Gadi Lahav was born and raised in Ramat Gan in the centre of Israel. He first came to Kibbutz Shamir where he still lives today in the framework of the Nahal Unit where he volunteered throughout his military service. Until very recently Laha worked at the Einot Hayarden school in Kibbutz Amir, a local high school in the Upper Galilee. He now works in the Education Deparment for the Golan Heights Regional Council. Lahav is serving his second term on the Executive Committee at Tel-Hai College and for the last three years has taken an active role in the colleges external community relations. Lahav is married and a father of 3.