Rolando Lara – Driver, Bakersfield Branch

Rolando is a Shafter native who attended Shafter High School. He has joined GAR Bennett’s team of expert drivers. Rolando comes to GAR Bennett from Helena. He is excited about joining the GAR Bennett team and looks forward to future opportunities with the company.

Fernando Garcia – Field Technician, Bakersfield Branch

Fernando grew up in McFarland where he attended McFarland High School. After graduating, Fernando held jobs in the agriculture industry from field work, to spraying and truck driving. Fernando comes to GAR Bennett from Wilbur Ellis. Hearing about what a great company GAR Bennett is, he was eager to join our team. In his free time, Fernando can be found playing baseball and enjoying family time with his wife, two children and two grandchildren.

Ramiro Lopez – Field Technician, Bakersfield Branch

Born in Mercedes, Texas, Ramiro’s family eventually moved to California where he attended Shafter High School. After graduating, he went on to work several jobs in the agriculture industry. Ramiro comes to GAR Bennett from Simplot. Ramiro enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and 10 grandchildren.

Joe Baker Jr. – Field Technician, Bakersfield Branch

Born and raised in Bakersfield, Joe attended Arvin High School. After graduating, Joe spent time working on a farm. Joe comes to GAR Bennett from Western Oilfield Services. Thanks to Chad Mattock’s referral, Joe has joined GAR Bennett’s field technician team. His goal is to earn a management position with GAR Bennett. He and his wife live in Bakersfield where they enjoy spending time with their four children and eight grandchildren. Joe is also a race car enthusiast.

Jonathan Gonzalez – Driver, Bakersfield Branch

Originally from Torreón, Jonathan’s family moved to the Central Valley where he attended Dinuba High School. After graduating, Jonathan worked several jobs. Jonathan comes to GAR Bennett from Van-G Trucking. He believes that joining the GAR Bennett team will provide opportunities for him to grow professionally and personally. He enjoys watching sports and cooking for his wonderful wife and four children.

James Kimble – IT Temp, Reedley Branch

Originally from Connecticut, James attended Coventry High School and continued his education at Branford Hall Career Institute. James began his career working at a help desk and recently worked with the TicketNetwork. He moved to California and has joined GAR Bennett’s IT team. James has a deep interest in stocks and bonds. James enjoys playing video games, checking out breweries and spending time with his two children.

Sergio Elizarraraz – Delivery Driver, Bakersfield Branch

Sergio is originally from Mexico City and grew up in Santa Paula. After graduating from Santa Paula Union High School, Sergio spent time working as a microfilming technician. Sergio joins GAR Bennett from Simplot Grower Solutions. He joined the GAR Bennett team to create a better future for himself and his family. Sergio enjoys exercising and listening to music. He and his wife live in Wasco where they spend time with their three children and two grandchildren.

Monico Gonzalez – Delivery Driver, Bakersfield Branch

Born in Mexico, Monico and his family settled in the Central Valley where he attended the McFarland Learning Center. From working on a farm to being a truck driver, Monico has a lot of experience working in agriculture. Monico comes to GAR Bennett from Simplot Grower Solutions. He is eager to learn and is excited for greater opportunities with GAR Bennett. Monico has five children and three grandchildren.

Graviela “Gaby” Ceballos – Accounting Clerk, Reedley Branch

Gaby is a Dinuba native. She attended Dinuba High School and pursued a degree at University of Phoenix. After graduating, Gaby served in the military and has accounting experience. Gaby comes to GAR Bennett from the City of Reedley and has joined GAR Bennett’s accounting team. Gaby is eager to contribute in her new position with GAR Bennett to the best of her ability. She has two wonderful children and is an avid sports fan.

Jacqueline Gonzalez – Accounting Clerk, Reedley Branch

Born and raised in Fresno, Jacqueline attended Central High School East Campus and pursued a degree at University of Phoenix. Jacqueline has extensive experience in administrative roles and accounts payable. She joins GAR Bennett from Central Sanitary Supply. Jacqueline joined GAR Bennett after learning about the great employees and wanted to find a long-term place of employment. She enjoys drawing, painting, working out, and family time with her two sons.

Erikdeep “Erik” Muhar – Trap Checker, Reedley Branch

As a Fowler native, Erik attended Fowler High School and continues his education at Fresno State. He has worked as a PCA intern and farm supervisor. He comes to GAR Bennett from Bee Sweet Citrus and has joined us as a trap checker. Erik believes GAR Bennett offers exciting opportunities for plant science students and is a great company to work with. He is working towards getting his PCA license. He enjoys basketball, football and off-roading.

Matthew Brocato – Trap Checker, Reedley Branch

Matthew grew up in Fresno where he attended Clovis North High School. Matthew pursued his degree at Reedley College and Fresno State with the goal of earning his PCA license. He is also working toward becoming CCA certified. Matthew joins GAR Bennett from David Peters Farms. He does competitive shooting and enjoys 4WD events in his spare time.

Jose Perez – Trap Checker, Reedley Branch

Jose is originally from Hanford and attended Kerman High School. He is working towards his degree in plant science at West Hills Community College. Jose’s work experience ranges from being an airport ramp agent, a furniture mover, field scout and crop picker. He joins GAR Bennett as a trap checker. Jose believes GAR Bennett will provide a pathway for him to achieve his career goals. He enjoys spending time with his kid and working out.

Eliza Rubio – Dispatch, Kerman Branch

Eliza is a Kerman native and attended Kerman High School. She pursued a degree at Fresno Pacific University. Her past work experience includes jobs in education and agriculture. Eliza comes to GAR Bennett from Brandt. She has heard great things about GAR Bennett and decided it was time to make a switch. Eliza enjoys hiking, traveling and outdoor activities.

Adrian Diaz – Trap Checker, Reedley Branch

Adrian grew up in Orange Cove where he attended Orange Cove High School. He is currently attending Fresno State and hopes to learn more about the farming industry to become a CCA. He joins GAR Bennett from Groguru, a company specializing in soil moisture sensors. Adrian enjoys working with horses.