Meet Gary Maziarz
Gary Maziarz is an Business Analyst for Canopy Growth Corporation in Aurora, Colorado. Gary graduated from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA with Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting. Since then, Gary has worked in variety of different positions. He has been a Senior Accountant/Business Analyst II for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, an Account Manager for American Cleanstat, a Business Systems Analyst Specialist at Fidelity National Information Services, a freelance Business Consultant, and most recently a Business Enablement Manager at Toastmasters International.
He has certifications in PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) in 2019, Scrum Alliance CAL1 (Certified Agile Leader) in 2017, PMI-PBA (Professional Business Analyst) in 2017, and Scrum Master 2016 from Scrum.org.
Gary was also a first responder at ground zero after 9/11. During that time he was working at Alliance Consulting Group in the WTC but he was on assignment at a company in Arlington,VA on 9/11/01. He was notified that day to report to the WTC to assist in the search and recovery process. He arrived at Ground Zero on 9/12 and remained there for a month. During that time, he also assisted the NY National Guard setup their command center at the Jacob Javits Center and led a team of Marines setting up tents to be used as temporary morgues and rest areas for the workers. He is currently part of the WTC First Responders Health Program due to multiple medical conditions resulting from inhalation of the toxic dust.
In 2009, he created a moving company, Amazing Patriot Movers, through U Haul’s new program “Moving Help”. He only hired active duty and recently discharged service members to provide labor for those in San Diego county. The purpose was to provide other service members with the needed income to make ends meet. Paying them $25/hr plus tips was instrumental to them so they could meet their financial obligations. We averaged almost 5 stars over the course and were the number 1 moving company hired out of the Oceanside U Haul locations.
In 2012, he was part of an organized effort in San Diego to “adopt” a family that was impacted. He paired volunteers in San Diego with a specific family, especially in Breezy Point and the Rockaways. He also helped publicize SecretSandy.org which provided gifts for children who lost their homes due to the hurricane.
In 2014, a local hospital and wellness center, Tri-City Wellness and Fitness, selects 13 candidates each year to participate in their running program which culminates in running in the Tri-City Half Marathon. He was selected and completed the half in Jan 2015. Currently, he is a volunteer with Pawsitive Restoration Animal Rescue (Aurora CO) and a top donor to Helping Paws (Carlsbad, CA). Helping Paws is dedicated to helping current and former military with emergency vet Bill’s for their pets.
Currently, Gary is consulting on 2 Brad Furman movies: Betrayal and “untitled”. He is providing insight into both the military/combat aspects as well as the effects of PTSD on military.