• Express Pensacola - Recruiters in Escambia and Santa Rosa County
  • Laura Vermilliano, Administrative Staffing in Pensacola, FL
    Laura Vermilliano

    Administrative Employment Specialist

    We welcomed Laura Vermilliano to our Express Pensacola office in March 2014. While she is a bit shy until you get to know her, Laura is an incredibly dedicated and hardworking individual who can always be counted on even when things get difficult. Laura enjoys being able to help others find work because she knows that a job search is one of the most difficult times in someone's life. Prior to her current position, Laura worked as a manager at PetSmart and as a loan specialist with Springleaf/CitiFinancial.

    Laura was born in Pensacola, FL, but raised in Milton, FL. When she's not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family. Laura has two children, two dogs, one cat, one bird, and one fish. 

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    Brenda Kay, Account Executive - Pensascola Job Search
    Brenda Kay Hammel

    Account Executive

    "All my experience to date has aligned beautifully with the Pensacola team, as we work together to ensure we place the most qualified candidates for our clients."

    Brenda Kay joined our Express Employment Professionals Pensacola team in April of 2018 and is currently our Outside Business Development Account Executive. She works closely with businesses throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties to provide staffing solutions and brings over 30 years of experience within the staffing/recruiting profession to the Express team. Brenda Kay's career began in Dayton, Ohio where she was hired to be a medical recruiter for a regional staffing agency and specialized in direct hire/permanent placement. Brenda Kay quickly established herself as a loyal, positive, energetic, and ethical professional. Her focus and commitment to finding staffing solutions for her clients have been recognized by many clients.

    "She surveys the areas well.. she approaches her job with great enthusiasm and energy as she finds candidates and matches them with the organization." - Patrick Flannery, Hospital Administrator

    In 1991 her husband was relocated to Hurlburt Field Air Force Base. She was hired by former Pensacola agency Reinhardt & Associate's where she continued providing staffing solutions to new clientele and assisted in establishing a Locum-Tenen division. Her commitment to the profession did not waiver after becoming a mother. She fostered remote telecommunications nationally to provide HR solutions to clients with critical staffing needs. In 2012 Brenda Kay furthered her credibility by earning her master's degree in human resources management and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management. She sits on the Santa Rosa County Civil Service Board and is a Board of Director for the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. 

    "Brenda Kay understands the importance of seeking out the right candidate for the right position." - Beverly Baumgarten, Manager

    Brenda Kay hails proudly from Wisconsin, where she earned her elementary education degree and cheers loudly for the Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers. Though married to a Chicago Bears fan, she has the upper hand in the win column during NFL season. She and her husband have two adult children and live in Navarre, and are loyal supporters of the Navarre Raiders sports teams.

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    David Pytka, Office Jobs in Pensacola, Florida
    David Pytka

    Front Office Coordinator

    David Pytka joined the Express Pensacola team in October 2021. He is a highly ambitious, goal-oriented, and self-driven individual who brings excellent organizational skills and a high level of efficiency to his role. He always strives to be helpful in any way he can to promote the goals of his team while maintaining and promoting a happy and energetic personality. David has an impressive background with roles ranging from a 2020 Census Field Manager in California, a Senior Manager in the Car Rental Industry for over 10 years, and a Sales Representative for a Major Food Brand Distributor for over 15 years. When asked what the most rewarding aspect of working for Express was, David said, "It is the opportunity I have every day to make a positive impact in the lives of people. Knowing that my work results in a significant difference in these people's lives is truly rewarding to me. Everyone at Express welcomed me into the fold with immediate acceptance and made me feel like part of the team. The camaraderie here at Express has been amazing and has created a great environment for me to visualize my potential pathways for growth where I can continue to contribute in even bigger ways to the success of our service to our clients."

    David was born and raised in Rhode Island and then later moved to Phoenix, AZ where he spent the better part of 10 years. Most recently, he lived in Palm Springs, CA for two years before settling down in Pensacola in 2021. His desire to move to Pensacola was motivated by the allure of its "Southern Charm," beautiful beaches, and the attractive nature of living in a little "big" city. In his spare time away from work, David enjoys soaking up the great outdoors of Pensacola and visiting the surrounding beaches. When not at the beach, he likes to travel and explore different areas in his new adopted home state of Florida. David is a huge animal lover and spends lots of time with his fur kids. In his younger days, he was a country dance instructor and choreographer. So, whenever he gets the chance, he still loves to get out on the dance floor to show off his skills.

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    Amanda Phetteplace, Recruiting Companies in Pensacola Florida
    Amanda Phetteplace

    Recruiting Specialist

    We welcomed Amanda Phetteplace to the Express Pensacola team in May 2019. She is a trustworthy, dedicated, and kind person who excels at self-management. Amanda feels that the most rewarding part of working for Express is knowing that her efforts play a part in assisting others obtain gainful employment. Prior to joining Express, she was employed as a teacher for 15 years by a non-profit organization that works with preschool aged children to assist then in gaining the skills they need to be successful in kindergarten.

    Amanda was born and raised in Pensacola, FL and the neighboring county. Her family has a long history in Pensacola and she attended the same elementary school as her father and his father before him. She is a true Florida girl at heart and says that the beach is her happy place. She is the mother to one 20 year old son whom she shares a birthday with. She has 2 dogs, a dachshund and a mixed breed. She and her husband also recently adopted a sweet, adorable, 2 month old kitten, that has some health issues and they are doing everything in their power to ensure the kitten has a good life, however long or short it may be. Her favorite quote is: "Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up."

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    Stefanie Sylte, Hospitality Jobs in Pensacola Florida
    Stefanie Sylte

    Hospitality Employment Specialist

    Stefanie Sylte became a member of our team at Express Employment Professionals in November 2019. She is a dedicated and loyal individual with a strong sense of empathy and compassion with great people skills. Stefanie loves being able to be a part of helping someone get a job that they adore and feels that it is so rewarding to see someone become a valued member of a team! Before coming to Express, she worked in the hospitality industry with hotels, starting as a front desk associate and progressing to the Group Housing Coordinator for her sales team.

    Stefanie grew up in Ridgeland, MS, and moved to Pensacola to attend college at UWF. She then moved to Miami for several years before returning to Pensacola to help take care of her grandmother. When she's not at work, Stephanie really enjoys reading and playing video games and can spend hours disappearing into a good book or a great game. Her favorite quote is from The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien: "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." She also has four cats and two dogs, all of which are adopted and are a handful!

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    Jessica Campos, Recruiting Firms in Pensacola, Florida
    Jessica Campos

    Recruiting Specialist

    Express Employment Professionals welcomed Jessica Campos to the team in January 2022. She is an upbeat, outgoing, positive, individual who is well organized, team-oriented, and always willing to help others. Her favorite part about working for Express is helping the community one job at a time. Jessica has over 25 years of well-rounded experience in industries such as hospitality/food service, customer service, data entry, clerical/office, and administrative work, and held positions such as warehouse supervisor, forklift operator, machine operator, and trainer.

    Jessica was the first baby born on Mother's Day in 1981 in Kankakee, IL. She then lived in South Carolina from age 12 to 38. She married her husband, a Marine Veteran, in 2019 and the two moved back to where her husband was raised on the Gulf Coast and she has fallen in love with her home in Pensacola. On the weekends, Jessica spends her time capturing people's favorite memories as a photographer. She and her husband own their own Photography Company, Ocean Mist Photography. She has 5 kids, 5 grandchildren, and a service dog, named Murphy who she says is "Mama's Baby" and "Daddy's Buddy!" Her favorite quote is by Robert Browning: "The best is yet to be."

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    Gabe, Employment Specialist - Industrial Jobs in Pensacola, FL
    Gabe Jackson

    Industrial Employment Specialist

    Gabe Jackson became a member of the Express Pensacola office in September 2018. He is a confident and easy-going person, in equal parts, whose favorite quote is: "Where there is a will, there is a way!" Other than the family atmosphere in the Express Pensacola office, Gabe feels that the most rewarding part of working for Express is being able to provide employment for people in the community, which helps them provide for themselves and their families. Prior to his current position, he worked in a few call centers filling roles in the collections, customer service, sales, and retention departments.

    He was born and raised in New Jersey. After moving to and living in Jacksonville, FL for 10 years, Gabe decided it was time for a change and decided to relocate. Less than 2 weeks after moving to Pensacola, he found his new home with Express and hasn't looked back since. In his free time, he enjoys watching football (Oakland Raiders) and basketball (Philadelphia 76ers), playing pool, going to the beaches, and spending time with his two daughters, ages 12 and 6. 

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    Rhiannon, Employment Specialist - Office Jobs Hiring Near Me
    Rhiannon Allen

    Employment Specialist

    We welcomed Rhiannon Allen as an Employment Specialist in our Express Pensacola office in March 2021. She is a caring person who is willing to put in the effort for anything she feels strongly or passionately about and prides herself on giving respect to everyone she meets, whether they do the same at first or not. She is also a dedicated employee who loves having the opportunity to grow with a team that is adaptable and fluid. When asked what her favorite part of working at Express is, Rhiannon said, "I love working at Express because we are like family. We all want to see each other succeed, and reach our best potential. This is the same thing that we want for our associates. We deal with people that are from all different walks of life so we really have to be able to relate to each other and be empathetic to all of the ups and downs of life. We all work together to overcome obstacles, and be the best versions of ourselves that we can be!" Her past work experience is in jewelry sales, restaurants, tech support, cellular sales, banking, and retail.

    Rhiannon, along with her mother, was born and raised in Pensacola. Her father is originally from Germany but moved to Pensacola when he was a child. Her friends describe her as quirky, silly, and good at giving advice. She loves animals and all creatures, including insects. She enjoys learning new things, making jewelry, spending time doing DIYs, home projects, and being with her family. Rhiannon is in a committed relationship with her boyfriend, whom she lives with along with their cat named Boba. Her favorite quote is by Maya Angelou" "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." 

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