Gary is currently a principal at Pine Valley Middle School in the Mountain Empire Unified School District and has held that position for the past 5 years. Prior to that he was a middle school math and science teacher. He is a newcomer to education as he spent 20 years previous in the retail and construction industries. In his free time he is an avid outdoorsman camping and fishing and enjoys all sports. He is a native San Diegan and spends his time with his wife, Andrea, and is most proud of his daughter, Kelsey, who is pursuing her own career in education as a teacher.