Gaines is the owner of Dempsey Appraisal. He served previously with Dempsey Auction Company for 15 years. His other accomplishments include graduation from Darlington in 1994 and the University of Georgia in 1998. Gaines’s other contributions to the community include Leadership Georgia Class of 2016, City Champion – Java Joy / ESP Rome, DIGS, Inc. Board 2019 – Present, Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Georgia 2010 – Present, (Past President 2017 & 2018), Serve Rome Board – First Methodist Church, Family Resource Center Board 2019 – Present and the Chairman NW Georgia Eagle Board of Review. He lives in Rome with his lovely wife and 3 daughters.