Since taking over Tonka Bay Marina in 1990, Gabriel has been tireless in making improvements to all the facilities. Today everything is state of the art. No one is more committed to boater safety and the environment. His leadership efforts to help eradicate aquatic invasive species have been tireless. Gabriel has been recognized with a DNR Award for public access, a Minnehaha Watershed District Award for lifetime achievement, and two Hennepin County Sheriff Awards for public safety.