• Meet Our Team

    Lori Gajdzik
    Lori Gajdzik

    Branch Manager

    Lori rejoined the Express team in October 2016 as our Branch Manager. She comes to us with over 15 years of staffing experience which contributed to her strength in leading the Crystal Lake team to success in 2018 by hitting Platinum. Holding a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from Valparaiso University, Lori also volunteers at Stateline SHRM and is currently serving as President Elect. In her spare time, she likes cheering for the Green Bay Packers and her sons' high school hockey teams.

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    Leslie Leamont
    Leslie Laemont

    Operations Consultant

    Leslie joined out team in 2017 as our Operations Consultant, serving 4 Express Employment Professional's offices. She is responsible for leading our team's internal growth and development, resulting in the best experience for our Associates. Leslie works with nationally recognized trainers and curriculum to ensure the highest caliber and consistent team available. Leslie utilizes data derived during training to make improvements in tools, daily practices, and information management. Part of her passion is to identify opportunities to improve the associate and client experience and developing leaders and skills of our team. Outside of work, Leslie enjoys spending time with her family, playing volleyball, and baking.

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    Hunter Turasky
    Hunter Turasky

    Business Development Manager

    Hunter joined the Express team in 2019 as our outside Business Developer. With over a decade of sales and business development experience he was the perfect fit for the position!  Incorporating his expertise, he is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with businesses in all of McHenry County. During his free time, Hunter spends time doing many different things, but most always includes his pride and joy - his wife and five year old daughter. 

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    Amy Rudd
    Amy Rudd

    Professional Recruiter - Finance, Accounting, and Human Resources

    Amy joined the Express team in June 2017. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University. Before teaching, Amy was a recruiter and trainer for retail management. She is the proud mom of a son in middle school. Some of Amy's favorite things to do are cooking, making jewelry and playing games. 

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    Roxanne Cechini
    Roxanne Cechini

    Administrative Employment Specialist

    Roxanne joined the Express team in August 2019. Coming to our team with over 15 years of training and compliance experience and also a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Roxanne has been a great addition to our Administrative Employment Specialist Team! On her time off Roxanne enjoys volunteering on her church annual dance committee, participating in community events and spending time with family and friends. 

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    Molly
    Molly Shouse

    Administrative Employment Specialist

    Molly joined our team in August of 2019, she holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Western Illinois University. With 19 years of retail management experience, Molly has a unique perspective to contribute to her role.  During her down time, Molly enjoys rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals, cooking and spending time with her husband. 

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    Steve Hirst

    Technical Recruiter - Skilled Trades & Engineering

    Steve joined our team in July of 2019. Having graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Business and 15 years of experience in government sales, exclusively working with corrections, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, we knew he'd fit right in with our team! Utilizing his background in managing specialized training for multiple large law enforcement agencies, federal agencies and expert witness program, Steve helps to placed our Skilled Trades and Engineering candidates into jobs that they love!

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    Annemarie Heim

    Technical Recruiter - Skilled Trades & Engineering

    Annemarie joined our Express team in August of 2019. Prior to joining out team Annemarie worked in retail for 25 years and has 20 years management experience. With such a diverse background she has been a great addition to our Express team! Outside of work Annemarie enjoys running throughout the year and often participates in multiple races with her 2 teenage daughters, she also enjoys volunteering with a dog rescue and spending time with her husband and children. 

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    Maria Khan
    Maria Khan

    Onsite Manager

    Maria started her career in the staffing world right after high school, as a receptionist, for a staffing company. With 10 years of staffing experience, Maria joined our team in August of 2017 as an Onsite Manager. Since then Maria has been contributing to the growth and expansion of Express and helping us to hit Platinum in 2018. Currently, Maria is in the process of obtaining her Associates Degree in Business Management and continuing her education at McHenry County College. In her spare time, Maria likes to spend time with her kids and loves to volunteer time to her church and community.

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    Tiffany Dzitkowski

    Onsite Manager

    Tiffany joined our Express team in October of 2018 and worked out of our North Kane office. After finding her passion for helping others and putting people to work, Tiffany was transferred to our Crystal Lake office as our Onsite Manager. With 2 years previous staffing experience, Tiffany has been a great addition to our team! During her downtime, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids and dogs. 

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    Mariah Babjak 2019
    Mariah Babjak

    Light Industrial Employment Specialist Team Lead

    Mariah came to Express in November 2015. Before becoming a Staffing Consultant and then Onsite Manager, she spent 6 years as an Assistant Store Manager in retail. Mariah's incredible insight and professionalism has earned her the current title of Team Lead for our Employment Specialists. Helping to teach and train our successful Crystal Lake Light Industrial staff to once again bring us to Platinum! Currently, Mariah is in the process of obtaining her Associates Degree in Business Management and continues her education at Columbia College of Missouri for her Bachelor's Degree. In her spare time she likes to read, exercise and spend time with her two sons.

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    Becca Pearson

    Payroll Assistant

    Before starting at Express, Becca worked at Family Video for six years. She found her passion of wanting to help others through her work in customer service and retail and joined the Express team in April 2017. As an Onboarding Coordinator, Becca helped to support our Onsite Managers and grew quickly into an Employment Specialist Role. After a few short months, Becca got the calling for the Payroll Department and began her journey in January 2018.  This role includes many hats and keeps her very busy but she loves that she gets to help people every day. Outside of work, Becca enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog Tinker Bell!

     

     

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    Marcela Lopez
    Marcela Lopez

    Employment Specialist

    Marcela joined our team in September 2018 as an Onboarding Coordinator however, with her background in recruiting and customer service Marcela quickly found herself in her current position of Employment Specialist. Helping others has always been a passion of Marcela's and working at Express helps her to live her passion. During her down time, Marcela enjoys rock-climbing, nutrition and the gym.

     

      

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    Sarah Elliott
    Sarah Elliott

    Employment Specialist

    Sarah joined the Express team in September 2018 as a Front Office Coordinator in Bellingham, Washington. During her time there, Sarah was able to expand her knowledge base of Express allowing her to hit the ground running after joining our Crystal Lake Office in March of 2019. Coming to us with a Bachelors Degree in Communication, Sarah began her journey as part of our Employment Specialist Team. Together with the team, Sarah continues to grow with Express as they take on the next challenge of hitting Platinum again in 2019! When Sarah isn't working she enjoys hanging out with friends and family!

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    Yisel Carbajal
    Yisel Carbajal

    Employment Specialist

    Before starting as a Front Office Coordinator at Express in April of 2018, Yisel received her Associates Degree in Science from McHenry County College. In addition to her degree, Yisel holds a Personal Training Certification from American College Sports Medicine and is also a licensed insurance producer. For 3 years prior to joining Express, Yisel trained clients in Health and Fitness.  In her spare time, Yisel enjoys spending time with her family and continuing to do physical activities and focus on health.

     

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    Shauna Pielin
    Shauna Pielin

    Front Office Coordinator

    Before joining the Express Team in June of 2019, Shauna worked in customer service and with assisted living facilities for 4 years. During this time, she discovered her passion for helping others and was inspired to grow her customer skills. Currently Shauna is pursuing her Associate Degree at Elgin Community College, during her down time, Shauna enjoys volunteering at animal shelters, hanging out with friends and family, reading and being outdoors.

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