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 Rich at the park Can you believe anyone has the gall to put up a page that just tells about their (usually) mundane existence? Of course you can!! And here is mine!!

Rich Gordley Now

I just can't bring myself to say "me" as many times as it would take to get through this page, so you'll pardon me (I know you will) if I speak of myself in the third person.

Rich Gordley is a software engineer for a Fortune 500 company located in the midwest and free lance piano tuner, computer programmer, computer fabricator, computer repairman, and general techie handy man. He didn't plan it that way, but it just happened. (His rates are extremely reasonable). He lives with his wonderful, extremely tolerant wife, Deb (who is a gifted oboist and dessert chef), and his 8 year old long haired dachshund Sam.


Four legged friends who have passed away are the Gentle Giant Stormy and Thor another gallant and devoted friend.

Rich is only alive today by the grace and direct intervention of God. He has served Him through music in the Des Moines Iowa Vineyard Christian Fellowship and other venues similar to his service at the Eagles' Nest Christian Fellowship, Chillicothe, Illinois where he was worship leader for 8 years..

Rich and Deb are very active in the Des Moines Community Orchestra where she is principal oboe and he is principal bassoon. They also founded the Paradox Woodwind Quintet that is active throughout the community playing for weddings, corporate events, and holiday venues.

Rich is an avid reader and an amateur photographer active on PhotoSIG, a great community for photography learning and critique.

Rich Gordley Then

Rich was born in Chicago and raised in Mt. Sterling, Illinois, a small farming community just about halfway between Chicago and St. Louis and 35 miles from the Mississippi river. Rich earned his degree in Music Education at Western Illinois University and then served 12 years as a Junior High Band Director in Chillicothe, IL. After suffering burnout and budget reductions, Rich assisted in founding the Chillicothe Alternative School, an enterprise still operated by the ex-Mrs. (the less said about this the better).

Being cast upon the world at an age and of an education which made him nearly unemployable, Rich began to live by his wits which he would not recommend to anyone. He has been an insurance agent (another topic best left unexplored), a quant (one who supplies statistical and mathematical data to a commodities trader), a cook, and a Kelly Girl before meeting Deb and moving to Des Moines.

Rich answers all Email which is not of a solicitation nature.

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:rgordley@q.com
Des Moines, IA

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