Generations of Family Entertainment
Meet the Gilmore Family
It’s All About Family
Meet Jeff Gilmore and Jordan Gilmore Watkins
Jeff and Jordan were ages 8 and 4, respectively, when the family moved from Missouri to the Grand Strand to pursue Calvin’s dream of building a live music theater. They grew up in the business. Literally. Family meals were likely to include discussions about comedy, cast members, marketing and everything in between. Both of them spent a lot of time at the theater watching rehearsals or playing backstage in dressing rooms and corporate offices and each of them rode in to work with Dad in the evening from time to time. After completing college, they moved back to the beach to put their oars in the water with the family business. Thirty-six years later, they are an indispensable part of the fabric of the company, working closely with Calvin and long-time family friend and Gilmore Entertainment president David Olive.
Jordan Gilmore Watkins
Jordan graduated at Waccamaw High School in Pawleys Island, where she and her husband Russell now make their home, with their son Rudd and daughter Gilmore. As Clemson graduates, they are die-hard Clemson Tiger fans, holding season tickets every year and are often enjoying a tailgate with friends. She is involved with their Southern Baptist church, active in community and school activities, and enjoys playing USTA tennis.
It gives me a great deal of comfort to know that Jeff and Jordan are on the front lines, maintaining the high level of integrity and product expected of Gilmore Entertainment. Their talent and work ethic is a gift. I never dreamed that it would be so satisfying to have my children working side by side with me. How did I get so lucky?