Gene is an Albuquerque native with numerous accomplishments as a sports official. These accomplishments include his selection to officiate in National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association. He officiated in 10 bowl football games including the Fiesta Bowl, the Cotton Bowl. Bluebonnett Bowl, and the Sun Bowl. He officiated 38 years in New Mexico from 1955 to 1993, which served a role model and mentor for many officials today. He officiated in 25 state high school basketball tournaments. His baseball career began in 1955 through, the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington for 10 consecutive years beginning in 1959. He umpired in the Western Athletic Conference from 1965 to 1985. Gene was an alternative umpire for the Albuquerque Dukes (AAA Pacific Coast League). He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1954. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctorate from the University of New Mexico. Gene is active in church, community, and civic affairs