Meet Our Express Bloomington Team


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  • Meet Our Team!

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    Maria Douglas

    Vice President of Operations Bloomington/Evansville

    Maria came to Bloomington in 1993 to attend Indiana University and never left! Her career has included operations, marketing, and personal training. She ensures that both the office and business are running as smooth and efficient as possible. Maria is passionate about serving her community and helping both people and local businesses grow. Her community involvement in Bloomington includes Communications Committee Chair for Tri Kappa, Membership Team of Business Network International (BNI), and Ambassador for the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. Her office catchphrases are "Do good work and the money will come" as well as "keep your allergies under control!"

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    Cariann Brown

    Front Office Coordinator

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    Rachel Woods

    Front Office Coordinator

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    LaShona Smith

    Payroll Administrator

    Originally from Springville, Indiana, LaShona joins us as our Payroll Administrator. LaShona brings previous experience in program coordination and property management to her position. When she's not at work, her 4 children keep her plenty busy! LaShona enjoys anything from camping, hiking, and socializing with friends to cozying up with popcorn and a movie with her kids.

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    Lawrence Hammer

    Managing Director- Specialized Recruiting Group of Southern Indiana

    Lawrence was born in Illinois and has lived in Iowa, Arizona, back to Illinois, and Washington state before finally coming to his senses and moving to Bloomington. Prior to working with us he has worked primarily in Higher Education and Marketing. As the recruiting manager for two offices, Lawrence loves that his role allows him and his team to be the first point of contact to help change lives! He currently serves as the Chairman of the Young Professionals Bloomington and loves the ability to help others in his community. Lawrence also speaks fluent German, is a lover of spicy food, rock climbing, board games, and an avid Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fan.

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    Rachael Vuich

    Light Industrial Employment Team Lead

    Rachael was born and raised in Bloomington and joins us as the Light Industrial Employment Team Lead! She loves getting to be one of the "faces of Express" by putting people at ease, answering questions, and forming connections with others. Outside of work, Rachael loves playing pickleball, hiking, and hanging out with her family. She also has a pit/lab mix named Delilah and loves musicals!

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    Karen Brinegar
    Karen Brinegar

    Office Services Employment Specialist- Specialized Recruiting Group of Southern Indiana

    Karen Brinegar joins us as the Office Services Employment Specialist of our stellar Specialized Recruiting Group! Born in Louisiana, Karen moved to Bloomington at age 14 and is happy to call it home with her husband, two kids, and two dogs! In her free time, Karen enjoys playing board games with her family and having cookouts with loved ones. 

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    Natalie Evans

    Light Industrial Employment Specialist

    Natalie is a part of our LID Employment Team! She moved to Bloomington at age five and has been a proud Hoosier ever since! She loves Bloomington, the community, and being on the Express team! Outside of work, Natalie loves spending time with her husband and five children, hiking, and hanging out with friends. 

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    Melinda Thomas
    Melinda Thomas

    Light Industrial Employment Specialist

    Melinda Thomas joins us as a Remote Employment Specialist! Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Melinda currently resides in Henderson, Kentucky and is a 2020 graduate with a BS in Communications specializing in PR/Advertising with a minor in Race and Ethnic Studies! She likes the fun, relaxed environment at Express that accompanies the office's busy schedule and interacting with associates. Melinda's hobbies include painting, digital art, crafting, cooking new recipes, and spending time with family and friends. 

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    Shai Warfield-Cross

    Light Industrial Employment Specialist

    Shai joins us as a part of our Employment Team! Originally from Fort Wayne, she was raised in Bloomington. At Express, Shai can help people find happiness in their occupation daily. Her hobbies include singing at the top of her lungs, dancing the night away, schooling people on the basketball court, and cooking! 

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    Sophia Hoffman

    Marketing Specialist

    Born and raised in Bloomington, Sophia joins us as our Marketing Specialist! She was drawn to Express because of the close-knit team and strong connection to helping the Bloomington community. Sophia's hobbies include playing with her two labradoodles, watching horror movies, cross stitching, and staying involved in theatre!

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    Captain Jack Barkness

    Paw-perations Manager

    Captain Jack was born and raised in Bloomington! The Bichon Frise/Shih Tzu mix loves to visit the Express staff and make sure they're getting in their daily required amount of petting him.

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