Past Presidenet, Former Board Member for Estrella Warbirds Museum 2016-2017
Jerry Takier was born in Redondo Beach, California where he spent most of his childhood. He moved to Bakersfield for his high school years and enlisted in the Army shortly after graduation.
In 1974, Jerry graduated from the University of Columbus, Columbus, Georgia, with a degree in Accounting. It turns out flying helicopters is dangerous and pushing pencils is not. Shortly after his release from active duty, he went to work for Ernst & Ernst, now Ernst & Young, and later became an Auditor with Mobile Oil Company.
In 1984, he had a chance to obtain his own accounting firm on the Central Coast. He opened an office in Arroyo Grande, with a second in Atascadero in 2001. In 2008, he opened a third office in Morrow Bay. He currently split his time among the three offices, providing tax, accounting, financial and insurance services. Jerry loves history and found a second home at Estrella Warbird Museum. He was a simulator operator at the Museum and his wife, Penny, could always be found greeting our visitors and helping out in the Gift Shop.