With great family support and by taking a smaller role in the family automotive repair business, Gary began his teaching career 19 years ago as an automotive technology instructor at Caddo Career & Technology Center (CCTC) in Shreveport, LA. Gary has led the automotive department in earning the prestigious National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certification with the first perfect-score ever awarded in the United States, and being the first ever secondary program to be selected as the best automotive program in nation by Tomorrow’s Technician. He was ACTE’s National Teacher of the Year in 2010-2011.