Gary Riese grew up in central Wisconsin. He started hunting by walking beside his father who hunted with an English Springer Spaniel. When old enough to shoot, Gary began hunting on his own and had his own English Springer. One of Gary’s greatest pleasures remains hunting with his own dogs.
Graduating college in 1974 with a BA degree, Gary has been teaching high school social studies ever since. He went on to get his masters and education specialist degrees. He retired from teaching at the high school level in public schools in 2005. Gary is now finishing his Masters in Sociology at UWG and is teaching Sociology at a local college.