About Express

  • Our Staff

    Renee Carson
    Renee Carson

    Owner

    Aloha, I am Renee Carson, and I am the proud Owner of the Pueblo and Cañon City offices.  I started my career with Express in 1988 as a temp, then soon after was hired as an internal staff member where eventually I found myself with the amazing opportunity to become partner, then majority owner.  The key to my business success has been an attitude of servitude.  I surround myself with the smartest and most giving people, this is a central component of my life.  I am well known for my positive outlook, helpful nature and love of Pueblo.

    Since I believe that if you do the right thing, good things happen I have had many accomplishments that bring me pride, I have volunteered with numerous organizations throughout the years, including the Latino and Greater Pueblo Chambers of commerce, Goodwill, Pueblo Community College Foundation and Colorado State University-Pueblo Career advisory board.  In 2019 I was inducted into the Pueblo Hall of Fame.

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    Derrick Martinez
    Derrick Martinez

    Owner

    For those of you who may not know me,  I am Derrick Martinez and I am the Branch Manager and Franchise Partner for the Pueblo/Cañon City locations.  I grew up in the business but started my official career with Express in 2005 where I worked my way up from the front desk, recruiting desk, outside sales and management.  I am proud to share that I successfully executed several temporary assignments and completed one temp to hire opportunity prior to working inside the office.  Anyone who works with me may first share that I am the guy with the contagious laugh, but so you understand I truly love what I do and the team that I work with.

    I have had the pleasure of serving on many boards throughout the community, presently I am on the board for the Pueblo Chamber and Colorado State University of Pueblo School of Business Advisory.  When I am not in the office or on the golf course, I can be found spending time with my beautiful wife and four daughters… I know... four daughters!  All kidding aside, I enjoy helping people and I know that Express is the best resource available for our community.

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    Terri Maests
    Terri Maestas

    Recruiting Specialist

    "Everyone deserves a second chance" that's what I always say,  Hello, I am Terri Maestas and I am a Recruiting Specialist.  I was blessed to join this family the beginning of 2011, as our Business Developer, I have also held the title of Administrative Recruiter and because of the demands of our market was promoted to Recruiting Specialist the beginning of 2019, I get the pleasure of filling my days with what I love most, reaching out to job seekers and giving them my undivided attention, as I learn about their skills and experiences. The way I approach my work and relationships is this... kindness is free, so let's sprinkle it everywhere! In addition to my previous years of staffing and sales experience, I have a business degree from Adams State University.

    I am a proud Pueblo native and served with the U.S. Army National Guard for 12 years.  I am known for my loyalty and compassion and as the beginning of my bio states I believe everyone deserves a second chance.  Regardless of where you are in life or where you started, I truly care about you and your potential.  God Bless.

     

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    Manuel Santos

    Professional Recruiter

    My name is Manuel Santos and I am the Professional Recruiter for our skilled trades division where I oversee the growth and development of our contract and professional direct hire services.  I joined the team in early 2015, this role has complimented my 20 years of networking which naturally paired well with my ability to match job seeker's skills to good employers; because of my years of business banking, I can understand and appreciate the needs of our client companies and the importance of my consultative approach when working alongside business owners and hiring managers.   

    Among my professional achievements, I am most proud of obtaining my certificate through Express Employment Professionals and being in the Emerging Leaders Program with El Pomar.  Things that differentiate me from others in my profession is my level-headedness, I approach all my tasks and projects with logical thinking, and I pride myself in being a team player no matter what is going on in my workday I never lose focus that we are all in this together.

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    Kelli Casarez
    Kelli Casarez

    Employment Specialist

    Hello, my name is Kelli Casarez my role with the Pueblo, Colorado office is that of Employment Specialist. I joined the team towards the end of 2017, where I started my career with Express as the Front Office Coordinator.  I was quickly promoted to my current position only after a few short months, though my main focus is primarily recruiting and staffing for our Light Industrial Division, I am also crossed trained to assist in our Administrative Division.  I thoroughly enjoy the aspect of helping people.

    Because of my work ethic and my drive for perfection, I not only get the job done, but I know that I do it well.  Hard work is a constant theme in all that I do, some of my personal achievements that bring me pride is that I joined the workforce at the age of 18, and because of my excellent work ethic and responsible nature, I was then able to purchase a home by 20 all on my own.  A professional achievement of mine is that I host a training program for our job seekers every month, the training is titled the Second Chance Program and is designed to help those willing to learn how to quickly find their next opportunity and keep it.

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    Crystal Wetz

    Employment Specialist

    Hello there! I am Crystal Wetz and I'm an Employment Specialist for the Pueblo office.  With 30 years of restaurant management experience,  I took a leap of faith in September of 2019 and joined Express.  Shoot… I was nervous about the career change, but I hit the ground running and haven't looked back since.  In addition to a wealth of management knowledge, I'm also a graduate of the University of Phoenix.  Matching job seekers to good employers is rewarding.  A work-life balance is something I never thought was possible.  I mean… loving your job while still having time for family is like winning the lottery!

    With my can do attitude and multi-tasking abilities, my clients and work-family know that I will get the job done.  I have always been goal-oriented and driven which is why I began working by the age of 14, also, I was with my last employer for three decades, while raising my two children. I am a straight shooter… a sure bet.  I encourage anyone searching for a good job or a great employee to put our team to the test!

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    Kelsey Trujillo
    Kelsey Trujillo

    Employment Specialist

    My name is Kelsey Trujillo and I became an Employment Specialist in August of 2020. A successful recruiter's desk involves interviewing, recruiting, sales calls, and dispatching;  all that has come naturally to me. The fact that I have the best professionals in the business as my mentors only work to my advantage.  The team and I partner with such a wide variety of client companies and job seekers with various backgrounds, that though I come from the medical field my previous experience is useful as I assist our employers and candidates.  Having a servant's heart and motivated to help others are qualities I have always possessed, as luck would have it, I have found an organization whose business model compliments these attributes.

    Some of my accomplishments include receiving my RMA, RPT, and EMT but also raising my two children and working in the women's field.  I am described by colleagues and clients as a cheerful, easygoing person with a steadfast work ethic.  If we haven't visited yet I hope to in the near future!  Feel free to email me with any employment or staffing needs.

     

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    Diana Martinez

    Operations Coordinator

    Hi, my name is Diana Martinez and I am the Operations Coordinator.  I began work with the internal team in 2007.  It is because of my eagerness to be a helpful co-worker and my love for knowledge that I found my way to operations management.  I assist the owners and the team with workers' compensation, unemployment, receivables, payroll, quality auditing of procedures as well as social media management.  Working for Express and Renee Carson has taught me that integrity and fairness isn't something we are ever willing to compromise.  

    I am an Express University Certified Professional as well as a Certified Staffing Professional through the American Staffing Association. I am known for being hard working, organized and knowledgeable.  When my workload may be viewed as daunting this is when you'll see my passion and enthusiasm for what I do.

     

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  • Building Success. Building Hope.

    Express Employment Professionals of Pueblo, CO is a leading staffing provider helping job seekers find work with a wide variety of local businesses.


    Because we're locally owned, we live in and work in this community and have a vested interest in its success. In addition to our staffing services, our team is actively involved with a wide variety of causes and organizations that help strengthen our beautiful city.

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  • Our Services




    Our Services

    Express Employment Professionals works with job seekers to help them find the right job for their skills and experience. We have a variety of jobs available, and there are full-time, part-time, and temporary positions available. And, as one of the leading staffing agencies in North America, Express provides employment services and workforce solutions to employers throughout our community. Contact us today to get started on finding the right fit for you.

  • International Resources

    The Express office is a locally owned small business with access to international resources. Founded in 1983, Express today employs more than 510,000 people across more than 780 franchise locations in Canada, the U.S., and South Africa.


  • Our Vision:

    To help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people.

    Our Impact:

    Express has put more than 5 million people to work worldwide.


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