A native Floridian, Gary joined WebDevStudios in the summer of 2016, but he has been a WordPress user since the early 2000s. After attending his first WordCamp in 2015, he cleaned up a few of his own plugins and put them in the WordPress repository. Often dabbling in a side project to satisfy his own curiosity, Gary can be found attending and sometimes speaking at Florida WordCamps. Most recently, he volunteered as one of six organizers at WordCamp Jacksonville 2017.
Gary began his professional career writing product copy for an e-commerce company. From there, he moved on to international product sourcing, wholesale account management, and finally VP of e-commerce. Along the way, he wrote small scripts and internal tools to automate many of his tasks. In the mid-2000s, Gary built, launched, and sold a subscription poker training website. He has also launched a series of sites that serve to support small, locally owned restaurants.
When he’s not in front of his computer, Gary likes to play with his kids or learn a new obscure stringed instrument.