Gayle Watkins

Let’s see, what else do you need to know about me? I was born in San Francisco, CA many moons ago. I was the middle child and only daughter of an Army family so traveled the world starting at 3 months of age.

I wanted to be a vet or horse breeder from the age of 4 on so went to college to become a vet.  However, when I graduated from Gettysburg College, I no money for graduate school so joined the Army to save money for vet school. I married my terrific and ever-patient husband, Andy Chmar, and ended up staying in the Army for 22 years, trying my hand at many things other than animals–teaching, leading, graduate schooling, soldiering, and more.