Speech Language Pathologist
Gary first became part of the dedicated staff at St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. in the early 1990s and now serves as St. Luke’s Speech Language Pathologist through the established relationship made with Millennium Therapy.
He was born and raised just south of Spencer, Iowa. Upon graduation from Sioux Valley Community School, Gary went onto the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, where he received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Communication Disorders and Minors in French, Psychology, and Special Education in 1979. In 1988, he went onto further his education at Moorhead State University located in Moorhead, Minnesota, where he obtained a Master's of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology with an emphasis on Special Education in 1991.
Gary has been in the health care industry for many years. He has education, training, and experience with adults, geriatric individuals, children, inpatient, outpatient, home patient, and skilled nursing facilities. He has worked with mentally ill geriatric patients at South Dakota Human Services Center, children, adolescents, and adults at Hope Haven, and served as the Program Director at Friendship, Inc. for two group homes for severely-profoundly disabled children and adults. Gary has also worked for various contract rehabilitation companies in Northwest Iowa for the past 20+ years.
Currently, he lives in Estherville, Iowa with his wife. They have two adult sons; one works in Estherville, Iowa and the other in Spencer, Iowa.