Influencer: Gary R. Beck

In People by Suzanne Koch

Meet Gary, a highly active member of the Puerto Vallarta community and a freelance writer who focuses on city and area tours, restaurants, shops, plays and concerts. He even has his own dining group, Gary’s Groupies and is the author of the highly popular Puerto Vallarta restaurant guide, “Beck’s Best.”

Name: Gary R. Beck


Age: 66

Title: Puerto Vallarta Lover and Supporter

Married/Single: Single

Kids: None

City you live in: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

My favorite thing about Puerto Vallarta is… the people

A typical day in my life includes… Lots of computer work, social media in my areas of interest, dining, reviewing, publishing.

I was born in… Toledo, Ohio USA

I’m listening to… CBS News

My Family… Two older brothers in US

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Diana Ross

One thing I cannot live without… computer

When I was younger, I wanted to be… a horticulture researcher/hybridizer.

I’m inspired by… My interest in flowers.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… end war and violence.

The perfect day would be… every day of my life.

My first job… Raking leaves/shuffling snow.

My favorite escape… Mexico.

My life… is very rewarding and successful.

I’m currently working on… May Restaurant festival where I will be hosting nine nights of fine dining with invited guests.

Never… does not exist.

My Pet Peeve(s)… people talking about something they do not know anything concerning.

My Biggest Dream… Live the life I am.

Favorite Quote… As God as my witness, I will never go hungry again.

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