This extremely proud moment inspired Gary to create his own nonprofit called Cornerstone Jamaica.While on vacation in Jamaica in Dec, 2011,Gary met social media superstar Alexandra Ostrow Beach, who shared his passion to attempt to change things in Jamaica for the better.. The first project they collaborated on was to supply top-quality garments throughout the Negril community, primarily children. With the help of Gary’s wife, Cheri, friends in Chicago, and a crew of people in Jamaica led by Terry Williams,Latisha Murray, and Eujorie Myrie. this quickly grew from servicing 11 people to 80 to 150, at which time they decided to change direction.
“Handing out fish” was a wonderful thought–but they wanted to accomplish something more sustainable– to”teach people HOW to fish”.. In July of 2013, Gary attended the NAJASO (National Organization of Jamaican And Supportive Organizations) Conference in Montego Bay.. It was there at a Young Professionals Conference that he met accomplished business executives Cassandra Chase, Ryan Davy, Rawl Banton, and Sheldon Dyer, who agreed to join forces in the hopes of creating a great new platform.. Also in the mix was another rising business star, Winthrope Wellington, Managing Director of the venerable Traveller’s Beach Resort on Negril Beach.