Dir. Gonesto’s professional experience took root in Singapore when he became a Quality Assurance Engineer for B19 Technologies Pte. Ltd., from March 2008 to September 2011. He later moved to Chip Eng Seng Contractors Pte. Ltd. (CESC) as its Quality Engineer. Prior to his affiliation with CESC, he briefly worked with Hebron Travel and Tours Pte. Ltd., as a Graphic Designer and Human Resources Assistant. From July 2000 to June 2007, Dir. Gonesto was with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Coastal and Marine Management Division for Region XI in Davao City as a Science Research Analyst. Working with coastal and marine life opened Dir. Gonesto’s interest in diving, and was certified as a Rescue Diver in 2001.