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  • Meet Our Team!

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    Maria Douglas

    Vice President of Operations

    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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    Rachael Vuich
    Rachael Vuich

    Recruiter and Front Office Coordinator Team Lead

    Rachael was born and raised in Bloomington and joins us as the Recruiter and Front Office Coordinator 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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    Regina McCarty
    Regina McCarty

    Front Office Coordinator

    Joining us as a Front Office Coordinator, Regina is from Kampala, Uganda and has lived in Bloomington since 2002! With Express, Regina can channel her drive to help others into helping our associates find employment. She also enjoys working with her amazing co-workers. When she's not at work, Regina loves reading, writing, working on her businesses, and spending time with her Chihuahua mix, Murphy!

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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

    Specialized Recruiting Group Manager- Bloomington & Evansville

    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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    Kate Kowalski

    Industrial Employment Specialist Manager

    Kate was born and raised in Bloomington. Prior to joining Express she worked as a Publishing Assistant. She believes helping people find jobs is the best part of working with Express. When not at work you will find Kate with her two wonderful cats, named Sushi and BBQ. She also loves cooking, watching scary movies, and hiking!

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    Brian Ladyman

    Employment Specialist

    Brian was born and raised in Bloomington, and he had a close relationship with Express before joining the team! His favorite part of working with Express is the awesome team he gets to work with every day and the difference they make in people's lives. Brian is the father of two of the sweetest kids ever, a boy and a girl, and the unexpected owner of a cat, even though he's admittedly not a cat person. When he has spare time, he enjoys running and playing golf. 

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    Melinda Thomas
    Melinda Thomas

    Employment Specialist

    Melinda Thomas joins us in the trailblazing role of Remote Employment Specialist for Bloomington! 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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    Sophia Hoffman


    Born and raised in Bloomington, Sophia is a 2020 graduate with a double major in Theatre and History. 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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