Garret is a mathematician with an M.S. in both Mathematics and Physics. He currently works in computer software security research at Carnegie Mellon University. Garret previously taught college-level courses in mathematics and computer science at several colleges in the Pittsburgh area. He enjoys gardening and casual hiking in nearby state parks with his wife Amanda. They live in Coraopolis and can often be seen walking around the revitalizing Coraopolis commercial strip.
The 45th district is an odd longer shape (thanks, gerrymandering) that mostly covers much of the I-79 corridor near Pittsburgh. This includes Coraopolis, Neville, Emsworth, Ben Avon, Robinson, Kennedy, Stowe, Carnegie, and Scott. This district also covers parts of the Avonworth, Cornell, Sto-Rox, Montour, Carlynton, and Chartiers Valley school districts.