• Meet the Express Thousand Oaks Staff

    As half of the Express Ventura County team, it is up to us to help Job Seekers find great jobs with well respected Employers hiring in Thousand Oaks , as well as Moorpark, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Newbury Park and Simi Valley. With Neil and Janet McMillan  leading our offices' staffing efforts, the combined local experiences each team member brings to the table, and the internationally renowned resources we receive from our Express parent company, we know we can be a valuable asset on your journey to achieving success.

    Our Thousand Oaks Express Team
  • Mayra Rosalie Garcia, VP, Talent Acquisition & Client Relations

    Mayra Rosalie Garcia - VP, Talent Acquisition & Client Relations

    Mayra was brought on to our Express team in May 2015. She is a profound optimist who loves people and loves that her job allows her to express that by helping others. Mayra is an overachiever who always aims to win and never backs down regardless of the difficulty. Diligent, positive, and genuine, as well as competitive, intense, and driven are all qualities of hers that make her an essential part of our team.

    Mayra was born in Pasadena, CA but was raised in Oxnard. She’s lived in the Oxnard area ever since. She is a member of the local chambers in Oxnard, Ventura, and Camarillo and was previously on the board of VCEDA. When she's not assisting our local Job Seekers with finding the best jobs for them, she can be found spending time with her kids and attending their soccer, football, dance, and softball events. She also likes to shop and loves shoes.

  • Aaron Mercer, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

    Aaron Mercer - Vice President Business Development & Marketing

    Aaron has been a part of our Express Oxnard team since November 2013. He is a focused, diligent, and respectful individual whose favorite part of his job is getting to help clients with their personnel needs.

    Aaron is not native to Oxnard but chose to move here with his wife who grew up in the area. Prior to joining our team, Aaron worked in advertising and sales. He is currently a board member of the Employers Advisory Council.

    Aaron has made the "Top 50 Sales Reps" list for both 2016 and 2017. He has also won the "Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Award" for 2018!

  • Brad Kledzik, Vice President of Operations & Strategy

    Brad Kledzik - Vice President of Operations and Strategy

    Brad started working for our Express Ventura County offices in May 2018. He is a dedicated and loyal leader who stresses the importance of open communication and hard work to our staff, as well as our clients and associates. Highly competitive and driven, Brad strongly believes in a team approach when it comes to business and that avoiding silos and driving towards a common goal will help with both personal and professional gains.

    Brad has worked in the staffing industry for 9 years, having started as an On-Site Manager and worked his way through the ranks as a Special Projects Manager and then Regional Manager. Over those 9 years he has acquired extensive experience in start-up management of new markets and building lasting client partnerships, all of which have proven to be tremendously helpful in exceeding the level of excellence we strive to achieve when serving our Ventura County Job Seekers, Employers, and Express Associates.

    Born and raised in the greater Washington DC area, Brad attended Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC and resided there for the past 14 years before recently relocating to California in April 2018. In his free time, Brad can be found participating in outdoor activities such as hiking and golfing. He also enjoys working out, and most importantly, spending as much time with his family and friends as possible.

  • Teri Klekar, Director of Operations/Training

    Teri Klekar - Director of Operations and Training

    Teri Klekar is our Director of Operations and Training who began working with Express in September of 2015. She is a motivated and personable business professional with a 20-year track record of successfully meeting company objectives. She has a talent for quickly mastering policies and procedures. She is experienced in training and developing strong team interview preparation, job search techniques, career planning, job development, and job leads. Prior to working at Express, she worked in the staffing, education, and mortgage industries.

    Her favorite part of working at Express is the positive impact that the team has on people’s lives.

    Originally, she is from San Francisco Valley. She got married and moved to Antelope Valley where she raised her two children. While living in Antelope Valley, she had to put up with exhausting daily commutes that could require traveling up to 80 miles one way! Now that her children are grown, Teri and her husband decided to move to Ventura County to feel the cool beach breeze after living in the desert for over 20 years.

    In her free time, she loves spending time outdoors with her family, friends, and pets. She also likes going to concerts and generally enjoying life!

  • Lynn Caputo, Managing Director, Certified Professional Staffing

    Lynne Caputo - Managing Director, Certified Professional Staffing

    Lynn Caputo, our experienced Managing Director and certified professional staffing expert, has been an outstanding member of the Express Ventura County team since late 2015. Focusing on recruiting accounting and finance professionals, she has a method of determination that is highly valued here at our office.

    Prior to joining Express, Lynn worked in a multitude of management positions for various staffing companies around the country. She has tons of experience dealing with high priority clients and understands the importance of efficiency and promptness when meeting deadlines.

    Lynn brings compelling ideas to the table and helps make our day to day efforts as manageable as possible. It is an honor to have her as an integral part of our team.

  • Brenda Corenjo, Front Office Coordinator

    Brenda Corenjo - Job Vacancies in Thousand Oaks, CA

    Brenda joined our staff on October 2nd, 2014. She has worked in the staffing industry since 2017 having started as a Researcher and then was quickly promoted to a Staffing Consultant. In those 3 years, Brenda has found the staffing industry to be both challenging and rewarding. She enjoys helping others and being able to deliver exceptional customer service to both our Associates and Employers. As one of our Front Office Coordinators, she is usually one of the first people associates are in contact with so delivering exceptional customer service is extremely important.

    It is by no surprise that one of the things she finds most rewarding about working at Express is the commitment to personal and leadership development, as well as the opportunity to work for a company that cares about their employees and recognizes hard work.

    Born and raised in the lovely city of Moorpark, CA, Brenda is a native of Ventura County. Always striving to better herself, she spends her free time working on personal development, staying as active as possible, and keeping in touch with her family. Brenda also enjoys spending time with her son, who is her pride and joy. They both enjoy being outdoors and take weekend hikes in Thousand Oaks.

  • Cindy Zerlin, Strategic Business Partner

    Cindy Zerlin - Strategic Business Partner

    Cindy started working for our Express office in August 2016. She's an extremely dynamic business development rep and collaborative business partner who has a passion for people and is driven by business results. She has over 20 years of outside sales experience and is an expert on opening new markets in numerous industries and vertical markets. Getting to connect Associates with companies that help them achieve their career goals and assisting Employers to achieve their business goals through our staffing strategies are two of Cindy's favorite parts about working in the staffing industry.

    Cindy enjoys doing yoga, meditating, and hiking during the time she spends outside of the office.

  • Kathy A. Quintanilla, Safety/Risk Specialist

    Kathy Quintanilla - Safety/Risk Specialist

    Kathy was hired on as our Safety Risk Specialist on November 26th, 2017 and has found meeting clients and working with them on their safety practices, as well as working with our associates to help them get back to work are two of her favorite things about her job. She is described by coworkers as passionate, honest, dedicated , and a "people person" by nature. Kathy takes her job very seriously and always does whatever it takes to get the job done the right way.

    Kathy has over 22 years of Human Resource experience. Her staffing Industry experience has been established over 10 years with 6 of those years working with a PEO and gaining safety/risk experience while managing a staffing company. The additional 4 years working in worker's compensation and safety has made Kathy a valued addition to our staffing team!

    A native to the Ventura County area, Kathy moved to Los Angeles to attend Mount St. Mary's University and stayed there for over 8 years. She also lived in Pittsburgh, PA for a short time before moving back to Ventura County and living in Moorpark for the past 22 years.

    Kathy is currently working on her SHRM certification, having previously been a member, and volunteers at her local church. When she's not working in the office, or generously volunteering her time to our community, Kathy can be found spending time with any of her 10 godchildren or trying to learn family recipes from her mom, who is 85 years old.

  • Priya Gandhi, Recruiting Ambassador/Staffing Coordinator

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    Priya joined our Express Ventura County team in June 2018 and is currently serving Express as our Recruiting Ambassador and Staffing Coordinator. Priya believes that working for Express has been a true opportunity to help others reach their goals and enjoys the sincere appreciation she receives, not only from her boss, but also her fellow team members.

    Before joining Express Employment, Priya worked at a Healthcare Recruiting Firm, staffing upper-level management positions in the Healthcare industry and prior to, worked at IPC Healthcare Inc., a publicly traded corporation which operates a national physical group practice focused on the delivery of hospital medicine.

    Originally from India, Priya grew up in Santa Clarita, CA where she lived there for 18 years of her life. Afterwards, she left the nest and began her journey through Quartz Hills, Westwood, and Wood Ranch where she now resides. Having the opportunity to travel back to India every 5 years to explore her native roots, colorful culture and mouthwatering foods has been a real privilege to be able to do.

    Priya enjoys trying new sports (archery, anyone?) yoga, hiking and spending time with family and close friends as well as traveling.

    Priya is a member of Monday Night Mission, a community service non-profit organization. Also, she is a member of the Children's Burn Foundation and an active participant of the American Heart Association.

  • Bernadette Gonzalez, Administrative & Office Services Division Staffing Consultant

    Bernadette Gonzalez - Administrative & Office Services Division Staffing Consultant

    Bernadette Gonzalez began working for Express on June 5, 2017. She describes herself as an upbeat individual who loves to smile. She is a driven employee who is motivated to succeed for the good of her family and her employer. Bernadette has been working in sales since she was 17 years old. Prior to joining the Express team, she worked in retail, at a call center, in retail management at Enterprise Rent A Car, as a loan officer, and finally as a Recruiter at AppleOne Employment. Bernadette really enjoys working in the staffing industry. She stated that, “helping to match people with great employers is very rewarding in itself.” She also takes pride in working with her coworkers and achieving great accomplishments as a team.

    Gonzalez is a native of Conejo Valley. She was born and raised in Riverside County and she graduated from La Sierra High School. Following her high school career, she spent four years at UCSB where she graduated with a B.A. in Spanish and English. While at UCSB, she met her husband during her sophomore year.

    Bernadette is also an active member of the Spark Network Group at the Chamber of Commerce for Conejo Valley. She is very proud of her sons who are great athletes that are highly involved in their club soccer teams.

  • Erin Bondy, Group Director & Finance and Accounting

    Erin Brody - Group Director & Finance and Accounting

    Erin Bondy is our Group Director of Finance and Accounting and has been with us since January of 2017. She was born in raised in the Thousand Oaks area. Erin is a trustworthy and sincere person who truly loves helping others. Before joining our team, she sold internet advertisements, owned her own business, and spent three years recruiting nurses for nursing homes.

    Erin says that her favorite part of her job is helping people get back to work.

  • Corinne Stapenhorst, Marketing Coordinator

    Corinne Stapenhorst - Marketing Coordinator

    Corinne Stapenhorst has been with us since October 4th, 2016 and is currently our office's Marketing Coordinator. Originally from Sacramento, Corinne left her hometown to explore other parts of California. She is a dedicated and driven individual who is always striving to be better, learn more, and become more efficient in her work. She responds well to constructive criticism and is very compassionate about the needs of others, all of which make her a great fit in our offices.

    Corinne graduated from Channel Islands State University in May of 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in English and Literature. Before she came to Express, she interned with non-profits and companies in the area by managing their community outreach programs, social media platforms, and continued volunteer opportunities.

    When Corinne is out of the office, she enjoys visiting family and friends across California. She enjoys running, hiking, and swimming in the ocean. In the winter months, she takes part in ice skating and snowboarding. She also likes to search through used bookstores to add new novels to her collection.

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