Gary – Sponsorship, surgery & medication, planned meds & unexpected, depression

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In this episode I’ll be talking with Gary. We had a goal of talking about a few topics but ended up talking about all kinds of stuff. We talked about growing up on a ranch in Colorado and the escapades he had through his drinking and using. We also talk about sponsorship, his aneurysm, and how he handled bouts of depression. Gary is one of the most chill guys I know, he’s a dear friend and I hope this interview does him justice.

And with that, please enjoy this episode with Gary!

Peace & Love,


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