The Chattanooga, TN Express Team

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    Brad Hake

    Owner

    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 has 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.

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    Brittany Sprayberry

    VP of Sales and Development

    Brittany Sprayberry, VP of Sales and Development, 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.

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    Felicia Harlan

    VP of Operations

    Felicia Harlan, VP of Operations, 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, and their dogs Jax and Josie. She worked for the Walker County Board of Education at Rock Spring Elementary for seven years before joining the Express team.

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    Nicole Brown

    Senior Employment Specialist

    Nicole Brown, Senior Employment Specialist, has been with the Express team since 2006. Native of Chattanooga, Nicole now lives in Cleveland, TN with her husband Jeff and their three children. She is a member of Crossroads Community Church and avid sports enthusiast. Go BEARS!

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    Melody Markum

    Payroll Manager

    Melody Markum, Payroll Manager, has been with Express since 2010. She lives in Soddy-Daisy, TN with her husband Travis and their two children, Kaylee and Jordan. Melody has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Intermont College. 

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    Rebecca Rains

    Employment Specialist

    Rebecca Rains, Employment 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 three children. Rebecca enjoys organizing, scrap booking, and all office supplies.  Rebecca is one of the most optimistic people you will ever meet and has been known as the Express cheerleader!

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    Joel Walker

    Employment Specialist

    Joel Walker, Employment 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, their daughter Mya, and their three dogs. Joel is an avid dog trainer for obedience and field.

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    Sandra Spirko

    Employment Specialist

    Sandra Spirko, Employment 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. 

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    Cassie Keith

    Employment Specialist

    Cassie Keith, Employment Specialist, started with the Express team in 2013. She specializes in recruiting for the North Georgia area.  A graduate from Lafayette, Cassie resides in La Fayette, GA with her husband Jeremy,  their five children, and two Labradors named Roxie and Mac. Before joining the Express team, Cassie worked with the corporate office at RE Services assisting with HR and Accounts Payable.  Cassie has served as Treasurer with the Top of Georgia Employer Committee since 2017. In her free time, she can be found cheering on her children in basketball and soccer, spending time with family, anything outdoors, and in the Fall cheering on her Georgia Bulldogs.

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    Jessica Steele

    Employment Specialist

    Jessica Steele, Employment Specialist, has been with Express since 2017. She lives in Rock Spring, GA. She enjoys spending time with friends and listening to live music.  She is Express's social butterfly!

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    Breanna Shafer

    Employment Specialist

    Breanna Shafer, Employment 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 Rock Spring, GA with her Husband, Jeff, her Bernese Mountain Dog, Georgia, and her Golden Retriever, Hazel. She enjoys spending time with friends, being outdoors, and making people smile.

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    Deborah Yanagida

    Employment Specialist

    Deborah Yanagida, Employment Specialist, has been with Express since 2018.  Deborah has more than 6 years of experience in the staffing industry.  She lives in Ooltewah, 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!

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    Marisa Gilbert

    Outside Sales Representative

    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 spending her days drinking coffee, exploring the city, spending time with her friends, and adoring her new poodle puppy, Theo.

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    Maggie Morales

    Payroll, Office Administration & Employment Specialist

    Maggie Morales, Payroll/Recruiter, has been with Express since 2018. She lives in Soddy-Daisy, TN with her husband Joseph and her 4 rescued animals. Maggie went to Miller Motte and received her Licensed Massage Therapist degree. When she's not working she is painting or finding an adventure somewhere.

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    Kendal Houser

    Employment Specialist

    Kendal Houser, Employment Specialist, has been with Express since 2019.  She graduated from Carson Newman University with a Bachelors of Family and Consumer Sciences in 2019.  She has one fur baby Finn.  When she is not working she spends time with her friends and family. 

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    Felix Miller

    Employment Specialist

    Felix Miller, Employment Specialist, started with Express in 2020. He has a bachelor's degree in English from Harvard College, and lives in Hixson with his wife and two children, and a dachshund named Annabelle. He has worked in staffing for twenty years. He enjoys reading, watching soccer and cycling, and the opportunity to listen to people's stories.

     

     

     

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    Carolina Reel

    Front Office Coordinator

    Carolina, one of our Front Desk Coordinators, is a Chattanooga native and has been with the Express team since January of 2020. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and enjoys writing, documentaries of any kind and spending time with her friends, family, and dogs.  

     

     

     

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    Lily Ramsey

    Front Office Coordinator

    Lily Ramsey, Front Desk Coordinator, lives in the Chattanooga area. Lily worked as an Educator for the Creative Discovery Museum for 6 years before coming to work for Express in March of 2020. She lives with her cats and dogs and is always singing along to whatever song is playing near her. She loves to read and spend time with her loved ones.

     

     

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