Meet the Team
Trey Gordon is the President for Adjacent Space and the brains behind the direction and shape of the non profit structure. He drives the mission, policies, procedures and facilitates many conversations through events such as Think Tank.
Trey Gordon is fully Deaf (emphasis on capitalization of “D” in deaf). He grew up in Alabama, attended the state school for the Deaf, and went to Gallaudet University, the only university in the world whose primary language in its college curriculum is ASL. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he lived in India for almost four months serving their Deaf community, and learning Indian Sign Language. He then went on to complete a masters’ degree in public administration and a certificate in nonprofit management. His experience and upbringing led him to notice omissions and failures to recognize the needs of our communities, and he wanted to be a part of a grassroots-fueled organization that could revolutionize the community with accessibility.
For many years, one of Trey’s goals has been establishing a non-profit organization. The achievement of this goal is an example of how he conducts his work. He strives to be the best version of himself everyday.
Some words of wisdom that guides Trey is a quote from Reverend Eston Williams - “At the end of the day. I’d rather be excluded for who I include than included for who I exclude.”
When he considers his most relevant achievements, he lists his master’s degree, finally growing a mustache, and spreading the truth that pineapples do belong on pizza.
Board Member//Vice President
Angelica Dill is the Vice President and one of the co-founders of Adjacent Space, but she truly feels that the work of Adjacent Space is a collective effort from all the team members. Her main role is to maintain the website, organize communication, as well as tasks, and provide team members with the tools they need to serve the community.
Angelica received her education from Goshen College 2008 - 2012, which included a semester at Gallaudet University in 2011 as a visiting student. After graduation, she worked for four years at The League, a non profit organization in Northeast Indiana that served people with disabilities. She worked as an interpreter coordinator, interpreter, and one of the advocates that connected Deaf community members with local resources. She became nationally certified through RID in 2015 and has been a freelance interpreter for five years in Indiana and Alabama.
Her grandparents immigrated to the United States from Greece when they were in their 30s, and she grew up seeing their dedication to making connections with anyone they met, regardless of language barriers. This is something she carries with her as an interpreter and an active member of the signing community.
Some words of wisdom that guide Angelica include the old, simple saying, “If there is a will, there is a way.” She’s driven to see things happen. She uses timelines, lists on lists, and a friendly tenacity to get things done. When she sets a goal, she knows that it’s either going to happen, or it’s going to be a lesson to learn from.
With this, it’s no surprise that her long term goals include dedicating work towards the growth of Adjacent Space and it’s team members, getting a Master’s degree to advance her work, and eventually to open a small diner.