Gary with a degree in Resource Management (Geography) from the University of Colorado along with 2 years of graduate studies in Business Administration has been involved with the silver recovery industry since 1983. He managed the day-to-day operations of a regional silver recovery company focused on route services until 1989 when he joined Academy Corporation.
With Academy Gary was involved in sales, product development, and the creation of the services division. In the late 1990s Gary developed, created, and managed Academy’s service division known as Academy Recovery Services (ARS) and led it to more than 10 years of profitability, first providing service support to the medical industry, followed by a successful transition in creating support services to the photo industry.
Gary lives in Corrales, NM with his wife of 27 years, Jennifer. They have two grown children and a lot of animals on their mini-farm in Corrales.