PF Peeps: Acquaint Yourself With Jordan

By Pathfind, April 8, 2018 // Inside PF

[About a 5 MIN read]

Jordan is a welcome addition to our account team.  She brings great vision, care and concern for others to each meeting – both internally and with clients.  Quick to smile, faster to laugh – you wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity for some repartee, believe me! 

As you can imagine by seeing her comments, Jordan enjoys every chance she gets to learn something new, share things she finds interesting, and make the world a better place. So, enjoy your time getting to know a little more about Jordan, and you will know how much more you will enjoy being in her presence.

Motto

“Find out how other people live, eat and cook.  Learn from them – wherever you go.”  Anthony Bourdain

At Work

What trait do you most admire in your co-workers?

The team here at PF is very diverse in professional backgrounds. Each person adds a different perspective or expertise that only helps us build stronger initiatives for our clients. It also challenges you to think outside the box, or like there isn’t one.

What location at the office is the most conducive to achieve your best work?

The “living room.”  There is a space by the fireplace at Pathfinders with a coffee table and couches.  Sometimes I just need to sit on the floor in front of the coffee table, spread out the “to do’s” and get organized.  It’s a space that gets me away from my desk and helps me to refocus.

What do you absolutely need in your workspace?

Everyone here has a bit of flair in their space that matches their personality or interests.  I have pictures of friends and family, unique posters and a guaranteed cup of coffee in my space.  Oh – and there will always be music playing.

What do you think the future will be for … marketing, social media, digital, print, design, etc.

It’s changing consistently, so much so, that my magic 8 ball can’t even keep up. 

What are your work methods?

This is so corny, but one of my professors in grad school taught a class on his model of the S.T.O.P. method (Sit – Think – Organize – Perform) and managing change in the work place. When the job gets busy, I always revert to it. I give myself two minutes, write my to-do list, prioritize, and then start moving through items one-by-one.

At Play

What is your favorite music?

I listen to music from the time I wake up until I go to bed.  I will listen to just about anything minus the pop-like-country. But throw on some 70’s; Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac or Bad Company and I’ll be happy.   

Favorite book?

The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva.  It is a murder-mystery, about an Israeli spy who is trying to solve a murder of an individual who restores historical art, while trying to recover historical pieces of art that are being sold on the black market, one being a Rembrandt. I love any storyline that can pull together history and art. 

Favorite restaurant?

There is a dive restaurant in Daytona Beach, Florida called Hull’s Seafood Kitchen & Restaurant.  What they catch that day is what is on the menu.  You can eat at the restaurant or go to the kitchen which is more like a market style, for take-away.  It is always our family’s favorite place to go.  We just happened to stumble on it one afternoon and it is now our spot if we are down there.

Favorite TV series

Lately all the Netflix originals have been really good; Peaky Blinders, The Ozarks, and Stranger Things.

Go-to classics?

I could re-watch Friends, Will & Grace, Parks & Rec, and New Girl all day.

You may not know…

How did you come to this area?

I relocated here to work at Pathfinders. I am originally from Toledo (Go Rockets!), but I was always an Irish fan, so it was a win-win.  I am enjoying exploring a new city and surrounding areas like Chicago, and the Lake Michigan towns.

Where else have you lived?

Even though I call Toledo home, I have lived in various states and cities! My family moved around a lot from Dallas, TX (birthplace), to Apple Valley, OH, Three Rivers, OH, Grand Rapids, MI, Little Rock, AK, then Toledo – and finally the South Bend, IN area.

Secret talents?

I really enjoy traveling internationally. I have been to a handful of place (Guatemala, Greece, Australia, Fuji and Thailand) but one thing I have learned is travelling the backpacker way is my preference. I’d rather go to a local spot than a tourist attraction. Part of that is packing like a minimalist and only taking a carry-on bag. Not sure it is a “secret talent” but I don’t know how I fit 10-day’s worth of clothes in a backpack sometimes…

If you are entertaining a lifetime of interesting and educational travel, what are two more places that capture your imagination?

I would love to go to South Africa or Ireland next. However,  there are so many places in the States that I haven’t been that are on my list (e.g., the Redwoods, a Pacific Hwy 1 road trip, etc.)

Since your traveling and packing skills have left us all amazed, perhaps there is a hint – even a tidbit – that you can impart to the rest of us as far as longevity of clothing and how we can stretch it a bit?

Travel Tips: Roll your clothes, pack neutral-style apparel so any top can be worn with any bottom, don’t pack makeup, and remember you can always buy stuff there! And probably the biggest thing is to pack items that you don’t mind leaving behind. That way you have room for all the goodies you find along your travels.

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