• Meet The Owners

    Chris & Angela Ashcraft


    Chris and Angela Ashcraft successfully run four Express Employment locations. As residents of Alabama, Angela and Chris Ashcraft naturally chose their home state to begin their Express Employment Professionals business. Angela is from Montgomery, AL and graduated from Birmingham Southern College with a degree in international business and Spanish. Before moving to Alabama, Chris grew up in Monroe, LA and received a degree in accounting from Louisiana Tech University. 

    Chris and Angela Ashcraft opened their first Express Employment Professionals franchise in July 2006 in Mobile, AL. Since then, they grew their business by serving hundreds of job seekers and additional locations in Baldwin County, AL, LaGrange, GA and most recently joining the Emerald Coast at the end of 2021.  

    Their offices' mission is to exceed the expectations of our clients by finding them the most qualified candidates, finding the most desirable jobs for associates, and having processes in place that make it easy to do business with them.

    Their goal is to be the preferred place of employment for their community as well as the go-to staffing company for clients. This goal is achieved by offering exceptional customer service to both clients and associates.

    Both the Mobile and Summerdale locations have achieved Circle of Excellence, Silver and Gold awards, a top office award within Express. Our offices also benefit from having Sales Representatives in the company's top 50 rankings internationally. The Ashcrafts were named Express Franchisees of the Year in 2016.

    Angela and Chris reside in Mobile, AL with their two sons and are very involved in community organizations all along the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas. 


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    Mary Berry


    Mary Berry started with Express Employment Professionals in July of 2010 & recently made the move over to Franchise Owner of the Express Employment Professionals Emerald Coast FL office in December 2021.
    In addition to the Emerald Coast Express Pros office, she works alongside her business partners
    Franchise Owners Chris & Angela Ashcraft as their Operations Manager for their Mobile County AL, Baldwin County AL, & Troup County GA Express offices.


    Mary says her favorite part of her job is assisting businesses in the growth and development of sales leadership; sales force management; training and development; and most importantly how to have fun in business!


    Outside of work you won't find this Mary Berry baking in her kitchen or responding to any cookbook fan mail. Mary prefers to watch the British Queen of Cooking on Netflix while waiting on her food to arrive via Doordash from one of her many favorite local restaurants.  


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