• Meet the Owners


    "We are devoted to helping healthcare facilities in the Seattle Metro area find incredible clinicians to build thriving, successful organizations and to achieve their goals and provide quality care for patients. We are are committed to assisting those businesses through our staffing and employment services or through referrals to our business colleagues and friends."


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    Kris and Jill Hoglund

    Franchise Owners

    Kris and Jill Hoglund are proud franchise owners of our Kent and Seattle offices. They started working with Express very early in their work career and believe the best part about working with a staffing agency is seeking people to succeed and being a part of those success stories.

    Both Kris and Jill grew up in the Puget Sound area and graduated from Gig Harbor High School just a year apart from each other.  They both attended Washington State University where Jill graduated with a BA in Communications/PR while Kris had a BA in Education/PE. They have lived in the Kent area since purchasing the Express Franchise in 1992.

    Besides being avid world travelers, Kris and Jill are enthusiastic dog owners, hikers, campers, fitness instructors, and proud parents of two.

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    Dawn Colston

    Managing Partner

    Since 1997, Dawn has been a driven part of our team working hard to build an environment in which employees are diverse, passionate, and team-oriented. Before coming to our Express office, she was an NCAA Women's Division I Volleyball Coach. With Dawn's competitive nature, she enjoys working at Express because she gets to build great teams and leaders while helping people feel successful.

    While Dawn has lived all over the U.S., she grew up in South King County and decided to move back after earning her degree. She is very passionate about her local community and has served on several boards of directors over the past decade. When she isn't hard at work, Dawn enjoys traveling and experiencing different international cultures.

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    Elisha Arunga


    Elisha has been working with the Express Kent office since May of 2006. Elisha's passion for Express led him to take a hiatus in June of 2016 to lead one of our Express franchises to success. Elisha values honesty and hard work. His fun-loving, yet competitive, nature shows proof of a good worker through his success in both offices.  

    When he isn't doing a great job running our Express Light Industrial division, Elisha enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons as well as watching sports, playing basketball, reading, kayaking, and swimming.

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    David Lowe


    David has been working with Express since March of 2007. He came to us with four years of prior sales and sales management experience. Currently he works with the Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain division of our Specialized Recruiting Group, as well as oversees operations here at Express Healthcare. Dave's favorite part about working with Express has to do with, not sales, but matching great companies with great employees as well as working alongside our fantastic team!

    David has lived in Kent, WA his entire life and grew up just five miles from our office! When he isn't at home with his beautiful wife and kids, David enjoys golfing and following the stock market. He also spends time as a member of the Transportation Club of Seattle and the Transportation Club of Tacoma.

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