Gil was raised in northeastern Ohio near the shore of Lake Erie. After high school and a short stint in the army, he headed west to attend college. He was an accounting major at The University of Missouri, starting his career with Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, MO. Several job transfers to Chicago, Atlanta, Winchester, VA, and Aurora, CO moved him closer to Denver and L2 Church. The last leg of this journey came in the fall of 1998 when he learned Russ would be teaching through Proverbs verse by verse on Wednesday evening. That was it for Gil and it didn't take much prompting by the spirit to convince him he needed to be at L2 on Sundays as well. Outside interests have been mostly with the racquet sports with tennis being his favorite. Now that he works out at the Glendale Sports Center. Rugby has become the team sport to watch.