Gat Caperton is the president and CEO of Gat Creek, a West Virginia manufacturer of hand-made, solid-wood home furniture that he acquired from its founder in 1996. Gat Creek, originally named Tom Seely Furniture, the 40+year-old business now employs over 100 skilled people in Berkeley Springs and sells furniture throughout the U.S. In 1990, Caperton received a B.A. in Economics from Davidson College, where he also played on the school's football team. He currently serves on the boards of the Shepherd University, Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, the Natural Capital Investment Fund, and the West Virginia Nature Conservancy. Gat and his wife Susan live in Berkeley Springs and have three daughters: Eliza, Katie, and Evie.