Meet Our Team

  • Meet Our Team



    Lori Gajdzik | Branch Manager

    Lori rejoined the Express team in October 2016.  She comes to us with over 15 years of staffing experience.  Lori holds a B.A. in Journalism from Valparaiso University.  In her spare time, she likes cheering for the Green Bay Packers and her sons’ high school hockey teams.  



    Barb Billimack | Quality Supervisor - Light Industrial Division

    Barb joined Express in February 2017. She has been working in workforce development for the past ten years, prior to that she worked with foster children and licensed foster homes. Barb is a Certified Workforce Development Professional and graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She volunteers her time with the high school hockey club as the Vice President/Registrar/Team Manager. She is an avid hockey fan and also enjoys playing on two recreational hockey teams out of Crystal Lake.


    Heather Murphy

    Heather Murphy | Risk Manager

    Heather has been with our team almost from the beginning. She worked at our office from 2005 to 2010, then she took a 4-year hiatus and came back to us in 2014. She has always worked in accounting and her aptitude for numbers makes her the perfect person to take care of our finances. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her kids, run, and workout. Like many people in our office, Heather is a huge Blackhawks fan and enjoys watching hockey.

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    Kelly Gillespie | Territory Manager

    Kelly has been with Express since January 2012. Before she became our sales shark she worked as a Project Administrator at Prater, an Executive Assistant at AT&T and as a Marketing Consultant at Coverall. There she generated over $300,000 in new business revenue for the Chicago Regional Support Center. Kelly holds an Associate’s degree from the College of DuPage. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and friends, preferably over good food and wine.

    Joann Przybylski

    Joann Przybylski | Business Developer

    Joann joined our team in January 2018 as our Business Developer.  She brings with her a diverse Sales and Marketing background with an emphasis in corporate insurance benefits and safety products.   Joann holds a B.A. in Corporate Communications from Northern Illinois University.  She enjoys spending time with her family.  Some of Joann’s favorite things to do are snow skiing out West, boating and she is always up for a game of Euchre.  



    Tiffany Mitsven | Finance, Accounting, Sales & Human Resources Specialist

    Tiffany joined our team in October of 2016.  She holds a B.A. in Communications with a Minor in Spanish from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN.  Tiffany has always been passionate about helping others and prides herself on being a lifelong learner.  She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer where she served teaching English as a Second Language in the Kyrgyz Republic.  Most recently she comes to us with a background in Fitness Management, Sales and Advertising.  In her free time she enjoys teaching Group Fitness classes and spending time with her family.

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    Amy Rudd | Administrative Staffing Consultant

    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. 

    Katie Kelter

    Katie Kelter | Skilled Trades & Engineering Specialist 

    Katie started working at Express in November 2017. She works in the Certified Professional Staffing division, where she recruits for professional positions in both the Skilled Trades and Engineering areas. Katie has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from North Central College and has 5+ years of leadership experience. In her spare time Katie likes to read and spend time with family & friends. 



    Emily Henning | Lead Staffing Consultant - Trainer

    Emily started working at Express in September 2014. Before she became a Light Industrial Staffing Consultant, she worked as a receptionist and a bartender & server. Emily holds a Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Iowa, and is fluent in Spanish. In her spare time she likes to find new shows to watch on Netflix, and go bowling with her friends.




    Mallory Kennedy | Onsite Manager

    Mallory came to Express in June 2016. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Augustana College. Before Mallory joined the Express team, she worked as a Child Welfare Specialist and as the Director of Individual Giving for a national nonprofit organization. In her spare time Mallory coaches club volleyball and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


    Maria Khan | Onsite Manager

    Maria started her career in the staffing world right after high school, as a receptionist, for a staffing company.  She now has over 10 years of staffing experience. 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 my kids and loves to volunteer time to her church and community.  

    Kimberly Wilhelmi

    Kimberly Wilhlemi | Onsite Manager

    Before joining Express, Kimberly worked for Refuge for Women Chicago and is passionate about empowering women. She has 7 years of experience in the Banking Industry which includes Branch Management, Coaching/Training New Hires, Mentoring Employees and Audit/Compliance. She is a proud mom of two wonderful children and she enjoys spending time with family. Some of her favorite things to do are hiking, rock climbing, sky diving, painting, and she is always up for a good cook out! 


    Mariah Babjak | Staffing Consultant

    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. She is in the process of obtaining her Associates Degree in Business Management and continuing her education at Columbia College of Missouri for her Bachelor’s Degree. In her spare time she likes to read, exercise and hang out with her two sons. 



    Alison Knecht | Staffing Consultant

    Alison has been with Express since December 2016. She hold a Master's degree in Communications from Northern Illinois University. Prior to becoming our Inquiry Call Queen, Alison worked in property management. In her spare time she likes to hang out with her family and friends, and enjoys traveling as often as possible. Alison is a huge Chicago sports fan: Cubs, Blackhawks, Bears... you name it.

    Carissa Stauss

    Carissa Stauss | Staffing Consultant

    Carissa became part of our Express team in March 2018. She hold a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from Columbia College of Missouri. Carissa grew up plaing volleyball, basketball, and softball and continues to play on leagues for all three when available. Studying abroad multiple times throughout college, she developed a love for travel and hopes to visit each continent at least once within her lifetime. On her very little free time when she is not doing any of the above, Carissa enjoys being outdoors whether it be hiking and being adventurous or kicking back, soaking up the sun on a beach.


    Kassandra Macias | Staffing Consultant

    Before joining Express, Kassandra graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a minor in Human Resource Management. She spent most of her time walking backwards working as a tour guide for the Admissions Office for 3 years. Over the years, Kassandra has developed a love for traveling and wishes to travel all around the world. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her dogs, boyfriend, family and friends.

    Suzie Koivun

    Suzie Koivun | Executive Administrative Assistant

    After joining Express Pros temporarily in the summer, Suzie became a full-time member of the Express team as Terri’s Executive Assistant in October 2017.  She comes to us with over a decade of experience in customer service, education, sales, and a variety of administrative roles. Suzie graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in both English and Linguistics. In her spare time, Suzie enjoys photography, spending time with her family. Sports are a big part of her life as well, she enjoys cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks & Cubs, and playing softball with the vintage WWII Girls Baseball Living History League as a member of the Rockford Peaches.


    Erin Leetzow | Onboarding Coordinator

    Erin has been part of our team since March 2015. She is in process of getting her Bachelor’s degree in Business from Cardinal Stritch University.  She enjoys hanging out with friends, photography, and traveling. 


    Becca Pearson | Payroll Assistant

    Becca joined the Express team in April 2017 as an Onboarding Coordinator. Before becoming an Onboarding Coordinator with 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. Becca loves that she gets to help people every day, and that is her favorite part of the job.


    Zach Coel | Onsite Coordinator

    Zach is one of our three Onboading Coordinators and joined Express in April 2017. Previous to becoming a member of the Express family he worked maintenance at Whisper Creek Golf Course. Zach graduated from Cornerstone University with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. While in college he was an athlete and he loves anything sports related. Zach fishes, golfs, and plays baseball and softball in recreational leagues.


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    Nicole Camacho | Onsite Coordinator

    Nicole joined the Express team in November 2017. She graduated from Lewis University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a background in Biology and HR Management. Nicole is bilingual, Spanish-English, and has over 5 years of experience in customer service. She is a huge Chicago Cubs fan and loves spending time at Wrigley Field Stadium


    Lisa Yelle | Onboarding Coordinator

    Lisa joined the Express team in May of 2017. Before becoming part of the Express family she was a staffing consultant for Professional Staffing Services for the Insurance Industry. Prior to that she was an insurance adjuster at Zurich American Insurance handling commercial claims. In her spare time Lisa enjoys being a figure & hockey instructor at the Crystal Ice House and spending time with her family.

    Amy Jordan

    Amy Jordan | Front Office Coordinator

    Amy joined the Express team in January 2018. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign. Before joining Express, Amy worked for 4 years as an Early Childhood teacher with toddlers and preschoolers. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking and traveling. 


    Yisel Carbajal | Front Office Coordinator

    Before starting at Express, Yisel received her Associates degree in Science from McHenry County College. She is also a licensed Insurance producer, and has a Personal Training Certification from American College Sports Medicine which she utilized while training clients in Health and Fitness for 3 years. In her spare time Yisel enjoys spending time with her family and continuing to do physical activities and health.