Paragon Welcomes Jonah VanGorden

Jonah VanGorden, Recruiting Specialist

We're thrilled to welcome Jonah VanGorden as a Recruiting Specialist to the Paragon recruiting team!

Get to Know Jonah: 

1. Born and raised? I’m a Minnesotan born and raised, I grew up in Hinckley, MN

2. Favorite sports team? The Minnesota Vikings

3. Idols who I looked up to? My dad and my Junior High math teacher Brian Flagstad

4. Favorite book? Until They Bring the Streetcars Back by Stanley Gordon West

5. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up I wanted to be a sports journalist/ SportsCenter anchor

6. Any siblings: 5 sisters

7. Activities or clubs you were in growing up: Wrestling, basketball and golf

8. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Amsterdam

9. Favorite food? Anything my grandma makes

10. Favorite quote/motto? “Respect is earned, not given.”

11. Favorite musician or band? The Red Hot Chili Peppers

12. What do you like to do in your free time? Read, go outdoors, live sport and music events and cook

13. Have you ever met anyone famous, story to tell? I’ve ran into Nick Swardson a few times at a local watering hole in Minneapolis

14. What are you most afraid of? Fear itself

15. Any pets? Two dogs (a 3 year old yellow lab and a 7 year old corgi mix) and a 8 year old cat

16. Favorite place to travel? Sayulita, Mexico

17. Proudest accomplishments: Buying my childhood home from my dad in 2020, and my beautiful Fiancé saying yes this last Oct.

18. Favorite movie: Good Will Hunting and any Marvel movies from the Iron Man to Endgame era

19. If you could have dinner with 2 people who would it be? Kobe Bryant and Joe Rogan

21. Favorite tv show: Peaky Blinders or That 70's Show

21. Passions? Sports, the great outdoors and music

22. What game show do you think you could win? Name that Tune on Fox

23. Bucket list? Live out of the country for at least a year and marry my best friend (currently engaged)

24. Sweet or savory? Spicy

25. What's your secret talent? Music/Sport/Movie stats and quotes

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