Gary hails from Oklahoma but was brought up in a military family where his fathers numerous travels took his family around the world from Germany, California and England. Gary graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems. After graduating he moved to Fort Lauderdale and this is where he proudly calls home now. Shortly after arriving he started his career in yachting as a deckmate where he worked his way up the ladder and obtained his first captains license. He currently hold a 1600 USCG Masters and loves every minute he spends on the ocean as long as things aren't breaking. His vast boating experience has taken him from Canada to South America with stops thought out the Caribbean, gulf of Mexico, Bahamas and Central America. As well as working on pleasure yachts, Capt. Gary has spent several years operating commercial vessels. He spend several years in the oilfield running crew boats as large as 182′ and operated a landing craft involved in mining operations in Haiti.