Gabriel Casarez joined Friends of the Children as a Staff Accountant in 2021. Gabriel was born in Hillsboro and has lived in Oregon his entire life. He is the youngest in his family and the first in his family to attend college. Upon graduation from Portland State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Gabriel worked at an art supplies company in Beaverton as an Accounting Assistant. In 2016, he joined a produce company as an Accounts Payable Specialist and was promoted to Staff Accountant in 2019. In addition, in 2017 he studied and earned his license to become a notary public. In his spare time, Gabriel enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking, baking, listening to audiobooks, reading, watching television shows/movies, going to the beach, and traveling to Mexico to visit his family.