After graduating from Saint Louis University High School, Gabriel Boyd went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Kansas University, majoring in accounting and minoring in computer science. He later attended Harris State College, majoring in education and minoring in mathematics, after which he taught mathematics at McKinley CJA from 1996-2001. He became a chess instructor in Meramec Community College's College 4 Kids program in 1997 and continued teaching chess with that program for twenty years.
He took on the role of director with the En Passant Chess Club in 2001, teaching, coaching, and leading his staff in teaching chess to over 700 students weekly. Under his leadership, EPCC's members have won 8 Missouri state individual championships, produced 3 (K-12 U1200) national champions and 19 Missouri state chess championship teams, and won the (K-9) 2007 Open National Action Chess Championship.
He's served as the Gateway Chess League Vice President since 2008.