Born and raised in Florida, Gordon was taught construction and carpentry skills at a young age while working with his Dad on various contracting jobs through the family owned business. After graduating high school, Gordon joined the United States Navy to become a Navy Seabee. Navy Seabees are the mobile construction teams for the US Navy. While stationed in Port Hueneme, California, Gordon was chosen to attend advanced carpentry and HVAC classes to better prepare him for project management roles among the Seabees. During Gordon’s eleven year tenure as a Seabee, he honed his carpentry, HVAC, and project management skills. During this time, Gordon also deployed to Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan, where he worked on various civil engineering, humanitarian and facilities management missions. Today, Gordon uses his diverse skill set by working as a contractor for the United States Air Force as well as ShelfGenie.