Gary came to work for Parkin Electric in 1992 as an apprentice fresh out of Gresham High School, coming from his family owned and operated HVAC company, Rose Heating and Air Conditioning. Gary has worked up thru the ranks to his current position due to his natural ability to identify with a customer’s vision, system requirements and the ability to provide the customer with cost effective solutions. Systems troubleshooting, design and integration are key attributes that make Gary the top of his class. Gary holds an Oregon General Electrical Supervisor’s license, Oregon and Washington General Journeyman licenses, is a member of National Electrical Code Making Panel 9 representing the IEC National Codes and Standards Committee, volunteers as a board member on Oregon’s Area 1 JATC for electrical apprenticeship training and is a 20 year member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), one might say he is a bit of an electrical code nerd. A typical day for Gary starts early, 3:30am to be exact, when he wakes up to train with his teammates on the Oregon City Tankers Swim team as a member of US Masters Swimming. Born and bred in the Pacific NW, when Gary is away from work you will find him exploring Oregon and beyond in his custom built 4x4 Sprinter campervan where he enjoys camping, open water swimming, mountain biking, snowboarding and anything else outdoors. In March 2019, a major bucket-list item was checked off when he spent a month taking in the ‘Kiwi culture’ while road tripping across the North and South islands of New Zealand in an RV with family friends. .