Meet some of our HR Pros

Trusted advice and peace of mind from a team of caring experts

I love the variety of issues we see and the opportunity to help business owners and managers get to the heart of issues in strategic ways.
Aimee

Certifications: GPHR, SHRM-SCP

Industry experience: 14 years

Aimee

Aimee has over 14 years of experience in Human Resources. She was previously the Global Director for the Board of Directors of the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Aimee also worked as HR Director and Global HR and Organizational Effectiveness Adviser for an international humanitarian relief and development organization, and provided HR consulting to small and mid-sized companies.

Areas of Expertise

Benefits, Compensation, Disability, Diversity, Employee Relations, Federal Contractors, FMLA/Leaves of Absence, Global HR, Immigration, Recruiting, Payroll/Wage & Hour, Safety & Security, Strategy, Termination, Unemployment, HR Administration, Employment Law, EEO/Discrimination, Onboarding, Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility, Workers’ Compensation

I love helping others solve employee related issues. Each day, it is entirely possible to have a truly positive impact in people’s lives and business.
Angela

Certifications: PHR

Industry experience: 8 years

Angela

Angela has extensive experience in HR, conflict management and employee relations. She spent several years working as a high volume (and full cycle) recruiter for a large multi-channel retailer. Angela earned her B.A. in English Literature and Criminology from the University of South Florida. and also holds a paralegal certification from Saint Petersburg College.

Areas of Expertise

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I love having the opportunity to speak with such a diverse client base and find solutions that will help them create a great work environment for their employees.
Celine

Certifications: SHRM-CP

Industry experience: 2 years

Celine

With eight years of customer service experience under her belt, Céline is proud to bring her healthcare and food service expertise to the team. She’s fluent in French and proficient in Spanish, making her nearly trilingual. Céline serves on the board of a non-profit that organizes a citywide music festival. She loves spending her time exploring the outdoors, playing with her nieces and nephews, and cooking.

Areas of Expertise

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I want to be a strategic business partner for my clients. I enjoy supporting them and letting them know they’re not alone in whatever comes their way.
Emily

Certifications: PHR

Industry experience: 6 years

Emily

Emily joins the team with over six years of experience in HR, primarily in the healthcare and hospitality industries. She also spent a year running a non-profit. She graduated college with degrees in Music and Entrepreneurial Business, and her passion for helping and working alongside people led her to the field of HR. In her free time, Emily enjoys traveling and home brewing with her husband.

Areas of Expertise

Employee Relations, Recruiting, Training, Onboarding, FMLA/Leaves of Absence, Wage & Hour, HR Administration

I help build positive teams and employee experiences that transform performance. My work involves a mix of workforce metrics, leadership, & creativity.
Eric

Certifications: SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Industry experience: 8 years

Eric

Eric is a recognized leader in the HR field and has extensive experience in human resources, management, and training. Eric has held several senior HR positions, including HR & Operations Manager for an award-winning interactive marketing agency and HR Director for a nationally known law firm. Eric graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Oregon with a minor in Business Administration. Eric is also active in the community, volunteering with the regional Human Resources Management Association Advocacy Team and with youth training programs.

Areas of Expertise

Benefits, California, Disability, EEO/Discrimination, Employee Relations, Employment Law, Escalations, FMLA/Leaves of Absence, Health Care Reform, HR Administration, Immigration, Labor Relations/Unions, Onboarding, Payroll/Wage & Hour, Recruiting, Strategy, Technology, Termination, Training/Development, Unemployment, Workers’ Compensation

I love helping clients develop and implement strategies to resolve their HR issues, so they can move forward with business as usual.
Jenny

Certifications: SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Industry experience: 18 years

Jenny

Over her 18 years of experience, Jenny has specialized in helping small to mid-sized businesses across a variety of industries reduce their risks and manage employee relationship issues. Jenny holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Georgia State University.

Areas of Expertise

Benefits, California, Disability, EEO/Discrimination, Employee Relations, Employment Law, Escalations, FMLA/Leaves of Absence, Health Care Reform, HR Administration, Onboarding, Payroll/Wage & Hour, Strategy, Termination, Training/Development, Unemployment, Workers’ Compensation

I love helping employers navigate complex employment laws so they avoid trouble, reduce turnover and create great work environments.
Kara, JD

Degree: JD
Certifications: SPHR

Industry experience: 8 years

Kara

Kara practiced employment and bankruptcy law for five years before joining us, and was a Human Resources Generalist at a mid-size Civil Engineering and Architecture firm for two years prior to that. As an attorney she worked on many wage and hour and discrimination claims in both state and federal court. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Oregon State University and received her law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.

Areas of Expertise

HR Administration, Employment Law, Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility, Payroll/Wage & Hour, Termination, Onboarding

I love developing practical HR tools for our clients. It is gratifying to see these resources help our clients create great workplaces.
Kerry, JD

Degree: JDCertifications: PHR, SHRM-CP

Industry experience: 6 years

Kerry

Kerry specializes in employment law issues and development of HR tools and materials. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University and a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to entering the field of HR, Kerry practiced as a family law attorney.

Areas of Expertise

Health Care Reform, Training/Development, Termination, Diversity, Employment Law, HR Administration, Payroll/Wage & Hour, Strategy

I enjoy helping our clients understand the latest employment laws, the best HR practices, and the benefits of building a great workplace.
Kyle

Certifications: PHR

Industry experience: 2 years

Kyle

Kyle joined us after six years of freelance writing and editing. He has worked with book publishers, educational institutions, magazines, news and opinion websites, successful business leaders, and non-profit organizations. His book, a memoir about grief and hope, was published by Loyola Press in 2013.

Areas of Expertise

Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Performance Management, Strategy

I love giving clients practical advice they can use to quickly resolve the issues and return to what they love most -- running and growing their businesses.
Lyndsay

Certifications: SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Industry experience: 11 years

Lyndsay

Lyndsay has extensive experience in both in-house and consulting HR positions. She previously held the position of national HR manager for an international media agency, and has led teams of HR professionals. Lyndsay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Analysis and Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

Areas of Expertise

HR Administration, Training/Development, Strategy, Escalations, Employment Law, Employee Relations, Termination

I really enjoy helping employers understanding both their obligations as well as the opportunities available when working with their employees.
Margaret

Certifications: PHR, SHRM-CP

Industry experience: 15 years

Margaret

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Portland State University and a Professional Certificate in Human Resources Management. She has worked in a variety of HR roles in a multi-state capacity. Margaret regularly attends seminars and other continuing education courses to stay current with new developments and changes that affect the workplace and is active in local and national Human Resources organizations.

Areas of Expertise

Disability, FMLA/Leaves of Absence, Diversity, Employee Relations, Employment Law Compliance, Wage & Hour, Recruiting, Diversity, EEO/Discrimination, HR Administration, Termination, Compensation, Federal Contractors, California Law Compliance, Safety and Security, Training and Development, Unemployment

I enjoy helping clients solve their unique HR challenges and navigate the world of HR to make their organizations more successful.
Marisa

Certifications: PHR

Industry experience: 4 years

Marisa

Marisa has experience working in a wide variety of HR areas, including payroll, staffing, and on-/ off-boarding. She has worked at both national and local companies, in a wide range of businesses and industries. Marisa earned her B.S. in Business Administration and Communications from the University of Oregon. She loves watching football and basketball, volunteering and spending time with her two dogs.

Areas of Expertise

Handbooks, California, Wage and Hour, Payroll, HR Administration, Employment Law, Recruiting, Hiring, Onboarding, Termination

Monica

Certifications: SPHR, SHRM-CP

Industry experience: 8 years

Monica

Monica has held roles as an HR Generalist and Payroll and Benefits manager at a large ski resort, providing HR guidance to more than 500 employees. She also has HR experience in the healthcare field. Monica is the HR Committee Chair for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Oregon, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Linfield College.

Areas of Expertise

Recruitment, Hiring, On-boarding, Exempt/non-exempt classifications, HR Metrics, HR Administration, Benefits, Performance management, HRIS systems, HR compliance, Payroll, Wage and Hour, Workman’s compensation, Safety

There’s nothing better than helping businesses create environments where both their businesses can flourish and their employees can thrive.
Ophelia

Certifications: GPHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Industry experience: 7 years

Ophelia

Ophelia has held HR roles in the financial services, healthcare, IT, real estate, and telecommunications industries. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources from Willamette University. A member of SHRM since 2008, Ophelia currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Director of College Relations for both the Oregon State Council of SHRM and for the Northwest Human Resources Management Association (NHRMA).

Areas of Expertise

Benefits, Employee Relations, EEO/Discrimination, HR Administration, Payroll/Wage & Hour, Recruiting, Strategy, Health Care Reform, Global HR, Technology, Training/Development, Termination, Employment Law, Compensation, Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity, Onboarding

Being an HR Pro allows me to guide employers through the ever-changing landscape that is human resources. And I couldn’t be happier to help.
Philip

Certifications: PHR

Industry experience: 5 years

Philip

Philip graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in Ethnic Studies, Communications, and Women’s Studies, while also providing IRB oversight for all three academic departments. Prior to his time at the HR Support Center, he worked as a medical office manager for both a neurophysiologist and set of happy, but quirky, psychiatrists. This has helped in his transition to dealing with the daily quirky HR situations small businesses face.

Areas of Expertise

Employee Relations, EDOC/Discrimination, Onboarding, Termination, Diversity, Employment Law

Each day I am rewarded knowing that I’ve had the opportunity to help our clients in supporting their people.
Russell

Certifications: SPHR, SHRM-CP

Industry experience: 13 years

Russell

Russell has over 13 years of union and non-union human resources experience, during 10 of which he has held regional and director level HR roles in the healthcare, hospitality, property management, and engineering industries. He holds a BA from Indiana University and is an HR Specialist honor graduate from the US Army’s Adjutant General School. Russell has been a member of SHRM since 2004 and has worked as a pro bono HR Consultant, supporting small non-profit organizations.

Areas of Expertise

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HR is constantly changing and I love being on the frontline of these developments. I love helping clients navigate the world of HR.
Sarah B.

Certifications: PHR

Industry experience: 5 years

Sarah B.

Sarah joins the Support Center team with 15 years of experience in the customer service industry. She enjoys soaking up the incredible breadth of knowledge her coworkers surround her with. Having previously worked on the front lines of the Human Resources department at Starbucks, she admittedly enjoys an extra bold cup of coffee. With a B.A. in English, she leads a double life as a poet. Along with her current role as a Training Specialist, Sarah also manages our Insight live training webinar program.

Areas of Expertise

Employee Relations, Employment Law, Exempt/non-exempt Classifications, HR Administration, HR Compliance, Wage & Hour, Recruiting, Training/Development

Helping our clients with their HR needs is very rewarding. We not only help solve their current questions, but empower them to address similar issues in the future.
Sarah W.

Certifications: PHR, SHRM-CP

Industry experience: 11 years

Sarah W.

Sarah has extensive Human Resources experience in the legal, software, security, and property preservation industries. She has a Business Communications degree from Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University) and a master’s certificate in Human Resources Management, as well as a Strategic Organizational Leadership certification from Villanova University. Sarah is also a member of the National Society of Human Resources Management and has managed the HR function for small startup companies to mid-sized and large organizations.

Areas of Expertise

Benefits, Compensation, Disability, Employee Relations, Employment Law, FMLA/Leaves of Absence, Immigration, Onboarding, Payroll/Wage & Hour, Recruiting, Termination, Training/Development, Unemployment, Workers’ Compensation, Health Care Reform, Diversity