• Meet Our Team!

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    Amy Martin

    Division Manager - Specialized Recruiting Group

    Amy joined the Express Team in June 2017 as an Office Services Recruiter and now handles the internal training for our team and external trainings for our Clients and Community Partners. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University, and was a teacher for many years.  Her experience includes retail management recruiting and training and NPO business development and event coordination. Amy loves melding her previous experience into her role with Express. With community service being a passion, she proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Turning Point and Stateline SHRM, sits on planning committees for the McHenry County Disability Job Fair, McHenry County Mfg. Pathways Consortium and Annual SHRM DEI Roundtable, and participates in community trainings through MCWN Step Forward program, MCC LIGHT transition education, PADS of Elgin, Pioneer Center, and several school districts. Amy's very favorite thing to do is spend time doing anything outdoors or crafty with her family, they are the foundation of everything for her.

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    Marcela Lopez
    Marcela Lopez

    Office Manager

    Marcela joined our team in September of 2018 as an Onboarding Coordinator. However, with her background in recruiting and customer service, she quickly found herself in the position of Employment Specialist for the Light Industrial Division, where she spent close to 3 years on that role before transitioning to the Leadership team as an Office Manager. Marcela spends a significant amount of time juggling between audits, meetings with team members, and successfully implementing new strategies to better improve the productivity of our office. Helping others has always been a passion of Marcela’s and working at Express helps her to live her dream. When she is not working, Marcela enjoys reading and spending time with her dog, Archie, family and friends.

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    Debbie Cronin

    Front Office Coordinator

    Debbie came to Express in January 2016 as our Front Office Coordinator and has become a staple to our North Kane office. In addition to being our Front Office Coordinator, Debbie helps to keep us organized and on track. Before Express, Debbie was an Assistant Manager for 10 years at AmeriCenter Executive Office Suites. In her spare time Debbie likes to spend time with her family and friends. She also loves to travel, read and golf.

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    Adam Turner

    Business Development Manager

    After 13 years in Atlantic City as a poker dealer and supervisor, Adam wanted something different. He moved to Illinois to live with his girlfriend after two years in a long distance relationship. Wanting to expand on his customer service background, he applied with Express on a whim, unaware of even the existence of staffing firms. He was drawn to the position of employment specialist because it mentioned the ability to help people. Since starting this position in June of 2021, he is extremely pleased he stepped into a career with so much potential for growth. He has actually been a rapper putting out music for the past 4 years, too! He enjoys reading, working out, especially running, and playing Xbox with his girlfriend.

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    Ruby Garcia

    Professional Recruiter - Industrial Leadership & Office Services

    With five years of light industrial recruiting experience, Ruby rejoined our Express team in February of 2022. She is a very nurturing person, with a strong passion for helping others. When not helping associates find their perfect job, Ruby enjoys spending time with her son, watching movies and traveling.

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    Carrie Michelsen

    Professional Recruiter - Accounting and Finance

    Carrie joined the Express team in February 2022.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Trinity International University.  Prior to joining Express, she was working as a Purchasing Specialist. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, watching sports, and spending time with her husband, 2 sons, and her goldendoodle, Finley.

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    Mariah Babjak

    Division Manager - Light Industrial

    Mariah came to Express in November 2015. Before becoming a Staffing consultant and then Onsite Manager, she spent 6 years as an Assistant Store Manager in retail. Mariah's incredible insight and professionalism has earned her the current title of Team Lead for our Employment Specialists. Helping to teach and train our successful Crystal Lake Light Industrial staff to once again bring us to Platinum! Currently, Mariah is in the process of obtaining her Associates Degree in Business Management and continues her education at Columbia College of Missouri for her Bachelor's Degree. In her spare time she likes to read, exercise and spend time with her two sons. 

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    Sarah Elliot

    Senior Employment Specialist - Light Industrial

    Sarah has been with Express since September of 2018. Sarah started off as a Front Office Coordinator for the Express office located in Bellingham, WA. In March of 2019 she moved back home to Illinois and joined our team as a Light Industrial Employment Specialist. She prides herself in building and maintaining client relationships and satisfaction. During her down time, Sarah enjoys making unforgettable memories with her two year old and shopping.

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    Shanell Wilkins

    Senior Employment Specialist - Light Industrial

    Shanell joined our Express team in August 2018. She started her customer service background in 2014 while attending McHenry County College to further her education.  Her passion for helping people is what drives her to be successful in her role as a Recruiting Specialist.  In her free time she likes spending time with her family.

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    Christa Cummings

    Employment Specialist - Light Industrial

    Christa joined our team in July of 2022 as a Front Office Coordinator and is now an Employment Specialist in our Light Industrial Warehouse division. She graduated with a Criminal Justice Major and Illinois State University back in 2021 and landed a job as a Mental Health Professional. After some time at that position, she moved over to our team and has been loving it! Christa really enjoys helping others and doing anything she can to assist those in need. In her spare time, she loves listening to music and spending time with her two dogs and loved ones

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    Yolanda Reyes
    Yolanda Reyes

    Employment Specialist - Light Industrial

    Yolanda Joined Express Team in October of 2023. Prior to starting with Express, Yolanda Worked as a Senior Customer Service Representative for 4 years in the orthopedic Industry. She has experience in Logistics, warehouse, inventory, and analytics. She is excited to contribute her experience to the Light Industrial Team. Yolanda is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree/ MA in Clinical Psychology and biblical Theology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and helping others in Church groups.

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    Tory Bilsley
    Tory Bilsley

    Employment Specialist - Skilled Trades

    Tory joined our Express team in August 2023. She began her career in staffing back in 2018 and loves helping others find their own passion.  Tory has her Associates of Arts degree from Rock Valley College and is working on a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Social Thought, which she hopes to complete in the near future. She enjoys spending her free time with her two children, family, and friends. Tory has a love of aquariums, horseback riding, and reading.

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    Becca Pearson

    Accounts Receivable/Payroll Administrator

    Becca joined the Express team in April of 2017. Prior to starting at Express, Becca worked at Family Video for six years. There she found her passion of wanting to help others. Starting off as an Onboarding Coordinator at Express, Becca helped to support our Onsite Managers and quickly grew into an Employment Specialist. After a few short months, Becca found her true calling in the Payroll Department and began her payroll journey in January 2018.  This role includes many hats and keeps her very busy but she loves that she gets to make a difference every day. Outside of work Becca enjoys reading and playing with her dogs, Tinker Belle & Pepper Oni.


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    Heather Hoffman
    Heather Hoffman

    Marketing Coordinator

    Heather joined our team in June of 2023 as our Marketing Coordinator. Her 14 years in customer service and marketing began by assisting her grandfather with endless marketing campaigns and events for their family IT business. She is passionate about providing creative and positive input in all aspects of her work and enjoys being active in the community. Outside of work, Heather can be found spending time with her son, growing plants in her garden, or taking a weekend road trip to a new destination.


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