Mr. Parker has lived in Greensboro since 1963 and became fascinated with minerals as a Cub Scout. He became involved with the Greensboro Gem and Mineral Club in the early eighties and has been an active member ever since. Currently serving as president of the mineral club, Gary has served in all aspects of the club activities. Gary has taught Lapidary classes in the past including cabbing at the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center and the Natural Science Center of Greensboro. Additional classes taken over the years include wire wrapping, silversmithing, jewelry design and faceting. Gary does freelance cabbing at home, makes gem trees, and participates in several mineral shows as a vendor. He appreciates having the opportunity to share his knowledge with the students at the Sawtooth School.