The first round of people blocked and banned happened in late 2011. They were made up of a mixture of Admin and very active A4 members. Back in January 2012 some of us were even publicly named and shamed by Gary James (but more on that later!!) So why now after months of bullying and scamming. Why not stay in the shadows, just writing blogs and sending in the evidence to the Attorney General's investigator?
I am including the post on A4cwsn (which naturally has been deleted) to explain why NOW! Why bring it all out into the open on the A4cwsn survivor page??!
It all started out as a normal day. Then he chose to do a chipin for a poor 'struggling mom' so she could work at home. So very noble. But along the ways he made chiding remarks about people not donating. How about using a dollar less gas, stop babyTv for a month, eat less etc etc etc. Then he complained about people being here just for the free stuff. On and on it went. People were donating their last $2 yet hardly had any food to put on the table. Gary James has no concept of the word STRUGGLE! He likes you to think he does but you tell me. Those of you who struggle to pay the mortgage each month or pay the rent...how many of you jetset off to the UK or NZ??
How can sensible normal thinking human beings sit back and watch what was going on over at A4cwsn and stay silent? Read the thread from A4cwsn (8th of January...ignore the date on the screenshot) and you be the judge. And ask yourself....is this normal behavior??
Look how he reacts when someone publicly calls him out!
But who is this struggling young mother? Again he has no concept of the term struggling! She is the self employed owner of a design company "Fernandez Design specializes in advertising design, educational publishing, and has also worked on national and international branding identities, annual reports and website design. Recent work includes graphic design for theaters, arts organization and non-profits across the United States. Over my career, I have earned more than 30 International Design Awards and recognitions for my graphic design work." http://fernandezdesign.tumblr.com/
When this was all brought up on the survivor page Gary tried explaining away on A4cwsn that she has been struggling since her divorce and subsequent move from Chicago where she was super successful, to Georgia where she is struggling and only earning 10% of what she earnt previously. He made it sound like a recent separation but it is not. She was living in Georgia at least 2 years ago when her youngest was 3. Her child by her own admission is about to turn 5. Yet this struggling mom was able to afford to pay a live in babysitter $150 a week including room and board and the promise of holiday work if interested when her youngest was 3!! Again, how many of you real and genuinely struggling single moms are able to do that!? (see screenshot below) Also note that the 3 year old child is not even as having ASD. That is the one thing on a babysitting advertisement that most parents of special needs children point out to potential babysitters.
This is a woman who was responsible for all of Gary James' design work. The more sensible option rather than making the community pay for a state of the art computer via chipin was for him to buy it himself and write it off in taxes or simply pay her for her design work directly!! Yet when the chipin reached 100% he allowed people to still donate. We have no proof that a new computer worth anywhere near the total (plus the $500 Gary James promised to donate directly) because all we saw was a box of a computer. Please note that rather than have the funds go directly to Gary he has set up the chipin so that all the monies went straight to Gary James's account. I have no doubt he is taking the tax route using donated funds!!
This is what happens when the community realize that Tracy Fernadez is not quite what she seems. And note what she has to say herself concerning her business when people point out that she has a business, employees etc. I have highlighted it for your convenience!
The website is from when she lived in Chicago and has not been updated in years! Well let me tell you that is an outright lie. But don't take my word for it! All you need to do is check out the website itself and you'll see that it was actually copyrighted in 2012. Some of the samples of work is also from 2012 when she lived in Georgia not Chicago (down the bottom of the screen) I have screenshots so don't bother removing that information Tracy :)