Family-Owned and operated since 1981
Gary has been with Coastal Energy for 16 years and currently serves in the Safety and Compliance department. After graduating from Crocker High School, Gary continued his education at College of the Ozarks. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agri-Business in 1996. Gary also became a licensed pilot in 1997.
Upon graduation, Gary went to work for Wake Feed and Fertilizer, with various duties including outside sales and office work plus both blending and making feed and fertilizer. He continued to work for Wake Feed and Fertilizer until 2003, when he joined Coastal Energy.
Gary is certified and trained in many aspects of safety and has completed the following programs: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training, Stormwater Training, Hazardous Materials Training, Physiological Training, CETP Training, and Supervisor Training for Effects of Drugs and Alcohol. The Railroad Commission of Texas has also trained him as a Certified Manager. Gary was honored to be a presenter at the 2009 TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) Training Session of Ethanol Safety.
In addition to his work, Gary enjoys flying, hunting, fishing, and working on the farm. He also loves to watch his children, Rebecca and Wesley, play sports. He and his wife of 18 years, Kathryn, attend Westside Family Life Center, where Gary is a Deacon. He also works with the church's teen youth and supports the Roever Foundation for Wounded Warriors.
James joined Coastal Energy in 2014 and is responsible for training and assisting drivers with essential safety-sensitive functions and duties. He was born in Phoenix but raised in Missouri, attending Koshkonong High School and South Central Career Center in West Plains, MO. James has worked in a variety of fields, including as a Rock Climbing Instructor and Emergency Dispatcher. He is certified in Advanced Emergency Dispatch and Hazardous Materials Management and is a DOT Drug and Alcohol Technician.
James and his longtime partner Raquel have one daughter, Lyla, and four fur babies - Brownie, Shadow, Naomi, and Happy. When he's not at work, James enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding, camping, rock climbing, and playing guitar.