Ricardo Abarca joined RAR in 2019 and brings a decade of combined hospitality operations and human resources experience. Prior to RAR, he worked at The Lodge Torrey Pines (a AAA Five Diamond hotel), the Residence Inn-SpringHill Suites San Diego Bayfront Downtown where he was part of the opening team, The US Grant Hotel and the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. He received his Certificate in Human Resources Management from SDSU College of Extended Studies in 2016 and his SHRM-CP in 2018. Ricardo is a board member for the San Diego Hospitality Human Resources Association where he serves as the Director of Communication. Ricardo enjoys watching movies, TV shows, playing with is year and a half old son and watching Musicals/Broadway shows from Broadway San Diego where he and his wife are season ticket members.