Gordon became interested in card magic in December, 1980, when he found “Scarne’s Card Tricks Book” in a book store in Bradenton, Florida. He attended his first Magi Fest Convention the following February where he was introduced to close-up magic for the first time. Soon after he attended a Ring 7 meeting as a guest and there met Del Copley and Al Thatcher who would become his mentors.
He became a FFFF™ attendee in 1985 and has never missed a convention. Strictly a hobbyist, he loves to read and practice, but limits his performances to late night sessions at conventions with other magicians and a few family get-togethers.