Gerard was born and raised in Damascus, Syria to Armenian parents. He came to study at Boston University in 1983 and has lived with his family in Maine since 2000.
He is the General Manager and Innkeeper of the Year at Portland Harbor Hotel, The Inn at Diamond Cove and Diamond's Edge Restaurant and Marina.
Gerard and his wife Annie lead the Armenian Cultural Association of Maine to celebrate their cultural roots while inviting others to do the same.
This interview was pre-recorded on 10/1/20. Gerard expresses his sadness at the current warring factions in Armenia and Azerbaijan and hopes for diplomacy and peace in the region.
Music: Vatche and Adiss sing "Karoun, Karoun."