ABOUT > MEET THE TEAM
Barry Gordon, Partner/Broker, CRTS, CES, AARE, CAI, CPPAG
Barry Gordon is CEO and Partner at Gordon’s Downsizing and Estate Services. A REALTOR® since 1978, Barry is a Certified Executor Advisor, Certified Transition and Relocation Specialist, Certified Personal Property Appraiser, and founder of MaxSold. He is also a much sought-after speaker, panelist and educator on various topics related to downsizing, senior transition, auctions and estate sales. In 1991, he co-wrote and taught “Certified Estate Specialist”, the first ever course developed in the area of estate transitions. He has spoken to industry groups in over 25 states and 5 provinces in North America. Connect with Barry on LinkedIn, or get in touch with him directly here.
Manson Slik, Partner/Broker of Record, CRTS, SRES, CES, AARE, CAI, CPPAG
Manson Slik is a Partner and Broker of Record at Gordon’s Downsizing and Estate Services. He oversees all real estate operations at Gordon’s and has managed the sale of over 3,000 residential and commercial properties since 1992. Manson has vast experience with traditional real estate sales through MLS and real estate sales by auction. A real estate consultant with regular clients in Canada and the USA, Manson has been at the forefront of refining Gordon’s offerings to suit the particular needs of seniors downsizing to move to a new home or retirement community and specific requirements of estate executors across Ontario. Connect with Manson on LinkedIn, or get in touch with him directly here.
Alicia Gordon, Partner, CRTS, SRES, GPPA
Alicia Gordon is a Partner at Gordon's Downsizing and Estate Services. She is a REALTOR®, Certified Property Appraiser and Certified Transition and Relocation Specialist. Alicia enjoys helping people in achieving their downsizing and estate settlement goals. Over the years, Alicia Gordon has served on numerous boards, giving her time and talents to raise millions of dollars for several charitable organizations. Presently, Alicia is the Director of the Rotary Club of Kingston, a Paul Harris fellow, member of Seniors Association of Kingston and a founding member and honorary Director of OASIS, a new concept in affordable housing and living for seniors. In 2019, Kingston Chamber of Commerce recognized Alicia as the Business Person of the Year. Alicia is also a United Way leader and a member of the Executive Board of Women's Giving circle, UHKF. Connect with Alicia on LinkedIn, or get in touch with her directly here.
Sherry Mayhew, Sales Representative / File Manager
Sherry has been a full-time licensed Realtor for over 12 years. A Kingston native, she built a successful real estate career in the Durham Region of the Greater Toronto Area. Sherry’s interest in real estate stemmed from her work as a client liaison representative in a busy real estate law office. That, combined with her personal experience of several long distance moves – from Nova Scotia to northern Ontario – gives her a strong understanding and appreciation of the challenges we face when making these life-changing decisions. Coming full circle back to Kingston presents the exciting opportunity to bring her dedication and expertise into play with the Gordon’s Downsizing team! Get in touch with Sherry directly here.
Kristin Leslie, Sales Representative / File Manager
Kristin has been dealing in real estate in one form or another for over 20 years now. From investing to renovation planning and consultation to a decade in personal lines insurance, no brick left un-mortared in this portfolio.
Kristin has dozens of moves under her belt including living abroad in France and Spain as part of her studies in International Business and Marketing. Having worked as a subject matter expert in process management Kristin brings her attention to detail to every part of the transaction. Get in touch with Kristin here.
Marty Gordon, Real Estate Sales Representative, BA Hons, BPHE, B Ed
Marty is a licensed sales representative who has grown up in the real estate industry. “Marty Gordon is simply an outstanding Realtor. As a young family looking for our first home, we were so grateful that Marty took the time to help us find the right one. He is deeply knowledgeable, both about the Kingston market in general and each of the particular homes that we visited with him. Marty was always prompt in responding to our questions and helpful in navigating the home-buying process with us. Living outside of Kingston made buying a home more challenging, but Marty’s hard work and attention to detail made everything run smoothly. We feel so fortunate to have had Marty as our realtor, and we would recommend him very highly to others.” - Jacob and Debra. Get in touch with Marty directly here.
Cathy Gordon, Estate Services Coordinator, CRTS, CPPA, CPPAG
Cathy Gordon is the Estate Services Manager at Gordon’s Downsizing & Estate Services. A team member at Gordon’s since 1992, leads a team of 3 lead transition specialists and 15 transition team members, and together with her team, manages all clients’ move, resettlement, sorting contents and preparing the house for the real estate team. Cathy is a Certified Relocation & Transition Specialist (CRTS) and is perceptive at providing support to our special senior clientele through every aspect of transition, including helping with choosing the most suitable new home or retirement community and guiding tough decisions what to take or give away. Connect with Cathy on LinkedIn, or get in touch with her directly here.
Nicky Breeze, Licensed Office Administrator, BA
Nicky is originally from Kitchener-Waterloo and relocated to Kingston in April 2011 when she joined the Gordon's Team. A Sociology graduate from the University of Waterloo, Nicky has a strong background in Marketing, Sales and Public Relations and obtained her Real Estate license in 2014. Possessing a foundation in graphic and web design, social media marketing and in-depth knowledge of various MLS systems and interfaces, Nicky is essential in managing print and digital collateral, managing different aspects of customer care, contract execution and marketing of real estate and auction properties. She has facilitated successful campaigns for hundreds of real estate sales, all over Ontario. She has been a speaker/presenter at various community industry groups including Rotary, Probus, Chamber of Commerce, and the Ontario Retirement Communities Association. Connect with Nicky on LinkedIn, or get in touch with her directly here.
Julie Ahlberg, Transition Specialist Team Lead
Julie joined the Gordon's Downsizing & Estate Services team in 2015. With a diverse background in interior design, early childhood education and senior move management, Julie brings experience and enthusiasm to our customers. Having lived and volunteered in Brazil, Guatemala and Barbados, Julie is passionate about giving back to different communities and is excited to call Kingston home. Get in touch with Julie directly here.
Sue Little, Transition Specialist Team Lead
Sue has been with the Gordon's team for five years. Her past experience in education and technology has provided her with the ability to simplify tasks. This results in client satisfaction through their transition.
“I experience great satisfaction working with people to help them downsize by customizing the process to suit their needs.”
Carol Brown, Transition Specialist Team Lead
Carol assists seniors in the many transitions that they face throughout their moves. She coordinates packing, sorting, disposing of items, cleaning, preparing your property for sale and setting you up in your new home.
Sandy Angus, Transition Specialist Team Lead, BA
Following a 25+ year corporate career in project management and business controls, Sandy joined Gordon's in 2018, and has taken the Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist (CRTS) training. Sandy leads the GTA team and is focused on the downsizing needs of seniors. She organizes client moves, including packing, sorting, unpacking and resettlement in their new home. She also manages the donation and sale of items clients no longer wants or needs and prepares their home for the real estate team.
Sandy meets directly with clients to understand their needs and works with them to build their personalized downsizing plans. She also manages overall project execution to ensure a seamless transition for our clients and high client satisfaction. Connect with Sandy on LinkedIn, or get in touch with her directly here.
Scott Corcoran, CPA, CA, Financial Controller
Scott is the Financial Controller at Gordon's Downsizing & Estate Services and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Scott spent almost 8 years in public accounting before moving into the private sector. Through his past job experience and CPA designation process, he acquired an in-depth knowledge of financial reporting and analysis. A Kingston native born & raised, Scott obtained his Honours Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in accounting from the University of Ottawa. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Partners in Mission Foodbank.
Get in touch with Scott directly here.
Iris Little, Transition Specialist
Iris assists seniors in the many transitions that they face throughout their moves. She coordinates packing, sorting, disposing of items, cleaning, preparing your property for sale and setting you up in your new home.
Debbie Richmond, Transition Specialist
Debbie assists seniors in the many transitions that they face throughout their moves. She coordinates packing, sorting, disposing of items, cleaning, preparing your property for sale and setting you up in your new home.
Verlie Douglas, Transition Specialist
Verlie assists seniors in the many transitions that they face throughout their moves. She coordinates packing, sorting, disposing of items, cleaning, preparing your property for sale and setting you up in your new home.
David Snyder, Transition Specialist
My career has been in the retail service sector, maintaining a loyal client base and developing an awareness of those clients needs. I was a sales associate with Dovers menswear downtown for many years; and before that with the Stag Shop in the Kingston centre. This tradition of helping clients and their families continues today with my employ at Gordon's.
Ellen Foley, Transition Specialist
Ellen is our resident 'funny lady' her quick wit and sense of humor add fun to any job site she's on! Ellen is a native Kingstonian who spent 43 years working in the legal profession as a secretary. She loves working from Gordon's where she makes an impact on people's lives - and not sitting behind a desk!
Irene Fior, Transition Specialist
With 20+ years in the field of admin, primarily in municipal government and international business, Irene has a diverse range of customer service understanding and experience.
Adventurous at heart, she has volunteered, travelled extensively and acquired her AZ driver’s license in her hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan before relocating to Ontario in 2009. Since then, Irene completed Photojournalism at Loyalist College and has continued growth in customer service through retail work, freelance writing and photography. She joined Gordon’s in 2017 and is happy to be part of a caring team with a strong sense of community service and awareness.
Laura Charrette, Transition Specialist
Laura assists seniors in the many transitions that they face throughout their moves. She coordinates packing, sorting, disposing of items, cleaning, preparing your property for sale and setting you up in your new home.
Michael Hart, Transition Specialist
Michael assists seniors in the many transitions that they face throughout their moves. He coordinates packing, sorting, disposing of items, cleaning, preparing your property for sale and setting you up in your new home.
Kim Johnson, Transition Specialist
Kim assists seniors in the many transitions that they face throughout their moves. She coordinates packing, sorting, disposing of items, cleaning, preparing your property for sale and setting you up in your new home.
Bev Dzierniejko, Transition Specialist
Bev assists seniors in the many transitions that they face throughout their moves. She coordinates packing, sorting, disposing of items, cleaning, preparing your property for sale and setting you up in your new home.