Jason Christopher has joined family-owned Christopher Ranch LLC. Gilroy, Calif.

He will begin work for the company in the post-harvest technology division, working with refrigerated and controlled-atmosphere storage.

Christopher is the grandson of company founder and co-owner Don Christopher. He comes to Christopher Ranch after spending several years in the film and television industry, working in commercials, film productions and other entertainment industry positions, according to a news release.

He graduated from Chapman University in 2006 with a film degree.

“Garlic is only harvested once a year in the summer months, so (controlled-atmosphere) storage is essential for holding garlic throughout the year,” Jason Christopher said in a news release.