Meet the Owner

  • Nina 2022Meet the Owner

    Nina Anderson, SPHR

    I am the proud owner & CEO of Express Employment in Grand Junction and Montrose and I get people jobs!   In 2007 I started this business from the ground up, and I’m honored to say I’ve put 7,433 people in jobs with over 700 companies during that time. That’s nearly 500 every year – now that’s economic impact!

    Prior to owning Express Employment, I was a senior HR executive of a publicly traded medical device development and manufacturing company with locations in Boulder, Minnesota, and Arizona.

    I’ve had a great career of helping people find their success.

    I am also a 1st generation college graduate that started college as a non-traditional student having completed high school many years prior. I thank Regis University, School of Professional Studies for being on the cutting edge of distant learning in the early 90’s for helping me achieve that success.

    But who I really am... 

    is a 4th generation Colorado native and a proud decedent of homesteaders and sheep ranchers. I contribute to western Colorado success by exhibiting the values of tenacity and hard work.

    From gathering eggs for great grandma to waking at 4 am to help grandpa feed sheep in the winter, I know, in western Colorado, we do what ever it takes.

    It was my mom, my sister, and I whom dad counted on to get the hay out of the field so he could go to work, because that’s what it took.

    It was my first job, of which I was so proud to have gotten on my own, where I use a concert of 5-gallon buckets to sit on and peel potatoes for fresh French fries at the old school drive-in, because that’s what it took.

    Nina is an active member of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Board of Directors from 2010 through 2014, and she is also a member of the Grand Junction Kiwanis Club.  Nina has also served 4 years on the Mesa County Workforce Development Board including the last 2 years as the chairperson.

    She and her husband are the proud parents of two wonderful children. In her spare time, Nina enjoys jeeping, hiking, mountain biking in our beautiful state, and is a longtime JUCO baseball fan.

  • Our Team

    Sara Ogdon
    Sara Ogdon

    Operations Manager

    Sara joined the Grand Junction Express Employment team 4 years ago after working for several years in the paper and customer service industries.   Her attention to detail and passion for helping others is what she prides herself most on.  To say she is well-rounded and can see all points of view and perspectives is an understatement!  She can run a forklift, negotiate with Fortune 500 clients as well as make Robert Redford the best cappuccino he's ever had all in one day! What excites her most about working at Express is namely helping people find jobs and helping frustrated clients find employees.  In her words she's a "matchmaker."   If you ask her what her professional passions are, she'll tell you it's what Nina's are: "Do the right thing for the right reasons."  And that's why she loves working here at Express!


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    Sani Hancock
    Sani Hancock

    Staffing Consultant

    Sani has been with Express for one year and works in both the Grand Junction and Montrose offices.  Even though she's been with us for just one year, her achievements and successes have been astounding and inspirational.  Her professional and personal goals of building relationships that leaves others feeling empowered, confident and full of encouragement to succeed is something she brings to the office each and every day.  Sani feels each day is a new opportunity to learn and create a better understanding of others, her team and herself. And the main reason she chose to work for Express is she wants to make a positive difference to others and her community.  

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    Lila Rodriguez
    Lila Rodriguez

    Office Coordinator

    Lila has been with the Grand Junction Express office for 9 years as the Office Coordinator and has decades of strong customer service and team support experience. Her strong work ethic and dependability is such an asset to not only the Express team but to our associates and clients as well.  She works closely with everyone to ensure the time and attention each receives, is enough to ensure the very best outcomes possible.  Because she is the first face and voice of the office, she immediately establishes the trust and comfort our associates need when they are seeking a new job!  


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    Stacey Mascarenas
    Stacey Mascarenas

    Communications, Marketing and Sales

    Stacey has lived in the Grand Valley since 1977 and is a graduate of Mesa State College, now known as Colorado Mesa University.  She is an experienced public relations, communications and real estate professional with over 30 years of progressive experience as a community leader, communicator, negotiator and mediator. Stacey served on the Fruita City Council from 2008 - 2016 and has a long list of community service experiences.  She was highlighted in the 2016 book "Legendary Locals of Fruita", written by Denise & Steve Hight. The main reason she chose to work for Express is franchise owner Nina Anderson and her passion for not only making an economic difference in our community but her passion for helping people and businesses find their own success stories! 


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