Fernando Olivas joins Stone Barns Center as the Senior HR Manager. Fernando brings a diverse professional and personal background to this role. Before returning to an HR career spanning over thirteen years in for-profit and non-profit spaces, he took a detour to pursue his culinary passion, spending eight rewarding years in NYC kitchens working his way up from prep cook to chef.
Fernando is eager to bear his personal experiences – the formative childhood summers he spent on his father’s pecan ranch in northern Mexico – to positively impact Stone Barns’ human capital initiatives.
On the side, Fernando is a cookbook collector and avid football fan, supporting, through thick and thin, Juventus and Tottenham. He lives in Long Island City with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Inés, and does most of the cooking – spicy for him, less so for his wife; Inés doesn’t have a say. Yet.