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Albert Gonzalez

Local man Albert grew up and was educated here in the Coachella Valley. Working as a Peer Group Counselor during his Coachella Valley High School Junior and Senior years developed Albert’s interest in helping others. Volunteering at Revivals and Animal Samaritans keeps him engaged with his passion for people and animals, while his work with Coachella Valley Repertory, Dez Art Theater and Palm Canyon Theater feeds his interest in the arts.  As Co-Owner and Pastry Chef at 849 Restaurant, Albert is a local businessman and literally helped feed many people some of the best food in town. With husband Willie Rhine, the men are passionate Ocotillo members for the Center, while Albert has a particular interest in supporting Center Outreach for the East Coachella Valley.