Jordan Machtelinckx, Spencer Safety/Logistics & Guide
Jordan is an Oregonian of Belgian descent who grew up trekking the backwoods and wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. His multicultural background has led him to explore over 40 countries and learn multiple languages. His short-lived career in engineering was no match for the call of travel, exploration, and outdoor experiential education. He has taken every outdoor education course he can fit into his life, from technical ice and rock skills to wilderness medicine. He has dabbled in mountain rescue organizations, and, more recently, he worked for two years as a wilderness therapy field instructor in Central Oregon. Over the last ten years as his technical skills increased to match his curiosity of human endurance and adventure sports, he progressed from backpacking around his childhood stomping grounds to spending his free time rock climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, mountain biking, bikepacking, and trail running. He finds himself in Alaska for the first time this year looking for a new milieu for self exploration by living his passions and providing an environment for others to do the same.