Gary grew up in a musical family in East Wenatchee, WA. At 8 years old, he began piano lessons that continued through his high school years where he really learned to play and appreciate various styles of music. Gary's music ability in piano and singing caught the attention of his high school music teachers early on.
He earned a music scholarship to Wenatchee Valley College and then went to Northwest College, now called Northwest University, in Kirkland, WA. There he continued his studies in music theory, conducting, piano, and vocal performing. Since then, Gary has been actively involved in the church and community with his musical abilities.
When MP3.COM was the most popular music website on the internet, Gary garnered over 20,000 song plays and downloads and was a repeated editor's pick with MP3.COM. Gary was also the Editor's "Hot Pick" at DMX Music, a leading provider of streaming music for businesses around the world. Gary has produced and co-produced local NW artists including Kevin Thornton, former singer with 90's Grammy nominated group Color Me Badd.
He's also performed with musical groups and artists in the Pacific Northwest to reach out to people through the power of music.