The Coquitlam Express Team

  • Catherine 2022
    Catherine Ackerman

    Business Development Manager

    Catherine leads our sales and networking activities as our Business Development Manager. She has spearheaded tremendous growth in the number of Tri-Cities companies using Express for all their hiring needs. She currently oversees on-site meetings, networking events & new client support. Catherine loves to bring creative solutions to Tri-Cities businesses. 

    "Increasing profitability for companies by identifying their staffing requirements, and then having our professional recruiters provide them with good, local top talent is what I love to do." 

    A lifelong resident of the Tri-Cities, Catherine has consistently volunteered her energy and time to multiple organisations and causes in the Tri-Cities, assisting in their efforts to reach their community objectives. Catherine feels fortunate to live and work in her community. During her spare time, she's out on the water dragon-boating or at home spending time with her two adopted kittens: Dino & Jules.

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    Michelle 2022
    Michelle Spuls

    Employment Specialist - Skilled Trades Division

    Michelle is the Skilled Trades Employment Specialist at Express Employment Coquitlam and has been with Express since 2011. Through her years as an Industrial Recruiter, there isn't anything that Michelle hasn't seen. She understands the difficulties that can face our local clients and cares for the livelihood of each job seeker that she meets.

    She currently oversees the Skilled Trades departments.

    "I love that I work at a place where I can truly help people. When I have interviewed someone, listened to their needs, and find them the right job so they can support themselves and their families, that's what hits home for me and makes all the tough parts of the job worth it."

    When Michelle  isn't finding local jobseekers their own dream jobs, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing soccer and playing with her kitten, Reggie!

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    Employment Specialist - Light Industrial Division

    We're looking forward to new changes & dynamics in our office to come! 

    In the interim, our Skilled Trades Employment Specialist - Michelle, will be oversee this department.


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    Mary O'Connell

    Employment Specialist - Administrative Division

    Originally from the charming city of Cork, Ireland, Mary has brought her extensive experience in office administration to our Tri-Cities based team. She started with us in recently in 2023, and has done a FAB job in finding skilled candidates with great jobs!

    As an Employment Specialist, Mary oversees the administrative department of our office, utilizing her strong background in fund/client accounting and trade capture administration. Her attention to detail and organization skills ensure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently, while her positive attitude and friendly demeanor make her a joy to work with.

    Mary's passion for helping others extends beyond the workplace. In the UK she fostered dogs and was a Care Worker working with young people & their families providing social support & welfare to them.

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    Theresa 2022
    Theresa Chang

    Front Office Coordinator

    Theresa has been our Front Office Coordinator since 2019 and is most likely the first voice you will hear when you call our office. She currently oversees the onboarding, payroll & associate support.

    Each day she manages the recruitment process, helps job seekers with their applications, conducts payroll and assists our busy team & associates, in any way possible. Without Theresa's strong organizational skills and presence at the front, the office would not run as smoothly as it does.

    In her free time she spends it with her family and newest family addition puppy, Mocha. You might see Mocha here at our office!   

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