Meet second term Wild Keeper, Jordan Griffith! Jordan is based in Phoenix, Arizona and shared that he got into the outdoors by riding dirt bikes and cutting trail with his dad in Maryland. He said, "later in life I started just traveling and hiking solo after a trip to Sedona. I just wanted to get outside and explore all the time." When we asked him what his favorite way to move outdoors is, he said that it is by "casual boots on the ground hiking. I also love paddle boarding and kayaking."
Learn more about Jordan below!
Keep Nature Wild: Which would you pick out of mountains, desert or forests?
KNW: What is your favorite adventure snack?
J: You’ll never catch me outside without a Slim Jim in my bag.
KNW: What is an experience that has shaped your relationship with nature/ the outdoors?
J: Learning about the climate crisis and hiking in areas completely destroyed by wildfires. The more involved I got in the climate crisis, the more I noticed it’s effects in my own adventures outdoors, so I began to commit myself more towards giving back and making a difference in the spaces I love so much.
KNW: What is one thing you'd love to bring more awareness to in the outdoor space?
J: The difference that one person can make in caring more about the environment. If you can get more people making more conscious choices in their lives that effect their environment, the positive outcome of those peoples outcomes adds up tremendously.
KNW: What is your favorite thing about being a Wild Keeper?
J: Definitely getting to be apart of and involved with such a like minded community.
KNW: What has picking up trash outdoors done for you?
J: It’s helped me realize what I’m actually passionate about and where I would want to focus my efforts in making a difference in the world.
KNW: Roughly how many pounds do you think you've picked up since you became a Wild Keeper?
J: 175+ pounds
KNW: What goals do you have for this year? (or beyond?)
J: Just to keep striving to make a difference and impact on the world and others everywhere I go.