Our Staff

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    Elaine Chriestenson-Kelton

    General Manager



    Elaine Chriestenson, General Manager, Express University Certified, started at Express in 1997 as an Industrial Staffing Consultant.  She serves the community in various organizations such as the Kiwanis, Jr. Achievement and the Chamber of Commerce. Elaine partners with the companies in the Texarkana area to help companies achieve their goals of success. She also attends HR seminars throughout the year to keep up to date on HR issues.

    Cindy Ortiz

    Skilled Trades Search Specialist



    Cindy Ortiz, Skilled Trades Search Specialist, Express University Certified, joined our office in 2003 as a Staffing Specialist. She interviews, recruits, and screens candidates for placement, Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Claims, as well as assisting our clients with HR issues. Cindy has a  B.S. in Human Resources and attends yearly seminars. Cindy says her goal is to help businesses find good employees and help people find jobs that improve their quality of life.

    Angela Simmons

    Industrial Search Specialist



    Angela Simmons joined our team 2006 and is one of our Industrial Staffing Consultants. She is from Texarkana and currently resides in Texarkana. She is married to her perfect husband David and has three wonderful children. Angela loves spending time with her family and watching the Rangers and Razorbacks play. What she enjoys most about her job is helping others as much as she can.

    Melissa Mooneyham-Buster

    Office Administrator


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    Melissa Mooneyham started with Express in 2007 and is our Office Administrator. She is from Texarkana and currently resides in Ogden Arkansas with her husband, Jeremy. She has three beautiful children, Nicholas, Evan and Alivia. She enjoys spending time with her family and listening to music. Melissa loves helping others succeed in providing for their families.

    Heather Buster

    Professional Search Specialist



    Heather Buster joined our team in 2008 and is our Professional Staffing Consultant. She is from Ashdown AR and currently resides in Ashdown AR. Heather has two precious dogs, Gracie an English bulldog and Dixie a Pit Bull. She serves on the board of directors of Randy Sams’ Outreach Shelter. Heather loves fishing & shooting with her nephew and dad. She enjoys getting to know her associates and placing them in positions that better their lives.

    Penny Everett

    Business Development Executive



    Penny Everett joined our team in 2011 and is our Business Development Executive. She is from Tempe AZ and currently lives in Texarkana. She has three wonderful children and a wonderful fiancé, Bill. Penny loves spending time with her family and friends. What she most enjoys about her job is building relationships with her clients.

    Micayla Curtis

    Recruiting/Intake Coordinator 


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    Micayla Curtis joined our team in 2011 and is our Recruiting/Intake Coordinator . She is from Texarkana and currently resides in Texarkana. She has two daughters and has been married to her husband Ben since 2008. She enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with her family. Micayla enjoys assisting the applicants through the beginning steps of the interview process.

    Cydney Saulsbury

    Recruiting/Intake Specialist


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    Cydney Saulsbury started with Express in 2013 and is our Recruiting/Intake Specialist. She is from Texarkana Arkansas and currently resides in Texarkana Texas. She is a mom to two beautiful daughters Saylor and Sloane and two dogs Buck and Otis. She loves cheering on the Razorbacks and going to the lake. Cydney’s favorite thing about her job is helping applicants find their dream job.

    Brittany Gabert- Rafael

    Front Office Coordinator



    Brittany Gabert joined the Express team in December 2016 as a Professional Search Specialist and has moved in to the Front Office Coordinator position as of 2021. Brittany resides in Nash, TX with her husband, Metler, two sons Tyler and Paxten and daughter Raelynn. Brittany enjoys meeting new people and helping them find jobs they will not only enjoy but that will also make their lives better. 


    Porsha Murphy

    Industrial Search Specialist



    Porsha Murphy started with Express in 2017 as Industrial Staffing Consultant. She is from Texarkana AR and currently resides in Texarkana AR. Porsha enjoys spending time with her son and shopping. Her favorite part of her job is helping others.

    Nick McEntire

    Skilled Trades Search Specialist


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    Nick McEntire joined the Express team in October 2019. Nick is from Hooks, Texas and currently resides in Texarkana with his wife and three beautiful children. Nick is excited to make a difference in the lives of others. 

    Jakob Martin

    Administrative Support


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    Jakob Martin joined the Express team in November 2020. Jakob works with all departments and assist on special projects. His favorite thing about working with Express is getting a nice "Good Morning" greeting from each of us every morning.