Jordan is a first year graduate student at San Diego State University in the Furniture and Woodworking department. Growing up on the east coast, he attended the University of Virginia, where he obtained his BA in both Philosophy and Cognitive Neuroscience. After graduation, he spent the next two years living and working in Mongolia as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Upon his return, he began his training as a metalsmith, working for two years as a bench jeweler in Virginia. He then moved to Detroit where he was trained as a blacksmith and large scale steel fabricator.