Gunner has been a truck driver, heavy equipment operator, all phases of construction from doing the foundations to finished carpentry, worked on carnivals, dump truck operator, belly dumps, over the road driver, sous chef, and handyman, the latter for 30 years.
He is now helping the Alliance lay the foundation for the landscaping coop, which he will lead, and is available as the nomadic handyman, to fix anything broken in your home, though just ask him to keep his shirt on or he'll break, rather than fix, your marriage. ;)
Gunner is also the Lived Experience Expert for the Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness.
Gunner, an Army veteran, was interviewed live for the In Focus segment of ABC4 Mental Health Awareness week about the intersection of mental health, PTSD from war and homelessness. Click on the above photo for the full interview.
"For the most part, I have gotten away from that angry place. I don’t judge people.
You’re either going to love me or hate me, I don’t give a f*ck either way."
"I’m not a chimney, don’t blow smoke up my ass."