Gilbert “Gib” Hammond was born in California in 1971 and shortly thereafter his family moved to Portland, Oregon. He is married to Deanna Hammond, between them they have 2 lovely children and 4 amazing grandchildren. Besides baking he loves playing the drums and telling bad jokes.
At the age of 17, Gib started his baking career at Nature Bake, now more famously known as Dave’s Killer Bread, in Portland Oregon. That’s where he found his passion for baking. Being young, he moved from one upscale bakery to another, honing in on his craft.