Rich Gaebler is a retired financial professional and New York emigre who lived and worked in the canyons of Manhattan for most of his adult life. He grew up only a short hitchhike away from the great white sand beaches of Long Island, and has many fond memories of his teenage summers at the beach, as well as his frequent frustrations golfing the Bethpage Black course with his friends. He has a BA in Economics from Cornell University, an MBA, and is also a CPA, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and a Financial Risk Manager (FRM.) Rich has tutored mathematics at the Waterford School since 2013, and he has enjoyed every minute!
Rich loves spending time with his wonderful family. He met his wife Deborah, a registered nurse who once ran a St. George Marathon in under 3 hours, in the New York Public Library. His younger son Tristan is a voracious reader, a tough debater, and on his way to becoming a great writer. His older son Trevor, a recent BYU grad in Statistics and Math, lives across the street with his amazing wife Brandy (and their two dogs.) Rich always looks forward to cooking sumptuous dinners every Sunday for his family, but he has not yet figured out how to get everyone sitting at the table while the food is still hot.
An ardent Cubs fan and former college baseball pitcher, Rich still relishes playing on a beautifully green baseball field, grooving batting practice fastballs to his son Trevor and watching him hit majestically-arced home runs, both father and son reveling in a spectacular afternoon together amid the backdrop of the sun-drenched Wasatch Mountains! Rich also enjoys a great read, winning a hotly contested family board game, watching his son’s baseball games, playing with his kettlebells, indulging in the occasional long family hike, and sometimes listening to the 60’s music he grew up with.
Rich is enlivened and inspired by the students at Waterford and he feels indeed privileged to teach math and work closely with so many wonderful, potential-laden young people.