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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    Theresa 2022
    Theresa Chang

    Employment Specialist - Light Industrial Division

    Theresa has been an integral part of our team for the past five years, initially serving as our Front Office Coordinator. We are thrilled to announce that she has now taken on the exciting role of overseeing our Light Industrial department. Her expertise and dedication have made her the perfect fit for this new responsibility.

    As the coordinator of the Light Industrial department, Theresa handles a wide range of tasks with finesse. She manages the applicant flow, diligently conducting interviews and engaging in conversations with our local clients. Theresa's commitment lies in connecting job seekers with outstanding skill sets to successful companies, ensuring a win-win situation for all parties involved.

    Beyond her professional life, Theresa cherishes the time she spends with her family. Her most recent addition, Mocha, a playful and adorable puppy! Don't be surprised if you spot Mocha wagging her tail around our office—she's part of the family too!

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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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    Kat Bulseco

    Front Office Coordinator

    Meet Kat, Our newest addition to our team as our Front Office Coordinator! Kat is a warm and friendly individual who will be the first point of contact when you reach out to our office or visit us in person. With her 13+ years of valuable experience in customer service and administration, Kat brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team.

    She is passionate about providing exceptional service and ensuring that every interaction with our office is a positive and memorable one. Kat's dedication to helping others and her attention to detail make her an invaluable asset in managing the front desk and coordinating office operations. Outside of work, Kat loves taking leisurely walks in her neighborhood with her dog. She also enjoys going bowling in her spare time. Her vibrant personality and enthusiasm for life are contagious, and we're lucky to have her as part of our team.

    We are confident that Kat's exceptional skills and dedication will contribute to the smooth functioning of our office and the satisfaction of our clients & associates. Please feel free to reach out to her for any assistance or inquiries you may have. We're excited to see Kat thrive in her new role as our Front Office Coordinator!

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