• Express Pensacola - Recruiters in Escambia and Santa Rosa County
  • 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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    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 is a Pensacola Native, and enjoys working with a variety of candidates with all different skillsets, and work history. Her mission is to match candidates to their respective "Dream Jobs" and her goal is to find companies their ideal employee that checks off all the requirements needed, to maximize Business Profits, and Day-To-Day business need! 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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    Sara Lugo

    Front Office Coordinator

    Meet Sara Lugo, our energetic, kind, and positive Front Office Coordinator. Her love for assisting others and her teammates has been nurtured through her diverse work experiences, ranging from Daycares, a Naval Museum, a Law Firm, and various customer service roles, before joining Express. Sara believes in the power of a strong team, and is deeply appreciative of her amazing colleagues. The most rewarding part of her job, she says, is witnessing the impact of their collective efforts on the people they serve every day. 

    Born in Pensacola, Sara lived briefly in Texas but soon returned, firmly calling Pensacola her home. Outside of work, she finds serenity at the beach and loves spending time with her family and her four fur babies: two Great Danes and two cats. Those who know her describe her as friendly and sweet, and she lives by the quote, "The noblest art is that of making others happy" - P.T Barnum. Sara's energy and positivity are a testament to this belief, and she brings this noble art to life every day at Express.

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