Rafael Valladares, Groundskeeper 

Rafael was born in San Salvador, El Salvador in 1980. He grew up in a large family and at a young age developed an interest in gardening and construction.

He came to the U.S. in 2000 and settled in Peekskill, Westchester County. Since 2003 he has been working for Olnick Spanu, where he maintains the animals, farm, and gardening for the entire property while managing a team of four who help him get it all done.

Rafael currently lives in Cold Spring with his wife, three daughters, and 3-year-old son. When he’s not spending time with his children he is an avid supporter of the Barcelona football club.