Husband, father, social worker, solution-finder, pop culture enthusiast
Likes: Folk music, biking the Cedar Valley Trails, the Minnesota Vikings, playing board games with my family
Dislikes: Social injustice, clutter, flavored or decaf coffee, days when you can’t see the sun
Jordan has been a foster parent since 2014. Before even completing the licensing process, he became motivated to encourage new families to address the unmet need for foster and adoptive homes. As an ambassador family for Four Oaks, Jordan and his family have engaged in various recruitment, speaking, and promotional events to share about the need for foster/adoptive families. Jordan is also a leader of the TIPS-MAPP class, which prepares prospective foster/adoptive families for their new role and promotes trauma-informed parenting.
Jordan lives in Waterloo with his husband Chris and their 3 sons (15, 12, and 9). They maintain an active foster care and adoption license. Jordan graduated from UNI with bachelor and master’s degrees in social work. Jordan works as a substance abuse and mental health counselor for Pathways Behavioral Services. Additionally, Jordan has been an adjunct instructor for the UNI Social Work department since 2016.