Born in Winnipeg, Canada in September 1955. During his youth, Gary played multiple sports including football, baseball, hockey, curling, badminton, gymnastics and track & field. After high school, he accepted a scholarship to play football at Boise State in Idaho where he would graduate from college with a degree majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Economics. He would go on to play 5 seasons as a pro football player in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Gary moved to Hawaii in 1986 where he met his wife Darlene. His family now has 7 children and 5 grandchildren. His business career after football has included being vp for a grain trading company, sr vp for a local investment trading company, subcontractor for Microsoft and managing his own accounting firm, Shepherd Path Accounting. Gary loves the Lord and is currently the executive director for One Love Ministries.