Aaron Gantz

Aaron Gantz

Lives in Wyomissing

Have you always lived here? Did you grow up here, move away, and come back? Did you grow up somewhere else and move here?

I grew up in the City of Reading. After completing my undergraduate and graduate degrees at West Virginia University, I moved back to the area in 2010.

Why do you think Greater Reading is a great place to live and work? 

I got involved in the Greater Reading Young Professionals (GRYP) shortly after moving back to the area. This allowed me to meet new people, get engaged in the community and take on leadership roles early on in my career. Most importantly, I met my husband, John, through GRYP!

The ability to connect with people and places is a core part of the Greater Reading community. There is a sense of collaboration, community and access that has allowed me to put down roots and have the privilege to grow both personally and professionally.

What do you want outsiders to know about the Greater Reading Community?

Diversity of people and place means you can find “your people” in this community.

What are your favorite local activities to do with your family or friends?

Our family loves to take advantage of the outdoor amenities in the area. The Wyomissing and West Reading areas are incredibly walkable and bikeable. We chose our home not only because of the Wyomissing School District, but also because it is within walking minutes from West Reading’s Penn Avenue, the Wyomissing trail system and numerous playgrounds.

Name your favorite:

  1. Restaurant: Lang or Say Cheese (don’t make me decide!)
  2. Local shop: LiliBeas
  3. Event or festival: Wyomissing 4th of July Parade
  4. Hidden gem: The Goggleworks Center for the Arts


Do you serve on board or volunteer in the Greater Reading community? Tell us what your role is and the name of the organization.

I have previously served on the Greater Reading Young Professionals Board of Directors and the Reading Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors.