Gabriel rowed for all 4 years at Lake Braddock High School. Participated in programs such as Northern Virginia Rowing Club and Resilient Rowing. Gabriel attended school at Stetson University and rowed D1 for a part of his time there. Prior to coming to Yorktown he coached/worked at Lake Brantley High School (Florida), Fairfax High School, Northern Virginia Rowing Club, and Advance Rowing Initiative of the Northeast (New York). Currently he also is the Head Coach at Rock Creek Masters in the morning.