Gary grew up as small child riding horses. By age fifteen to no surprise he gravitated to become a race horse jockey throughout the 1970's. The story goes he jumped a train to El Paso Texas while his mother thought he was at school! Trainer’s made him pay his dues though as a groom, pony and exercise boy before trusting him to any mounts. He stayed a horseman into his mid-twenties until ultimately, couldn't make weight any longer. He said, "Just as well, wife, kids, time to take root!"
His friends call him "Coop". Later in life he came to find the benefits of running and still runs to this day with well over one hundred races to his credit. At one point the Cooper's owned a candle business setting up shop at state fairs, convention centers and malls with over two hundred other vendors’ from around the globe. They hand crafted their artful candles between show locations. Often the Cooper's traveled with a production company called "The Country Peddler Show" who are still on the road to this day.
In the last few years Gary became interested in the internet finding first class guidance from legendary Butch Hamilton SEO Master based out of Amarillo Texas. Gary is the author of various and many articles that help to empower individuals. He and his wife continue to network with friends and new associates from around the globe. Coop’s favorite quotes are, "Set clear goals and vision, create your plan, take action and success follows those who consistently expand their knowledge base!”