Our Human Resources Team

Benefits, Performance and Human Resources

Maggie Gaudio, Director of Human Resources

Maggie oversees all associate relations, HR office functions and workers compensation. Her expertise is in performance coaching, compensation and benefits management and in building a competitive work environment for all of our staff. Maggie joined Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in July of 2011. Previously she worked for Mission Ranch Carmel and Portola Hotel & Spa. In her free time Maggie enjoys spending time at the beach, in mountains and on the water sport-fishing.

Gabriela Correa, Benefits Manager

Gabriela oversees the Inn’s benefits, worker’s compensation claims management, safety trainings and programs. She joined the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa as Risk Management Coordinator in 2012 and then transitioned into her Human Resources role in 2014. Prior to joining the company, Gabriela was a Field Representative for the California State Assembly. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in History. She is passionate about employee safety and wellness.

Alma Hernandez, Human Resources Coordinator

Alma is the initial point of contact for our Human Resources Department. She is responsible for administrative work and supports the Specialists and Directors on a daily basis. Alma joined the Human Resources department early in the year; she was previously working for the California Lutheran University for Undergraduate Admissions and previously she was the executive assistant to the CEO for a small company in Ojai. She’s bilingual, and is fluent in Spanish. Alma is enthusiastic to further her development in Human Resources. In her personal time, Alma enjoys going to the movies and spending time with her friends and family.

Recruitment & Training

Vanessa Jimenez, Human Resources Manager

Vanessa is the primary contact for all associate recruitment, hiring and onboarding including oversight to the interview process, new hire paperwork and ensuring a great start for all new associates and managers to the inn. Vanessa is also the primary resort-wide Spanish trainer for culture, ESL and service trainings. Previously she worked in a variety of roles throughout the resort including positions in retail and food & beverage. Prior to working for Ojai, Vanessa worked at the beautiful local Lake Casitas and is a long-time resident of Ojai. Outside of work, Vanessa is the lead singer for a rock band named Maclovia.

Sandra Alonzo, Human Resources Clerk

Sandra Alonzo is the initial point of contact for Recruitment and Benefit questions for the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Sandra is responsible for onboarding new hires and answering general benefit questions. She directly supports the Benefits manager and the Human Resources manager. Sandra was born and raised in the neighboring city of Ventura, and has been employed in the Human Resources industry for the past 4 years. During her free time Sandra enjoys spending time with her two young daughters, being a LA Dodgers fan, and attending concerts and shows.

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