Our Team

Adelena Gallegos

Senior Human Resources Manager

As Senior Human Resources Manager, Adelena Gallegos serves as an expert resource to the HR staff to ensure adequate and consistent training and quality control while enhancing department resources and promoting teamwork and problem-solving. She operates with a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism as she assists the Director of Corporate Operations with the development, evaluation, and implementation of people-related services, policies, and programs. Ms. Gallegos manages the recruitment and staffing process, benefits and payroll administration, and training and development of staff while assisting and advising Pinnacle’s Directors with HR-related issues.

She began at Pinnacle in 2019 as a Human Resources and Payroll Administrator then moved up to Senior Human Resources and Payroll Administrator before her current role. Ms. Gallegos’s HR experience began when she worked at a manufacturing facility, starting as a laborer on the floor before being promoted and spending two years as a Human Resources Assistant. She then went on to work with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, managing contracts for farmer and rancher programs.

Ms. Gallegos is currently working towards her degree in Human Resources Management at Colorado State University. She had previously taken classes as a medical lab technician. She is a SHRM-certified professional, certified in mental health first aid and CPR, and has completed the Department of Transportation’s Reasonable Suspicion Training.

Ms. Gallegos was born and raised in the small town of Rocky Ford, Colorado – the melon capital of the world. She enjoys attending festivals and traveling to the mountains with her family. Closer to home, she often finds herself on the basketball court or ball field, providing support to recreational youth sports programs through coaching and development. With a passion for wildlife, she enjoys the simple, yet amazing gifts life has to offer.


  • Human Resources & Benefits Administration7 years experience
  • Payroll6 years experience


  • Pursuing BS in Human Resources ManagementColorado State University

Licenses & Certificates

  • SHRM-CP Certified
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • CPR Certified
  • CHSAA Certified Softball Umpire
  • Department of Transportation's Reasonable Suspicion Training