Dr. Gary Smalley was born on September 16, 1940, and died on March 6, 2016.
He was a family counselor, the president, and founder of the Smalley Relationship Center and author of books on family relationships from a Christian perspective.
Gary Smalley taught about the four temperaments in a format based on well-known animals, the otter, lion, golden retriever, and beaver.
Himself and Norma Smalley started an organization focused on helping families, in 1979.
Following the formation of a board, together they launched the CMI organization out of Waco, Texas.
After a few years they moved to Phoenix, Arizona.
He also co-authored two books with Steve Scott during that time titled, If Only He Knew and For Better or For Best.
During 1985, the organization was renamed Today’s Family.
During 1988, Gary Smalley partnered with American Telecast’s Steve Scott and they launched a nationwide infomercial with Dick Clark as the host of a half-hour television program.
That infomercial was re-introduced in 1990 and 1992 through John Tesh and Connie Sellecca and then Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford.
Gary Smalley and his wife, Norma, resided in Branson, Missouri.
They had one daughter and two sons.
Gary Smalley passed away at 75 yrs old.