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.  We are passionate about giving back to our community and search out opportunities to support workforce development.  

    Our vision:  We make a difference, one person at a time!

    Our values:  Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Customer Service, Impact

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    Shelley Nilsen
    Shelley Nilsen



      • I have a Masters degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Community Development and Administration.
      • I understand winding career paths.  My own has taken me from a non-profit private sector developmental disabilities agency to public sector mental health, child welfare, and health and human services and back to the private sector as a business owner! 
      • When I grow up I want to help lead the effort to build up the Wabash neighborhood into a sparkling gem of Eureka.  I also want to travel extensively,
      • 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 giant puppy and one plump office-cat-turned-house-cat, who get along like siblings.



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        Olivia Wilma
        Olivia Wilma

        Payroll/ Accounts Receivable Coordinator

        Olivia loves working at Express Employment Professionals as our Payroll and Accounts Receivable Specialist. She enjoys working alongside her extremely supportive team members to ensure that our associates get paid accurately and on time. She loves doing home improvement projects, watching movies, and going on hikes in our beautiful redwood forests and beaches!


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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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