• 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 nearly 20 years of staffing experience. She loves the fast paced staffing industry, helping people find jobs and developing relationships with clients and associates. Lori currently serves as the President of Stateline SHRM. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Valparaiso University. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, cheering on the Green Bay Packers and cooking and baking - especially her husband and sons' favorite things!

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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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    Amy R
    Amy Rudd

    Business Development Manager

    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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    Annemarie Heims

    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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    Chris Orange
    Chris Orange

    Skilled Trades Professional Recruiter

    After graduating from Augustana College, Chris played professional basketball in Tbilisi, Georgia. He joined the Express team in August of 2020 and enjoys communicating with others and finding value in the work that he does. Chris is excited to help people find quality jobs that they love! In his free time, Chris likes to go to the gym, spend time with friends, and go shopping.

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    Emily Sneed

    Administrative Employment Specialist

    Emily joined us from an Express office in Michigan. She started as their Front Office Coordinator, but quickly moved her way into their Staffing Specialist role. During her time there, Emily recruited for Administrative, Industrial, and Skilled Trades positions. She is excited to continue her career with Express and be able to help people find their BEST job! Emily went to Western Michigan University and likes spending her free time kayaking or hiking with her dog.

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    Becca P
    Becca Pearson

    Accounts Receivable/Payroll Coordinator

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ruby Garcia

    Employment Specialist

    Ruby joined the Express team in December of 2019. She started in the staffing industry right after high school as an Account Manager. Ruby knew she wanted to be in the staffing world since she was a teenager and has since followed her dream. Ruby wants help you pursue YOUR dream job as well. Ruby's favorite things are helping people and coffee!

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    Shanell Wilkins

    Employment Specialist

    Shanell joined our Express team in August 2018. She started her customer service background in 2014 while attending McHenry County College to further her education.  Her passion for helping people is what drives her to be successful in her role as a Recruiting Specialist.  In her free time she likes spending time with her family. 

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    Cameron R
    Cameron Riemann

    Front Office Coordinator

    Cameron started here in January of 2020. With moderate experience, her reliability, hard work, and dedication landed her the role as one of our Front Office Coordinators. Before joining the Express family; Cameron gained experience in answering phones, worked in retail, and was a nanny for a brief amount of time. She studied cosmetology at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, where she gained an abundance of knowledge. Cameron has always enjoyed being a part of a team and helping others. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and kayaking in the summer!

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    Yadira Aguayo

    Front Office Coordinator

    Yadira started working at Express in October 2020 and she is fluent in both Spanish and English! Before joining the team, Yadira was working as a manager at T & C Bar and Grill. She went to McHenry County College and received her associate's degree where she discovered her passion for fire science as well as helping others. Yadira also serves at her local fire department where she enjoys helping those in need on their worst day. In her free time, Yadira enjoys baking, riding horses, and shopping with her daughter!

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    Katelyn McLaughlin

    Marketing Coordinator

    Before joining the Express Team in February of 2020, Katelyn worked in Student Housing Services at Illinois State University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in English-Publishing. During this time, she discovered her passion for helping others and was able to grow her customer service skills. In her downtime, Katelyn enjoys reading, singing, and spending time with her friends and family.

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