Jordan was born and raised in Florida. He has always enjoyed physical sports and spending time outdoors. He likes to ski, surf, climb, bike and he travels as much as possible. He prefers individual sports because he learns a lot about himself "through perseverance, dealing with risk and fear, and staying focused and connected to what I am doing in the moment." He credits yoga with helping him prepare physically for these sports. "Moving to my edge, exploring those edges and eventually pushing beyond them during asana practice is a metaphor for many of the things I do both in sports and in every day life." He also credits yoga practice with helping him deal with life's more chaotic moments: "I am constantly confronting adversity, whether from the inside or from without, and yoga allows me to take the lessons I have learned from the mat and use them in my life."