Jordan is an Oregonian of Belgian descent who grew up trekking the backwoods and wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. His multicultural background has led him to explore over 40 countries and learn multiple languages. His short-lived career in engineering was no match for the call of travel, exploration, and outdoor experiential education. He has taken every outdoor education course he can fit into his life, from technical ice and rock climbing to wilderness medicine. He has filled many roles at Evoke Cascades since he started as a field instructor in 2016. He recently spent a summer in Alaska where he worked as a glacier guide and did safety and rigging work before returning to the Evoke community. Since then, he has joined the local Search & Rescue team where he is gaining more experience in pre-hospital medical care as well as technical rescue skills. He is working on obtaining his EMT licensure and increasing his knowledge of expedition medicine to better serve the participants and staff at Evoke Cascades. Jordan has an insatiable curiosity about human endurance and adventure, and he spends his free time rock climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, mountain biking, bikepacking, and trail running. Jordan quickly drew the connection between a healthy, active lifestyle indulgent in the outdoors and mental health, and continues to work with Evoke to help support others make the connection for themselves.