Senior Field Instructor
Throughout his life, Jordy has been surrounded by substance abuse, addiction, and depression. Whether in those he loves, or in himself, Jordy is no stranger to the isolation that path entails. He deeply believes anyone can change their path, especially if they have people who love them walking next to them. Inspired every single day by the empathy he feels for kids who are struggling to find themselves, Jordy sees vulnerability and compassion as a two-pronged spear catalyzing growth.
Jordy earned a bachelor's degree in Outdoor Leadership and Wilderness Therapy, with a minor in Psychology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Always a kinesthetic learner, Jordy places immense value on the mind-body connection. Seeking this balance as a college student, he became both a personal trainer and a windsurfing instructor. Here, Jordy came to realize listening is amongst the greatest skill a teacher can have, and he carries that with him guiding at Evoke.
When he's not talking about emotions with adolescents, Jordy is practicing yoga, crossfit, and slacklining. A man of the ocean at heart, Jordy's greatest passions are surfing and windsurfing; yet here in the desert sand surfing is a diamond in the rough.