Jordan joined the POND Trade team in January 2016. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and has previously worked in the editorial department of Robb Report magazine, editing and writing articles about the luxury lifestyle. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found two small businesses and manage the marketing, branding and operations departments for 11 years. Following the sale of one business in 2015, Jordan seized the opportunity to return to his journalistic roots, starting a freelance editing company based in St. Petersburg, Florida, that copy-edits, proofreads and ghostwrites for customers across a wide variety of genres, from young adult fiction to business management. He is a self-proclaimed "journalism junkie" who also enjoys baseball and the aviation industry.

Water Artisans of the Year: Runners – Up

By Jordan Morris / February 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

Year over year, it’s always the hardest part of administering the contest. No question, the winning projects are jaw-dropping, but how do we not show off a few of the other sensational entries we received? Limiting the love to just five winners simply isn’t our style. Here are the runners-up in each of our five […]

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2nd Place Winners Wow Judges with Amazing Pond Designs and Projects

By Jordan Morris / February 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Choosing just five winners from the 66 quality entries we received almost seemed unfair. Our judges remarked how blown away they were by this year’s tight competition, and we on the editorial staff have to agree. Our winners clearly deserve the accolades, but in each category, there was at least a handful of other projects […]

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2018 Water Artisans of the Year Winners Meet the Challenge

By Jordan Morris / February 21, 2019 / 1 Comment

It’s often said that the third time’s the charm. The results are in for the third round of the Water Artisans of the Year contest, and we have to say that the competition just keeps getting fiercer every year. We collected a record 66 project submissions in five categories and presented them to this year’s […]

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Announcing the 2018 Water Artisans of the Year Judges – Court is Now in Session!

By Jordan Morris / August 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Summer is already beyond the halfway mark, so it’s time to start pondering the highlights of this year’s pond season. POND Trade magazine will soon begin accepting entries for the 2018 Water Artisans of the Year contest, the pond and water garden industry’s premier independent competition. For the past two years, the contest has recognized […]

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The Aquatic Work Environment

By Jordan Morris / May 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

For many people, ponds play an essential role in balancing work and play. After a long, grueling day at the office, there’s nothing quite like unwinding pondside with a cold beverage to clear your head and lose yourself among the melodies of flowing water. But if you ask Jim Warmington, Jr., chairman and CEO of […]

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2017 Water Artisans of the Year Awards | Runners-Up

By Jordan Morris / May 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Like last year, there were no blowout victories in any of our five categories. If anything, the staff here at POND Trade had to triple-check our math when compiling the final tallies from the judges. We even raised the level of difficulty a bit this year and allowed only one category entry for each project. […]

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Meet the Judges: Our Second Supreme Stream Court

By Jordan Morris / February 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

However, as you turn the next few pages, we suspect you’ll agree with us in disagreeing with this common rule — maybe just this once. There’s no question that our second annual Water Artisans of the Year contest packs just as much pizzazz, wonderment and showmanship as last year’s inaugural contest. Overall, this year’s competition, […]

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Water Artisans of the Year | The 2017 Pond Season Winners

By Jordan Morris / February 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

It is often said that a sequel never quite lives up to the hype of the original. However, as you turn the next few pages, we suspect you’ll agree with us in disagreeing with this common rule — maybe just this once. There’s no question that our second annual Water Artisans of the Year contest […]

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Water Artisan Awards To Be Unveiled at Water Garden Expo

By Jordan Morris / February 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

We’re less than a week away from the presentation of POND Trade’s Water Artisan of the Year awards to honor the 2017 pond season’s “best of the best.” Like last year’s inaugural contest, winners will be announced at the opening of the trade show at the Water Garden Expo (WGE) in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Publisher Lora […]

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The Next Supreme Stream Court

By Jordan Morris / June 23, 2017 / 6 Comments

With pond season in high gear, all eyes are gazing toward the accolades that will be awarded this winter for the season’s best waterscape construction projects in POND Trade’s Water Artisans of the Year contest. Last year’s inaugural contest recognized winners and runners-up in five distinct categories and raised more than $1,300 for the Wounded […]

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