Welton Jones wrote about arts and entertainment for The San Diego Union and, later, the Union-Tribune from 1966 to 2001. He is an emeritus member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) after serving nine years on its board of directors, four as chairman, and representing the United States at various international meetings of theatre critics. Prior to finding San Diego, he worked for the New York Herald-Tribune, the Houston Post, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and the Shreveport Times. He was recruited by Mark Burgess in 2001 for SANDIEGO.COM and helped Burgess assemble the staff that now includes his colleagues at SANDIEGOSTORY.COM. In addition to reviewing, he has kept busy this century in writing, producing and directing plays and working for historic preservation with the Committee of 100 in Balboa Park and the Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO). He is a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves, a member of the Texas A&M University Former Journalism Student Association Hall of Honor and he served on the jury that recommended Neil Simon for his only Pulitzer Prize.