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Jordy Oleson

A moment of truth hit Jordy shortly before graduating college. With a business degree and summa cum laude honors under his belt, the “good” job offers he received just didn’t feel right. Taking a leap of faith, he decided he needed to explore the world and vowed he’d never take a job that didn’t allow him to pursue his passions. That decision took him to the cloud forests of Costa Rica where he taught 3rd grade at a conservation-based ESL school. His passion for travel and the natural world became an integral part of his identity, with his wanderlust leading him through most of Central and South America shortly thereafter.

Eventually, the time came to settle down, and Jordy began working as the marketing manager for a nonprofit dedicated to providing life-changing travel experiences for high school students of all abilities and backgrounds. Over a 7-year period he helped develop, sell, manage and lead expeditions in Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, the American Southwest, the Canadian Arctic, Tanzania and Southeast Asia. Jordy also played a role in co-founding a nonprofit organization that teaches sustainable development and appropriate technology workshops to communities in Rwanda and Mexico.

An “almost-native” Coloradoan, Jordy was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, enjoys dual citizenship and regularly travels back to Canada to visit family. When he's not traveling, he enjoys finding and sharing the best new music, snowboarding, camping, riding cruiser bikes with his wife, and geeking out over new strategies to beat his friends in Settlers of Catan.

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