Gary started at Fareway in 1975 in Winterset, Iowa as a part-time courtesy/carryout employee. He then went on to college and got an associates degree in Business Management. After college, he went back to work in Winterset before moving to Clear Lake, Iowa full-time. After Clear Lake, he went on to be the assistant grocery manager in Washington and Independence, Iowa, before being promoted to Grocery manager in Emmetsburg, Iowa. In 1997, he was promoted to a supervisor, and only a year later, he was promoted to Regional Vice President. He currently oversees retail locations and the development of employees wanting to expand their careers at Fareway. Gary and his wife, Rene, reside in Ankeny, Iowa. They have two daughters, Maggie and Hannah.