Cary comes from a third-generation cattle ranching family where he participated in all aspects of the family business. He has a degree in Agricultural Economics and Economics from New Mexico State University. He has also had careers as a master farrier, having worked for a large cattle management firm, was cattle division manager for an oil company, has been involved with developing private sector international business ventures between the United States and Mexico, and has worked in a risk management commodities office for a cattle company. He also was actively involved with the development of a business partnership with the government of Mexico and a private sector company in the US. He is currently an Associate Real Estate Broker.