Gerardo joined the Commission in 2013, working as a jack-of-all trades including field work and maintenance. In 2015, Gerardo was promoted to equipment operator where he oversees fleet maintenance, operation of agricultural equipment and helps with plant and soil samples and the performance of fruit quality analyses.
Gerardo was born at home in Monitor, WA and grew up in Cashmere. Prior to working at the Commission, Gerardo worked in QC seasonally at Stemilt and Blue Bird.
Gerardo is married to Cindy and has one daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, new foods and outdoor activites. His long-term goal is to, "be his own boss someday".