Tyler Express Staff

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    Kelly Jenkinson

    Director of Industrial and Skilled Trades

    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

    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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    Blake Nelson
    Blake Nelson

    Industrial 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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    Melvin Paige
    Melvin Paige

    Industrial Employment Specialist

    Melvin joined the Express team in July of 2019. He has several years' experience in customer service and is passionate about helping others succeed. He is excited to be a part of Express team helping clients grow their business and associates find careers they love. 

     

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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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    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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    Wes Wilson
    Wes Wilson

    Skilled Trades Recruiter

    Wesley joined the Express team in June 2019 as a Marketing and Professional Selling intern. In August, he transitioned into a recruiter for the Skilled Trades team. He will graduate in December 2020 with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Texas in Tyler. Looking to own a real estate business in Houston in the future, he's taking the steps now to be able to plan for that! Dave Ramsey has played a major role in his life as Financial Peace University has completely changed his life. Common topics of discussion include personal finance, the Houston Astros and the Dallas Cowboys. Business is his passion, and he loves learning as much as he can from leaders and mentors in his life.

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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

    Administrative Employment Specialist

    Martijn joined the Administrative Team at Express Tyler in March 2019. 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 Wagnon

    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 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 Recruiting Coordinator

    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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    Ginger Thompson
    Ginger Thompson

    Professional Recruiter

    Ginger joined the Express team in February of 2020. She has worked in business operations for over 17 years building teams and providing top notch customer experiences. Born and raised in Tyler, Ginger understands the value of building long term relationships and is passionate about helping others become successful. "I'm excited to be a part of the Express professional team because I'm able to match top-performing and rising professionals with great companies."

     

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    James Criim
    James Crim

    Professional Recruiter

    James recently joined the Express team in February, 2020.  After graduating from Stephen F. Austin, he spent the early years of his career working with Walt Disney World as a resort Guest Experience Manager.  His passion is to help people successfully meet their goals and strive to progress in their careers.  His strong background in leadership fans the flame for his dedication to assist with lifting people in the direction of success.

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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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    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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    Keighley Long
    Keighley Long

    Recruiting Specialist

    Keighley joined the Express team in February of 2020 after recently graduating from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelors degree in Health Studies. She has the privilege of serving the community by helping outstanding individuals find fulfilling careers, all while serving the business community locate top talent. Born and raised in East Texas, Keighley is passionate about traveling and meeting new people. 

     

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    Susan Suarez

    Recruiting Specialist

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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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