Gary Snyder was born and raised in Wichita Kansas. He attended Colorado State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management. Gary met his future wife, Nancy, while she was stationed in Wichita as an Air Force missile crew commander. Gary and Nancy moved around the country for Nancy’s various assignments in the Air Force. During this time Gary enjoyed a wide variety of jobs including: attending firefighter and EMT training, working offshore on oil rig equipment, working on railroad equipment, running an Air Force base thrift shop, and administrative work in manufacturing and retail businesses. Gary also completed an Associate degree in Accounting from Allan Hancock College.
In 2001 Gary began working for The Navigators, a world-wide Christian Missionary organization as a corporate accountant. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Regis University and became a Senior Corporate Accountant.