Our Staff

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    Shelley Nilsen & Nathan Nilsen


    Express Employment Professionals of Eureka, CA is owned by Shelley and Nathan Nilsen and has been in operation since 2000. Shelley runs Express while Nathan runs Nilsen Co.'s Eureka store and feed mill. Shelley and the fabulous Express Team are dedicated to providing quality staffing services and human resource solutions to businesses and job seekers in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.

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    Shelley Nilsen
    Shelley Nilsen


    • When I grow up I want to help lead the effort to build up the Wabash neighborhood into a sparkling gem of Eureka.
    • Best advice for living a happy, healthy life:  Never stop learning! Deliberately make time for learning and be very intentional about what you seek to learn.
    • Pets:  One bossy house cat and one debonair office cat, both of them too territorial for their own good.
      • Biggest pet peeve:  Excessive use of commas!


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      Kathy Wells
      Kathy Wells

      Operations Manager

      • I enjoy kayaking and hiking in our beautiful redwoods. 
      • If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be?  Anywhere with warm sun and sandy beaches.
      • Best advice for living a happy, healthy life: Take care of yourself mind, body and spirit.  Lift up those around you and rise together to meet life's challenges.
      • Favorite music? All music - the two greatest treasures in life are love and music!
        • Favorite dessert! Everything chocolate.


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          Shakeh Chocholak
          Shakeh Chocholak

          Healthcare Recruiter

          • When I grow up I would like to sell my own hand-made jewelry, paintings, greetings cards, ornamental book marks, etc.!
          • If I could vacation anywhere, it would be Alaska. 
          • Biggest pet peeve: Not using turn signal. 
          • Favorite desserts: Brownies or pistachio ice cream.





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              Jackie Martinez

              Recruiting Specialist

              Jackie loves working at Express Employment Professionals as our Recruiting Specialist! She greatly enjoys speaking with people either in person or over the phone, and getting them through the interview process as smoothly as possible. She loves chocolate and pumpkin spice desserts as well as cookies n' cream ice cream. She enjoys going on hikes, listening to lo-fi hip hop, and collecting spiritual/metaphysical themed books (to read, of course!)

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              Luis Ramirez
              Luis Ramirez

              Senior Employment Specialist

              • If I could vacation anywhere, it would be at Bora Bora and Tahiti.
              • When I grow up I would like to be a business owner, in the automotive industry.
              • Best advice for living a happy, healthy life: live stress free, enjoy every moment you have with friends, family and make the best with what you have.
              • Favorite dessert: Too many to choose from!


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              Debby Tucker
              Debby Tucker

              Skilled Trades Employment Specialist

              • I like to spend time with my family, watch baseball, basketball and football.
              • If I could vacation anywhere, it would be at Hawaii.
              • I enjoy listening to hard rock (Halestorm is my favorite), country, and today's hits.
              • Favorite dessert: Regular cheesecake with hot fudge on top!


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              Charlie Hossenlopp

              Office Services Employment Specialist

              Charlie (He, Him, His) has over 20 years of office services experience. His brain is powered by ADHD. He can talk your ear off about all things nerdy; Sci Fi, Fantasy, Comic Books, and especially Animation. High up on his long list of obsessions is finding the perfect workplace for the awesome job seekers that he talks to everyday. 


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              Atty Cat

              Office Cat

              • I like to nap, groom and climb on high surfaces. 
              • When I grow up I would like to acquire more territory. 
              • Best advice for living a happy, healthy life: receive extra treats and lots of belly rubs. 
              • Any special pets: The humans that work in the office and the ones that visit!
              • Biggest pet peeve: Getting stepped on or pushed off of the humans lap and other cats snooping around my digs!


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