Aaron P. Neilson
Southern California native Aaron Neilson obtained his degree in culinary arts at Western Culinary Institute and in business administration at Strayer University in Washington D.C. Aaron has worked on several college campuses since 1992, including Loyola Marymount University, The Claremont Colleges, Chapman University, the University of La Verne, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Aaron resides with his wife and daughters in Alta Loma.
Oscar graduated from the University of Commerce in Guadalajara, Mexico with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He has been part of the hotel and food industry since the mid-1980s. Prior to his position at Kellogg West, Oscar served as the director of food and beverages for Hilton Hotels Corporation for 28 years. His favorite part of the dining and hotel industry is the sense of accomplishment he gets when the final product is finished and the customer is satisfied. In his free time, Oscar enjoys playing golf and taking walks with his wife, Davona.
Arnold has been part of the dining industry since the early 1970s. His favorite part about the dining industry is the diversity, not only in the workforce, but also in food trends. He believes the ever-evolving industry provides chefs with the advantage to develop new partnerships and leadership roles; for instance, Arnold is actively involved with student clubs for the Sustainable Food Systems and Real Food Challenge initiatives. As the Los Olivos executive chef, Arnold develops and implements the daily menus, purchases product, controls inventory, manages team building, and helps plan festive events for Los Olivos and the campus community. In his spare time, Arnold enjoys mountain bike riding, barbequing, tending his koi fish pond, and reading in the serenity of his backyard.
Sandy has been working in the food industry since the late 1980s. For ten years she worked as the director of campus catering for Aramark, which serves the University of La Verne, before moving on to retail operations manager at Hoag Memorial Hospital. Sandy returned to higher education in 2004 when she started working for the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, where she oversees 21 food operations. With her extensive experience, Sandy is highly skilled in management, public relations, customer service, human resources, P&Ls, inventory control, and team building.
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