About Us

Board of Advisors


Kara (Houck) McCaffrey

Relation to Gary Sister and Friend
Born October 10th, 1984
Occupation Corporate Trainer – Epic

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  • Penn State University (BS in Math)
  • University of Wisconsin (MBA)
Personal Interests Spending time with my husband, family, friends and two cats, traveling, Miami Heat basketball, driving/racing, reading and shopping
Best Memory of Gary Most recently, I remember when my parents and I were out in Arizona for his rehab. It was the day that he was going to tell us the things we did that hurt him which was a very scary and emotional day. We were not supposed to have any contact with him at all, but before the session that day my brother got my attention and tossed me a bracelet he had bought me. It read FEAR NOT. He knew I was worried and just wanted to let me know there was nothing to be scared about. When we got to the session my brother did not have one bad thing to say to me. He just told me that I was the best sister he could have asked for and that he loved me. I had not worn my bracelet in months but the day my brother died before I found out in the morning, I went into my jewelry box and put it on randomly. When the police came to our door, I had on my bracelet and it was like my brother was telling me again not to fear… that he was alright.:

Richard A. McBride

Relation to Gary Friend
Born August 17th, 1958
Occupation Retired

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Schooling Camp Hill High School Graduate 1976
Personal Interests Swimming, Golfing, Going to the beach and mountains
Best Memory of Gary Spending time talking with him about father and son relationships, both in the professional world and family life.:

Eric Miller

Relation to Gary Friend of about 10 years
Born August 4th, 1978
Occupation Territory Manager – Synergy Orthopedics (Sales)

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  • PSU ’96-’98
  • Temple Univ. ’98-’01 – BS – Exercise Physiology
Personal Interests Soccer (playing & coaching), Spending time with family and friends
Best Memory of Gary Too many to list… go-cart racing at Shippensburg, numerous soccer games, his love of laughter and good times.:

Lauren Aronson Lagin

Relation to Gary Close Friend
Born January 22nd, 1980
Occupation President and Owner of Say What Speech, Speech and Langauge therapy services

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  • University of Delaware – Bachelors
  • Northeastern University – Masters
Personal Interests Photography, Arts, Travel, Hanging with friends, Meeting new people
Best Memory of Gary I don’t think it is possible to pick out one best memory of Gary. Each time was special for his amazing laugh and his ability to make all situations so much fun.

Roger S. North

Relation to Gary Friend and Business Consultant
Born May 13th, 1958
Occupation President, North Group Consultants, Inc.

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Schooling Schooling: Messiah College – B.S.
Personal Interests Family, Golf, Reading, Serving the church and community
Best Memory of Gary Gary came to each one of our meetings with a frozen drink (we used to call them slurpees). He often appeared like a teenager, that is until we starting talking about business, then his creativity and business insights showed through… he didn’t seem like a teenager then!:

Austin S. Rhodes

Relation to Gary Best friend
Born March 1st, 1977
Occupation Project Manager

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  • Central Dauphin High School
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Lebanon Valley College
Personal Interests Hiking, Running, Adventure Sports
Best Memory of Gary In high school, Gary somehow convinced his father to let us build an ice rink in their front yard. The ironic thing is that there was a perfectly good pond just 20 feet away! Gary always thought “big” and had the ability to get everyone else excited about his ideas, too.

Jaime Toigo

Relation to Gary True Friend
Born July 22nd, 1976
Occupation President – Service1st Restoration & Remodeling

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Schooling Associates Degree in Business and Travel
Personal Interests Spending time with my two girls, Diamond and Passion and husband Mark
Best Memory of Gary We were in Keystone, Colorado and we must have been around 10 years old at the time. We were on one of our many family vacations skiing. Our families decided to take a break from the slopes and we went ice skating. My sisters constantly joked with both of us about being boyfriend and girlfriend, not just for this vacation but every time we were together. They wanted us so bad to kiss each other… I guess they saw an opportunity to push us together so we would kiss and they did just that. We laughed about that vacation every time we were together. The innocence of a child should never be taken from them. When you can remember times like this one and smile because you remember the exact feeling you experienced in that moment, you realize how special a memory can be.

Chad Madden

Relation to Gary Childhood Friend
Born October 24th, 1976
Occupation Physical Therapist

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  • Central Dauphin HS
  • College Misericordia – Masters Degree in Physical Therapy
Personal Interests Activities with Stephanie, Jackson, Quinn, Christian, and Grayson (wife and four sons), Golf, Fishing, Baseball, Running, Spiritual studies
Best Memory of Gary Gary was the first person I met to sign include his “#2” with his signature…and that was in 5th grade!

Others include Gary betting me that my tongue would stick to the frozen metal pole…I lost that one. The best part was trying to watch him out of the corner of my eye as he was rolling on the ground from laughing so hard…and my tongue was stuck to the pole. Also, in High School, he was the first person in North America to make a car stereo speaker out of duct tape.



Brad Beldon

Relation to Gary Gary’s and my relationship was more like a big brother/little brother.
Born August 22nd, 1964
  • President and CEO – Beldon Roofing Company
  • Vice President – Beldon Roofing USA

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  • Lee High School – San Antonio, Texas 1978-1982
  • University of Texas – BBA – Austin, Texas 1982-1986
Personal Interests Spending time with the family (wife – Susan, children – Brittany, Mackenzie, Marshall, Dylan), Golf, Work
Best Memory of Gary  It would be when he took Marshall to the store and came back with a car load of toys. Marshall didn’t even think anything was wrong.

Paul Velencia

Relation to Gary Life long friend and sounding board. We had many long conversations about the state of the universe. I have known him since he was about six or seven years old.
Born December 23rd, 1952
  • Founder  – Davidson & Velencia, Inc.
  • Founder – Gen-Connect

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  • Steelton-Highspire High School
  • Dickinson College
Personal Interests Married to the greatest wife/mother combination of all time, Pam, 3 children Jen, Cindy, Marcia.  Traveling with Pam, Golf, Non-profit board activity and Entrepreneurial pursuits.
Best Memory of Gary Gary inviting my oldest daughter, Jen, (who was then about five years old) to his back yard so she could play on his awesome swing set. Not only did she get introduced to all of his unbelievable backyard gadgets and toys, but he also gave her a straw cowboy hat as a reward for her visit to his home. At age 7, he understood that rewarding desired behavior works for both dogs and humans. He was one of the most natural salesman and capitalists I have ever known.