Our Staff

  • Meet the Team

    Kathleen 2022
    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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    Eric 2022
    Eric Hussin

    Professional Recruiter

    Eric joined Express as a Professional Recruiter in November 2021. He comes from a background in Sales and Operations Management. One of the many things he finds enjoyable about recruiting is that he gets to learn how different businesses function and provide insight to them on hiring best practices. Eric is passionate about spending time with friends and family and enjoys basketball and football games. He resides in Green Bay with his fiancé Sheena, son Maverick and dog Lucy.

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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
    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 2022
    Barbara Menne

    Employment Specialist

    Barb started her journey in the staffing industry in April 2007 and became a member of the Express Employment Professionals team in April 2018 as one of their Employment Specialists. She is passionate about building relationships with both talented candidates and great companies by helping them find their perfect match. Barb is dedicated to help everyone "WIN." She spends her free time with her husband and their three amazing daughters. Barb is obsessed with cooking, baking and taking her car through the car wash…almost daily. 

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    Kayla 2022
    Kayla Strahm

    Employment Specialist

    Kayla joined Express Employment Professionals in May of 2021. Before joining Express she worked over 8 years in customer service, 4 of those years in management. She has experience in hiring and is excited to bring those skills to Express where she can assist a wide range of companies with their hiring needs. She prides herself in helping others succeed through positivity and team work. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and DIY projects. 

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    Kali 2022
    Kali Towle

    Recruiting Specialist

    Kali started with Express Employment Professionals as an Administrative Recruiting Specialist in April of 2022. Prior to this, she graduated with an associate degree in Human Resources from NWTC. Her position includes screening candidates, scheduling interviews and assisting in the onboarding process. She takes pride in building relationships with people and creating an understanding atmosphere. In her free time, Kali enjoys spending time with her dog, Rummy, playing video games and board games and spending time with her friends.

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    Michelle 2022
    Michelle Goetz

    Recruiting Specialist

    Michelle joined the team at Express Employment Professionals in April 2022 as an Industrial Recruiting Specialist. She comes to Express with almost 20 years in the staffing industry and great customer service skills. Her eagerness to be the first point of contact and discuss what our applicants are looking for, comes easy to her. She takes pride in communicating with our applicants to see if we can help them find their next career path. When Michelle isn't searching for applicants, you can find her relaxing around a campfire at her cabin or out listening to one of the local bands with family and friends. 

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    Jim 2022
    Jim Knopf

    Director of Business Development

    Jim started his journey in the staffing industry with Express Employment Professionals in May 2022 as Director of Business Development. He has over 50 years in sales management, planning and development. Jim started his career as a parole/probation officer in Port Washington. One day a friend came into his office and said, "You sure do talk; you should be in sales", and that started his sales career. Jim is very active with his church and in the community with the Greater Green Bay Chamber, Ashwaubenon Business Association (board member), De Pere Chamber of Commerce and Cancer Society (Real Men Wear Pink), to name a few. Jim is committed and works hard to provide companies with the best Search and Staffing solutions to help them find good people. When Jim's not at work, he can be found golfing, spending time with his wife and entertaining his grandchildren.

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