I am an innovator who is ready to bring professional HR to small business. Over my 20+-year human resources and recruiting career, I have had the unique ability to experience many markets and industries through the “HR eye”. The demand for easy to access HR services for small businesses became prevalent when my husband opened up his CPA firm, he was constantly asked HR questions by his small business clients. We quickly realized that small businesses have been left behind in the world of HR. Now, I have made it my life's work to fix that.
My family and I love to travel, I'm a die-hard foodie, and enjoy remodeling furniture! Clearly, I have a problem sitting still.
My journey began with marketing and graphic design but I fell in love with Human Resources. My natural ability to live in the grey has lent to my success as an objective HR Professional.
I've had the opportunity to manage many facets of HR such as Recruiting, Compliance, Benefits Administration and Billing, New Employee Orientation, and Wellness Programs. I'm thrilled to be able to develop creative solutions for the small business community.
My husband and I love exploring Colorado with our young kiddos and I enjoy gardening in my "spare time". Ha!
As a recent transplant from upstate New York, Jackie is a self-proclaimed wonderer, puzzler, and problem solver, always looking to expand her knowledge and skills to serve those around her. She said Human Resources feels like a natural fit to use her perceptiveness and passions to support the leaders and businesses that make and keep our community so vibrant and healthy. In her career she has supported human resources and recruiting functions at a range of organizations, partnering with established community-centered non-profits, a startup tech company, and a healthcare organization. “I am honored to take all I have learned, continue to grow, and now be able to support the small business community, and consequently the community as a whole.” Outside of work Jackie loves to read, bake, and adventure with her husband and two giant dogs.
Samantha, A.K.A. Sam, was born and raised in a small town in Minnesota (we’re talking 350 people with no stop light small). After moving to Colorado Springs in 2013, Samantha has spent a majority of her career working for non-profits in an operational capacity. While connecting with people is Sam’s favorite thing to do at work, she also loves improving the process, checking things off her list, and helping the team get to where they are going. She is often referred to as a “jack of all trades” and is willing to hop in wherever to reach the end goal!
As a homebody, Sam enjoys cooking with her husband (also named Sam) and watching new TV shows. If she isn’t at home, you can usually find her at the local Goodwill, laughing with her friends, or exploring new cities and the coffee shops they provide. To get on her good side, bring her an iced Vanilla Latte when you drop by the office!
Baxter is our in-house security, meeting supervisor, and comedic relief. He is also our backup for greeting visitors and is easily bribed by neck scratches and biscuits.
We are HR geeks with over 30 years of combined HR experience and a sincere passion for helping Colorado small businesses succeed.
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