Gary Krabbe

 

MHS Class of 1983

Gary is a fourth generation Montrose area native.  Gary and his wife Maryann have three children and are very pleased and fortunate to have been able to raise them in Montrose.  Lauren now lives and works in Seattle WA, Ross is currently living and serving in Africa, Molly is a senior at MHS.  Both Gary and Maryann graduated from MHS in 1983.  After graduation, Gary traveled to South Africa as an exchange student, repeating a second senior year.  There he found a love and success playing Rugby and traveled throughout South Africa.  Gary then went on to Colorado State University graduation in 1989 with a degree in Occupational Therapy and minor in Anatomy.  From Fort Collins, Gary and his young bride Maryann ventured to Portland, Oregon to work and train at Oregon Health Sciences University as a Hand Therapist.  Several years later they moved to Colorado Springs to be closer to their family ties.  In 1994 they made their biggest move back to Montrose with their now two young children.  At this time Gary established In Motion Therapy, specializing in hand rehabilitation.  His practice filled a much needed service in the region and thus has continued to grow and thrive.  Gary’s practice built its new facility in 2005 and is located in the Black Canyon Surgical Center Complex.  In six years, In Motion Therapy has undertaken three physical expansions and now employs 18 exceptional people, including Physical and Occupational Therapist, Athletic Trainers, and ancillary staff in its state of the art 10,000 sq/ft facility.  In Motion Therapy supports local students by providing Athletic Trainers to both MHS, and OHS.  Gary is a member of the Montrose Rotary club and served as president in 2002. Gary and his family are pleased to call Grace Community their church home and serve in numerous positions.  Gary and his family have been serving the Montrose community for years and help support many Montrose organizations through time, and financial support.  Gary’s favorite saying is “rather then planning to leave a legacy, it is far better to live a legacy everyday with your family, co-workers, and the people you touch.”