Gary is a professional registered nurse (RN) and freelance photographer. Gary first became interested in photography during the 1980's as a travel nurse to capture the beauty of the local areas around the hospitals where he worked. His nursing background includes work as an adult critical care nurse, nurse educator, and nursing administrator. Gary earned his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from the University of Phoenix and is a trained Faith Community Nurse (FCN).
Gary’s work has been recognized by Arizona Highways Magazine and other civic organizations. Most recently, The Woman’s Club of the West Mesa chose Gary’s photograph of the Rio Grande and Sandia Mountains for the cover of their cookbook. Gary is the owner of TopGum Photography.