Humans of VYCC: Jeremy Gerber…fan of Mad Taco and jars.

January 5, 2020 | 

Humans of VYCC: A Q&A with Jeremy Gerber, Development Manager

The full-time and seasonal staff at VYCC are some of the most talented, hip, and interesting professionals you will ever meet. Ok, we are a little bias, but for real, they are pretty awesome. Learn more about some of the staff who make the behind the scenes magic happen for VYCC in our new series, “Humans of VYCC!”

Let’s introduce you to Jeremy Gerber our Development Manager, staff member since 2018.

Jeremy at his IRL VYCC desk!

Tell us a story about something cool you keep at your desk and why!

Gizmo! I tiny gremlin creature who represents my wife. Though in reality she is not short and hairy, with enormous ears like Gizmo, she can be quite mischievous like a gremlin.

What’s special to you about living in Vermont?

Mountains. Fresh air. Close-knit communities. Mad Taco.

What was your first job?

I literally walked our town’s trail system and clipped overhanging branches for the Conservation Commission. It was a dream job of solitude, nature, and simplicity. Though got pretty boring after a while.

What is an everyday thing you do to lessen your carbon footprint? (example, reusable water bottle…bike to the barn…)

jars, Jars, JARS! I use reusable containers for everything from peanut butter to olive oil. I also have solar panels on my roof which powers most of our home’s electricity.

What was a recent favorite book of yours? What are you listening to?

Book – The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate. Did you know trees send each other messages?

Music – In a deep Otis Redding phase right now. Listen to Try a Little Tenderness on his Live in London album. It’s nuts!

What’s something you’re really stinkin excited about this year? 

I’m really stinkin excited to acquire more space to grow food at home!

What was a great piece of advice have you been given that you still use today?

 “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why they call it the present.” – Master Oogway from Kung Fu Panda…also, Eleanor Roosevelt.

Learn more about Jeremy on our staff page.