Meet The Team

– Teamwork makes the dream work, sure it’s cliché but it’s also 100% true. Delivering on our mission to create an impactful and sustainable destination that will be enjoyed for generations to come cannot be completed alone, it takes a team. Inland Surf Company is incredibly grateful for the contributions made from our friends, family, and community that have helped us get this far and for the team being assembling to help bring our vision to reality.

Andrea Gallardo

Co-Founder & COO – Inland Surf Company

As a Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Inland Surf Company and Alchemy Surf Park, Andrea brings her experience in healthcare as a registered nurse, manager, and COO to the team. With a long career of keeping patients safe, staff inspired, and her business units successful – we are extremely excited to add Andrea to our team. Andrea will assist with business planning during our development phase and will ultimately lead our operations teams.

Andrea Gallardo

Operational Excellence

Andrea has spent the past 25 years in healthcare and business – operating at every organizational level with a focus in the PeriOperative departments mastering one of the only revenue producing divisions in healthcare. Her attention to service-line growth, budget optimization, customer and patient service, and employee engagement drew her to the private sector where she helped create, open and operate a joint venture free-standing orthopedic surgery center as the Administrator and CEO.

As a registered nurse herself, her hands-on style and ability to inspire excellent and safe patient care while driving for profit with a dynamic budget boasts a $16 million net gain in 2022. Andrea has extensive knowledge in Human Resources, Risk Management, Quality Programs, and Materials Management. She excels at creating workflow processes, policy and procedure, operating budgets, safety and security, staffing models and customer experience programs to name a few.

Andrea has supported Chris in the creation and building of Inland Surf Company and has enjoyed learning to surf at multiple “inland” opportunities and technologies including the Deschutes River, CityWave, Wavegarden and Unit Surf Pool. Through these experiences and the surf travel she enjoys with her husband and founder Chris, she has become passionate to create a space where friends and families come together to share in a healthy, safe and adventurous surf experience.


Through surfing we want to inspire the youth, adults, and families of inland communities to get outside, improve their health, overcome their fears, do rad stuff, and help make the world a better place

Chris & Andrea GallardoFounders / CEO & COO - Inland Surf Company

Andrea has had the opportunity to surf multiple surf technologies such as WaveGarden, CityWave and Unit Surf Pool. Learning to surf in her 40’s, these experiences have given the team the perspective of a beginner that will closely match many of our customers.  With her competitive spirit and attention to detail, Andrea has learned quickly and is excited to continue her progress.


Wavepool Mag reports on Alchemy Surf Park

JULY 14, 2023 GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA, CA - Last week Inland Surf Company Founder & CEO Chris Gallardo had the chance to chat with Neil Armstrong from…

Alchemy Surf Park Project Site Announced

JUNE 27, 2023 GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA, CA - Inland Surf Company LLC announced today the project site for Alchemy Surf Park has been conditionally secured with…

Colliers Hired For Market & Financial Viability Report

JUNE 9, 2023 EL DORADO COUNTY, CA - Exciting things happening this week at Inland Surf Company with a site visit and region-check from the talented Matt…

Our Next Steps


Present to Placer County Planning and Economic Development

We’re excited to present our project and vision to the Placer County Planning and Economic Development teams. Our goal is to gain overwhelming support of the project so we can confidently enter the next phase.

Community Outreach and Design Workshop

During the community outreach phase we will conduct a design review workshop to engage the neighboring residents. We'll present the project to the public and listen to the desires and potential concerns of the local population.

Feasibility and Environmental Impact Report

With hopeful green-lights from Placer County Planning, Economic Development, stakeholders, and residents the next step is the feasibility phase and completing the required steps of the entitlements process.

Submit Project Application

With Planning, Feasibility, Community Outreach, and Design Workshop completed - our team will submit the official project application to the county for review.
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