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 Human Resources 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 Administration6 years experience
Payroll5 years experience
Pursuing BS in Human Resources ManagementColorado State University
Licenses & Certificates
Mental Health First Aid
CHSAA Certified Softball Umpire
Department of Transportation's Reasonable Suspicion Training
“Pinnacle has been a champion of SERVE6.8 since the start. Each year our relationship grows deeper. Joining alongside our Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Resource Center ministries, Pinnacle has had an amazing impact on SERVE6.8 and helped us support over 20,000 families in 2022.”
Krista AckermanVolunteers, Special Events, & Care DirectorServe 6.8
"The new home kits that we receive from Pinnacle help our youth exiting foster care and our single parents with necessary items to start making a home. Most of these folks move in with nothing… these kits give them a head start. They cannot buy these items with food stamps so it often takes months to acquire the essential supplies. We are lucky to partner with a company like Pinnacle who supports local non profits."
GeriAnna EchelbergerNavigator, VIP Program at The Edge CommunityLoveland Housing Authority
"Pinnacle has been a reliable and consistent partner of The Matthews House for many years now! They have provided many dinners (with fun activities!) to families that work with The Matthews House from all over Larimer County. Countless hamburgers and hot dogs have been grilled, and the friendly faces of Pinnacle staff have made our participants feel welcome and included. In recent years, Pinnacle has increased their engagement with The Matthews House to support our clients and staff all throughout the year. Pinnacle volunteers have helped with our annual fundraising gala, gathered school supplies for our high school students who don't have as many resources, run bingo night for families, served turkey and mashed potatoes at our annual Thanksgiving dinner, and collected non-perishable food to deliver with frozen turkeys to families across Larimer County right before Thanksgiving. Their commitment to The Matthews House's mission and to the families needing more support in Larimer County has helped us to serve the needs of families in many different ways. We would not be able to do all the events we have done without the support of Pinnacle staff and funds. They are committed to giving back to the community, and we always know we can contact Pinnacle when dreaming up a new project or another way to help families!"
Lise Harwell, M.Ed.Education and Enrichment DirectorThe Matthews House
"Pinnacle has been a strong partner as we have seen our own organization grow and evolve. Thanks to their solid performance we have expanded the services they provide, knowing we can count on them to deliver. We’ve appreciated the relationship we’ve built and confidently recommend them for your agency."
David WolfFire ChiefEstes Valley Fire Protection District
"Pinnacle Consulting Group, Inc. has been an invaluable partner for our regional 9-1-1 funding authority for several years. They have helped us to restructure and simplify our funding model, streamline our accounting procedures, and provide timely financial statements each month to keep our board of directors fully informed of our financial status. The team we work with is very responsive to our needs and quickly provides assistance to any inquiries."
Jeff IrvinExecutive DirectorJefferson County Emergency Communications Authority (JCECA)