Gary is a software engineer at Sweetwater. He is also a composer and pianist, and has composed film, orchestral, chamber music and arranged music for various stage musicals. He is a graduate of UCLA Film Scoring school in Los Angeles, and is currently working on an original musical. When living in LA, he was a member of the Pacific Composers Guild, and had some of his original works performed at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Museum Theatre and broadcast live on classical station KUSC 91.5 in LA. He has also directed various musical productions (both as Director and as Musical Director) while living in Tulsa, OK, including Sleeping Beauty, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tom Sawyer, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Aesop’s Falables, and many others. Gary met his wife, Terri, while acting opposite of her in a production of “Alone Together” at the Gaslight Dinner Theatre in Tulsa, OK in 1986, and they’ve been married since 1989.

Gary and Terri moved to Fort Wayne in 2015. They have 4 children, James, Susan, Laura and Robert. James and Robert both moved to Fort Wayne in 2016. James is working on his Masters’ degree at Purdue in Computer Science, and Robert will be getting a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology. Susan is an airline pilot with Skywest, as well as a pilot with the US Air Force Reserves. She recently married another Air Force pilot, Jordan Prado, in January 2021. Laura is a recent graduate from OU, is currently an EMT, and will be attending school next year to become a P.A.

Gary has also been a computer programmer throughout most of his career, and has written many successful software applications, including the Norton Utilities for Mac while an employee at Symantec, and ExpensePlus for Newton and ExpensePlus for Palm while working at State of the Art, Inc. and WalletWare, Inc.

Gary’s email is music@uufortwayne.org