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    Express Thousand Oaks

    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 our offices' staffing efforts led by Neil and Janet, 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.

  • Mayra Garcia - General Manager
    Mayra Rosalie Garcia

    Vice President and General Manager – Thousand Oaks and Oxnard

    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. Mayra was also awarded the "40 Under 40" awards for both the Conejo Chamber and the Pacific Coast Business Times in 2019!

    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.

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    Aaron Mercer - Ventura County Staffing Agencies
    Aaron Mercer

    Vice President of 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 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020! He has also won the "Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Award" for 2018

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    Teri Klekar - Staffing Agencies in Ventura County, California
    Teri Klekar

    Director of Operations & 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 Fernando 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!

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    Isabel Jacobo - Ventura County Staffing Agencies Near Me
    Isabel Jacobo

    Human Resources & Accounting Manager

    In September 2019, we welcomed Isabel Jacobo to the Express family. So far, Isabel has proven to be the type of person who never backs down from a challenge and aims to be an asset to everyone around her. She is also one of the most compassionate people you will ever meet, as well as someone who is fair and kind to everyone she meets. In tow, Isabel brings with her years of experience working in private and public corporate HR and Administrative companies, across a variety of industries.

    A Texas Native, Isabel relocated to Ventura in the summer of 2016 with her son and fiancé after he took a position with the Ventura City Fire Department. Although Texas will always be home, California has claimed a special place in Isabel's heart.

    When Isabel is not at work, she loves to spend time with her family, their dog, and their two guinea pigs. Her personal hobbies include baking, dancing, fitness, shopping, and hiding her Amazon packages from her fiancé! She also loves to watch football, as any good Texan would, as well as baseball and basketball. A total foodie, Isabel is always trying out new restaurants in the Ventura County and LA areas. Be sure to offer some suggestions if you stop by the office and see her!

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    Jose Mercado - Thousand Oaks Staffing Agencies
    Jose Mercado

    On-Site Coordinator & Commercial Employment Specialist

    Jose Mercado joined the Express Ventura family on April 16th, 2019 and currently works as our On-Site Coordinator & Commercial Employment Specialist. Jose has proven to be a very outgoing individual and an excellent multitasker.  So far, Jose's favorite part about working for Express is getting to work with such a kind group of people.

    Born and raised right here in Oxnard, Jose enjoys spending as much quality time with family as possible. He is a firm believer in living the healthiest lifestyle you can and enjoys partaking in any exercise-related activities in his free time. Before Express, Jose worked as a Shipping and Receiving Clerk at an office in Moorpark.

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    Jeanessa Escutia

    On-Site Manager - Poly-Tainer

    Bio coming soon!

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    Kathya Fuentes, Business Developer - Staffing Agencies Thousand Oaks
    Kathya Fuentes

    Business Development Specialist

    On August 10th, 2020, we welcomed Kathya Fuentes to the Express Ventura County team. As our Business Development Specialist, she is excited to help more companies and more people build long-lasting work partnerships using everything she's learned to date. Kathya brings with her experience working at a Graphic Production company, in retail, and at another staffing firm that recruited her in 2017. With such a wide range of valuable workforce experience, Kathya is thrilled to find a place where she can fine-tune, polish, and expand her skillsets while also leaving a positive mark on our community.

    Born to an immigrant family, being a 1st generation American is the most significant accomplishment and struggle she has ever faced. Kathya found that self-doubt hindered her at first, but as she pressed on, her confidence grew, and she began to make significant strides. Now she knows that she can build the accomplishments from the day before and continue to set higher goals and pursue bigger dreams.

    A native to San Fernando Valley, Kathya grew up in Reseda, CA, and then moved to Silverlake, CA. After Kathya's now-husband purchased a condo in Thousand Oaks, the couple moved to Conejo Valley and have been here ever since. After marrying and starting a family, Kathya can't imagine living anywhere else and feels fortunate to work and continue to build new relationships in the same place she calls home.

    In her spare time, Kathya finds comfort in non-denominational prayer and her meditation group. She also loves to spend time with her husband and two daughters, shopping for clothes, shoes, and home decor, and watching true life crime shows and movies/documentaries.

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    Brianne Leavitt, Office Services Employment Specialist
    Brianne Leavitt

    Office Services Employment Specialist

    Brianne joined the team July of 2020. Brianne enjoys the direct positive impact she has on the lives of individuals through her job at Express. She considers herself to be extremely balanced with the ability to work on both creative and practical projects. Before joining the Express team, Brianne has worked in several fields, including Advertising, Project Management, Event Management, and Interior Design.

    Brianne is a true native of Venture County, growing up in Ojai and spending only a short while in Los Angeles to attend college. When not hard at work, Brianne can be found road cycling or using her season tickets at a Trojan Football game. She is also an animal lover, owning five pets, and working in the Animal Welfare Project.

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    Troy Frazier - Commercial Staffing & Skilled Trade Job in Thousand Oaks
    Troy Frazier

    Commercial & Skilled Trade Employment Specialist

    In March 2021, we welcomed Troy to the team as one of our Employment Specialists, focusing on Commercial & Skilled Trade job orders for our clients. As a person, Troy is known to be friendly, laid back, understanding, and optimistic. Since joining Express, he has proven to be all of those things and more, displaying a service-minded attitude and a deep enthusiasm for helping our Ventura County job seekers get back to work.

    Troy was born and raised here in Thousand Oaks, where he grew up playing sports, being active, and ultimately participating in anything outdoors-related. Before Express, he worked for another staffing company in Los Angeles but is excited to be back in his hometown. When he's not actively impacting other people's lives through his work with Express, you can find Troy spending time with his fiancee, going fishing, playing baseball, going snow skiing, or water skiing.

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    Yuliana Sanchez

    Recruitment Specialist

    Yulianna joined our Express team in September 2020 in the role of a Recruiting Specialist. Her outgoing personality and positive attitude make Yulianna the perfect fit for her role. Yulianna prides herself on accomplishing tasks quickly and correctly and being an overachiever in the process. Yulianna has an extensive background in customer service and front office management before joining our team.

    Born in San Diego, Yulianna moved to Mexico at the age of 2, moving back to the United States to live in Fillmore, CA, at the age of 8, where she has been ever since. In her spare time, Yulianna enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, entertaining the young ones with various activities.

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    Cindy Zerlin, Strategic Business Partner
    Kathy A. Quintanilla

    Safety/Risk Specialist

    Kathy was hired on as our Safety Risk Specialist on November 26th, 2017 and has found that 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 25 years of Human Resource experience. Her staffing Industry experience has been established over 13 years with 6 of those years working with a PEO and gaining more safety/risk experience while managing a staffing company. Her 12 years of experience 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 earn a BA in Business Analysis and a minor in English, and she remained living 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 23 years.

    Kathy has been 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 cooking foods from her Mom's family recipes.

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    Marina Flores - Staffing Services Thousand Oaks Oxnard CA
    Marina Flores

    Marketing Specialist

    Marina Flores joined our Ventura County Express team on January 7th, 2019. As a person, she is serious and well-meaning, but also passionate and considerate. As an employee, Marina has proven to be a competitive go-getter who is always looking for ways to learn and grow.  

    A seasoned Marketing Specialist, Marina is a promoter of underrepresented communities regarding higher education and had given workshops before becoming an Express employee. The most rewarding part of working at Express, for Marina, is knowing she's able to make a difference in other people's lives.   

    When Marina isn't helping Express get our voice heard throughout our Thousand Oaks and Oxnard communities, she enjoys playing her trumpet, Tinman. Trained in concert and mariachi, Marina also enjoys playing swing or jazz. Another hobby Marina enjoys is whittling. She mostly focuses on carving spoons but loves making skeleton keys. 

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    Internal Job Opportunities

    From matching job seekers to the right jobs to ensuring the needs of our clients are met, every member of our Express team is committed to helping people find great jobs and helping clients find great people. View some of the internal job openings Express has currently has available and if you think you have what it takes to join our team, apply today!

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