Lead by example and walk your talk
1992 Year converted to
a country music fan

Regional Director/Human Resources

Darcy didn’t set out to have a career in hospitality as she originally wanted to teach the sixth grade. Early in her career, while working her way through college, Darcy had an opportunity to conduct leadership development training and was immediately hooked. She realized that she was passionate about training, coaching, and helping adults learn and grow more than anything else she had previously done. As a result of this experience, Darcy shifted her focus from working with children to working with adults.

A Southern California native, Darcy is drawn to the beach. She believes that a vacation doesn’t count unless it involves an ocean, a comfortable hammock, her Kindle, and a drink with an umbrella in it. Her perfect Sunday is a leisurely breakfast with her husband, Larry, followed by a trip to Huntington Beach Dog Beach with their two pups, Lucky and Lola. Darcy’s fortunate to have extended family nearby and enjoys spending time hanging out at the pool, playing a competitive (or sometimes, not so competitive) game of pool volleyball and getting together for impromptu barbeques. During her downtime, you can find Darcy reading, listening to country music, taking a Pilates class or indulging in a pedicure or massage.

Darcy’s desire to coach others and help people see things from a different perspective pairs nicely with Evo’s philosophy of helping people reach their full potential. “It’s important that each of us practice and demonstrates the behaviors we value as an organization,” she said. It’s not surprising that her favorite Guiding Principle is “Lead by example and walk your talk.”


  • Evolution Hospitality, 2011 - Present
    - Regional Director of Human Resources
    - Area Director of Human Resources
    - Director, Human Resources, Queen Mary
  • Tarsadia Hotels, 2007 - 2011
    - Director of Talent Management
  • CKE Restaurants, 1996 - 2007
    - Director of Education & Training
  • El Pollo Loco, 1990 - 1996
    - Management Development Specialist
    - Operations Coordinator, 1994 - 1995
    - Training Specialist, 1992 - 1994
    - General Manager, 1990 - 1992