You name it, he’s done it! In his own words, “I like to help people make things look and sound better!”
Gary started his career in broadcasting in 1997 as a part-time master control room operator and assistant engineer at WVSX, a start-up FOX station that gave him the opportunity to learn the industry from the ground up. After six months, he was promoted to chief engineer and oversaw the daily maintenance and operations for the station. He left in 2001 for WFXR/WJPR in Roanoke, Va., to design and build a CW network control room. Later that year, he was contacted by Concord University in Athens, W.Va., to help design and build a new, all-digital, television studio for its Center for Academic Technologies.
In 2003, Gary was recruited back to WVSX — now WVNS — to do a ground-up build of the station to include a cutting-edge control room and live news department. Since then, he helped the station grow its news product and improve the technology to include a completely high definition control room and a tapeless newsroom to pave the way for a 2013 launch of high definition newscasts. In 2012, Gary joined the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media. Since joining UNC, he has converted both of their TV studios to tapeless, HD workflows and built their first radio/podcasting studio. He also brought the first live, remote broadcast capabilities to the school. The school also allowed Gary to expand his skill set to classroom AV design and integration. Additionally, Gary manages the university’s live studio used for connections to national and international media outlets for radio and TV interviews. If this wasn’t enough, Gary has been doing freelance video production since 2005. He has worked with clients as a videographer, video editor, graphic designer, and motion graphics.