The Coquitlam Express Team

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    Catherine Ackerman

    Catherine leads our sales and networking activities. She joined the Express Coquitlam Team 2 years ago and has spearheaded tremendous growth in the number of Tri-Cities companies using Express for all their hiring needs. Catherine loves to bring creative HR solutions to Tri-Cities businesses whether it be a temporary assignment or a full-time permanent placement. “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 organizations and causes in the Tri-Cities, assisting in their efforts to reach their community objectives. Currently, she is serving on the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce Board as Vice-Chair.

    Catherine feels fortunate to live and work in her community and currently resides in the Tri-Cities with her husband, two kids and beagle, Wilma.


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    Michelle Spuls

    Michelle is the Senior Recruiter at Express Employment Coquitlam. In 2011, Michelle joined the Express family as the Front Office Coordinator. After her maternity leave, Michelle came back and stepped right into the Industrial Recruiter position and hasn’t looked back. 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. In the office, Michelle is a strong leader who supports her fellow co-workers as they navigate through this challenging and deeply fulfilling business.

    “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.”

    In her free time, Michelle works a second job at a Maple Ridge women’s only kickboxing gym as well as being a wife and mother of two. 


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    Lyndsay Ely

    Lyndsay is the newest member of the Express Employment Coquitlam team. Originally filling in for a maternity leave, Lyndsay’s time with Express was supposed to be only temporary, but after a turn of events, she was offered a permanent full time job and she graciously accepted the offer.

    Almost a year into leading the Administrative Division as a Recruiter, Lyndsay has already proved herself a strong member of the team and a perfect match for the job. 

    “I never thought I would see myself working in such a diverse line of work, but the team at Express Coquitlam saw something in me, and I am glad they did. I love coming in each day and not knowing exactly what the day will have in store for me. The challenge and the support of my work family make this job more than I ever expected.”

    When Lyndsay isn’t finding local jobs seekers their own dream jobs, she enjoys taking her large Malamute Lucas for walks and exploring our beautiful west coast by motorbike. 


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    Hailee Winegarden

    Hailee first came into the Coquitlam Express office to apply for temporary administrative positions.  One month later she was hired to work as our Front Office Coordinator!  Hailee is most likely the first voice you will hear when you call our office. Each day she manages the recruitment process, helps job seekers with their applications, conducts payroll and assists our busy team in any way possible. Without Hailee’s strong organizational skills and presence at the front, the office would not run as smoothly as it does.

    Previous to coming to Express, Hailee worked a reception internship with the Canadian Border Services and she worked at another staffing company helping recruit and administer payroll. “I love working at Express because my team members feel like my family.  Plus I absolutely love helping our associates find meaningful employment – that truly is the highlight of my job.” In her spare time, Hailee loves to cook, go to the gym, and spend time with her dog Bambi.