• 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 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.

    Our Thousand Oaks Express Team
  • Mayra Garcia - General Manager
    Mayra Rosalie Garcia

    Vice President of 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.

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    Aaron Mercer - Vice President Business Development & Marketing
    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 both 2016 and 2017. He has also won the "Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Award" for 2018!

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    Teri Klekar - Branch Manager and Director of Operations and Training
    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 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!

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    Lynne Caputo - Managing Director, Certified Professional Staffing
    Lynn Caputo

    Managing Director of 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.

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    Brenda Corenjo, Front Office Coordinator
    Brenda Corenjo

    Front Office Coordinator

    Brenda joined our staff on October 2nd, 2017. She has worked in the staffing industry since 2014 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 our front office coordinator, Brenda is our first point of contact, so she delivers exceptional customer service.

    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.

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    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. There are two aspects of working in the staffing agency that Cindy truly enjoys. The first is getting to connect Associates with companies that help them achieve their career goals. The second is assisting Employers to achieve their business goals through our staffing strategies.

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

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    Valerie White - Thousand Oaks Staffing Agency
    Valerie White

    Business Development Manager

    Valerie joined the Express Ventura County team on March 11th, 2019 and currently serves as the Business Development Manager at our Thousand Oaks office. Valerie has a very positive outlook on life and prides herself on being a self-starter who strives to exceed expectations with whatever tasks she's assigned. Some of her favorite parts about being an Express employee are getting to work with such a pleasant and engaging team and providing local businesses with meaningful, quality solutions.

    Before becoming an employee at Express, Valerie lead revenue streams for her previous employer by driving revenue growth and aligning all departments to those missions which lead to that company tripling in size!

    Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Valerie sees herself as a true valley girl. She is involved with our local Chambers of Commerce and has been a member for over 10 years.

    Outside of the office, Valerie and her family have committed to learning new languages and rewarding their ability to become fluent by taking vacations to those places. Their current goal is to become fluent in Spanish so that they can take a trip to Cabo San Lucas.

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    Ingrid Ordonez

    Commercial Division Manager

    Ingrid's first day on the Ventura County Express team was October 3rd, 2019 bringing with her over 15 years of staffing industry experience and a proven track record of taking care of business and ensuring that she provides the most value to her clients. Ingrid is also highly experienced in making permanent job placements, customer service, temporary job placements, recruiting, and high-volume staffing. Having held a position of increasing responsibility over the years and proving that she has a keen ability to infuse recruiting best practices in her everyday operations, Ingrid has demonstrated an extensive history of attracting talent in various industries and we are extremely happy to have her on our team.

    Ingrid is a positive and upbeat person with a strong professional work ethic and an intense passion for talent. She demonstrates principles of loyalty and trust every chance she gets and is self-starter, has a strong sense of urgency, and possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong organizational and time management skills. Ultimately, Ingrid is set on creating a lasting and positive experience for everyone who interacts with Express. The most rewarding part of being our Commercial Division Manager for her is getting the opportunity to understand people/job seekers from the inside out which is how she can find jobs that work for them, while also building client-for-life relationships by providing high-quality staffing.

    In Ingrid's spare time, she enjoys hiking and outdoor sports.

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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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    Priya Gandhi - Recruitment Agencies in Oxnard CA
    Priya Gandhi

    Recruiting Ambassador/Staffing Coordinator

    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.

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    Bernadette Gonzalez, Staffing Consultant – Administrative & Office Services Division
    Bernadette Gonzalez

    Staffing Consultant – Administrative & Office Services Division

    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.

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    Wendy Miranda - Employment Agency in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Wendy Miranda

    Employment Specialist

    Our Employment Specialist, Wendy Miranda, joined Express on February 25th, 2019. Wendy is collaborative and a team player in both her personal and professional life. She believes that working with other people, learning and growing from the life experiences of others, helps us to be better members of society and better employees! Therefore, you'll always find Wendy striking up friendly conversations with others and why she is so inquisitive.

    Wendy finds her work with us exciting. She loves getting to work in a fast-paced environment that will keep you on your toes and being able to interact with people from different paths of life. The thing Wendy finds most rewarding about her job is that moment when she finds the perfect match for both the Associate and their new Employer.

    Wendy brings over 15 years of Operational and Recruitment support experience to the table. She previously worked in the Solar Industry where she obtained Management and Leadership skills that are applicable to her day to day tasks. Wendy has also had the pleasure to help the children of under-resourced families obtain laptops for school.

    Wendy is a San Fernando Valley girl who lived there her whole life. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. They love to travel, from a simple weekend getaway to going on full-blown vacations. They are a very social family and enjoy attending events together.

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    Edgar Rodriguez

    Employment Specialist

    We welcomed Edgar to our Ventura County Express team in November 2018 as one of our Employment Specialists. He is a driven, ambitious, and "make it happen" type of guy who likes meeting different people and trying to help them find the best ways to grow and improve themselves. Before joining our Express family, Edgar worked in the medical field as an EMT and in Consulting.

    Edgard grew up in Camarillo, CA. He is a huge fan of sports and loves to play soccer, basketball, and football. When he has free time, he also loves spending time with his family and is always looking for ways to maximize the amount of quality time he gets with them.

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    Marina Flores, Marketing Coordinator
    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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