2010 Aide to the Grand Marshal – Gerard M. Herbert

Gerard Martin Herbert was born in July 1966 in Ballyconneely Connermara County Galway, Ireland to the late John and Bridget Herbert. Gerard is the youngest of five children. He was educated in Ballyconneely National School and Clifden Community School.

He was raised on the family farm where he helped with the chores. In the summer months, he went fishing on the Atlantic Ocean with his father and brother for Salmon, Lobster, and Crab.

He then attended the National Fishery training Center in County Donegal where he trained to be a commercial fisherman. After the two years of commercial fishing, he left and went to work in construction. Ironically that’s when he got the biggest catch of all; he met his wife to be, Susan. And together, they emigrated to the United States where they now live with their three children Stephanie, Keith, and Noeleen.

Gerard worked in various fields before entering the air conditioning and heating field, in 1993. He installed and serviced various systems, to serve everything from single family homes to forty story buildings in Manhattan.

Today Gerard with the help of his wife, Susan, owns and operates Twelve Pins Mechanical; a full service, heating and air conditioning company.