Our Staff

  • Tonja
    Tonja Gagnon

    Human Resources Manager

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    Muriel Myers
    Muriel Myers

    Professional and Skilled Trades Recruiter

    Muriel joined Express Employment Professionals in 2014 as a General Labor Employment Specialist with 30 years of experience in Sales. Since then, she has become our Professional & Skilled Trades Contract and Search Specialist.

    Muriel started her career in sales as the first woman to be hired at KJUG in '88 as an Outside Sales Rep. This opportunity launched her into being the first woman hired at another company, Caskey Paper Company! As a forerunner for women in the workplace, she has blazed the trail proving that women can be strong performers. She also worked as a Job Developer at CSET just before joining the Express team.

    Muriel has been married to the love of her life for 32 years with 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

    In her free time, you will either find her serving as the Hospitality Director at the Covenant of Peace, International Church at the Olive Plant, or grabbing dinner with her friends at Chili's. 


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    Michael Murphy
    Michael Murphy

    Skilled Trades Recruiter

    Mike Murphy is a specialized recruiter who works with skilled tradespeople to help them grow, develop, and advance their career.

    He spent 15 years in the coaching industry with an emphasis on motivation and personal development, his main focus here at Express is to help people secure opportunities to take their life to the next level.

    Mike graduated from Fresno Pacific University in 2013 with a degree in Business Administration. Aside from owning and operating his own business for 8 years, he has developed skillsets in various areas of expertise such as content and multimedia creation, Event organization and management, and mentorship. 

    Mike has a passion for life, adventure, pursuing opportunities, and helping others thrive. When not on the clock you can find Mike riding his bike, playing golf, and standing behind the grill and in the kitchen. He enjoys spending most of his free time with his family, fiancée Erica, daughters Crystal, Jazmin, and Destiny, and his son Jimmy. 


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    Melissa Cashen
    Melissa Cashen

    Light Industrial Recruiter

    Melissa began her professional career in Mexicali, Mexico where she spent 15 years as an English as a Second Language teacher after obtaining her bachelor's degree in ESL. Under her employer, she was sent to Harvard for a training conference to build skills that would develop the teachers she instructed throughout the state.

    When Melissa moved to the United States, she managed a body shop, a property rental company, and before joining Express was an Operations Manager in Hanford.

    In 2013 she took up bodybuilding as an extracurricular and since has placed four times in competition and qualified for the National Championship twice.

    In her free time, you might find her sipping a wine slushy at the beach, writing poetry, or spending time with her 3 bright children (who also join her in the gym). You may even spot her in a Slipknot music video.


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    Kaitlin Benigni
    Kaitlin Benigni

    Light Industrial Recruiter

    Kaitlin joined the Express team in 2020 when her profession as a hairdresser was put on pause. After 10 years of styling hair, she became an administrative assistant in our office and since has grown into her position as one of our light industrial recruiters. With very little experience in the field, Kaitlin has gone beyond our expectations in her ability to run her desk. She loves placing people at jobs that they enjoy and sees the need to tailor a person's interests to their position - just like you would tailor a haircut to a person's features. She is thankful for the perspective and insight her job has given her into the lives of others.


    Kaitlin has been married to her husband for 8 years, together for 10. On the weekends, you will see her making plans for her property remodel, or taking one of her three children to BMX, dance classes, or girl scouts.


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