Gerrie attended the University of the Free State where he studied B.Sc. and graduated with a Baccalaureus in Optometry degree in 2005. He was in the first year group to qualify at this faculty.
After graduation Gerrie joined this practice and has been working with Dirk in private practice ever since. Gerrie enjoys special interests in diabetic eyecare and contact lenses. He also serves as an external examiner in contact lenses at the University of the Free State.
In his free time he enjoys travelling, good food and wine.
Gerrie is married to Liesl.