Gary O'Neal was born and raised in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. He currently calls Walker, LA his home. A proud graduate of Livingston Parish Public Schools (Denham Springs High School Class of 1997), he went on to attend Louisiana Tech, LSU in Baton Rouge & later Southeastern Louisiana University (where he also took his Notarial Preparation Course). Gary is also a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) in conjunction with his work for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) where he has employed since 2014. Gary has worked in Emergency Management for over 7 years.
After receiving statewide commission as a Notary Public in June of 2016 (joining the Louisiana Notary Association almost immediately afterwards), Gary opened Gulf South Notary Associates as a mobile notary business just before the August Floods that same year. While offering assistance to customers in motor vehicle title conveyance, small successions, testaments and other notarial work, his main focus has been Real Estate Finance-related transactions and closings. He was recognized as a Certified Signing Agent (CSA) through the National Notary Association shortly after receiving his notarial commission.
Gary and his wife Brandi have been married for over 5 years. He enjoys Mardi Gras, LSU Sports and is a Member of both the Coastal Conservation Association's Livingston Parish Chapter as well as Ducks Unlimited. In his spare time he enjoys saltwater fishing throughout Coastal Louisiana.