No man can forget the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on 14 February 2018, especially the parents of the seventeen victims. Fred Guttenberg is one of them who has stood in against, to deal with the gun violence. He is the father of the 14-year-old girl, Jaime Guttenberg, who lost her life in the Parkland shooting incident.
Besides, he is an established entrepreneur and a real estate executive with over with nearly three decades of work experience.
Low-Key Romantic Life With Wife; Daughter Got Killed
Fred Guttenberg is married to Jennifer Bloom Guttenberg, whose occupation is a pediatric occupational therapist. Although the information on the couple's romantic life does not get spilled over the media, they maintained a close-knit family bond with each other and children.
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Fred and Jennifer were parents to a couple of children, namely, late Jaime Ruttenberg and Jesse Guttenberg.
Fred Guttenberg with his wife, son, and late daughter (Photo: marieclaire.com)
Sadly, Fred's daughter, Jaime, was one of the seventeen victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on 14 February 2018. She was just 14-year-old when she met the tragic death of gun violence.
After the incident, Fred urged the people to vote the 'Democrat across the ballot' in favor of gun safety back in November 2018. Also, he made his plea through social media by sharing the pictures of his daughter's grave. He dedicated every minute of his life to fighting for his daughter and "for a country where people begin to deal with gun violence."
Net Worth And Career
Fred Guttenberg is a real estate executive. Currently, he is the owner of Parkland Homes R Us, Parkland Home, and Auto LLC, as well as the Fresco Development Group (Dunkin Donuts Franchisee). Previously, he worked for The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson for nearly thirteen and a half years.
He started his career in the company as a CNS Sales Representative in April 1991. He served till July 1997, where his responsibilities included the promotion to Psychiatrists in private practice as well as the Community Mental Health Center, VAMC, and Department of Corrections.
Besides, he worked as CNS Specialty Training Representative from 1997 to 1999, CNS Sales Training, and CNS District Manager from 2000 to 2004.
Apart from his career, he is also involved in dealing with gun violence as an activist. He actively works through the Orange Ribbons for Jaime (organization on behalf of his daughters) and is also a member of the Everytown Survivor Network.
(Note: An average salary of an activist is $31,272 per year, as per Ziprecruiter.)
Fred Guttenberg was born on 24 December 1965, in East Northport, New York, the United States. The 53-year-old entrepreneur attended Skidmore College in New York in 1988. Later, he moved to Florida from Long Island in 1989.
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Currently, he lives in Parkland, Florida, the United States, along with his wife, Jennifer, and son, Jesse.