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Meet Our Team
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As the leader of Johnson & Hill, Andrea sets the vision and leads with a sense of purpose to lay the groundwork for the organization. Aside from taking genuine pleasure in working with our clients and candidates, Andrea loves her role because it gives her the freedom to manifest her vision while also giving back to the community in a number of ways. But what makes her the most proud is the team that she works with at Johnson & Hill. This diverse group of professionals brings a range of backgrounds and skills and has worked together to create long-term relationships with candidates and clients, some of whom have been with Johnson & Hill for over 20 years.
First job: She worked a variety of temp jobs while in college, from trade shows and seminars to HR assistant
Fun Fact: Her first week of Johnson & Hill, she processed payroll but sent the checks out unsigned because she forgot that she was the person to sign the checks
Creative outlet: Culinary explorations—no cooking or baking challenge is too daunting!
Since 1995, June has been exploring her extensive career with Johnson & Hill Staffing. She originally came to Johnson & Hill seeking temporary work, which we happily found for her – internally! June began as our front desk receptionist and over time, she held almost every role in our office! Today she focuses on working with companies of all sizes to meet their staffing needs. A problem solver at heart, she enjoys the challenge of finding the perfect candidate for her clients and is always looking for new and innovative ways to exceed her clients’ expectations. At the end of the day, she finds satisfaction in helping candidates and setting them up for success by matching them with the right opportunity.
Dream job: A toss-up between being a florist and an event planner
Favorite indulgence: June loves the beach!
First job: A school co-op assignment as an office clerk
Before coming to Johnson & Hill, Pam had an impressive career working in the legal industry, which makes her the perfect individual to manage the Johnson & Hill Legal Division! Part of the Johnson & Hill team since 1997, Pam is one of our veterans and still loves the feeling she gets when one of her associates is hired by a client. Knowing she is the liaison who connected the employer and employee keeps her feeling passionate and engaged with her job. Pam also manages our client services department to ensure we are always exceeding our clients’ needs.
Fun fact: In her next life, she wants to come back as a singer
Favorite indulgence: Being away on a sunny beach (hopefully, with a drink in her hand!)
Favorite call-out excuse: Employee called out because there was an unexpected python in the bathtub (later verified by a story in the news)
Like many of us in the industry, Carolyn fell into staffing by chance. At the time, she was working for an individual who recommended that Carolyn go see his wife, who was a manager in the staffing industry. Something about her people skills and her energy just seemed to him like staffing could be a perfect career path for her, and he was right! In 2015, she brought her expertise to the Johnson & Hill team. For Carolyn, it’s the interaction with people that keeps her engaged in the profession; she thrives on satisfying job seekers and fulfilling the needs of her clients.
First job: Working the fitting room at TJ Maxx
Fun Fact: Carolyn mentored and trained Andrea (our President) while at her first job in the staffing industry
Before joining Johnson & Hill, Sarah had already created a successful track record for herself in the staffing industry. While she enjoyed forging that career path for herself out in the eastern part of the state, Sarah is actually a native to the Pioneer Valley. After a little while, she decided it was time to come back and re-establish her roots here, in the region she considers to be her home. Whether working with candidates or with business partners, Sarah sees the importance of always giving everyone a positive experience. And besides being talented and bright, Sarah also adds a nice positive vibe to the mix. We’re certainly happy to have her on the team!
Dream job: Owning a winery
Favorite indulgence: Spending time with my close friends and family…and also with our chocolate lab, Bruin!
Building upon her managerial experience in retail fashion, Stephanie is a pro when it comes to recruiting and interviewing applicants. And even better, she has a strong grasp on what it means to deliver excellent customer service. Aside from meeting with applicants and helping to match them with careers, Stephanie happily accepts some of the more tedious administrative tasks because she loves working with numbers, charts, and metrics.
Favorite indulgence: Candy, baking, jewelry making, and online shopping
Dream job: Personal assistant to a celebrity…in California where it’s warm!
Adam entered the world of recruiting when he first joined Johnson & Hill in 2011. While he still works as part of the recruiting team, he also assists with coordinating many of the company’s marketing efforts. For him, the best part of his job is the marketing work and the chance to apply creative thought in a strategic way. On the recruiting end, his experience in several industries makes it easy for him to connect with people and understand the needs of individuals of differing backgrounds.
Fun fact: Adam is working on becoming fluent in French
Favorite indulgence: Watching the sunrise with a fresh cappuccino
For over 10 years, Kelly has been connected with Johnson & Hill. Originally, she started with us in temporary assignments of various kinds, and she eventually started taking on temporary projects internally for us. Years later, she is a valued member of the Johnson & Hill recruiting team. With a solid background in customer service, Kelly is a pro when it comes to speaking and connecting with clients and candidates. We’re so happy to have her with us and truly appreciate her enthusiasm and the positive attitude she brings to everything she does.
First Job: Writing for the student version of the Union News
Favorite Indulgence: Traveling! Kelly has been to Iceland, Paris, Guyana (in South America), and Italy (more specifically, to Tuscany and Venice)
Fun Fact: Kelly has a flourishing photography business of her own that she runs in her free time
With degrees in business administration and accounting, Kate followed this path for over 15 years and became an accomplished and analytical accounting manager. From there, she felt inspired to take her experience in private sector and apply it to the world of secondary education. In her role as educator, she taught a variety of business classes, broadening the learning environment by weaving into the curricula her first-hand knowledge of the business world. In addition, she partnered with local Chambers to design and implement a career development curriculum, which was a very natural application of her strengths. Her experience in teaching along with her incredible background in the business world are just two of the things that make her a wonderful and effective member of our team.
First job: Working in food concessions serving soft-serve ice cream at Mountain Park in Holyoke
Since 2014, Stephanie has been a valued member of the Johnson & Hill team. As operations & marketing coordinator, she handles the payroll processing and billing for our associates. Needless to say, her job is very important to all of our employees! While payroll lets Stephanie use the left side of her brain, she also gets to channel her creative side by managing the day-to-day aspects of our social media platforms. And when we’re starting to hit a wall mid-afternoon, we can always count on Stephanie to rally up the troops to coordinate a quick coffee run for a pick-me-up.
First job: Barn hand and horseback riding instructor
Fun Fact: Stephanie shares her home with 48 legs of animals which include a dog, cat, chickens, goats, and horses
A member of the Johnson & Hill team since 2003, Peggy wears many hats and is vital to the Johnson & Hill administrative operation. She assists with recruiting efforts, serves as the face of Johnson & Hill at events/job fairs, and handles a large variety of administrative tasks. Besides being a true team player whom we have all come to count on, she is a real people person. Peggy cares about every candidate who calls us or comes to our office, and always offers suggestions and assistance to help provide direction. Her smile and positive attitude are some of the many things that make her a valuable member of our team.
Fun fact: Peggy worked in the credit industry for 25 years
First job: Working in the auditing department of a regional treasury office
Favorite indulgence: Dining out! Peggy has a natural curiosity when it comes to exploring cuisine of all kinds
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