Gordon has lived in the Lower Mainland all his life, except for a 6-month stay in Victoria when he was a Legislative Intern. He lives in South Surrey with his wife, Janelle. They have 3 grown children and one granddaughter, Lochlan. Interests include golf, reading historical fiction, skiing, wine, and enjoying the outdoors. A graduate of Simon Fraser University, his career has included sport and recreation administration, private sector marketing, and 20-plus years in fundraising roles with SFU, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, and B.C. Cancer Foundation.