Gary is a charter member and was instrumental in the formation of this project and procuring the monetary support and buy-in from the five counties.
- Bachelor of Science in Botany from Fort Hays State University
- (1991 – Current) Director of Glacial Hills Resource Conservation and Development Region a rural development organization based on the development and enhancement of natural, economic and human resources serving Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall and Nemaha counties. Besides conservation of natural resources, Glacial Hills also is focused on enhancing entrepreneurship and community development. Their Rural Business Development Loan Program has provided a second line of lending to entrepreneurs in the region through their revolving loan process. The Rural Development Loan Program has also been a major sponsor of the Entrepreneurship Academy for teens in the region. To support food entrepreneurs, Glacial Hills transformed a building that was donated into one of the first Commercial Food Centers for development of food products and processing.
- (1957-1991)Federal employee with Natural Resources Conservation Service
Gary is an army veteran and served in the Viet Nam war. He has served tirelessly to protect our streams, water and soil quality and in forming initiatives with private and governmental partners to enhance entrepreneurship in the region.