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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, Talent Acquisition Agencies in Ventura County
    Mayra Rosalie Garcia

    Vice President and General Manager – Thousand Oaks and Oxnard

    Mayra Garcia began her career in the Staffing industry at the age of 16 as a Front Office Coordinator. Very early on in her career, she developed an affinity for the industry as she saw how it could help play a direct role in fulfilling her life's calling- helping others and transforming people's lives.

    Over the span of her 25-year career in the Staffing industry, Mayra has worked and lead high producing teams with some of the most prestigious staffing firms throughout Southern California. After joining Express Employment Professionals in 2015 she quickly doubled the business and has taken our local offices serving the North LA and Ventura Counties to one of the Top 10 in the entire 850 Express franchise office network worldwide for multiple years. Among her many accolades, Mayra was honored twice with the prestigious "40 Under 40" award by the Conejo Chamber of Commerce and the Pacific Business Coast Times in 2019.

    Through her personal and professional achievements, the power-house has never lost sight of her humble beginnings and is always looking for the next opportunity to help those in need. Mayra's desk has also become well known as the "Second Opportunity Desk" where she has taken associates in recovery who need the hand-up in their journey toward turning their lives around to be valuable and contributing members of our community. Some of our greatest success stories have come from her associates and many of our clients have hired and promoted them within their organizations. 

    "My goal is to break the negative stigma that Staffing is just about 'filling jobs', it's so much more than that. I make it my mission for my teams to understand that Staffing is about transforming people's lives. We are here to help transform our clients' businesses to be more successful and launching our associates on long-term successful, meaningful career paths. We can only do this by professionally matching and representing candidates that are the best skill and culture fit to help businesses meet their objectives. Businesses look to us as the experts, and it is our responsibility as their strategic partner to ensure we present candidates that are well qualified and ready to hit the ground running. We are the 'match makers' and it's the most rewarding feeling when you find your associate the company that transforms their life and that of their family, and our clients thank us for finding them the person they needed to help meet their goals. At the end of the day, what we do is about more than just one person and just one business, this is about community. When one person or one business wins, our community as a whole wins" Garcia says. 

    To find out how Mayra and Express Employment Professionals can help you and your business, call (805) 418-1111 or email mayra.garcia@expresspros.com .

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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. Aaron started in the Business Development Manager role before being promoted to VP of Business Development and Marketing in 2018. 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's 40 Under 40 Award" for 2018. Aaron stays active in the Community serving as a Board Member for the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council and was in the 2019 Class of the Conejo Leadership Academy. Aaron's favorite part of the job is learning about clients goals and helping them with their workforce challenges along with managing his team of sales and marketing reps. In his free time Aaron enjoys the local hiking trails with his wife, staying active and rooting on the LA sports teams.

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    Teri Klekar - Professional Staffing Solutions Thousand Oaks, CA
    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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    John Villavicencio

    Assistant Branch Manager

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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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    Jeanessa Escutia - Thousand Oaks Manufacturing Staffing Agency
    Jeanessa Escutia

    Employment Specialist/Onsite Coordinator

    We welcomed Jeanessa to the Thousand Oaks Express team in February 2020 as an Employment Specialist/Onsite Coordinator. As a person, she is best described by those who know her as a funny, outgoing person who loves a new challenge. As an employee, she tries to do more than, expected and communicate effectively. She always has a smile on her face, a positive attitude, and makes everyone feel comfortable.

    Jeanessa was born and raised in Oxnard, where she still resides. Before she started working at our office, she worked as a Project Manager. When she's not hard at work connecting job seekers with our local clients, Jeanessa enjoys being a full-time mom to a feisty three-year-old who is involved in activities like softball and gymnastics. Jeanessa also enjoys playing softball and watching dodger games during baseball season.

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    Kathya Fuentes - Sales Staffing Solutions Thousand Oaks
    Kathya Fuentes

    Business Development Manager

    On August 10th, 2020, we welcomed Kathya Fuentes to the Express Ventura County team. As our Business Development Manager, 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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    Troy Frazier - Skilled Trade Employment Agency 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 wife, going fishing, playing baseball, going snow skiing, or water skiing.

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    Kathy Quintanilla - HR Solutions in Thousand Oaks, CA
    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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