• 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. 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 both 2016, 2017, and 2018. He has also won the "Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Award" for 2018!

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    Michael Veltri - Vice President of Training and Leadership
    Michael Veltri

    Vice President of Training & Leadership

    Michael Veltri is a leadership expert, battle-hardened business executive, and Nationwide Bestselling author. Recognizing that success in business and life is created by the daily decisions we make, Michael elevates teams, fuel-injects leadership, and improves business performance through better decision-making practices.

    From ancient Japanese warriors to brain science, from business titans to academic research, Michael tapped wide-ranging resources to develop a groundbreaking model for better decision making that leads to exponential leadership growth and peak performance with balance, not burnout. Simple, elegant, and effective, Michael's approach has positively impacted some of the world's most successful organizations, brands, and leaders.

    Michael is also a cancer survivor, decorated U.S. Marine veteran, and master-instructor in classical Japanese martial arts. He brings his business savvy, martial arts discipline, and Marine Corps leadership to every training session, keynote speech, and corporate workshop inspiring, motivating, and educating audiences worldwide.

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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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    Ingrid Ordonez

    Commercial Division Manager

    Ingrid's first day on the Ventura County Express team was October 3rd, 2018 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 is the kind of person and employee who demonstrates principles of loyalty and trust every chance she gets. Ingrid has also proven to be a self-starter, who has a strong sense of urgency and excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills.

    As our Commercial Division Manager, she finds that there are multiple aspects of her job that she finds rewarding. When she's matching job seekers with the right employment opportunities, she feels a sense of pride because she always gets to know each individual she assists. By successfully placing job seekers, she is also building client-for-life relationships, and that is equally rewarding.

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

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    Isabel Jacobo - Ventura County Staffing Agencies Near Me
    Isabel Jacobo

    Accounting & Administration 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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    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!

    Internal Hiring

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