For Jonathan Saad, the arts have been integral in his life. The son of an accomplished painter, Saad also shares those talents. Saad has spent his career pairing his love of art with the non-profit industry. He also served as Director of Community Arts Development for the Tennesse Arts Commission and later worked for the Metro-Nashville Arts Commission as Grants Program Manager. He is also a big fan of film as an art form and has taken courses at Watkins Film School in Nashville. His formative years were spent watching old films and he later got his first job at a movie theater.