Meet Our Team

  • Our Team Mission 

    Our Express Bellingham staff is here to help good companies in Northwest Washington find great employees, and we know the only way to do that is together. Our team collaborates with each other and with you through each step of the hiring and placement process to help you be successful. We don't charge Job Seekers for our services and Employers who partner with us only pay when we make successful placements. No matter what you need in work, a workforce, or HR guidance/training, contact us today for a no-obligation consultation with a team you can count on.

  • Our Bellingham Team

    Melissa Dykman Front Office Coordinator
    Melissa Dykman

    Front Office Coordinator

    Melissa joined the fabulous Bellingham Express team in 2011. She loves being on the front lines with all the action as a front office coordinator. Melissa most enjoys getting to see the anticipation on an applicant's face and then the ultimate satisfaction of gaining employment when they leave as an associate of Express Employment!

    When Melissa is not outside spending time with her family and pets, you can find her cruising around in her MG convertible or watching sports on TV. 


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    Katie Clark Front Office Coordinator
    Katie Clark

    Front Office Coordinator

    Katie joined the Express team in October of 2019. As Front Office Coordinator, she is excited to meet all of the friendly associates that walk through our door and learn familiar faces. Katie is a proud mother of a son. Outside of the office, Katie loves to spend her time taking her son on adventures around Whatcom County. When she's not with her son or working in the office, she enjoys eating at new restaurants, going out with friends, or going on walks.

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    Melissa Alton Business Developer Whatcom County
    Melissa Alton

    Business Developer

    Melissa joined Express in April 2008. As our business developer, Melissa enjoys her time out in the community connecting with businesses. "I love our purpose at help people succeed! Our team is dedicated and fun. We take pride in what we do and it shows." Melissa is a proud mother of two. Outside of her professional life, she enjoys traveling, downhill skiing, and boating with her family.

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    Amanda Zender Skilled Trades
    Amanda Zender

    Skilled Trades Employment Specialist & Recruiting Team Manager

    Amanda joined Express in 2007 as a Front Office Coordinator. She is now our Skilled Trades Employment Specialist and Recruiting Team Manager. Amanda is passionate about getting to help local job seekers grow themselves in their careers and getting to work in the community to help job seekers have easier access to our job openings. When Amanda is not at work she spends most of her time with her 3 children and her many animals.

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    Kendall Cranston Skilled Trades Specialist
    Kendall Cranston

    Skilled Trades Recruiting Specialist

    Kendall joined the Express team in February 2018! She is currently a Skilled trades Recruiting Specialist and loves finding and matching the perfect candidate to the perfect candidate to the perfect position! Outside of Express, Kendall loves walking and hiking with her three dogs along with her husband! She loves being outside as much as she can, whether it's at the beach or in the mountains.

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    Jennifer Branscom
    Jennifer Branscom

    Industrial Employment Specialist

    Jennifer joined the Express Team in 2004. She has always worked in customer service and enjoys helping others! Jennifer started as a Front Desk Coordinator and soon grew into her current role of an Industrial Employment Specialist. She says that helping people succeed in their jobs and put food on their tables is the most rewarding part of her position and a key reason why she has been with Express for nearly 15 years! Outside of her work life, Jennifer enjoys working on her Pinterest projects and spending time with her kids, nieces, and nephews.

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    Jaclyn Stansbury
    Jaclyn Stansbury

    Industrial Employment Specialist

    Jaclyn joined Express in Bellingham in July of 2018. She attended Western Washington University for Human Services and Social Justice. She loves to spend her spare time reading, hiking, and adventuring all over the Pacific Northwest. As an Employment Specialist for the Industrial Division, she takes pride in finding Express associates the best jobs possible to best fit their needs and lifestyle whether on a permanent or temporary basis. Helping people succeed is her number one priority!

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    Deb Garcia Industrial Employment Specialist
    Deb Garcia

    Industrial Employment Specialist

    Deb became a part of the Bellingham team in March 2019. She has joined the office as a Light Industrial Employment Specialist. Deb loves being a part of the team and helping people improve their lives. She moved to Washington in early February 2019 from San Diego California. Deb has 2 adult children, a dog named Sammy, and 5 siblings. In her free time, Deb enjoys live music, anything outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.

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    Dallas Oates Recruiting Specialist
    Dallas Oates

    Employment Specialist

    Dallas Oates has been with Express since February 2019. She started as a Requiting Specialist and is transitioning to become a Light Industrial Recruiting Specialist. She loves being able to talk to people and get to know them to help them find that dream job they have always wanted. When she is not working she likes to spend her free time outdoors, fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, and snowboarding. Dallas also loves to take road trips back home to Wisconsin to visit family and friends.

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    Keeley Barthlow
    Keeley Barthlow


    Keeley joined the Express Employment Professionals team in Bellingham at the beginning of 2019. She is currently working as a Recruiting Specialist, conducting phone interviews, in-person interviews, making inquiry calls, and doing resume searching. Keeley loves her role because she is "the first step in the process of a person finding their potential dream job!" Besides working for Express, Keeley has actively been volunteering for Special Olympics for over 10 years. She can also be found hanging out with her family, boyfriend, and precious niece, Stella.

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    Christine Segura Intake Specialist
    Christine Segura

    Intake Specialist

    Christine joined the Express team in April 2019. She is a Recruiting Specialist for the Bellingham office. Christine enjoys giving hope to those in need and helping others. Outside of working with Express she enjoys long boarding, teaching dance, singing and spending time with her family.

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    Jessica Mendonca Administrative Employment Specialist
    Jessica Mendonca

    Administrative Employment Specialist

    Jessica has been with Express for 5 ½ years and she currently does Administrative Staffing. Jessica enjoys being able to help as many people as she can find their dream job! She loves working for Express and being able to work with amazing coworkers and clients.

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    Shannon Jacoby Administrative Employment Specialist
    Shannon Jacoby

    Administrative Employment Specialist

    Shannon Jacoby graduated from Western Washington University with a BS in Human Resource Management. She is currently working for the Bellingham office and has been employed there for almost 17 years. She is responsible for the Professional Staffing Niche- Accounting/Finance and HR. She started with commercial staffing, moved to professional staffing, and during the recession oversaw professional staffing and administrative staffing. She moved back to professional staffing 3 years ago! Shannon was SHRM Member of the year in 2011 and 2013, has received multiple awards for staffing, and achieved the Century Club in 2018.

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    Gabrielle Simpson Payroll Coordinator Whatcom County
    Gabrielle Simpson

    Payroll Coordinator

    Gabrielle joined the Bellingham Team in May 2018 as the Payroll and Workers Compensation Coordinator. She has a degree in accounting and a passion for numbers and helping people. She ensures that our 350+ average employees get paid on time each week and when an employee gets injured on the job, Gabrielle is there to help them through every step of the process. From the moment of injury to returning back to work, she is there to ensure our employees know that we are going to take care of them. Outside of work, Gabrielle has a passion for traveling and for helping animals through multiple non-profit organizations.

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    Stacey S.
    Stacey Snodgrass

    General Manager

    Stacey has served on the Bellingham team for the past 22 years. She is also an owner of Express Employment Professionals in Everett. Stacey has served as a Developer Rep for Express headquarters with a focus in British Columbia helping individuals start their own Express Franchise as well as coach, consult, and support each office towards success during the year. Her passion is helping others succeed through servant leadership and helping companies in both Whatcom and Snohomish County with their Human Resource and Staffing needs while making a difference in the lives of so many people by helping them gain employment.

    Stacey recently graduated from Express Leadership Academy after attending for 3 years. She is also certified in the Staffing Industry by the American Staffing Association as a Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist as well as a Certified Staffing Professional. Prior to Express Stacey earned a certificate in Fashion Merchandising at Bellingham Technical College. Outside of work Stacey enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with her family.

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    Henry the Express Mascot

    Team Mascot

    Henry has been cheering on Express since 2015! He loves being in the Bellingham office and greeting his friends in the office. Outside of the office you can find Henry playing fetch, chasing birds, and going for long walks. 

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