While broke and deep in debt, Gary McAuley built a multi-million dollar company and sold it in 1997 to a large NASDAQ corporation.
With his extensive background in business as well as theatre, Gary McAuley is a natural leader and speaker. He recently wrote The Hero’s Journey, a book incorporating myth into leadership. His belief is that we are all heroes, and we are all writing our own epic every day. The knowledge of this is a giant step towards leadership in the 21st century.
Gary McAuley is also an accomplished guitarist, with two CD’s of original music to his credit: Tales From the Jordan Valley Jail, and My Heart’s on Sale. Additionally, he has written a musical entitled Vampire Virgins from Venus, which was named Best New Musical of 1997 and had its world premiere in Los Angeles in the Fall of 2000, receiving rave reviews from the LA Times. If needed, Gary McAuley can be enticed into pulling out his guitar and singing some of his own songs or juggling. In a phrase, Gary entertains.
Currently, Gary McAuley is directing his first feature length film, “The Bank Robbery,” which will debut in the winter of 2001-2002.
Gary McAuley is married to Dr. Ann Tommey, an OB/gyn. Together they live in San Luis Obispo, a small town on the Central Coast of California. They have two children, two dogs, and a cat.