Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I am originally from Harding.., we have lived in town for almost three years.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
We have three beautiful kids. Mayson is 14 and graduating 8th grade heading to high school. Marley is 2.5 and just started school here in Mendham. Maddox is 5 months!
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
I am an artist first and foremost.One thing that may surprise you is that I play the violin. I have a degree in Music theory and composition and I compose music professionally. I also play piano, guitar, and love the drums. I love to draw, paint, and design. I love architecture. I also love to build things that I design. My father is an amazing builder as well as my uncles, so I grew up around it and I love a good project. I have built some really beautiful homes, pools, and landscapes in the area. As a matter a fact much of my teachings at SUMMUS come from pairing music, art, and structural engineering. Lastly I love to cook.
Anyone special you’d like to thank for helping you through parenthood?
Of course I’d like to thank my wife, my family, my father is always there, and our amazing community at SUMMUS. There is just so much support for one another.
Favorite things to do with your kids?
The favorite thing for me to do with my kids is cook, music, yoga, and jiu jitsu…oh, and building things. like a good project. And with my oldest..furniture, legos, models, renovations. I love to do that stuff with my son.
Are you involved in a business venture, a local organization, a creative endeavor, or in the corporate world? Please share!
My wife and I are the owners / founders of SUMMUS BODY | MIND & SUMMUS JIU JITSU ACADEMY in Morristown, right across from Burnham park.
SUMMUS BODY | MIND is a unique and safe place to be supported by an amazing community while you learn about yourself. to experience your highest self. and to set yourself free. We study the ancient wisdom of the past and link it with the breakthroughs in todays world. Our two main programs are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Yoga, but we also offer private sessions and classes specifically tailored to movement, and a custom built float tank along with an infrared sauna. So that as humans and a community we can perform better in all aspects of our life; be it sports, the office, or throwing a ball with your children / grandchildren. If you’d like to learn more feel free to reach out, or listen to our podcast.
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
Man…this community is our community. So many people drive down the hill everyday and choose to spend time with us. I pinch myself at how amazing our student base is. It is the open minds and hearts of this community that has been instrumental in bringing our vision to fruition.
Be sure to follow Gabriel on social media and stop in to take a class or float in the float take at SUMMUS!