Cary loves enjoying the city of Austin, TX and all it has to offer. He also loves enjoying the comfort of his couch while watching Comedy Central, Sports (mainly the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, UT football/basketball and the Texas Rangers) and over-the-top 1980’s action films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone. When not lazily sprawled out on the couch, he enjoys walking through the many Austin trails and parks, exploring the city’s restaurants/bars and catching a flick (and a brew or two) at the Alamo Drafthouse movie theatre. Cary also dabbles in stand-up comedy and you can catch him, on stage, telling inappropriate jokes to strangers on occasion.
What cause are you passionate about?
I’m most passionate about Arts and Sports programs for children. I spent my entire youth at the Dallas Jewish Community Center performing in plays for their theatre department and playing basketball in their Youth Basketball leagues. My parents used a lot of gas mileage on our guzzling Chevrolet Van, lugging my brothers and I to the JCC 4 times a week!
What was the first big thing you bought with your own money?
The first thing I bought by saving up some allowance was the cassette tape of the seminal 80’s band, Europe “The Final Countdown.”
The first thing I bought with money earned from a “grown up” job, was a trip to Los Angeles to visit my older brother. I got to see the Hollywood sign, Venice Beach and an extremely drunk Corey Feldman at a bar.
Where’s your favorite vacation spot?
I can’t say I have one spot in particular but I had a fabulous time in Dublin, Ireland and Venice, Italy. I do try to go to New York City once a year as I love just walking around that city without any plans, other than a slice of pizza. The next trip on the bucket list is Australia and New Zealand. After that, I hear Pflugerville, TX is lovely in the Fall.
If you had a time machine, what would you do?
I am a bit of a comedy nerd, to put it lightly, and love the history of it so if I could go back in time I would love to have seen the Vaudeville greats of the 1910’s and 20’s. Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, The Marx Brothers. When I needed a break from the laughter, if that’s even possible, I’d go check out Harry Houdini and try to explain to him what David Blaine does in the 90’s.
Have you ever won a contest?
I didn’t win, but I was a semi-finalist for Teen Magazine’s Guy of the Year in 1994 as my then girlfriend nominated me without my knowledge. I believe my mother still has about 30 copies of that magazine as she basically bought out Barnes and Noble in North Dallas. If you want a copy, I’m sure I can cut a deal with her. Make an offer!
Cary started as a Contractor in Customer Support before officially joining the Charity Dynamics team in 2017. A few years later, he moved to Marketing. Prior to joining the company, he was in Los Angeles working in TV Production, on shows you have heard of like the Daytime Emmy-winning talk show “The Talk” and ones you have not such as the syndicated sitcom “Mr. Box Office.” His crowning achievement was writing an episode of “Mr. Box Office” entitled “Funky Friday” which first aired across the country in 2014. Way before that, he sold cookies and mopped floors in a bakery above an ice skating rink at a shopping mall in Dallas, TX. Remember malls?