Garrett was always eager to learn. His passion for academics was evident from the day he started preschool through 4th grade where he was reading at a 9th grade reading level. His thirst for knowledge carried over equally to his faith where he strived to learn about his saviour in school and also by attending weekly mass with his family where he was an alter server.
His The Foundation has given back over $21,000 in college scholarships, tuition assistance programs and has supported reading programs. Over 800 Bibles have been donated to support Christian based programs in Iowa and Haiti.