Jordan first heard about CCNB from a neighbor in his apartment complex. In March 2019, he joined one of our Natural Resources crews. In his six months on the crew, he tackled all types of projects from building trails to reducing fire fuels. His favorite projects were building stairs out on trails, cutting brush, and working in the machine shop back at our offices. All these projects create a sense of satisfaction for Jordan—seeing a set of stairs built or a huge pile of brush he conquered made the effort worth it!
In September, Jordan joined the Zero Waste crew in Marin. He especially enjoys going out on routes to our gorgeous sites such as Angel Island, Stinson Beach, Monte Rio, etc. to collect beverage containers. When the recycling bins need replacement or repair, Jordan is excited to be back on-site building new and improved bins to withstand all types of weather we see in Marin and Sonoma County.
Jordan says his favorite part about working here is getting to work with the people at CCNB, both staff and corpsmembers. He says, “There’s no favoritism or hierarchies… everyone gets along with everyone.” At past warehouse jobs, he could go an entire shift without talking to a coworker.
Here at CCNB, he is recognized by his peers for his natural leadership and positive attitude as he continues to grow. His supervisor says, “Jordan is always offering practical and logical ideas for projects, making jobs easier, safer, and more enjoyable for our crews.” Jordan hopes to take these skills and personality traits into the field of plumbing and explore apprenticeships after he completes our program.