Joe Garcia was born in Mercedes, Texas but, grew up in the community of King City, CA, where he worked throughout his childhood in the fertile lands of the Salinas Valley. Joe comes from a family of farm workers who would travel from Texas to California following the harvest, Joe never has forgotten the hard work ethic of his Grandparents and family. Joe attended Hartnell College in Salinas, and Fresno City College, before transferring to Fresno State, completing his bachelor’s in 1995. Joe began working for AG Producers a company that supported the citrus industry, and then as Director of Human Resources for Pandol Brothers Inc. After a successful career at Pandol, Joe then became a farm labor contractor by starting Jaguar Farm Labor Contracting, Inc, in 2005. Today, Joe is the owner of various companies throughout California, and during peak season, employs over 4,000 farmworkers throughout California. Joe is also the chairman and founder of the Central Valley Farmworker Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to serve and support Central Valley farmworkers by providing programs and services to better their quality of life. Currently, Joe resides with his children, Joshua and Abigail in Visalia, CA, and is heavily involved in his children’s academic and sports activities.