Gordon was born and raised in Puddlegulch. He graduated from Puddlegulch High in 1979 as Valedictorian, Most Likely To Go To College, and Possum King. He attended North Southeastern State and graduated with a communications degree with a minor in zoology. He is the second leading expert on “opossums” in Clarke’s Mill County. Gordon has been writing for The Puddlegulch Post since 1983 and succeeded Nathaniel Puddle, IV as Editor in Chief in 2003.