Meet Jordan

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jordan brewer | performance coach

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jordan doing db ground to overhead during sport camp

coaching background.

Performance Coach
Jogo CrossFit Bellingham (2011 - Present)

Certified Level 1 CrossFit Instructor

MA & Ph.D. Linguistics
University of Arizona

BA Linguistics & German
Western Washington University

athletics background.

2011
6th place
- Team - CrossFit Regionals - NorthWest
14th place - Team - Regional Qualifier - CrossFit Open

1999 - 2000
Track - Western Washington University | Bellingham, WA

1998 - 1999
3rd place in State
- Polevault - 1998 & 1999 - Oregon
7th place in State - Javelin - 1999 - Oregon
All-State - Basketball - 1999 - Oregon

bio.

Jordan grew up in a small town in southern Oregon (exits 124-127 on I5) where there were plenty of opportunities to play. Childhood gymnastics, soccer, and softball, gave way to high school volleyball, basketball, and track (actually, there was very little track, mostly just field). After one year of collegiate track at WWU, she shifted her focus to academics.

7 years later, she finished her degree at University of Arizona and moved back to Bellingham to teach linguistics at Western with a 1⅔ year old and another on the way. Only after stumbling upon Jogo in the fall of 2009 did she realize how deeply she’d missed playing and working out hard with others. The community at Jogo was encouraging, supporting, inspiring; the experience life-changing.

Jordan will say she was born to be a teacher. Think Eric Liddell in Chariots of Fire: “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.” Except replace fast with..something, and run with teach. Coaching at Jogo is like an extension of teaching, in a confidence giving, health preserving, life changing domain. Seeing others’ lives changed through this community is supremely satisfying.

q&a.

AGE: 31

HOMETOWN: Roseburg, OR

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO BELLINGHAM: WWU, twice

SOME FAVORITE MEMORIES: chocolate chip cookies at HS track meets, summer basketball tournaments, almost all of grad school, births of the children, Kinsey being a rockstar learning to ride a bike this summer

CURRENT PLAYLIST: The Wailin’ Jennys, Lissie, Chris Rice, Ellis, Mumford and Sons

FAMILY: son (Gavrie), daughter (Kinsey), sisters (Erin and Megan), parents (Don and Mary)

FAVORITE LOCAL EAT: anything that someone else cooks

FAVORITE BOOKS: authors instead? great: CS Lewis, Brennan Manning, Orson Scott Card

FAVORITE HOBBY: according to the son: “Jogo, and playing with us (the kids)”

FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUT: back yard with the kids, or watching the sunset from the front deck.

LAST LOCAL PURCHASE: wait, we’re supposed to buy local?

DREAM VACATION: somewhere temperate, with friends, and few scheduled responsibilities

ONE THING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST: I think I don’t have a bucket list

WORD THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOU: loved

BIGGEST PET PEEVE: people being self-conscious of their grammar around me

FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT: Avenue Bread

GUILTY PLEASURE: eating the cookies I’m ostensibly making for others

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE ABOUT YOUR LIFE: Keri Russell