was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in 1951. He attended UW-Oshkosh,
majoring in social work, and was the Director of the Addiction
Treatment Education Program at Rockford Memorial Hospital in
Rockford, IL, when his interest in drumming began in the late
studied the art of drum making with an Objibwe Native in New Mexico,
and says, "To
me, drumming is the spiritual made physical by the sound and motion
of the drum."
October of 1991 Gary went through the New Warrior Training Adventure
"Carry the spirit and energy of the drum to men and women
throughout the world."
have connected Gary to people throughout the country. Gary's
background in counseling has made him realize that a lot of
counseling can be done in ways
that are not spoken,
and that includes the emotions and feelings that go on with people