Meet Gabe Lee – father of two, registered lawyer, drummer, and one of Terramera’s original employees! In 2009, Gabe was fresh out of law school and considering moving to New York to start his career when he stumbled upon a job listing at Terramera.
As Terramera’s second official employee after the Founder and CEO, he was a jack of all trades, studying bugs, writing lab reports, procuring formulation ingredients, and helping organize the initial investment round. “It was a great experience because I learned to juggle everything,” he laughs. Over time, the company grew from just him and the Founder/CEO, to over 100 employees now! Yet, Gabe remains just as involved as ever.
As Director of Regulatory Affairs and Product Development Strategies, he is responsible for registering each of our products and ensuring that every material we use or create meets regulatory standards. Gabe currently manages eight registrations at the federal level and numerous others at the US state level. Currently, he is working to register a brand-new active ingredient that will be used in Terramera’s next generation of safe, plant-based replacements to toxic synthetic pesticides. “Regulatory is an area I’ve fallen in love with. This role never gets boring because it has a little bit of everything,” he says.
His favorite part however, is the people at Terramera. Having been here from the start, his unique insight on the company helps bring the team together as it grows. “Everyone is so nice and great at what they do. I learn a lot every day from the people here! It’s been amazing to witness this journey."