Dr. Ara Gerard grew up in the small community of Elkton, SD. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in chemistry from South Dakota State University. In 2002, Dr. Gerard graduated with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry. Since then she has practiced in both the Minneapolis metro and St. Cloud area.
Dr. Gerard and her husband, Andy, have a young son, Jack, an active toddler who keeps them on their toes. Their family also consists of an unruly Old English bulldog, Lucy. In her spare time, she enjoys Minnesota sports, concerts, movies and DIY projects around the home.