Gordon is the founder and Executive Director of the African Community Center of Lowell. He holds a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict studies from UMass Lowell and now serves as an UMass Lowell Greeley Scholar for Peace and Conflict Studies. He works part time at the International Institute of New England∫ Lowell Branch helping with refugee resettlement as a youth case specialist and community cultural orientation instructor. Gordon has also experience working with children with developmental disabilities. He volunteers his time as a mediator at Lowell district court and a fence viewer for the town of Dracut helping resolving disputes around boundaries. He is also the founder of the African Festival in Lowell that attracts thousands of community members and partners to showcase diversity and inclusion. He is married with three sons (one a current IACS student and one an alum) enjoys spending time with friends and family and worships at Eliot Presbyterian Church.