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Our Team of Experts

  • Rodman Jones-Designer

    Meet Rodman Jones!

    He’s one of our designer-extraordinaire. We’re so excited to have him on our team!

    Rodman earned his BFA at Sage College specializing in Interior design.

    His passion is helping people realize their dreams in design. He adores Industrial Modern, “but really, I love everything.” 

    In my downtime, I like to:

    “Spend time with my partner, Dave. We recently just renovated our condo so we have both been enjoying the beautiful space we created. I have a strong passion for creating art, whether it be painting, sketching or designing things. I LOVE to travel and try to do so as much as I can. I also enjoy cooking, baking and hosting family and friends for elaborate cocktail parties and full course dinners. I am also a huge nerd for vintage cameras and love digging through antique shops looking for the perfect addition to my collection. If you should ask why I love vintage cameras so much, I would tell you that there is no better way to stay in touch with the pass then with what helped capture the memories for the future.”

    My favorite word is:

    “Serendipity. I have always been a stronger believer in those chance occurrence of events that benefit your life in such magical ways.”

    If you could have dinner with anyone past or present, who would it be and why?:

    “My two grandfathers. My Taid (welsh for grandfather) passed away before my parents were even married. So it has always been a dream of mine to meet the man I was named after, and learn more about him first hand. My Poppy and I were extremely close when I was growing up and I use to talk to him on a daily basis, so after his passing in 2014, I now have so many stories, life experiences and successes to share with him now.”

    I support local…

    “Because when you supporting small business, not only are you contributing to the community, but you’re supporting a dream.”

    Want to schedule an in-home consultation with Rodman?

    [email protected]

    Check out his portfolio:

    Barn at Smugglers Notch. 

    Shutters for master bath.

  • Elizabeth Vachon- Designer

    We’d like to introduce you to our newest designer, Elizabeth!

    She joined our team in late November. A ‘jill-of-all-trades’, Elizabeth is a go-getter, FULL of energy and so excited to be a part of our small, family business.

    In my downtime, I like to…:

    “be outside! I love running, nordic skiing, hiking with friends and family, biking, playing soccer with my kids, and camping. Just about anything that gets me outside. I love to travel! I hope to do some more international travel in the future but for now I want to run a marathon in all 50 states so that I can see our own country. I also enjoy baking with my daughter and cooking with my son. Of course eating is the best part or licking the beater (as my daughter would say)!”

    My favorite word is:

    “Bean. It’s what my husband has called me since we began dating. I find it very endearing to hear. “

    If you could have dinner with anyone past or present, who would it be and why?: 

    “My brother. That way I could have another moment with him.”

    I support local…

    “Because it supports my community which I’m a part, and my community supports me. I love knowing where my product is coming from, who it’s made by and how it’s made.”

    Want to schedule an in-home consultation with Elizabeth?

    [email protected]

  • Shelby Buxton-Designer

    Say HELLO to Shelby!

    She joined our team earlier this year, and we are so happy she did!

    In my downtime:

    “I love to nest! Always finding new accents to make my apartment more homey is what makes me happy. Now I can help people who come to us at Gordon’s feel the same kind of happiness! I’m also trying to do more cooking 😏 but that’s a different story , ha ha!”

    My favorite word is:

    “AQUA! Because it’s super fun to say and it happens to be my all time favorite color!” 

    If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be?:

    “Kate Winslet! She’s so wise and has this incredible energy about her. I feel like she knows so much about life and can tackle anything!”

    I support local…

    anything! If it’s ‘made in Vermont’, it’s coming home with me. I shop at our local Co Op too. Local food is better than than fast food!”

  • Kelly Clements

    After graduating from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communication with a degree in film Kelly started a small film company in Vermont. Through that she was able to travel internationally making educational videos. She joined Gordon’s on a part time basis in 2003 and fell in love with the business.

    She loves working in a business that is based in design, manufacturing, innovation and quality. Says Clements, “The window covering industry is going to play such an important role in helping curb the nation’s dependence on foreign oil so it is really exciting to be a part of that!”

    2016 marks Gordon’s 30th anniversary of providing Vermonters and the world with quality window decor and superb service.

    Q: You went to college for film, correct? How do you think that schooling has benefited your career at Gordon’s?

    Kelly: “I went to Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communication for a film degree and it was an incredible demanding program. The excellence expected from the professor’s taught me to hold my work to a higher standard than I ever had before. Though i do not use my specific degree here at Gordon’s; the discipline and rigor with which I approached my studies are skills that benefit me every day.”

    Q: When did you start working for the company? Was there any ‘child labor’ infringement? *wink*

    “I have been a part of the company since my folks started it in 1986. Instead of getting grounded, my sisters and I had to come to the shop and put weights in vertical vanes or file or clean. Once I had a license, I had the privilege of driving many hundreds of shades to Cornell University on Winter and Summer Breaks. I started working for Gordon’s in earnest in 2003, just after college and to my surprise,(and probably my dad’s surprise as well) absolutely  FELL IN LOVE with the business!”

    Q: How many positions have you worked at, the company? 

    “I have been order entry, front desk, purchasing, receiving, web manager, retail manager, chief operations officer and now am president.”

    Q: How was it working along side your father and mother? Did you find it difficult to remove the family dynamic from the business?

    “Because the business has essentially been another sibling sitting at the kitchen table for our entire lives, there is no possibility of removing the business from the family or vice versa. Our family vacations have always included stops to visit clients and our business trips frequently include kiddos. It is part of what I love about having a family business. The business is so much more than something we do to earn a paycheck.

    It is literally a part of the family.

    In terms of working with my folks, it has added a dynamic to our relationship that is invaluable. Of course, my dad is at his best when he’s playing with his grandkids, but he is absolutely in his element when he is working a room for business and to get to see your parent in this role, that you typically wouldn’t get to see, if you didn’t work alongside them. It’s just so awesome. Gord is a legend!”

    Q: Did you ever see yourself becoming president of the company?

    “In the beginning, absolutely not. But about 5 or 6 years ago, I realized just how much I love this company. Even on the really hard days, my passion for this company never falters. I cannot fathom doing anything else. So once that realization hit, I became incredibly eager to learn about every aspect of the business, so that when I did become president, I would be one that the rest of our team could feel confident in.”

    Q: Now that you are the president, with your father stepping down last February, what do you see for the next 30 years for Gordon’s?

    “I’m pausing at this question because, I just get SO pumped thinking about the next 30 years. I think about all the ways that Gordon’s is going to take every standard in our industry and turn it on it’s head in the pursuit creating the most incredible experience for every single client of ours. Our mission statement commits to the delivering a product and experience that makes our clients smile.

    In 30 years, we will be delivering a product and experience that will make them jump up and squeal with delight!”

    More about Kelly:

     In my downtime, I  like to: 

    “Play with my kiddos, hike, swim, ski – indulge in Vermont”

    My favorite word:  

    Mom. Saying it and hearing it, are equally amazing.”

    If you could have  dinner with anyone  past or present,  who would it be and  why?:  

    ” Jon Stewart – no explanation  necessary.”

    I support local… “because I love being a part of my community. I chose to live in Vermont because I am in love with this state, the people, and of course the huge number of incredibly innovative small businesses. By choosing to buy my shoes at Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel and my eyeglasses at Eye’s of the World and my toilet paper from Seventh Generation I am choosing to make this state I love so dearly stronger.”

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