Meet Our Express Ocala Team

  • Our Staff

    At Express, it's important for us to see you succeed. We're here to help! And although we cannot help everyone, we try to offer helpful suggestions that will improve their odds.  So if you're looking for thoroughly screened, highly talented employees; if you're looking for a new or better job; or if you need HR guidance and/or training call us for your no-obligation consultation.  Remember – job seekers never pay a fee and employers only if we are successful in our recruiting efforts.


    Be kind and merciful.  Let no one ever come to you without 

    coming away better and happier.” - Mother Teresa


    Whether you are looking for the right temporary fill in or to find a direct hire candidate, our team will go above and beyond apply all knowledge and expertise to ensure your complete satisfaction. At Express Employment Professionals, you can be assured that our team will always strive to go above and beyond to maintain our standard of absolute excellence!


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  • Brian Ballard, Office Manager

    Brian has been with the Ocala Express office since 1999. He started as a personnel consultant and has worked as the branch manager since 2001. He was born and raised in Ocala where he lives with his wife and four children. When asked what he likes best about working with Express Employment Professionals he said, “I love working in a position and for a company that is truly making a difference in people's lives every day. We have the privilege of helping job seekers through providing great job opportunities, and we are able to help businesses everyday through simplifying one of the biggest time, energy and money draining activities which is the hiring process.” Brian is active in several local organizations including C12, SHRM, OHRMA and MRMA.


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    Maria Northcott, Corporate Recruiter

    Maria has been in the Ocala office since 2011. She was born in Colombia, South America and was raised in different parts of the world. She moved to the Ocala area in 2012 and lives with her son. She brings over 20 years of Corporate Recruiting and Talent Acquisition expertise and has worked placing professionals in Latin America, The Caribbean, Europe and Asia in areas such as Manufacturing, Government, Diplomats, High Level Executives, etc.

    She enjoys very much working for the Ocala Express office because of their mission, where people are treated with humanity and concern and always looking out for the best interest of her clients. These core values along with her team of coworkers have had a positive impact in her life. If you are looking for the next challenge in your professional career, make sure you call our office and ask for Maria. If she doesn't have the right fit for you, she will be happy to give you guidance and advice to help you succeed in your professional path. In her spare time she loves reading, traveling, working out and watching sports!


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    Cynthia DeSimone, Business Developer

    Cynthia has experience in Business Management Leader with successful Business Development in B2B and Direct Sales. She also has Marketing and Advertising experience from running her own business. She has 25 years experience as Professional Placement Recruiter in the Staffing Industry. Cynthia's goals include: Networking and developing business relationships within the community for successful partnerships.


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    Kathy Fowler-Tolbert, Staffing Consultant

    Kathy joined the Express family in 2015. She started her staffing career in 1997 as a Temp, then quickly moved up from her Temp position to Front Desk Coordinator, and then to Staffing Consultant. She has worked at several staffing companies in the area and feels that God has saved the best for last!  She has experience in corporate payroll and professional placements. The most rewarding part of working for Express, according to Kathy, is working as a team and truly doing what it takes to WOW both the associates and clients. 

    The most important aspects of Kathy's life has to do with her family and her church. She has a beautiful daughter who is her whole world, and a supportive husband who is also the Pastor of their church. 

    "Choose a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life." - Confucius


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    Devin Sias, Front Office Coordinator, Payroll

    Devin has been with our office since 2014 and has proven herself to be a very hardworking and dependable member of our team. Devin has previously worked in banking, law, and retail before working at Express. Devin considers "seeing somebody who has been down on their luck finally be offered a chance with Express" as the most rewarding part of her job. Devin adores being with her family, especially her son, and spending time outdoors in beautiful Ocala, which she has proudly called home for over 13 years.


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    Christian Ryan, Recruiting Coordinator

    Christian is the latest addition to the Express team. He started with Express in March 2017 as a Recruiting Coordinator. He was born and raised in Ocala. Christian has recently returned to Ocala with his wife Lauren from Idaho after serving 6 years in the United States Air Force as an air traffic controller. He has always felt a calling to help others and couldn’t think of a better opportunity to help impact the lives of others than Working for Express Employment Professionals. Christian spends his downtime with family enjoying camping, kayaking, and spending time at the beach.


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