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 | 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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Round Two: Calling All Waterscape Professionals

By Jordan Morris / April 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

POND Trade magazine’s 2016 Water Artisans of the Year contest made a big splash earlier this year when the winners of the inaugural competition were announced at February’s Water Garden Expo in Shawnee, Oklahoma. In keeping with the new tradition, and with the 2017 pond season in full swing, POND Trade has announced the launch […]

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Young Entrepreneur Finds Networking Opportunities at WGE 2017

By Jordan Morris / April 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

There were a few newbies on hand at this year’s WGE, including Larson Varenhorst, owner of Mustang, Oklahoma-based Larson’s Lawn and Landscape. Like many of his fellow attendees, he took advantage of the networking opportunities afforded by the WGE, seeking out ways to expand his business — that is, for as soon as he gets […]

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Product Development: The Brains Behind the Operation

By Jordan Morris / April 24, 2017 / 0 Comments

A pond vacuum is a valuable, universal tool found in the toolbox of most pond contractors, landscapers, maintenance personnel and other industry professionals. OASE, a global manufacturer in the fountain and water gardening industry, debuted the first pond vacuum on the market, the PondoVac, about 15 years ago. The company has since released three updates […]

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A Pond Industry Build for the “Hero of the Planet”

By Jordan Morris / March 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to build a pond for a “Hero of the Planet.” Time magazine awarded this honor in 2000 toDr. Peter Pritchard, the quintessential global expert on turtle species and the founder of the Chelonian Research Institute in Oviedo, Florida. The institute is a short drive northeast from […]

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