Eric VanGessel is a 48-year-old Caledonia resident who has lived in this community since 2013.  He currently works as a Vice President of Commercial Underwriting and Construction Management for BayFirst Financial Corporation.  Eric has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Economics & Finance and a graduate degree of Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management & Finance.


His wife, Melissa, has over 20-years of teaching experience in both public and private schools with the past 15 years in the Caledonia Community School district.  She currently serves as a kindergarten teacher at Emmons Lake Elementary School and holds a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood Development.  


Eric and Melissa's son, Brenden, is starting his junior year at Caledonia High School.  Prior to entering Caledonia High School, Brenden attended Emmons Lake Elementary and Kraft Meadows Middle School.      


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