Our Staff

  • Meet the Team

    Kathleen Blake Professional Recruiter
    Kathleen Blake

    Professional Recruiter

    Kathleen started with Express Employment Professionals as a Professional Recruiter in 2017. She has over 20 years of experience placing professionals in Accounting, Sales and Sales Management, Engineering, Operations and IT roles within the manufacturing, beauty, wireless, software and service industries. Kathleen is passionate about matching the right people within the right roles with the right companies. Her passions extend to the community as well as she is active with several groups such as American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Management Women, Inc. In her free time, you can find Kathleen spending time with her pets, daughter, family and friends.


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    John Simmons - Professional Recruiter
    John Simmons

    Professional Recruiter

    John started with Express in October 2020 as a Professional Recruiter. He has over 20 years of experience in talent acquisition in Engineering, Information Technology, Contract Staffing and Professional Search. He enjoys working with companies who are committed to their workforce and developing recruiting strategies to meet their hiring goals. In his free time, you might find him on the golf course or spending time with his wife, Donna, and dog, Inky.

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    Scott Ross - Professional Recruiter
    Scott Ross

    Professional Recruiter

    Scott has joined the Express Employment team as a Professional Recruiter after a 30-year career as a Health Care Executive serving in the Senior Housing and Services profession. Scott's extensive business success has resulted from effectively matching talent with organizational needs at all levels. Scott has experienced firsthand the growing labor challenges in the market and is passionate about providing solutions to both organizations and candidates to ensure their success and job satisfaction. Scott resides in Appleton with his wife Tammy, son Zachary and Winnie, the family dog.  Scott enjoys golf, hunting and boating in his free time.

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    Barb Menne Light Industrial Staffing Consultant
    Barbara Menne

    Employment Specialist

    Barb became a member of the Express Employment Professionals team in April 2018 as one of their Employment Specialists. This position marked her 11 th year within the staffing industry with five of those years involving her role as an Operations/Branch Manager. Barb is passionate about building relationships and joining forces with both talented candidates and great companies by helping them find their perfect match. She spends her free time with her husband and three amazing daughters. Barb is obsessed with cooking, baking and taking her car through the car wash.


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    Dani Taft Front Office Coordinator
    Dani Nass

    Employment Specialist

    Dani has worked with Express Employment Professionals since December 2017 as the Front Office Coordinator and was promoted to the Employment Specialist role in August of 2018. Her role allows her to meet each candidate as they embark on their new professional journeys which she finds immensely gratifying. Before coming to Express, Dani worked in retail, finance, consulting, admissions and administration. In her experience, she has found a deep passion for helping people succeed and hopes to someday transition that passion into the education field. In her free time, Dani likes to work on projects around the house, scour the town for rummage sales, bake yummy foods and read, read, read! You may often find her preparing a discussion for her online book club or playing with her favorite canines, Kingston and Dwight!


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    Jackie Nelson - Recruitment Specialist
    Jackelyn Nelson

    Recruiting Specialist

    Jackelyn joined the team at Express Employment Professionals in November 2020 as a Recruiting Specialist. Her role is helping our applicants complete their application and having the initial conversation of our interview process. She enjoys being the first point of contact with many of our candidates coming in. Jackie comes to Express with a diverse customer service background and most recently was a stay-at-home mom. She takes pride in being part of a team and contributing in a meaningful way. When Jackie isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her son, Jack, refining her palate with delicious food and listening to music. Jackie's zest for life allows her to thoroughly enjoy everything she sets forth to do!

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    Tim - Staffing Intern
    Tim Wagner

    Staffing Intern

    Tim started working at Express Employment Professionals in August 2020 as an intern on the staffing side of our business. He is a third-year student studying Finance and Economics at St. Norbert College. Tim is passionate about helping build and grow companies into their full potential. In his free time, Tim enjoys watching and playing sports and spending time with his three dogs. You could also find Tim exercising and spending time with friends. 

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