Gary was born in Lac La Biche. He has made Fort McMurray his home for the past 53 years and raised three sons in the town. He worked in the oil patch with the International Iron Workers Local #720. He also started a small construction renovation business in 2016.
His objective is to secure contracts with local Indigenous companies. His hobbies include weight-training, gardening, fishing, and woodworking. He comes from a long line of Boostroms who migrated to make their home in Fort McMurray.