Michael Gordon

Mike Gordon arrived with his family in Seward, Alaska in 1953 at age ten. Mike graduated from Anchorage High School in 1960 and in 1970 opened what was to become the world famous Chilkoot Charlie's nightclub, which he owned and operated for forty-five years, selling the operation to his employees in 2015.

Mike has completed fifteen marathons and summited the highest mountain on six of the seven continents, reaching 27,500 feet on Mt. Everest on his third attempt at age 50. He graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelor's degree in politics and a minor in philosophy, later earning a master's degree in writing from Alaska Pacific University.

Elected twice to the Anchorage City Council in the early '70s, Mike served simultaneously on the Anchorage Borough Assembly. He also served twice as Chairman of the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, appointed by Governors Cowper and Murkowski.

Mike resides year-round with his wife, Shelli, and their standard poodle, Jacques across beautiful Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska. He has a daughter, Michele, a son, Michael, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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