It was in Winnipeg that Jordan was presented a life path that would take him throughout the Province, into the homes and lives of many families and individuals, and strike up relationships with all levels of government, agency, and institution. With his first job he invested himself entirely at Southeast Collegiate, where the First Nations youth there made a massive impact on his life through the vibrant relationships of trust, hope, and resiliency. During his time at Southeast, a youth movement began that became the Mino Bimaadiziwin Program. Seeking health, balance, and true happiness, the youth who committed to the program began to transform many of the generational cycles that have hindered growth in the lives of their families. Jordan considers this experience to be at the core of all of his efforts in service to individuals, families, and communities.
In 1991, his family moved to Duncan B.C. where he attended Maxwell International Bahá'í School. In 1997, they moved back to the US where he attended Whitman College, graduating in 2002 with a degree in Sociology. After moving back to Seattle for work, Jordan had a life-engaging experience that shifted much of his focus and energy, leading him to his present day activities. In 2004, while presenting at the Association for Bahá'í Studies conference in Calgary, a young woman approached him with an offer to collaborate on a music project. They would eventually marry move to Winnipeg where Meleyna's family had settled in 1997.
When Jordan became a father, many of the teachings of his grandfather, Phil Lane, Sr., came to life. Transmitting his knowledge, love, and connection to the family's rich heritage has since become a pivot around which Jordan tests his own growth and transformation.
Presently Jordan serves as the Program Manager for Pathways to Education, a student support program that accompanies youth on their journey to graduation. He is an active member of the Winnipeg Bahá'í community and cherishes the opportunities to work for the betterment of his community, or wherever he finds himself.
He is an avid volleyball player and recently coached a team for Manitoba at the North American Indigenous Games. Again, the bounty of witnessing the beauty of health, balance, and true happiness continues to demonstrate that Winnipeg, Manitoba – Manitoh Ahbee – the place where the Creator sits – is a mysterious nexus of potential, inspiration, and vision of what is possible when unity is established between all avenues of life.