• 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 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 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

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    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, , Senior Recruiting 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!


         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. 


         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 three

         children. Rebecca enjoys organizing, scrapbooking, and all office supplies.  Rebecca is one of the most

         optimistic people you will ever meet and has been known as the Express cheerleader!


         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    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.  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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    Dianna Moore, Staffing Specialist, has been here since 2017. She got her Master’s Degree in Human 

    Resource Management. She lives in East Brainerd, avid sports fan, enjoys reading, watching movies,

    hiking, and being with her dog, Barnie Sue.

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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.

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    Breanna Shafer, 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 Ringgold, GA with 
    her Husband, Jeff, and her Bernese Mountain Dog, Georgia. She enjoys spending time with friends,

    being outdoors, and making people smile.

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    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.

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    Victoria Benson, Recruiting Specialist, has been with Express since 2017. . She grew up in the very

    small town of Chatsworth, GA. She currently lives with her fiancé, their daughter, Everly, and their fur 

    child, Aubri, in Cleveland, TN. She enjoys car rides through the mountains, watching the sunset, and

    spending time with her tiny family. 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. 

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    Deborah Yanagida, Recruiting 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 husban

    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



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    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. 


    Hayley Roberts, Front Office Coordinator, has happily been with Express since 2018. She is a native

    Texan and graduated from Dalton State College with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2017.

    When she is not working she is typically kayaking or reading the classics.



    Maggie Morales, Payroll/Recruiter, has been with Express since 2018. She lives in Soddy-Daisy, TN with

    her husband Joseph, their adopted daughter Mya, 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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    Ashleigh Dickson, Recruiting Specialist, has been with Express since 2018.  She lives in Ringgold, GA with

    her fiancé at their mini zoo.  She has 2 dogs, Princess and Daisy, 3 birds, 2 cats, a turtle, several fish

    and a bearded dragon.  She loves to sing karaoke, shop, and go thrift shopping in her free time.  


    Hannah Cutshaw, Recruiting Specialist, started with the Express team in 2018. In her free time,

    she can be found in downtown Chattanooga with her friends and family. When she is not on the

    walking bridge, she can be seen hiding behind books or watching her favorite movies.