Josh_ProfileJosh Pavano is the Founder and CEO of Jonas Umbrellas. He was born in Connecticut and attended Boston College where he graduated in 2010 with a major in Economics. He currently attends George Washington University as an MBA student and is expected to graduate in May 2014.

First of all, I am so happy to be a part of this company and to be a part of it with all of you. I often get asked why give back, why try and solve an unsolvable problem? To me it has always been about making a difference in just one person’s life. It isn’t about me or Jonas, it is about the one girl who has to miss school and walk 5 Km everyday to gather dirty water for her family. It’s about the little boy who can’t eat because he got sick from the only water he had available. It’s about providing someone with a chance to make their life and their family’s life better.

I have been fortunate to live a healthy life with love, family, and friends – I think Jonas is about that to me. It is about giving others the chance to live a healthy life so they too can love, laugh, and chase their dreams.

Together, one step at a time, one child at a time, one well at a time, we can make a difference. Thank you for joining us!