Sure Foot Adventures (an outdoors guide service that leads hiking, camping, backpacking and outdoors education programs). In each of these professional capacities and as a hobby, McDonald has spent countless days exploring metro-Atlanta greenspaces and has compiled an extensive list of natural areas in and around the city.
McDonald is also a storyteller and tour guide. A professional storyteller, McDonald gives performances to groups of all ages. He has developed a Bicycle Tour of the Battle of Atlanta that he conducts for the annual B*ATL Festival and for private groups.