Our Staff

  • Our Staff


         Brad Hake, Owner, opened Express Employment Professionals in Chattanooga,
         TN in 1999. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from
         Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Brad and his wife Melanie have two
         children: Douglas and Davis. He once had dinner with Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and asked
         what Dale did for a living. Brad was the 2012 Express Employment Professionals
         Franchisee of the Year Award Winner.


         Brittany Sprayberry, VP of Operations and Sales, started with Express in 2006. She
         lives in Rock Spring, GA with her husband Justin and their son Thai. Brittany loves
         traveling with her family and has been an active member of the North Georgia Chamber
         of Commerce since 2014.


         Felicia Harlan, VP of Operations and Sales, has been a part of Express since 2011.
         She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education from Covenant College.
         Felicia lives in Rock Spring, Ga with her husband Chris and four of their children. She
         worked for the Walker County Board of Education at Rock Spring Elementary for seven
         years before joining the Express team. 


         Nicole Brown, Recruiting Specialist, has been with the Express team since 2006. Nicole
         lives in Cleveland, TN with her husband Jeff and their three children. She is an avid sports
         enthusiast and former softball player. Now she cheers for her children in baseball, football,
         and AAU basketball.


         Melody Markum, Payroll Manager, has been with Express since 2010. She lives in Soddy-Daisy,
         TN with her husband Travis and their two children. Melody has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree
         from Virginia Intermont College. If she is not at work, you can usually find her on a soccer field.
         Melody is a UT Vols fan, GO VOLS. 


         Rebecca Rains, Recruiting Specialist, has been a part of Express since 2012. She has an
         Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences through Miller Motte. Rebecca lives in Chattanooga, TN
         with her husband Stephen and their five children.  She is optimistic about every single day.


         Joel Walker, Recruiting Specialist, has been with Express since 2012. He has a Bachelor’s
         degree in Business from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. He lives in Chattanooga,
         TN with his wife Shoshannah and their three dogs. Joel is an avid dog trainer for obedience and


         Sandra Spirko, Recruiting Specialist, has been with Express since 2013. She has an Associate’s
         Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Westchester Community College and five years’
         experience working in Human Resources before joining Express. Sandra lives in Chattanooga, TN
         with her Yorkie, Charley. She is an avid book collector, art enthusiast, and is fluent in Spanish, while
         currently learning to speak Mandarin. 


         Cassie Keith, Recruiting Specialist, started with the Express team in 2013. She specializes in
         recruiting for the North Georgia area. Cassie lives in La Fayette, GA with her husband Jeremy and
         their five children, and Labrador named Roxie.  In her free time, she can be found cheering on her
         children at soccer games, basketball games, duck hunting, or cheering on her Georgia Bulldogs!


         Andi Malone, Payroll Specialist, has been a part of the Express team since 2013. She lives
         in Ooltewah, TN with her daughter, Annabelle Marie. Andi is certified in dermatology and previously
         studied cosmetology. Mostly her hobbies include spending time with her daughter, riding horses,
         and other outdoor activities.



         Dianna Moore, Staffing Specialist, has been here since 2017. She got her Master’s Degree in
         Human Resource Management. For 8 years she worked as a solution manager where she was
         able to train solution specialists into leaders of the company. She also assisted the District
         Manager with planning events and facilitating in sales training. She lives in East Brainerd,
         enjoys reading and decorating her house, and has been to Disney more than 20 times. 

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         Jessica Steele, Recruiting Specialist, has worked for us since 2017. She has an Associates in
         Business and a Medical Office Certificate from Northwestern Technical College. She previously
         worked at the Clinique Cosmetic Company for 11 years. She lives in Rock Spring, GA. She
         enjoys fishing with her Dad, music, and spending time with friends and family.


         Breanna Johnson, Staffing Specialist, has been with Express since 2017. She has a
         Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies in Spanish which she received from going abroad to     
         Argentina for a year, and she did work study at SAU for 6 years. She lives in Dalton, GA with
         her Fiancé, Jeff, and her Labradoodle, Chelsea. She enjoys spending time with friends, being
         outdoors, and making people smile.

    sara      Sara Davis,  Front Office Coordinator, has been with Express since 2017. She lives in 
          Dalton, GA. She is the oldest of five and loves spending time with her family and two dogs,
          Abbey and Maggie. Her hobbies include hanging out with her friends, reading, music, and looking
          up new foods to cook. 

     vict     Victoria Benson, Recruiting Specialist, has been with Express since 2017. She is in the process
          of obtaining her degree in Human Resources. She grew up in the very small town of Chatsworth,
          GA. She currently lives with her fiancé and her fur child, Aubri, in Cleveland, TN. She works on
          bettering herself every day and is thrilled to be in a career that helps people advance their lives
          and provide for their families. 


          Deborah Yanagida, Staffing Specialist, has been with Express 2 months. Deborah has more 
          than 6 years of experience in the staffing industry. She lives in Hixson, TN with her husband
          Hiroshi, and their two sons. When she is not at work, she loves to spend time with her family
          playing tennis. It’s the little things in life and making a difference by helping others that make her happy!


    Marisa Gilbert, Outside Sales Representative, has been with Express since November 2017.
    Originally from Wisconsin, she moved to Tennessee to attend Lee University where she received
    a Bachelors of Science in Public Relations. Now living in Chattanooga, Marisa enjoys spending
    her days drinking coffee, exploring the city, spending time with her friends, and daydreaming about
    one day owning a dog.