Raised in Oak Harbor, WA on Whidby Island after spending three years in Sasebo, Japan (parents were in the Navy). Gary eventually moved away from "the Rock" to attend college at at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. As far from Oak Harbor as one could get without leaving the state. An avid athlete, Gary competed in various sports growing up and in college including track, cross country and rugby. Once moved back to the North West after living in Las Vegas for a couple years, he married his long time girlfriend and they had their 1st son the following year. Another boy followed a year after that. Currently residing in Spokane, WA.