Gerry de Gruiter served in the USMC from 1970 - 1973 as a Huey 1 Crew Chief Door Gunner. He is a graduate of Bentley College in Waltham, Ma. with major in business/marketing. Started a computer company called MIS in Waltham, MA in 1976 and retired in 1985 at a tender age. His experience as an entrepreneur created demand from Fortune 500 corporations and he was employed by companies to include XEROX/Palo Alto Facility and SPRINT Strategig Opportunity Group. He returned to starrting his own business in 1996 founding one the first Internet Service Provider companies in Louisiana area.
He sold this business and retired once again only to be called upon and returned to employment by a national senior retirement company. It has now been 12 years and Gerry's mission is to " Love and Serve You and Yours". He is delighted to be close to his native home of the City of New Orleans and enjoys the Jackson area living and working for Ridgeland Place as the the Director of Sales and Marketing.
His experience in the Senior Retirement industry has taken him as far as San Francisco to the opposite coast at Vero Beach Florida. Today he is a 3 hour drive home and returns home to his wife, 4 children and 12 grandchildren. Gerry feels he is blessed to have the privilege to serve others and fulfill his mission wih the gits God has provided. To love and serve is one he embraces and feels he receives the love in return 10 times over.