Jake Gutzwiler joined the WTFRC Board in July 2010. Jake grew up in Wenatchee where he spent many hours of forced labor in the family orchard. After he graduated from Wenatchee Valley College, he went on to get both his bachelor's and Master's degrees at WSU in Tree Fruit/Horticulture. Jake began his professional career at WSU's Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee as a postharvest lab technician. He then joined Stemilt in 2004 and is currently in Quality Control. Jake is married to Michelle and has three children. His hobbies include hunting, coaching wrestling, and being a weekend farmer.