Born in Canada to a Canadian-Italian family, Gordon is a dual citizen of both Canada and the United States. Raised in rural Ontario, he developed a passion for the great outdoors and a tenacious desire to see the world.
“My hometown had a feed store, a hockey arena and one traffic light,” Gordon explains. “I loved it, but as I completed High School I developed a bad case of wanderlust.”
Gordon's mother, Gabriella Stefanini, immigrated from Italy at the age of 20. She married an aspiring artist and car parts manager named Gordon George Morton and together they raised five children with a strong spirit of independence, and a love for healthy living.