Gerri has been volunteering with Austin Pets Alive! since 2009. She also served as volunteer director from 2011-2015 and serves on APA!'s Board of Directors. Gerri received a BBA and a master's degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. She worked in various finance management roles for 15 years prior to focusing on raising a family. Gerri, her husband Peter, and their two children, Jordan and Joshua, share their home with two dogs and one cat and have fostered countless animals through Austin Pets Alive!.