After traveling a long and winding road from Providence to Boston to NYC, this East Coast loyalist landed back in Providence working for a startup wholesale roaster. Ten years later, graduating from production to training to sales and marketing, she developed a keen understanding of the independent roaster and a passion for the industry and the people in it.
Gerra is a certified Q Grader and is the founder of the MANE coffee conference. She lives outside Boston with her husband, Bill, and two daughters, Nora and Stella.
First concert: INXS
Profession you wanted to be when you were a kid: Veterinarian
Favorite company outing or event: Glass blowing!
Favorite coffee experience: Eating homemade injera with Asnakech Thomas on her porch in Amaro, Ethiopia.