Gary is married to Janet and they have been married for 47 years. They are blessed with two children and four grandchildren.
Gary has been responsible for the operation water/waste water utilities for 25 years and has been an Environmental Consultant for 20 years.
Gary has been a Rotarian for approximately 30 years, he is Paul Harris Fellow, as well as a member of the Paul Harris Society. He has been very active in District 6690 and has served 12 District Governors. He is currently serving as the District’s 6690 Chair of the International Service Committee and the Giving Chair.
Gary led a team to Kenya to work with the Rafiki Aids Orphanage and worked on a design and budget that resulting in a bore-hole (water well) for the Orphanage.
Gary, while serving 4 years with the Salvation Army medical brigade to Honduras recognized that most of the illnesses were water borne and the doctors were treating the symptom, not the root cause, polluted water. He has subsequently led two Rotary teams to Honduras addressing water/sanitation issues.
Gary serves as the Foundation Chair for the Short North Rotary Club. He was recognized by the Short North Rotary Club as Rotarian of the year 2006 – 2007 and was again recognized by his club with the Service Above Self award for 2008 – 2009, and was instrumental in the club becoming 100% PHF
Gary has traveled across the District promoting Matching Grants and raising awareness of the need for clean water and basic sanitation. He has encouraged clubs to partner together with other Districts on matching grant projects.
Gary has served as presenter at the annual Foundatione to edit.