Gene was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming. The rumors that he was raised by a pack of wolves are highly overstated. (It was only two, not a pack.) Gene would consider his birth as the most significant moment in his life. “I could not imagine what my life would have been like if I would have never been born.” His earliest memories are of playing with Tonka Trucks and drinking cologne. (We think it explains a lot). Brad taught Gene the basics of juggling as a sophomore in high school. Gene was a nerd (and some would contest he still is) and loved being on the Math team (from time to time he still likes to wear his pocket protector).
Gene graduated from the Catholic University of America in 1996 (which means he never has to do homework ever again) with a degree in Computer Science and a sub-concentration in Religion and Religious Education (the connection between the two was never quite grasped by Gene’s academic advisor, but then again Gene can’t explain it either). Gene graduated at the top of his college class in the Computer Science Department at The Catholic University of America in 1996. (This is not as impressive as it really sounds. When Gene joined the program as a freshman there were 11 people in his class. When he graduated he was the only one left. We think it might have had something to do with his bathing habits in college. So besides graduating at the top of his class he also graduated at the bottom.) After graduation from college Gene moonlighted at Andersen Consulting (if you can call working 60 to 120 hours a week moonlighting) while starting APeX Youth Ministries with Brad.
In addition to working with APeX Gene also help small business owners eliminate self sabotage from their work likes. For two years he taught anger management in a county jail and wrote a book full of anger management tools that is now used in jails and prisons in 4 countries.