Gary, a Kearney native, graduated from Kearney High School in 1989 and from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 1993 with a degree in business and economics. After graduating from UNK, he started his business, Barth Financial, and has been at it ever since. Gary’s been a financial advisor for 26 years and his passion is helping his customers achieve their hopes and dreams. He is actively involved in the First Baptist Church leadership groups and has served on many boards and committees. He has also served on community boards and has been actively involved in coaching youth activities for over 20 years. Gary has coached youth baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. His real passion is aviation, and he has been a pilot for over 25 years. Gary has been married to his lovely wife Jenny for 24 years and he has 3 children Brant-21, Alexis-18, and Brooke-15.
What experience do you have dancing: “My friends call me MC Hammer…. actually I have no experience!”
Words to describe what you look like when you dance: “A sight to see.”
Favorite dance: “Hip hop. I’ve never done it, but it looks cool.”
Go-to dance move: “The pretzel.”
Favorite memory of dancing: “The first time I met my wife, Jenny, I taught her to country dance.”
Personal goal for KDWTS: “To raise money for these kids, and to not embarrass myself!”
Why fans should vote for you: “Because I don’t want to get last!”