Albert Rene Guerra

Dining Manager / Pool Manager
830.336.9000 x163
aguerra@cordilleraranch.com

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Family Members: 2 older brothers, 1 younger sister / Mother and Father / 2 nieces and 2 nephews

How did you become employed at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch?
I originally started back in 2014. Chef Isaac asked me to come over and check the place out. I started off as a server here and grew to a supervisor of Food & Beverage. I left to try some new experiences and finally made my way back in February of 2022.

What past work history prepared you for The Clubs?
I have worked for several luxury hotels — Omni La Mansion, Watermark Hotel & Spa, The Westin La Cantera Resort. I worked with Piatti for four years, which is part of Palisades Hospitality Group. For the past two years, I worked with the group to open two new restaurants — Camp Outpost Company, one of which was outside Zion National Park.

What has been your most rewarding professional experience?
I think it would have to be being able to open two new restaurant concepts and travel with the openings. It allowed me to see a different part of the country every day that I probably would have only spent a couple of days at on vacation.

What has been your greatest professional challenge?
My greatest challenge would be opening a restaurant in September of 2020. Opening was a must due to already planning to have been open in January of 2020. It got me to really think through all the different scenarios going on in the country and how we had to adapt to be in compliance with the current laws and regulations.

What do you like most about working at Cordillera Ranch?
What I like most is how great the membership is. They are like you and me. They care about you and want to get to know all about you. Over the years, both then and now, I have been able to see many of their children grow up. I have been able to be part of weddings, birthday/anniversary celebrations and so much more. Family is certainly at the core of Cordillera Ranch — from membership to the staff we work with.

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Loving, Caring, Genuine. Many times, people ask why I am so happy… it’s all because of how I have been raised by my parents and grandparents.

What do you do in your free time?
My favorite thing to do is be outdoors and hiking. I love exploring Central Texas and the Hill Country. If I am not doing that, I am usually trying to find time to go bike riding throughout various areas. My favorite is bicycling through downtown San Antonio. I also do some light wood work with refurbishing different items here and there.

What is your secret to happiness?
Certainly, my faith has brought so much happiness. When things get tough, I always remember that God has a plan and I need to rely on his guidance.

What’s on your bucket list?
Sky diving, safari hunting, hot air balloon travel, hiking through all of North America and Europe.

What is your favorite book and why?
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas — I love how the book tells about successes through hard work, friendships that fail while others grow and how even through tough times some people will always keep you close to themselves even after years of not being in contact.

Most meaningful personal experience?
When I was in my mid to late 20s, I got certified to foster children. I was inspired to help those in need and show them a side of life that they otherwise would not have seen. I did that for a couple of years. I look forward to doing it again in the near future.

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