Tyler Express Staff

  • Jessi Tena
    Jessi Tena

    Industrial 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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    Natalie Joles

    Industrial Employment Specialist

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    Chris Ervin

    Industrial Employment Specialist

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    Brooke Longino
    Brooke Longino

    Industrial Employment Specialist

    Brooke joined the Express family in October 2019 and has been helping people better themselves and building relationships with clients and associates since 2011.  Born and raised in East Texas, Brooke and her family like to participate in outdoor hobbies.  If they are not at the ball field, they are usually camping.  What Brook loves most about staffing is being able to watch people gain hope for a better life after finding employment

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    Kara Myers
    Kara Myers

    Industrial Employment Specialist

    Kara joined Express in August of 2021. Kara grew up in Michigan and moved to Texas in 2016 to pursue further education, eventually graduating from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelors in Economics. Kara loves to help people and has found the perfect place to do that here at Express. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, friends and family. 


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    Roger Purdy
    Roger Purdy

    Skilled Trades Specialist

    Roger worked as a Human Resources Manager for the federal government for over 15 years. During that time he supervised a staff and recruited for blue, white and grey collar jobs. He served 5 years in the Marine Corps and moved to Tyler to be closer to his family. He enjoys spending time with his family, dog and live concerts.  He loves to help people and that love is why he joined the Express Team and fuels his desire to help the client and associate achieve their full potential.  Semper Fidelis.

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    Sarai Zarate

    Skilled Trades Recruiter

    Sarai Joined the Express team in August 2021 and moved to Tyler from Long Beach, California in 2018.  She has a background in Human Resources, Recruiting and Staffing. She is extremely grateful to be part of the Express team, joining a passionate group of professionals that thrive on bringing value to other's lives. She loves spending time with her family and two Pomeranians J.D. and Ronnie. Texas has become her home and she is passionate about helping people find careers they love. 


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    Kirsti Teague

    Support Staff

    I was born and raised in the Tyler area. Enjoy spending time with my family, husband Cory and son Raylan. I love being a part of the Express team, we all have the same goals, which is to help people and make a difference in their lives, whether it be associate or client! 



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    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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    Whitney Wright

    Administrative Employment Specialist

    Whitney joined Express in January of 2021. Being born and raised in East Texas, she has made it her mission to help as many businesses and job seekers succeed as possible. Whitney thinks of East Texas as one big family. Traditionally, families love one another, care for each other and help members of the family when in need. She is looking forward to servicing this East Texas family for years to come. "I feel very blessed to be apart of such a wonderful group of professionals whose mission is to help put over a million people to work! How can WE help YOU?"  


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    Adam Morrow

    Director of Sales and Recruiting

    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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    Sarah Kniffen
    Sarah Kniffen

    Professional Recruiter – Accounting, Finance, HR

    Sarah joined the Express team in September 2019. She has been in the staffing Industry for over 8 years.  Becoming a part of the Express team has been the best experience and she is proud to work here.  In her free time her and husband, Justin stay busy with their three children Mallory, Brady, and Brock. 


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    Nick Gregory

    Professional Recruiter – Accounting, Finance, HR

    Joined the team in March 2021.  He has worked in the healthcare industry for the last 18 years with management experience.  He also is a home inspector.  Nick is a proud husband, and father of two, (son is 19, and daughter 9). He has a French Bulldog named Coco, nickname Coco Loco because he is crazy. He enjoys helping people and seeing them have success in their careers.  


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    James Conner

    Professional Recruiter – Engineering/IT

    James joined the team at Express in the Summer of 2021, but has been an innovative solution finder for years. With a background in education and technology, he is patient and has a passion for helping others find their sweet spot. James is knowledgeable and has worked with numerous developers, IT teams, and tech companies throughout his career and would love to help you overcome the challenges of finding the right person with the right skills in the tech industry or find your path to success. "That moment when you find the right fit, where your skills, character, and values come into alignment, and you see the path to success, the sweet spot, you just can't beat it." Whether you are seeking a tech job or looking to innovate and expand your team James would love to talk to you today.


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    Jacob Helmeczi

    Professional Recruiter – Engineering/IT

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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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    Jennifer Johns

    Administrative Assistant

    Jennifer joined the Express team in June 2020. She moved to Tyler in 2006 to go to college and has never left. She and her husband Clay have two beautiful girls Kaitlyn and Kinleigh and enjoy spending lots of time together as a family. Jennifer loves to help others and is excited to be a part of the Express team!  


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    Patricia Mallia

    Payroll Director

    Patricia joined Express in September 2021. She worked 16 years as a Director of Business Operations in Austin, Texas. During that time she helped implement and manage several programs in Austin, El Paso and Abilene for the Developmentally disables. Patricia appreciates the value each person has to better the community. She will go above and beyond to provide support and quality service. She is honored to be part of the Express family. Patricia was born and raised in Long Island, New York and is blessed with a daughter and 3 grandchildren. She enjoys hiking, music, theatre, and paddle boarding. 

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    Lindsay McGlaun

    Recruiting Specialist

    Lindsay joined the Express team May 2020. She came to Express with a background in residential home drafting. "I love design, but helping the people in our community has always been my true passion. I am excited to expand on that in a new and fulfilling role".


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    Michealle Garcia

    Recruiting Specialist

    Michealle joined Express in April 2021. As a member of the recruiting center, her job is to bring in new associates and grow our team. She enjoys spending time with family, trying new restaurants, and traveling. She is so excited to be apart of the Express Employment Family!


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    Garrett Byrd
    Garrett Byrd

    Intern/Recruiting Specialist

    Garrett joined Express as an intern in May of 2021 and has moved into a part time role of a recruiter since then. He is a senior at the University of Texas at Tyler. Garrett is expected to graduate in the Spring of 2022 with a Bachelors in business management. He loves to the opportunity to help others along the way with their career.


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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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