Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Jordan Crist is a native of South Charleston, WV. He went to West Virginia University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems in 2012.
Prior to co-founding Building Appalachia, he worked as a Supervisor at UPS and has also worked for WVDOH as a Highway Engineer.
He has been an active board member of Pollen8, a non-profit in South Charleston which breaks the cycle of addiction by providing prevention, treatment, and reintegration programs for women and children, since 2017 and played a “hands on” role in turning a church at 206 D Street into what now stands as Cafe Appalachia.
Along with revitalizing houses in his hometown, Jordan enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, hiking, and anything that involves being outdoors.