Tyler Express Staff

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    Kelly Jenkinson

    Director of Industrial/Technical Skilled Trade Recruiter

    Kelly joined the Express team in June of 2004. She has worked in the customer service industry for over 15 years with management experience. Kelly is a proud mother of two young men and a grandmother to an amazing young lady. "I love my job! No day is ever the same and to know that I make a difference in peoples lives is a powerful feeling."

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    Jessi Tena
    Jessi Tena

    Employment Specialist

    Jessi originally worked at Express in 2007 and rejoined the team in March of 2018. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Finance and is expected to graduate in 2020. She has 3 kids - ages 9, 14, and 18.

    Jessi loves helping people and this is what draws her to Express. She also loves the work family here at Express! 

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    Blake Nelson
    Blake Nelson

    Employment Specialist

    Blake joined the great Express team in January of 2019. Having previous experience working in the industrial field, he really enjoys working with clients and associates to find the right fit of top talent for our clients. For Blake, there is no greater reward than being able to help people, and impact businesses to grow. 

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    Shawn Donnelly
    Shawn Donnelly

    Business Relationship Manager

    Shawn joined the Express team in March of 2019. He has 8 years' service in the marine Corps, and about another 10 years' experience in sales, and his time welding. His diverse background gives him insight to help other people get into a new career path of their own. He likes being able to come to work and help someone with a need, and help them improve their current situation. 

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    Patricia Guevara
    Patricia Guevara

    Director of Administrative Staffing

    Patricia joined the Express team in February of 2015 and enjoys being a part of this great group of professionals. She moved to Tyler from Itasca, TX in 2009 and is actively involved with her community. She enjoys helping Express associates with their job search as well as helping Express clients with all of their staffing needs.

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    Rebekah Horstman

    Administrative Employment Specialist

    Rebekah joined the Express team in June of 2016. She brings a no non-sense approach to the team, she excels in finding just the right skill set to meet the expectations of the client. She and her husband moved to the Tyler area from central Florida and have enjoyed seeing the sites and getting to know the community. Go Gators!

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    Martijn Mosselman
    Martijn Mosselman

    Employment Specialist

    Martijn recently joined the Administrative Team at Express Tyler. He moved from the Netherlands to Tyler, and has worked in staffing for years - mainly with long-term unemployed people. He is ready to help people find jobs they love! After work, he goes running and exploring the outdoors. He teaches his teammates Dutch phrases and they try turning him into a Texan. He enjoys getting to know new people and making a positive impact on their lives. He has a wonderful wife and 3 daughters at home, so working on an all-girl team feels like he is in his natural habitat.

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    Tabitha Stroud

    Administrative Employment Specialist

    Tabitha started with Express in July of 2018. She went to school for Occupational Therapy in hopes of positively impacting people every single day. She chose to divert her career, but not her love for helping people. She has a Goldendoodle named Leddie that tends to be the office therapy dog during those long days of work! It does not take a lot to make her smile. She enjoys short trips to Andy's and long runs after work! She takes pride in teaching her new Dutch teammate proper "Texas English". YEE-HAW!


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    Adam Morrow USE
    Adam Morrow

    Director of Recruiting and Professional Staffing

    Adam joined the Express team in June 2011 after moving to Tyler from Lubbock, TX. With years in the "people business" as a college minister, he brings a wealth of experience with and passion for people to his role at Express. "It is such a privilege to intersect people at a point of need, whether they are business people or job seekers. I love having the opportunity to bring people together in these times to turn a time of need into an opportunity for success!"

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    Chandler Batts

    Recruiter - Accounting and HR

    Chandler joined the Express team in 2017 and has been part of the Tyler community since 2012. He is a graduate of Texas A&M and spent the initial years of his career working with the non-profit sector. His desire to meet people where they are in order to serve their needs, combined with his track record of success and commitment to excellence has fueled his passion to help companies find good people and help good people find fulfilling careers.

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    Julia Eyster
    Julia Eyster

    Professional Recruiting Coordinator

    Julia joined the Express team in April of 2019. After graduating from Baylor University, she got her start working in the professional development and consulting industry. She is passionate about helping people grow, develop as leaders, and make meaningful connections with those around them. Her favorite thing about Express is the way that she is able to meet the practical needs of both local businesses as well as job-seekers. Sic 'Em Bears!


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    Cindy Fraley

    Business Relationship Manager

    Cindy joined the Express team in May of 2018.

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    Tara Hays
    Tara Hays

    Business Relationship Manager

    Tara joined Express in March 2019 and moved to Tyler in 2009 from the small town of Bogata, Texas. Tara is happily married to Brian Hays, Owner of Patriot Restaurant Delivery. They have 2 beautiful children, Hannah Kate and Barron Hays. Having lived in Tyler for 10 years, Tara is so excited to bring value to all businesses in the Tyler area. 


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    Javier Arriaga

    Front Office Coordinator

    Javier joined the Express team in January 2010. He is an exceptional interpreter and very personal individual. He enjoys helping individuals locate great employment by helping employers connect with great candidates!

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    Alex Bass
    Alex Bass

    Front Office Coordinator

    Originally form Illinois, Alex moved to the Tyler area from Colorado and joined the Express team in August of 2018. Alex is an animal lover with 3 dogs, 1 cat, and a few reptiles with her fiancé! In her spare time she enjoys activities with her dogs, hiking, fishing, camping, and cooking. 

    "I really love that being at Express gives me a chance to make a difference and help people. Express itself has made a huge difference in my life!" 


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    Deanna Carmichael

    Payroll/ Office Support

    Deanna joined the Express team in February of 2019. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Accounting and is expected to graduate in December of 2019. Deanna moved to the Tyler area from Colorado in 2018 and is loving Texas. Her favorite thing about Express is being part of a team who is passionate about what they do.

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    Kimberly Ames
    Kimberly Ames


    Kimberly joined the Express team June of 2018 after visiting Express hoping to find employment once she graduated. She has the privilege of serving the community by helping outstanding individuals find fulfilling careers, all while serving the business community locate top talent. Kimberly is a natural servant of people and consistently acts as an advocate for others. Her passion for helping people highlights every aspect of Kimberly's professional and personal life.

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    Jan Smith

    Payroll and Accounts Receivables

    Jan joined the Express team in August of 2013 and comes to Express with 20+ years of manufacturing experience in the Tyler area. Jan brings a wealth of knowledge to the team about payroll, accounts receivables and office management. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter.

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    Kristie Bonnell

    Chief Experience Officer

    Kristie joined the Express team in March of 2003. "My passion is helping people, whether it's a business that is in need of staffing services or a person looking for a work opportunity. My goal at the end of each day is to be able to say that I was a blessing to someone today."

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