As the owner and operator of an excavation business, Gary is actively involved in his community. He lends his expertise volunteering at youth camps and working with his local community needs program. Gary has been involved with several youth conservation initiatives including the introduction of rainbow trout to Sucker Lake, and a lake shore access program to minimize human impact in high use areas. He lives in Upper North Field, Lunenburg County, N.S. with his wife Donna and has three sons and five grandchildren.