Gene grew up in Chicago and was the oldest of 5 children. He was a hellion that did drugs, rode motorcycles and got into all kinds of trouble until he moved to Spokane in 1995, and surrendered his life to the Lord in 2002. Once he turned his life over to the Lord, he started attending church and planted himself into a home study in 2002, that eventually turned into Calvary Chapel Deer Park. He assisted Pastor Bob for over 20 years and is now retired.
In his retirement, he is enjoying traveling the world and he still loves to ride motorcycles wherever he is.
He has a daughter; Samantha who attended college at the WSU School of Nursing and is now working as a nurse in Spokane. She has since married the love of her life, Jacob Bean.