Chief Planes currently serves as Chief of the T’Sou-ke (SAA-UKE) Nation and has held that role for the last 12 years. He also sits on many boards encompassing the Salish Sea. He has previously been a logger, commercial fisherman, and pipe fitter by trade, in addition to Back Country Operations Manager with Pacific Rim National Parks Reserve. Gordon is a Coast Salish artist and carver, traditional singer, and captain of T’Sou-ke Nation’s traditional dug-out canoes.