Our Staff

  • Meet Our Staff

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    Erika Waehler


    Erika started with Express in 2008 as a Front Office Coordinator intern. After earning her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, she worked for Express in the Madison WI office from 2009-2012 managing large volume commercial accounts. In 2012 she returned to Libertyville focusing on Administrative Staffing and Operations. She earned the Presidents Club Award and officially became a franchisee with her parents in 2015. She recently welcomed a baby girl named Dylan in December of 2017 with her husband Scott. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and the outdoors fishing and hiking.


    "Erika truly understands our company's culture and unique work environment we're offering. She has been successful with placing top talent within our company. I believe it's because she took the time to get to know us and she is always focused on finding a long term solution for us and the employee, instead of just filling in a position. We're lucky to have found her!"  - Vice President of a Financial Organization 


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    Melissa Dearth

    Operations Manager

    Melissa started with Express in Libertyville in April of 2012 as a Senior Staffing Consultant with a focus on Industrial and Professional Staffing.  After a successful three years in her role she took an opportunity with a large corporation as an Executive Assistant to gain more knowledge within the corporate world and to broaden her skills in an Administrative capacity.  She rejoined her Express family in Libertyville as Office Manager in January of 2019.  Now as the Operations Manager Melissa focuses on Client Management, Internal Operations, Coaching, Administrative duties, and supporting the Owner of Express, her sister, Erika Waehler.  In her spare time Melissa enjoys being with her family, reading, fishing, and spending time outdoors.

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    Ellie Dolan

    Senior Employment Specialist - Skilled Trades

    Ellie started working for Express in February of 2014. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from St. Louis University in 2013, and worked as a waitress until she joined the Express team. She worked as a Front Office Coordinator for about a year, and was then promoted to the role of Staffing Consultant with a focus on Industrial positions. Now, as Senior Staffing Consultant, she focuses on skilled trades and higher level industrial positions. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys knitting, painting, and hanging out with her pet chinchilla, Finny!


    "Express has been a great partner for our organization. Ellie really takes the time to understand our needs. The candidates know what to expect when coming in for interviews and their first day. It makes our temporary employee management much easier and we appreciate all the time they take in screening for the right candidates. You rock! When I know someone who is looking for work, I also do no hesitate to send them your way." - Manufacturing Manager


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    Ilene Barry

    Senior Talent Specialist

    Ilene first started working for Express in 2011 as a Senior Staffing Consultant. She is currently working as our Senior Talent Specialist and brings 15+ years' experience to the business. She successfully placed candidates in areas of Supply Chain, Sales, Clinical, Customer Service, Accounting, Management, Human Resource and Administrative services. Ilene holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Saint Norbert College. In her spare time, she spends time with her husband and is so proud of her four boys she can't stop talking about them!   She loves baking, gardening (her newest hobby!), and enjoys healthy eating, long power walks, and exercise.


    "She is always making sure the candidates who have been placed are doing well. She checks in to ensure we are pleased with them even when we hire direct. She is a pleasure to work with!" - Director at Pharmaceutical Company 



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      LeNelle Stenz

      Administrative Assistant & Payroll

      LeNelle joined the Libertyville Express Family in 2009.  She started out as the Front Office Coordinator and then was moved into her current position managing all payroll and invoicing.  LeNelle enjoys helping her coworkers and the office stay organized, with files, payroll, invoicing and the upkeep of the office.  In her spare time LeNelle likes to garden, knit/crochet, cook/bake and spoil her 4 grandchildren.


      "LeNelle always has a pleasant attitude and is very responsive to any payroll issues we might have." - Human Resources at Manufacturing Company


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      Bari Stern

      Employment Specialist - Office Services

      Bari joined the Express team in July 2018 and focuses on Administrative positions. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Illinois State University. In her spare time, Bari enjoys spending time with her family, friends and spoiling her new Corgi puppy, Charlie.


      "I had recently moved to the area and do not know many people here. After applying to a few places I applied to a job through Express and they got back to me that same day. I went to their office and met with Bari and was given a chance to introduce myself and my skills. Through them I was able to land a great job that so far I love . They have been fast with responses and have given me a feeling of job support; knowing that if I ever need something new I can go to them. It was a huge relief to have the feeling that someone else is trying to help you as well. I would highly recommend! - Administrative Assistant


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      Heather Snyder

      Employment Specialist - Accounting and Office Services

      Heather joined the Express team in August 2018 as the Front Office Coordinator. Heather earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Western Kentucky University and a Master's degree in School Counseling at the University of Louisville. She grew up in Kentucky but moved to the area in 2016 to be with her husband. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, making trips to Kentucky, and loves being creative.


      "It isn't often, if ever, that you go into a company such as this and have as great and memorable of an experience as I did. I have never met a staff that was more professional, more on their game, and more hospitable than the staff at Express. I was treated with kindness and professionalism." - Customer Service Rep  


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