Ed Nordby’s Testimonial

Ed Nordby
September – October 2022 • Vol 3, No 123

My name is Ed Nordby, and I am a construction and building inspector here in the Gallatin Valley. My wife, Jean, and I have lived in Bozeman since 2007; I have 3 lovely daughters and 3 grandchildren. I enjoy keeping active outdoors, and my favorite pastimes include hunting and downhill skiing.

My work requires me to be moving around all day. It is common for me to walk several miles a day, in addition to climbing, crouching and even crawling through small spaces. I began working at the age of 10, and I just turned 78 this year.

Several years ago, I was involved in a plane crash. We were flying in a small airplane at 70 air miles per hour when we plowed into the side of a mountain and totaled the airplane. We hit a big stump that knocked a wing off the plane and caused it to flip. I suffered severe whiplash in my neck from the steering column and in my back from the impact that literally split the seat open. Thankfully I was able to crawl out of the windshield and get to safety, but the accident left me with residual pain.