• Meet Our Team

    Lori Gajdzik
    Lori Gajdzik

    Branch Manager

    Lori rejoined the Express team in October 2016. She comes to us with over 15 years of staffing experience. Lori holds a B.A. in Journalism from Valparaiso University. In her spare time, she likes cheering for the Green Bay Packers and her sons' high school hockey teams. 

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    Barb Billimack
    Barb Billimack

    Quality Supervisor - Light Industrial Division

    Barb joined Express in February 2017. She has been working in workforce development for the past ten years, prior to that she worked with foster children and licensed foster homes. Barb is a Certified Workforce Development Professional and graduated from the University of Illinois in Campaign with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. She volunteers her time with the high school hockey club as the Vice President/Registrar/Team Manager. She is an avid hockey fan and also enjoys playing on two recreational hockey teams out of Crystal Lake. 

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    Heather Murphy
    Heather Murphy

    Risk Manager

    Heather has been with our team almost from the beginning. She worked at our office from 2005 to 2010, then she took a 4-year hiatus and came back to us in 2014. She has always worked in accounting and her aptitude for numbers makes her the perfect person to take care of our finances. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her kids, run, and workout. Like many people in our office, Heather is a huge Blackhawks fan and enjoys watching hockey. 

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    Kelly Gillespie
    Kelly Gillespie

    Territory Manager

    Kelly has been with Express since January 2012. Before she became our sales shark she worked as a Project Administrator at Prater, an Executive Assistant at AT&T and as a Marketing Consultant at Coverall. There she generated over $300,000 in new business revenue for the Chicago Regional Support Center. Kelly holds an Associate's Degree from the College of DuPage. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and friends, preferably over good food and wine. 

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    Amy Rudd
    Amy Rudd

    Administrative Employment Specialist

    Amy joined the Express team in June 2017. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University. Before teaching, Amy was a recruiter and trainer for retail management. She is the proud mom of a son in middle school. Some of Amy's favorite things to do are cooking, making jewelry and playing games. 

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    Katie Kelter
    Katie Kelter

    Skilled Trades & Engineering Specialist

    Katie started working at Express in November 2017. She works in the Certified Professional Staffing division, where she recruits for professional positions in both the Skilled Trades and Engineering areas. Katie has a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from North Central College and has 5+ years of leadership experience. In her spare time Katie likes to read and spend time with family and friends. 

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    Maria Khan
    Maria Khan

    Onsite Manager

    Maria started her career in the staffing world right after high school, as a receptionist, for a staffing company. She now has over 10 years of staffing experience. Maria is in the process of obtaining her Associates Degree in Business Management and continuing her education at McHenry County College. In her spare time, Maria likes to spend time with her kids and loves to volunteer time to her church and community. 

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    Mariah Babjak
    Mariah Babjak

    Light Industrial Employment Specialist Team Lead

    Mariah came to Express in November 2015. Before becoming a Staffing Consultant and then Onsite Manager, she spent 6 years as an Assistant Store Manager in retail. She is in the process of obtaining her Associates Degree in Business Management and continues her education at Columbia College of Missouri for her Bachelor's Degree. In her spare time she likes to read, exercise and hangout with her two sons. 

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    Carissa Stauss
    Carissa Stauss

    Employment Specialist

    Carissa became part of our Express team in March 2018. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from Columbia College of Missouri. Carissa grew up playing volleyball, basketball, and softball and continues to play on leagues for all three when available. Studying abroad multiple times throughout college, she developed a love for travel and hopes to visit each continent at least once within her lifetime. In her very little free time when she is not doing any of the above, Carissa enjoys being outdoors whether it being hiking and being adventurous or kicking back, soaking up the sun on a beach.  

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    Erin Leetzow
    Erin Leetzow

    Process Specialist

    Erin has been part of our team since February 2015; she started off as a Front Office Coordinator and moved her away around the office since then. In her free time, Erin likes to travel and spend time with her family and friends. 

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    Becca Pearson
    Becca Pearson

    Payroll Assistant

    Becca joined the Express team in April 2017 as an Onboarding Coordinator. Before starting at Express Becca worked at Family Video for six years. She found her passion of wanting to help others through her work in customer service and retail. Becca loves that she gets to help people every day, that is her favorite part of the job. 

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    Nicole Camacho
    Nicole Camacho

    Onsite Coordinator

    Nicole joined the Express team in November 2017. She graduated from Lewis University in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a background in Biology and HR Management. Nicole is bilingual, Spanish-English, and has over 5 years of experience in customer service. She is a huge Chicago Cubs fan and loves spending time at Wrigley Field Stadium.  

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    Yisel Carbajal
    Yisel Carbajal

    Front Office Coordinator

    Before starting at Express, Yisel received her Associates degree in Science from McHenry County College. She is also a licensed Insurance producer, and has a Personal Training Certification from American College Sports medicine which she utilized while training clients in Health and Fitness for 3 years. In her spare time, Yisel enjoys spending time with her family and continuing to do physical activities and health. 

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    Marcela Lopez
    Marcela Lopez

    Onsite Coordinator

    Marcela joined our team in September 2018, coming with a background in recruiting and customer service. Marcela found her passion in staffing since helping people has always been what she enjoys to do the most Marcela is bilingual, Spanish-English, loves rock-climbing, nutrition and the gym is also part of her everyday lifestyle. 

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    Jennifer
    Jennifer Kupitz

    Employment Specialist

    Jennifer joined our team in Sept. 2018 as a Light Industrial Staffing Consultant.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.  Prior to joining Express, she worked for the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice for almost 5 years helping rehabilitate youth who were victims of circumstance.  In her free time she enjoys hanging with friends and family, reading, and playing with her puppy. 

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