Gabe Coronado serves as the Director of Operations for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. No stranger to hard work, Gabe worked in various part-time capacities at Flower Show Productions, including vendor relations and in the Flower & Garden Show’s on-site HQ office, before being promoted to his current position. Gabe earned his Bachelor’s degree in Japanese Studies from DePaul University. After graduation, he spent a year teaching English at a high school in Japan. A Chicago native and resident of the Pilsen neighborhood, Gabe first became fascinated with the Japanese language after watching classic Godzilla movies in his youth.