Self-described as a serial entrepreneur, Gary has made his own luck throughout his life through sheer determination, work ethic, empathy and by embracing “the golden rule.” His path in real estate started in 2017 after lengthy careers traveling the country representing AT&T and then founding a Georgia-based, state and local tax compliance service bureau called Atlantax. Armed with this knowledge and through t... more.remendous interpersonal skills, he proudly guides both buyers and sellers through their real estate journeys, never losing sight that this investment or divestment means a new chapter for his customers.
Gary’s experience owning and operating his own company for nearly three decades and evolving through the dot com boom and recession speaks to his impeccable drive and business acumen and why he chose Michael Saunders & Company. Living within the resort-style, mountain community of Big Canoe, Georgia for many years has additionally given him first-hand insight into lifestyle destinations renowned for scenic beauty and leisure. It was only after answering the call of the pristine shores of Siesta Key that he and his wife of 54 years, Marsha, chose to sell the business and become full-time islanders.
Born in Panama City, Florida, Gary has enjoyed residency in multiple states but is proud to keep his sense of southern hospitality wherever he goes. He was raised in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration before moving to Georgia. He and his wife currently live on Siesta Key and enjoy partaking in the many sporting and cultural activities afforded with living on the barrier island as well as being active in their community. They have two sons, two grown grandchildren and two great-grandchildren spread across the country with the highest concentration in Georgia.