In 2013, Urbana was recognized as an outstanding pilot by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). The FAA sets only the highest of standards for certified pilots in order to minimize preventable and fatal errors during flights. As a result, the fact that Urbana received such recognition means that he likely exceeded the expectations of his CrowdRise campaign, and the standards of the FAA in both the educational and medical standards.
Urbana is particularly known as a former lacrosse athlete for the Villanova Wildcats. He is a co-founder of the Next Level Lacrosse Camps, which are held in Colorado each year. The goal of the camps is to educate youth lacrosse athletes. In his Facebook bio, Urbana states that he also serves as the Head of Business Development in Ellipse Technologies, which is a company that designs and manufactures technologies for various orthopedic and spine disorders.
Among all of the other things that he does, Jon Urbana has a popular Twitter account and his own blog with WordPress on which he uploads and comments on his photography. His photographs are simple and mostly still-life of a single object such as a radish, a glass of a smoothie or a group of herbs and spices.
Jon Urbana is no follower. He is the type who takes his own lead whenever he sees a good cause for something. In doing so, he sets the example not only for his young lacrosse students but also for many around the world.