Meet Mt. Baker Vapor – Jordan’s Story
Hey everyone! I’ve been writing blogs for MBV for a couple months now, and everyone is dying to know: “Who is that delightful and charming Jordan fellow?” Well, today I’m going to tell you, because it’s time for another “Meet Mt. Baker Vapor” blog!
Let’s start all the way back to when I was a wee lad. A bunch of stuff happened, but it was boring. Then I turned 15. I was living in Springfield, Illinois, and two of my brothers moved to Bellingham, WA. I moved with them that winter, and finished high school at Squalicum High. I loved my new state; the air was nicer, and the people were friendlier. The beach and the mountains were only a short drive away (Illinois had neither). Overall, it was one of the best decisions I ever made.
I’ve had several jobs in my career, mostly restaurants and production. I made flax muffins for five years, so I was (and sometimes still am) known as the Muffin Man. My career at Mt. Baker Vapor started in October of 2013. When I started, I knew very little about vaping, but I’m a fast learner. Since I had production experience, I started out mixing. I always had a blast making peoples’ flavors, especially crazy Build-Your-Owns, and reading customer comments. Making a product that I knew was loved so much gave me a lot of pride in my work. Eventually, I moved to our Warehouse, where I stayed for the next year or so. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of supplies to keep our customers satiated. It was my job to receive deliveries and find a place for everything. Doing that, I learned a lot about hardware, and would also receive samples to test. People started looking to me when they had problems, or wanted feedback on a product. It was a weird feeling, going from the guy who knew nothing to the guy people ask questions. I happily accepted that role, because I love tinkering with gizmos and helping people.
After working here for a bit, I had exhausted the usual list of MBV favs such as Hawk Sauce, Thug Juice and Caramel Apple. I started playing with flavors a lot, and created some of my own recipes. They were just for my own use, but often, I’d let someone try one, and they’d ask me to make them a bottle. Getting positive feedback on something you created is a wonderful feeling. When MBV decided to move to Arizona, I wanted to continue working in the warehouse because I loved my job. But they offered me something even better: the head of Research and Development position. Now I get to make the flavors for your consumption, and I get feedback from all over the world! I get to work with exciting people like GWAR, and I get to try more hardware samples than you can shake a stick at. It really is a dream job for me. I hope you enjoy some of the new flavors we’ve been releasing, as they were crafted with love.
When I’m not working, I’m at home playing video games. Since I was very young, video games have always been a big part of my life. The thrill of defeating or outwitting someone on the other side of a computer is a feeling I never grow tired of. I currently play a lot of Dota 2 and Hex, but I’ve also spent a lot of time with Starcraft 1&2, World of Warcraft, and dozens of other more obscure games. For me, it’s a great hobby because I’m never bored. Of course, it also pairs perfectly with vaping. If you want to find me on Steam, my name is (ITD)Sideshowbob_411.
I live with my lovely girlfriend, Stephanie, and our cat children. I have an obsession with pizza. I’m not sure why, but pizza just always sounds good. One time, I got burnt out when I ate pizza for a week straight, but that was a fluke. If you want to make me happy, just offer me pizza.
As you can tell, I’m a pretty simple guy. It only takes a few things to keep me satisfied. Thank you for taking the time to get to know me a little better. I look forward to continuing to bring you new flavors and creating insightful blogs for you to enjoy. Vape on!