Gary was born in a small town in Michigan and has been a resident of Topanga, California since 1976. He served in the U.S. Army (USASA/NSA) from 1962 to 1968. He graduated from CSULB (B.F.A. Sculpture, Magna Cum Laude) in 1974 and obtained a Master’s degree in Art (Sculpture) in 1976. Gary has specialized in homes and land real estate in Topanga and Eastern Malibu for 31 years. He was the manager of the Malibu Realty office in Topanga for 20+ years. An avid mountain trails hiker, Gary served five years on the Board of Directors of the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council and worked to improve and expand the local mountain trails system. He has served as President of the Topanga Brokers Co-op nineteen years in a row.