Darlene GonzalesHuman Resources Manager


    As a career human resources professional, Darlene works by the motto that she wants to put the “human” back into human resources. She has been able to do exactly that at Westerlay while handling the needs of a 100-plus-member staff. An approachable and proactive part of the team, Darlene is a forward-thinking problem solver who prefers to run a human resources office that fosters trust through listening and respecting team members’ work/life balance.

    Darlene started as HR Manager at Westerlay in 2015 following 8 years in the HR departments at AGRX, Gill’s Onions and Rio Farms in Oxnard. A leader in her field, Darlene is a board member for Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) of Ventura, through which she continuously learns best industry practices. In her spare time she has raised her two teenaged daughters and enjoys some Zen time practicing meditation and yoga. Overall, she says the position at Westerlay has allowed her to align her professional life with her personal value of helping people.

    contact info

    Email: dgonzales@westerlayorchids.com
    Office: 805.684.5411 x109

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