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Meet Jordan

My name is Jordan. I live in the Ross neighborhood and I am a Land Preservation Specialist at The Lancaster Farmland Trust. I am a Lancaster County native, having grown up in the Manheim Central area. I come from a family of seven (four siblings). I was homeschooled from the third grade until graduation, but like to think that I'm not unusually weird or socially awkward.

I attended Millersville University where I majored in Geography concentrating in Environmental Studies and minored in International Studies. I am a retired professional musician at the age of twenty-six. I am a happily married man, who just purchased a house in the Ross neighborhood of Lancaster City and loving it. I have a small dog named Pipsqueek who currently serves the role of "substitute child" for my wife Heidi and me.

Three people now living I would like to have lunch with: Daniel Day Lewis. Ralph Lauren. Justin Vernon.

The cause I most believe in is: Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

Name three things on your bucket list. Travel the world. Reside among one of the earth's grand mountain chains. Going beyond belief by crossing the next plateau.

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an archaeologist and a musician. I became a musician.

My greatest accomplishment is... Being able to share my life with my beautiful wife.

August Burns Red: Jordan at far right.

My unfulfilled ambition is... To have children.

Three words to describe me are... Friendly. Passionate. Humorous.

Tell us something about you that most people don't know. I used to be a professional touring musician. Although I've made it pretty clear in this interview, most people that I haven't known for more than five years don't know this fact.

What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? I wish I wasn't waking up right now.

What's the farthest-away place you've been? Costa Rica.

What do you think Lancaster will be like in ten years? Awesome.

What do you consider to be Lancaster City's greatest asset? The surrounding farmland that supplies Lancaster City residents and businesses with fresh, healthy, and local food stuffs. And I might add to this, the thriving arts culture.

Grabbing a bite in Lancaster with - $5, $10, $30 - Where (and what):

$5 - Tropical Smoothie Cafe - Blue Bayou Smoothie.

$10 - Spyro Gyro - Original Gyro.

$30 - Sukho Thai - Drunken Noodle.

What are the best aspects of your job? I get to make a real physical difference in how Lancaster County will look in 10 years. It is extremely rewarding to know that I help to ensure Lancaster's farmland and farming heritage are preserved forever.

Would you describe yourself as introverted or extroverted? Introverted with some extroverted tendencies.

What is your coffee shop drink of choice? Caramel Latte.

What music are you listening to now? Cult of Luna- Vertikal. Alt J- An Awesome Wave. Lana Del Rey- Paradise. Atoms for Peace- AMOK.

Best advice from your parents... To pursue my passions.

What should they have taught you in school but didn't? Advanced mathematics.

If there is one thing life has taught me it is... That some day I will die.

Lancaster City Living – Lancaster PA