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Austin, MN 55912
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Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Gerlach

In this week's Alumni Spotlight, we catch up with alumnus Daniel Gerlach.

What are you doing now?

I am a farmer and own my own business, Gerlach Crop Consulting.

How did APS prepare you for this role?

Going to school at Austin gave me the opportunity to broaden my horizons by giving me plenty of class options to explore different career paths.

What is your advice for current Packers?

Take classes that challenge your comfort zone. You never know what may inspire your future career path.

Who at APS inspired you?

Mrs. Pike, Mrs. Epley, Mrs. Wangsness, and Mr. Raymond.

What was your favorite meal in the cafeteria?

Shrimp poppers.

Are you an alumnus of Austin Public Schools?  If so, we'd love to hear from you!

We're excited to hear about your accomplishments and are eager to share your successes and advice with our current students, families, and the Austin community. Please take a few minutes to complete the quick questionnaire at regarding your current position and your career trajectory.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing all your wonderful stories!