The Pritchard family moved to Bend, Oregon in 1968. Jon considers Bend to be his home town. After attending college out of state and graduating from J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Law School at Brigham Young University in 1985, Jon passed the Utah State Bar exam and became licensed to practice law there. Jon came back to Central Oregon in 1987, took and passed the Oregon State Bar exam and began his legal practice. Jon raised a family in the community and continues to live on the acreage his family purchased 48 years ago. He has been representing the people of Central Oregon in bankruptcy for 25 years and has seen substantial changes in the law and the community during that time.