Hallie Gnatovich is the woman behind the successful explorer, adventurer and TV star Josh Gates, best known for the “Destination Truth”, later renamed “Expedition Unknown”.
Destination Truth, which aired on the SyFy channel from 2007 to 2012, followed Gates as he uncovered secrets about the existence of the supernatural, with an emphasis on cryptozoology (the study of creatures believed to exist but without solid evidence). Later, the SyFy show switched to the Travel Channel, which also broadcasts reruns of Destination Truth.
While information about Gates is easily accessible, the same cannot be said about his wife Hallie. In this article, you will learn more about Hallie Gnatovich and how she helped Gates become successful.
Hallie Gnatovich Biography
Gates has made a name for himself in the field of research and exploration, and it is impressive that his wife Hallie is not just sitting around waiting for her husband to bring home the paycheck. Gnatovich is as smart as her husband. Since 2009, she runs her own consulting company, Hallie G Therapy.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Hallie works in her company mainly from the perspective of cognitive behavior and mindfulness. She begins treating her patients/clients by first trying to grasp and understand their views on life by exploring their beliefs, thoughts, and opinions. In this way, Hallie is able to sift out the ideas that are harmful to her and work towards their elimination through conversation and homework. Impressive indeed.
While the age of her clientele is between the ’20s and ’30s, Hallie focuses particularly on lesbian couples, Hollywood executives, actors, and writers.
Before starting her own business, Hallie spent two years gaining experience at Caldwell-Clark, a private practice firm.
Hallie was born in 1981 and attended Oberlin College from 2000 to 2004, graduating with a BA in Theatre/Theatre. Yes, the theatre! She was to become an actress, but Hallie seemed to have found another passion.
However, her name is also known in film. According to her IMBD page, Hallie played the role of Marnie in the short comedy Archer House in 2007. Maybe she would take on a few more film roles during her time out? Cross your fingers.
In 2008, she started working with Josh Gates as one of the researchers on his show Destination Truth…more on that in a moment. She had her first appearance in the series in 2008 and was featured in a total of 8 episodes throughout the series.
Around the same time she joined Destination Truth, Hallie enrolled at Alliant International University in Los Angeles to earn a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, which she received a few years later in 2010. Hallie expanded her knowledge in this area by obtaining a certification in Mindfulness. In 2012, Hallie obtained her license with license number MFC52775.
Hallie began working as a therapist at the Jeneseese Center in 2009. She remained with the company until 2012. In 2011 she started the same position at the Jewish Family Center where she worked for one year and three months.
In addition to running her own consulting firm, Hallie has been working as a consultant for MedAvante-ProPhase since 2008, which aims to provide technology-based solutions for signal detection in clinical trials for the treatment of the central nervous system (CNS). Her role in the company includes assisting in the training of pharmaceutical researchers in DSM symptomatology.
Married Life/Relationship with Josh Gates
As Destination Truth fans may already know, Hallie met with Josh Gates about Destination Truth. She had joined him on the show as one of his backstage explorers. But soon she began appearing in the scenes with Josh, and it wasn’t long before they found a connection that led to an engagement and later marriage.
Hallie married Josh on September 13, 2014, in a private wedding that took place at the luxury resort of Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, York, Maine.
Gates went to his Facebook and Twitter page to reveal the news of his marriage to fans who posted a photo of a car with the Just Married sign and a caption that read “Just Married”: “The greatest adventure of all.
One episode that will forever remain indelible in the minds of Destination Truth fans was “The Mysteries of Columbus”. While the episode was about the legendary Christopher Columbus, fans had better remember it because Josh got a call from Hallie telling him he was going to be a father.
Elated and emotional, Josh revealed the message to crew members and, of course, to everyone watching as it was captured on camera. On February 12, 2016, their son Owen Gates was born. In February 2018, they expect their first daughter.
- Hallie lives a very simple lifestyle.
- She practices kundalini yoga.
- Her Hallie G therapy is based in West Hollywood, California.