A sampling of the profound statements written to and about Cary throughout his career...
FROM CLIENTS AND PRESS
When he was a teenager fresh out of high school:
"This kid is dynamite. Boffo... His audiences are wowed... The young man is funny, precise, startling. Moreover, he has presence. Real presence... It is a compliment to this city that such a talent blossomed here."
Wayne Lee, Editor of Cary's hometown newspaper, Simi Valley Enterprise
"The best assembly we have had... It ran into lunch by choice of the students."
Kathy Butler, Cascade High, Oregon
"A remarkably prodigious talent"
Theatre Vanguard, Hollywood
Early in his performing career:
"Cary must be seen to be believed... He has the singular ability to accurately read his audience and tailor his presentation to their unique needs. I have seen him, without the assistance of props, make-up, costumes, or music, totally enrapture an audience for 45 minutes. He has such good control and rapport with his viewers that he can, at a moments notice, elicit the emotions of joy and laughter and in the next moment have them quiet and attentive as he changes the entire mood of his audience..."
Peter D. Peabody, Director of Activities, Moreau High, Hayward, CA
"They continued to marvel at what he is capable of doing... and what he created within that magical hour... I have never witnessed our auditorium so mesmerized by anything."
Steven Southard, Director of Activities, Sonora High, Sonora, CA
"Our students are a tough audience to capture. Our staff was amazed at how our usually rowdy audience focused their attention - and became completely silent."
Dan Sullivan, Director of Activities, Millikan High, Long Beach, CA
"Cary is one of the most, if not THE most effective speaker in my experience of working with high school youth."
Larry Weaver, Former Associate Pastor, Evangelical Free Church, Canon City, CO
"I have never seen our members so involved in the Keynote Speaker's presentation before. The next morning at our Advisor's Breakfast, the advisors gave him another standing ovation in addition to the one all the members gave him at the Opening Session... If there was a five star scale to rank Keynote Speakers, I would give Cary six stars!"
Lloyd Devault, State Advisor, Florida HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America)
"Your talent is amazing. Your message changes lives"
John McNichols, Past President, California Association of Directors of Activities
"In my 12 years of educational leadership, Cary is the single most impactful speaker/presenter I have ever witnessed. My students kept interrupting his presentation and message to applaud him. Our kids described his performance as 'Life Changing.' He is AWESOME!"
Dr. Jim D'Agostino, Principal at Santiago Charter Middle School in Orange, CA
"Middle school audiences are a hard sell. You had them in the palm of your hand."
Priscilla Rasanen, Principal, Silverado Middle, Roseville, CA
"... Cary, I don't think that you realize the full impact of how you affected me... God has worked through you to touch my life like no other person I've ever met... You have so much depth and are in touch with God to no level I've ever seen before... I can't even tell you enough how much you have touched my heart so deeply... "
"I cannot begin to tell you [what] I have learned this week just by listening to you speak... You have been such a blessing this week and everything that I have learned has been helping me get back on track with God. I cannot begin to tell you how much you mean to me and so many other people."
"It totally opened my eyes and made me realize how precious my life as a teen is... you have touched my heart and I want to let you know that you have saved my life, and my adolescence. You are a true saint and no one will ever be able to replace what you have done for me today."
"I was going to skip the assembly so I could get high, but I was caught and a teacher took me to the auditorium to watch you... Your message probably saved my life... I want you to know that you changed my life and that you made a difference in one girl's life."