ABOUT > MEET THE TEAM
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.
Manson Slik has been a Realtor since 1989, joined Gordon’s team in 1992, and became a partner in 2005. In 2022 Manson stepped down as a partner to focus his attention on growing Gordon’s brand inside of his home territory, the Quinte and District Real Estate Board. Manson continues as the Broker of Record and oversees real estate operations at Gordon’s. Manson has managed the sale of over 3,000 residential and commercial properties since 1989. 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 real estate model to suit the particular needs of seniors downsizing and estate executors across Ontario. Manson is a member of the Quinte, Toronto, Kingston, and Ottawa Real Estate Boards. Manson is a past president (also Benefactor and Paul Harris Fellow) of the Rotary of Picton and past president of the Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce.
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
Adam Gordon, President
As President at Gordon’s Downsizing and Estate Services, Adam is passionate about providing peace of mind to families, POAs, and Executors with Gordon’s Estate and Downsizing solutions. Having started at Gordon’s in the 80s and becoming an auctioneer at an early age, he left the business to attend the Royal Military College of Canada. In the military, Adam honed his leadership skills while serving as an Officer with the British and Canadian Forces but left after his term of service to complete an MBA at Queen’s University. Between finishing his MBA and starting his new career in management consulting with KPMG, Adam helped Gordon’s spin off its auction division - now known as MaxSold. Prior to starting back at Gordon’s in his current role, Adam was part of the leadership team at MaxSold where he focused on building people, processes, and technology. When not at work, he’s with his family - wife Heather and children Abigail, Gwendolyn, and Tavish - or involved in his church, St. Aidan’s in the Beach. Adam is an auctioneer, holds a B.Eng and an MBA, is a licensed REALTOR®, and is an Affiliate STEP member.
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!
Marty Gordon, Real Estate Broker, 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
Don Young, Sales Representative / File Manager
Originally from the Barrie area, Don holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Laurentian University and has a diverse background that includes many years of professional experience in customer relations, project management, and Social service work. After becoming a licensed Realtor, he joined the Gordon's team with the goal of using his personal and professional skills to help people navigate through their real Estate transition process.
Leslie Hawkins, Sales Representative
Leslie is an experienced Realtor of 10+ years and has joined the team from her previous home in the GTA where she had a very successful career in sales for almost 20 years. She has transitioned to a career in real estate to assist people with one of the most important transactions of their lives. Her knowledge and expertise makes it as stress-free as possible for the families and clients involved. This work has become very gratifying and is one of the main reasons Leslie sought to join the Gordon's team. Leslie believes that her understanding and empathetic nature can truly help families through what can be an overwhelming experience. We're glad to have her on the team!
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.
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.
Rachel Vandenberg, Transition Specialist Team Lead, BA
Rachel joined Gordon’s in 2021. She became a member of the Professional Organizers in Canada in 2020. Prior to the pandemic, Rachel worked in wardrobe for theatre, tv, and film. She has a keen attention to detail and organization. Rachel has a BA from Queen’s University in Religious Studies. In addition to aiding clients transition into a new season of their lives, Rachel thoroughly enjoys expanding her knowledge of art and collectables.
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.
Nour Haytham, Assistant Financial Controller / Bookkeeper
Nour recently moved to Canada and settled in Kingston, Ontario with her family. She is a seasoned healthcare professional with a master’s degree in Healthcare Management, Quality and Accreditation and 10+ years of experience in customer service and facility management. She’s trilingual and fluently speaks English, French and Arabic. With her background in communication in multiple fields, management of various healthcare institutions, and providing top-quality services, she contributes to the success of day-to-day bookkeeping, financial and administrative procedures.
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.
Colleen Doyle, Client Support
Originally from Montreal, Colleen moved to Ontario where she lived in Ottawa and Toronto until coming to settle in Kingston. Working for 15+ years as an administrator mainly in the Healthcare sector has given her the ability to make both clients and customers feel welcome, treat them with kindness, compassion to build trust and maintain strong relationships in order to help understand and ensure everyone's needs are being met. Outside of work Colleen enjoys day tripping to local events, live theatre, boating and long walks with her dogs.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cam Thompson, Transition Specialist
After a career in financial services marketing which took him all over the world, Cam now calls Kingston home. After years of managing challenging corporate clients from many different cultures, he's happy to be a hands-on member of the Gordon's Transition team where he enjoys helping seniors and their families during the transition and downsizing process.
Jody Dunn, Transition Specialist
Jody 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.