Garth grew up in the small town of Arcata, in Northern California. While in high school, Garth flourished as an All State Wrestler with his passion to compete. Through his academic success and athletic abilities, Garth was invited, among a few, to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he majored in computer science and mathematics. Upon graduation, he received an appointment to the U.S. Military as a helicopter pilot. Garth transitioned out of active duty in 1991, after the first Gulf War, into what he calls his first love, the financial services industry. Garth currently resides in the Dash Point area where he enjoys fishing in the Puget Sound. Garth has been happily married to his wife Andrea for 20 years. Garth is proud of Andrea’s recent accomplishment as a graduate of Western Seminary in Portland with a Master’s Degree in exegetical theology. Andrea now volunteers much of her time in their local community.