• Meet Express Indy South

    Phill Powell - Vice President of Operations
    Phill Powell

    Vice President of Operations & Managing Partner

    Phill graduated from Southeastern University in 2001. After five years in leadership at a church, he joined Express Employment Professionals. Powell has worked at Express under owner Mike Heffner's leadership for the past 15 years and has extensive recruiting, sales and leadership experience. He started with Express as an Employment Specialist and focused on Administrative staffing. He moved into a leadership role as the Inside Sales Manager and now oversees operations for Indianapolis South and Columbus.

    Phill is actively involved with Mount Pleasant Christian Church. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife Shannon and his 2 kids- Taylor and Drew. Phill hopes his experience can help make an impact on the Express staff, job seekers, and the businesses we serve.

    Powell says, "I'm thrilled to join the ownership of this well established and high impact company that consists of an extremely talented team of people all working to make a difference. For over 14 years, I have been blessed to work with Mike and this team to help build this small business into one that consistently inspires hope in those job seekers we meet, in our client companies, and in turn our community. I'm grateful to my wife and family who have encouraged me along the way. Express is part of our family.

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    Erin Ricke, Director of Specialized Recruiting Group
    Erin Ricke

    Director of Specialized Recruiting

    Erin has been with the Greenwood office since it opened in 2005. Prior to holding her title of Business Development Specialist, she was the Senior Employment Specialist for the Industrial Team. She graduated from University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor's focusing in communication. Erin currently resides in Whiteland with her husband and two boys. In her spare time, her family enjoys traveling, hiking, and watching/playing various sports! 


    "I realize losing a job and finding a job can be life changing. It is very rewarding to help an individual who has struggled finding employment, find a great job."

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    Emily Bogue, Business Development Area Manager
    Emily Bogue

    Business Development Area Manager- South Central Indiana

    With a background in community engagement and business development in various industries, Emily graduated with a bachelor's degree in Communications and a minor in French from the University of Indianapolis. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, coaching youth sports, and serving in youth ministry at her church. Starting with Express in 2014, Emily wore many hats over the years before being promoted to the Business Development Area Manager. Emily strives to serve companies and associates in south-central Indiana. "I feel like my job truly can help change lives! I want to help companies with their challenges and help our associates find their next great place to work."

    Outside of the office, Emily loves spending time with her family and their dog. When she's not cheering her kids on in sports and other school activities, you can find her reading a good book, unwinding at a coffeehouse, or spending time outdoors.

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    Dustin Coar - Business Development Specialist
    Dustin Coar

    Business Development Specialist

    With a background in Business Development and Marketing, Dustin graduated from ISU with a B.S. in Business Management. Starting with Express in 2022 as a Business Development Specialist, Dustin strives to build relationships with local businesses so that Express can support and serve as the premiere resource for short term and permanent staffing needs in South-Central Indiana. Outside of the office, Dustin enjoys playing disc golf, attending Colts games, and spending time with his family. Him and his wife have been together for over a decade. They have two daughters and several pets. His favorite quote is, "Pressure will do one of two things - break pipes or make diamonds." -Darius Leonard 

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    Erin Pardue, Marketing and Recruitment Manager
    Erin Pardue

    Marketing & Recruitment Manager

    Erin is a proud graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications & Marketing. She started her career in the Marketing department at a local casino where she gained experience in advertising, direct mail, promotions and database management. Erin started with us in 2012 and manages all marketing & recruiting efforts for the Indianapolis South and Columbus offices, covering 7 counties in south central Indiana. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, camping, IU basketball and being outdoors. Erin resides in her hometown of Indianapolis with her husband Josh, her daughters Maggie and Alaina, and her dog, (Calbert) Cheaney.

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    Blake Williams, Marketing Coordinator
    Blake Williams

    Marketing Coordinator

    Blake is a proud graduate of Franklin College with a degree in Public Relations and Business. After college, he worked at two local radio groups where he gained experience in marketing, sales, and event planning. Blake's responsibilities as Marketing Coordinator include digital marketing, media relations, maintaining the website, and event planning for the Indianapolis South and Columbus offices. FPS shooters, disconnecting with a run, and appreciating local beer fill his time between keyboard clicks. Attending every NBA arena is on his bucket list! 

      "I am most excited to join a family-like work environment and help make a difference in Johnson and Bartholomew County."

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      Janice Koester, Professional Recruiter
      Janice Koester

      Professional Recruiter- Office Services

      Janice, born and raised in Greenwood, graduated from Ball State University (chirp chirp - Go Cardinals) with a bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. Prior to Express, Janice spent 4 years as a Marketing Specialist and 10 years as a Retail Store Manager. Outside of work, she enjoys all things related to health, fashion, and spending time with her friends and family. She and her boyfriend along with her daughter love trying out new restaurants and exploring new places together! 

      When it comes to Express, Janice said, "I truly wish to bring people the feeling of hope in their search for employment which is one of the many reasons I am so excited to be working for Express and helping people find a job that they love!" Her favorite quote is from Maya Angelou, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

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      Kimberly Kuehr, Professional Recruiter
      Kimberly Kuehr

      Professional Recruiter- Office Services

      Kimmie, born and raised on the southside of Indianapolis, recently graduated from Franklin College (Go Griz!) where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. Prior to joining Express, Kimmie worked for Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity as an intern in Membership Development along with working as a Sales Support Specialist for a local healthcare provider. When asked about joining Express, she said, "I am most excited to see all the growth that I can have personally, on my team and as a company. I love the atmosphere here! Everyone goes at everything with all their heart, and helping people is the main focus. I am extremely blessed to be here."

      Outside of the office, you'll find Kimmie at Emmanuel Church, spending time with her family, or coaching Indiana Powerhouse Travel Softball.

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      Kristen Krockenberger, Professional Recruiter
      Kristen Krockenberger

      Professional Recruiter- Skilled Trades and Advanced Manufacturing

      Kristen has worked with Express in several different roles in her time with us. She started as a Marketing Intern, then joined us full-time after graduating college as a Marketing Coordinator doing marketing and recruiting for our offices. She left Express for a brief period of time and now we are excited to have her back in this new role.

      Kristen was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana and graduated with a Bachelor's degree from IUPUI's Kelley School of Business. Outside of work, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, crafting, attending concerts, and traveling. Traveling to each state at least once is high on her bucket list!

      Kristen says, "I'm most excited about my role at Express because I will have the opportunity to connect with people and help make a difference!"

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      Julie David, Professional Recruiter
      Julie David

      Professional Recruiter- Accounting and Finance

      With a background in higher education, Julie graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee. After living half of her life in Tennessee, she's back home again in Indiana where she was born and raised.

      Starting with Express in 2021 as a Professional Recruiter, Julie strives to support and serve as the premiere resource for Accounting and Finance careers in South-Central Indiana. When asked about joining Express, Julie said, "I strive to make a positive impact in the lives of job seekers, local businesses, and the community in South-Central Indiana."

      In her spare time, you will likely find Julie outside enjoying nature with her dog Apollo, a rescue German Shepard, or spending time with her family and friends. 

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      Sarah Wilburn, Specialty Manager, Light Industrial
      Sarah Wilburn

      Specialty Manager, Light Industrial

      Sarah was born in Houston, Texas and moved to the Greenwood area when she was roughly 6 years old. Before joining our Express family, she worked at a local retail store for 7 years where she held the title of Store Manager. Outside of work Sarah loves to be crafty (mainly wood work), trying new things such as traveling different places/trying new foods, and spending time with her dog, snake, cat, and husband, Andrew!

      Sarah says, "I'm excited to work hard to help people find the right job for their skills and experience!"  She mentioned that she is most inspired by the quote, "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." by Helen Keller.  

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      Amy Mullins, Workforce Coordinator
      Amy Mullins

      Workforce Coordinator

      With experience in multiple roles within Express, Amy rejoins our team after working for Express Indy South from 2013-2020. Amy is from Greenwood, IN and she graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design. Rejoining Express in 2021 as a Workforce Coordinator, Amy said, "I'm excited to truly make a difference in peoples lives! In my new role, I enjoy being able to connect with our associates on a personal basis."

      Outside of work, Amy loves spending time with her family. Her kids are involved in multiple sports and other activities that keep them busy. Amy and her husband Doug love to travel and they are always planning their next adventure!

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      Jennifer Robertson, Sr. Employment Specialist
      Jennifer Robertson

      Sr. Employment Specialist

      Jennifer graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelor's in Event Management. She grew up in Johnson County and currently lives in Franklin with her family.  Jennifer joined our Express team in 2010 after working 5 years in advertising sales. Currently, Jennifer works with associates that have backgrounds in specialized fields such as Machinists and Welders to entry level associates looking to build their resume.

      "I love helping our clients find great people. Being able to offer someone full time, permanent employment with a great company is the most fulfilling part of what we do here at Express."

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      Eliza Vaughan, Employment Specialist
      Eliza Vaughan

      Employment Specialist

      Eliza was born and raised on the southside of Indianapolis. With a background in recruiting and customer service, she brings a wide variety of experience to our team. Eliza graduated with a bachelor's degree in Criminals Justice from Bellevue University in Nebraska and after college, she worked in various roles at Disney World for five years.

      In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, and swimming. She also loves animals! Her and her husband have two Blue Heeler mixes, Kona and Kai.

      When asked about working at Express, Eliza said, "I'm excited to help people in my community. I enjoy being in a position where I get to work with people and help make a difference."

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      Rhyan Disser, Employment Specialist
      Rhyan Disser

      Employment Specialist

      Rhyan, born and raised in Indianapolis, graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Transylvania University where she also played collegiate softball. Her and her finance Kris recently moved back to Indy after living a short time in Georgia with their two daughters. They are excited to be back home and closer to their family. Outside of work, Rhyan loves trying new foods, going on family adventures, cheering on the Colts, and keeping up with the latest reality TV.

      Rhyan brings a variety of experience to our team from her background in HR, customer service and admin roles. Most recently she was a Recruiter where she was responsible for the full recruiting process, including resume sourcing, calling, interviewing, placement and client contact.

      When asked about working at Express, Rhyan said, "My favorite thing about working for Express is working for a company that holds true to their values. I love our values and every decision we make is tied to them. I love that everyone at Express knows them and reflects those values every day we show up to work." 

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      Abby Wessel, Recruiting Coordinator
      Abby Wessel

      Recruiting Coordinator

      Abby was born in Lebanon, Illinois - just outside of St. Louis. She went to Indiana State University where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology along with two minors: Fine Arts and Counseling. She met her husband in college and after graduating, they decided to move back to his hometown of Greenwood, IN. 

      When asked about working for Express, Abby said, "Job hunts can be stressful, so being able to help ease the anxiety and help people find the right job is rewarding."

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      Lindsey Walker, Recruiting Coordinator
      Lindsey Walker

      Recruiting Coordinator

      Lindsey, born and raised on the southside, recently graduated from Franklin College with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Sociology. While at Franklin, Lindsey really enjoyed her nonprofit leadership courses and outside of the classroom, she loved working at Maurices as an Assistant Manager. When she's not helping people with their job search, you can find Lindsey hanging with friends at the movies, a concert, or trying a new coffee shop. She's on the hunt for the best vanilla latte. Recommendations welcome! She also enjoys winding down by walking her new puppy Remi. 

      When asked about working at Express, Lindsey said, "Working here is very exciting and fulfilling because at the end of every day, you leave knowing that the work you are doing is impacting other people and making a difference. The work we do matters and that means a lot to me personally." 

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      Shannon Price, Front Office Coordinator
      Shannon Price

      Payroll Administrator

      Shannon grew up in Minnesota before living in the beautiful Rocking Mountains of Colorado for a stint. After moving to Indiana, her and her husband Rich of 18 years feel this is home. Shannon brings a customer service, support and administrative background to our team. She has an Associate of Arts degree from Normandale Community College along with 4 years of theological study. When asked about working at Express, Shannon said, "Searching and applying for a job can be challenging today and I am blessed to assist our job seekers in helping smooth out that process." Outside of the office, Shannon enjoys cooking for others, nature, needlework, and animals. She loves spending time with her husband and their chocolate lab mix rescue named Maggie.

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      Tracie Gorham

      Front Office Coordinator

      Tracie, born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Greenwood, IN, joins our Express Indy South family as Front Office Coordinator. She said, “I’m excited about the opportunity to help others along with meeting my coworkers. The office has a real family-like environment.” Outside of the office, Tracie enjoys creating miniature horses, gardening, and spending time with her family. She also loves her fawn pug and is a proud member of the Pug Dog Club of America. Her favorite quote is, “A dog is the only thing in life that will love you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings


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