Raised in Ohio, Gary’s desire for gold grew from a hobby to a full time career, bouncing him around until he eventually landed in Nome. It was there that he met Vernon Adkison and his mining career began in earnest. Throughout the years, Vernon’s had a revolving door of crew and divers but Gary has remained a constant and become Vernon’s right-hand man. A jack-of all-trades, Gary is a mechanic, a fabricator, and Vernon’s ace diver. Gary’s can-do attitude, unwavering loyalty, and ability to fix whatever breaks down are what have kept Vernon’s operation running.