Gary Hansen

GARY is a product of the west. He was raised on a dairy farm in Cache Valley, Utah, in the small town of Trenton (pop. 450). 

He has a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering (USU) and masters degree in Business Management (M.B.A.) (Pepperdine University).

He wrote WET DESERT while living in Mission Viejo, California where he worked as an electrical engineer for twenty-years and often visited the Colorado River on weekends.

He wrote THE SECOND REVOLUTION while living in Utah.

Gary is an avid outdoorsman and loves water-skiing, snow skiing, dirt biking, hiking, and camping. He is an emeritus SCUBA Instructor, and has dived all over the world.

 He currently lives in Utah with his wife and whichever of his four children are home at the moment.



A few pictures of Gary

This picture shows what happens when you ask too many questions at the Glen Canyon Dam while doing research on how to blow it up for WET DESERT.


This is my wife Becca and I at Horse Shoe Bend just below the Glen Canyon Dam.


This is me and the WR in Moab. The Colorado River is in the distance behind me.


More Pictures of Gary

For WET DESERT fans, some additional pictures can be found on the WET DESERT web site here.


Books Gary liked

Atlas Shrugged
The Samaritan's Pistol
Bad Luck and Trouble
City of Bones
One Second After
Open Season
The Second Revolution
The Camel Club
The Winner
Blood Work
The Wrecker
The Firm
The Stand
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
Desert Solitaire

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Grafting - Gary has rececently taken up the hobby of grafting fruit trees. Click Here to Check out his hobby


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