Gary attended New Mexico State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in agriculture. After graduation, Gary worked at a livestock auction, drove a truck hauling cattle, and worked on his family’s ranch before beginning a career in the oil and gas industry.
Today, Gary owns three hotels in eastern Arizona. He also continues to work in the oil and gas industry and in his family’s farming and ranching operations.
Gary is actively involved in his community and has worked hard to boost tourism, job creation, and economic growth in rural Arizona.
Gary has three children. In his free time, he participates in team roping competitions. He is a Gold Card member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys’ Association, a member of the United States Team Roping Association, and the World Series of Team Roping.