KBF Ambassador: Jordan Carrell
My name is Jordan Carrell. I live in South Burlington, Vermont with my wife Katie and our pit bull Rio. I was in a snowboarding accident in 2006 and have a T4 complete spinal cord injury.
I grew up in Stowe, VT so have a love for winter sports. I try to get up on the mountain as often as a I can in my sit ski. I also love cross country skiing with my wife and play on a Hockey Team every Sunday with NDAA (Northeast Disabled Athletic Association).
In the summer we spend a lot of time at the lake fishing, boating and swimming and we always look forward to our annual beach trip to Cape Cod. Biking is my sport of choice in the warmer months and one of my biggest accomplishments was winning the Burlington City Marathon for hand cycles in 2018.
I work at Burton Snowboards as a graphic designer, working mostly on helmets and goggles. I love working for such a fun and caring company. I’m really passionate about graphic design and go back to my alma mater, Champlain College, every year to talk to graphic design students about what it really means to be in the field and mentor them on their work.
I’ve known Kelly Brush for over 10 years and participated in the second ever Kelly Brush Ride the first year I was injured. I was able to get my mono ski and my hand cycle because of grants from the organization. I can’t express how important it was to have the support of Kelly and her foundation to be active after my injury and to stay active for years to come.