Dr. Jordan was born and raised in Livingston, Montana and attended Montana State University earning a Bachelor of Zoology in 1976. He is a graduate of Southern California College of Optometry in 1980 magna cum laude. He then joined a group practice in Gillette, Wyoming in 1980 and has practiced there for 37 years. He has been involved in many civic organizations serving in leadership positions. Locally, he worked with the local Hospital Association in 1996 to develop a program to allow optometry to gain hospital privileges which remains in place. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry since 1983 and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry in 2014.
He is a member of the Wyoming Optometric Association having served on the Board of Trustees for nine years to the level of President. He was recognized as state O.D. of the year in 1996 and 2005. He also served on the Board of Examiners in Optometry for 11 years and six years as President. He has served as Keyperson for every Senator and Congressman in Washington, D.C. since 1984 and continues as keyperson coordinator for the state. He also served as President for 15 years at the Northern Rockies Optometric Conference held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
He is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA) and has served on two committees. He served for seven years on AOA-PAC and two years as national chairman. Serving for 17 years on the Federal Relations Committee, he also was chairman for six years. Now, he was recently appointed to the position of Vice-Chairman of Policy. He also is serving as a member of the Advocacy Group Executive Committee since 2010. He has been recognized as national Keyperson/Advocate of the year three times by the AOA.
He was appointed in 2007 by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve a four year term on the Practicing Physician Advisory Council and was the only non-M.D. The AOA also appointed him to serve on the Canadian Association of Optometry Strategic Planning committee 2013. He also was appointed to serve on the American Podiatric Association Joint Committee on Specialty Board of Certification in 2015. Finally, he was nominated into the National Academies of Practice.