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    A six-year veteran of Ace Hardware, Gaby said she has met many people throughout the community, many of which she sees outside of her job and greets with a smile.
      “I enjoy getting to know the people in my community,” she said.
      For her service, Gaby has been named the Central Coast Ace Employee of the Month.
      She said she appreciates working for Ace because it is a local business.
      “It gives me a feeling of supporting the community by obtaining the equipment needed to make Watsonville and the cities around a better place,” she said.
      Over the years, Gaby has volunteered at the Watsonville Strawberry Festival, Fly-in and Air Show, and other events.
      “I enjoyed volunteering in my community and having that feeling that I made a difference in helping out even in the smallest task,” she said.
      Always willing to help people, Gaby pursued her education in the medical field. She has also been taking Zumba classes with the goal of becoming an instructor to help others stay healthy.
      That drive to support her community extends to her job at Ace, where she strives to help customers find what they are seeking.
      “I hope I can continue to teach others what I’ve learned these couple of years,” Gaby said.