Started his career as a professional musician
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Broadway shows, Las Vegas production shows and stars
He has taught with Rolf Laerm at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ohio State Creative Activities Program
Lorain County Community College for the Culinary program
And many continuing education programs and cooking schools
Wine columnist for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram
and a wine consultant and contributor to the Wine Buzz, a Cleveland-based wine magazine.
Worked in fine wine wholesale sales and sales management for 34 years in Ohio
Retired but is still writing, teaching and performing musical jobs.
He has taught numerous seminars for the Society of Wine Educators National Conferences
Gary earned his Certified Wine Educator certificate in August of 1994
Appointed to the Board of Examiners in 1999, and oversaw the exam programs for two years
Certified Spanish Wine Educator
Certified Sherry Wine Specialist 2019
He was named a Distinguished Members of the Society with their inaugural award in 2009.
Gary combines solid and practical knowledge, a down-to-earth viewpoint and humor in his presentations.