• Your Express Team

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    Elaine Chriestenson-Kelton

    General Manager

    Elaine Chriestenson, General Manager, Express University Certified, started at Express in 1997 as an Industrial Staffing Consultant.  She serves the community in various organizations such as the Kiwanis, Jr. Achievement and the Chamber of Commerce. Elaine partners with the companies in the Texarkana area to help companies achieve their goals of success. She also attends HR seminars throughout the year to keep up to date on HR issues.

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    Angela Simmons

    Industrial Search Specialist/ Supervisor

    Angela Simmons joined our team 2006 and is one of our Industrial Staffing Consultants. She is from Texarkana and currently resides in Texarkana. She is married to her perfect husband David and has three wonderful children. Angela loves spending time with her family and watching the Rangers and Razorbacks play. What she enjoys most about her job is helping others as much as she can

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    Melissa Mooneyham-Buster

    Office Administrator

    Melissa Mooneyham started with Express in 2007 and is our Office Administrator. She is from Texarkana and currently resides in Ogden Arkansas with her husband, Jeremy. She has three beautiful children, Nicholas, Evan and Alivia. She enjoys spending time with her family and listening to music. Melissa loves helping others succeed in providing for their families.

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    Heather Buster

    Professional Search Specialist

    Heather Buster joined our team in 2008 and is our Professional Staffing Consultant. She is from Ashdown AR and currently resides in Ashdown AR. Heather has two precious dogs, Gracie an English bulldog and Dixie a Pit Bull. She serves on the board of directors of Randy Sams’ Outreach Shelter. Heather loves fishing & shooting with her nephew and dad. She enjoys getting to know her associates and placing them in positions that better their lives

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    Penny Everett

    Business Development Manager

    Penny Everett joined our team in 2011 and is our Business Development Executive. She is from Tempe AZ and currently lives in Texarkana. She has three wonderful children and a wonderful fiancé, Bill. Penny loves spending time with her family and friends. What she most enjoys about her job is building relationships with her clients.

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    Micayla Curtis

    Recruiting/Intake Coordinator

    Micayla Curtis joined our team in 2011 and is our Recruiting/Intake Coordinator . She is from Texarkana and currently resides in Texarkana. She has two daughters and has been married to her husband Ben since 2008. She enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with her family. Micayla enjoys assisting the applicants through the beginning steps of the interview process

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    Brittany Gabert-Rafael

    Recruiting Specialist

    Brittany Gabert joined the Express team in December 2016 as a Professional Search Specialist and has moved in to the Recruiter position as of 2022. Brittany resides in Nash, TX with her husband, Metler, two sons Tyler and Paxten and daughter Raelynn. Brittany enjoys meeting new people and helping them find jobs they will not only enjoy but that will also make their lives better.

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    Porsha Murphy

    Industrial Search Specialist

    Porsha Murphy started with Express in 2017 as an Industrial Staffing Consultant. She is from Texarkana AR and currently resides in Texarkana AR. Porsha enjoys spending time with her son and shopping. Her favorite part of her job is helping others.

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    Jakob Martin

    Skilled Trades Search Specialist

    Jakob Martin joined the Express team in November 2020. Jakob screens, interviews and matches Skilled Trades workers with the best companies in the Texarkana area while providing TOP NOTCH service to our clients. His favorite thing about working with Express is getting a nice "Good Morning" greeting from each of us every morning.

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    Sarah Killebrew

    Office Services Staffing Consultant

    Sarah joined the team in 2022 as an Office Services Staffing Consultant. Sarah interviews, screens and selects associates for Office Service positions. Sarah loves to help those looking to improve their resume or those looking to return to the workforce.

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    Jacob Carnes

    Executive Trainer | Express Pros Training

    Jacob joined the Express team in 2022 as the Marketing Coordinator. In early 2024 he became the representative of Express Texarkana's newest division- Express Pros Training. 

    Jacob is a seasoned business leader and an Executive Trainer in Leadership, known for his exceptional management skills and strategic insight at a notably young age. His career spans pivotal roles at Chick-fil-A, Sam’s Club, and as Marketing Director at Express Employment Professionals, showcasing his ability to drive success and foster organizational growth.

    Equipped with a degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University of Texarkana, Jacob has seamlessly blended his academic knowledge with real-world experiences to excel in leadership, organizational design, and marketing. His commitment to excellence is further evidenced by his 7-year active involvement with Rotary International, demonstrating his dedication to  community service and economic development.

    At the heart of Jacob’s professional philosophy lies a passion for leadership and a vision for enhancing organizations to achieve economic success in his community. Alongside his professional pursuits, Jacob is a devoted husband and father, with his family fueling his drive to inspire and educate future leaders.

    As an Executive Trainer, Jacob leverages his diverse experiences and insights to empower professionals with the tools they need to lead with confidence, innovate within their organizations, and contribute positively to their communities.

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    Acealyn Boykin

    Front Office Coordinator

    Acealyn joined the Express team in 2023 as the Front Office Coordinator. Acealyn is the one who will be answering the phone lines and with assisting associates to where they need to be. She loves to be on the phone and the front line of Express with a smile and helping someone improve their day by being that kind ear and helping them direct where they need to be! 

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