Junior Partner & Farm Manager
Nick Gatzman, a Junior Partner at Travaille & Phippen, Inc., has also been TAP’s Farm Manager for the past fifteen years. Nick’s childhood was spent farming wine grapes in Livermore with his family, which led him to pursue higher education at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. There, Nick received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business with a minor in plant protection. After graduating from Cal Poly, Nick became both a Licensed Pest Control Advisor and a Licensed Certified Crop Advisor. He joined the workforce as a Crop Consultant for Western Farm Service. After working at Western Farm Service, Nick assumed the role of Farm Manager at TAP. In addition to this role, Nick currently runs his own almond farming operation, Gatzman Farms with his wife, Janie Gatzman. He is the proud father of the fifth generation of TAP almond farmers: Allison, Justin, Katie, and Andrew.
Fun Fact: Nick enjoys fishing, hiking, and camping with his family.