Gary Carlson is a co-founder, former Board Chair, Training Faculty member, Webmaster and Outreach Committee chair of Sage-ing® International, an organization focused on teaching conscious aging (sage-ing) principles. He served on the Board of the Spiritual Eldering Institute and is a leader and co-founder of the Conscious Aging Network of New Mexico. He recently received the first Reb Zalman Leadership Award from Sage-ing International. Gary retired seventeen years ago after a 31-year career as a research scientist and technical manager. For over 25 years, he has participated as a leader and participant in human potential activities, including 16 New Mexico Men’s Wellness conferences, six New Mexico Conferences on Aging, four Sage-ing International conferences, and various other local and national conferences.