Gary was Service Manager of Lollipop from 2016 to 2018 and before that worked for over thirty years as a secondary school teacher, working in Oldham, York, India and California. Gary was a history and politics teacher and latterly an assistant headteacher for KS3. Gary has worked with many children and young people over the years with different special educational needs, including deafness. In India he taught in a school for the deaf. Gary has experience of organising and leading various school visits, residentials and trips, many of which are similar to the activities of Lollipop. Gary is currently a part time teacher working for the City of York health needs specialist teaching team.