Jordan Coffman is a hunter, outdoors-man, adventurer, dreamer, and goofball who is always up for a beer mixed with good conversation. I’ve known him for about 4 years now and throughout that time he has been a voice of reason in my life and many others around him… Not to mention he has one of the most genuine senses of humor out there.
If there is one place you could live for one year with your family and closest friends, where would you live and why?
I would love to live in Iceland. It’s one of the last places I believe that still has a lot of natural landscape. The hot springs, coastline, and quite a bit of practically untouched earth culminate into a perfect place to adventure. The simplicity of life there as well would allow me to kick it with friends/family and reflect on life, not to mention live a more minimalist lifestyle.
What movie has stuck out to you the most and why has it stuck out?
Hands down Into the Wild. I think that what Chris McCandless did, if done in the right way, can be a means to re-center and ground you. It is a very sad movie, but I understand the yearning to get out there and be free, you know, not worry about trivial things that bog us down. I don’t agree with what he did to his family and loved ones, but I understand the need to get away from all these amenities and comforts we take for granted in our lives.
If pay was not an issue, what would your dream job be?
Being a Park Ranger at any park in Colorado, like in Pike National Forest, would be my dream job. I love nature and to be able to preserve what is around us for my kids and grand-kids sounds worthwhile, and you get to be in a beautiful place like the mountains while you’re at it.
What verse, quote, saying, or phrase means the most to you and why?
There’s a quote by Martin Luther King Jr. that says, “If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” This is simple and to the point, but it means a lot to me because if a person goes through their entire life without a drive, love, or purpose, they are just a blip on the radar, and will leave no impact or legacy in this world. Martin Luther King was both a Christian and an activist, both of which he pursued wholeheartedly. I respect that a lot.