Gunnar grew up in Irondequoit, NY. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Management. While attending West Point, he was a member of the Division I Men’s Lacrosse Team for four years. Gunnar is still serving on Active Duty as a Field Artillery Officer. He was first assigned to Fort Stewart, GA where he served as a fire direction officer, company fire support officer, and platoon leader. He is currently stationed at Fort Jackson, SC serving as a company executive officer.