Meet Our Express Employment Team

  • Meet Our Express Team - Recruiters in Portland, OR
  • Hannah Israel

    Business Developer

    Hannah joined our Express team on July 5th, 2016. She has been described as kind, patient, outgoing and is always ready to go the extra mile to ensure our clients and associates are happy with our services. One of her favorite things about working for Express is the positive feeling she gets when an associate comes in to pick up their paycheck and tells her how much they love the job our team was able to provide them.

    Before joining our team, Hannah worked as an administrative assistant for a psychologist, and prior to that, she worked as a barista. Originally from Ventura, California, Hannah moved to Portland to attend Portland State University. After obtaining her BA in Social Science, she decided to stay in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and pursue a career that would utilize her passion for people in her community.

    When she is not working hard at the office, Hannah can be found doing anything related to crafts. Her favorite crafts are embroidery and making homemade lip balms.

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    Andres Garzon

    Employment Specialist

    "The most rewarding part of working with Express is changing people's lives by finding them long term, rewarding employment. We are able to provide and create opportunities for those that truly need them."

    We welcomed Andres to the East Portland Express team in September 2018 and he is currently one of our Employment Specialists. Andres is a self-directed person who values honesty, authenticity, and getting the job done. He also appreciates creativity and making deliberate decisions in order to reach his goals.


    Andres was born in Corvallis, Oregon, but grew up in various places-both inside and outside of the U.S. Andres's mother is Columbian, so he spent seven years in Bogota. He also lived in Illinois for six years, lived in Vermont for three years, and has lived here in Portland for the past six years.

    Prior to becoming an Express Employment Specialist, Andres worked at Starbucks for nearly three years, and interned at an event company and a software company for a short time. Andres has also done various odd jobs and worked as a brand ambassador.


    Andres loves reading books, working out, and creating some of the most ridiculous comedic music videos you'll ever see! He also enjoys going out to dance and sometimes just staying in to watch movies with friends.

    Best Skillsets

    Staying calm and resolving conflicts with patience.

    Favorite Quote

    "But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he lives?" - Albert Camus

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    Sabrina Hostler

    Front Office Coordinator

    "The most rewarding part of working for Express is continuously making a positive impact on my community."

    Our East Portland Express team welcomed Sabrina Hostler to the team in November 2018. As a person and employee, she is loud, passionate, and aggressively outgoing - all traits that make her an exceptional Front Office Coordinator!


    Sabrina is a native Portlander, having been born and raised here. Before joining the team, Sabrina worked as a banquet server and as a bartender. When she's not serving as the first and last points of contact for our office, you'll find her spending as much time with her family as possible.


    Sabrina recently had a baby boy. His name is Ryker Samuel Bird.

    Best Skillset

    Without a doubt, Sabrina's best skillset is communication.

    Something Unique

    Sabrina has a turtle named "T-Money". She has had him for 16 years and counting!

    Favorite Quote

    "One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. work gives you purpose, and life is empty without it. Three if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away." - Stephen Hawking

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    Riley Strong

    Recruiting Specialist

    "My favorite part about working for express is being able to help people find work and seeing the joy they have when they find out they are selected for the job."

    East Portland Express welcomed Riley Strong to our team in October 2019 as our Recruiting Specialist. A strong asset to achieving our company goals, Riley always strives for greatness and takes pride in everything she does, no matter the size of the task.


    Riley spent most of her childhood in Milwaukie, OR, but after completing college in Eastern Oregon, Riley moved back to the place where she was born - Oregon City. Previous to her employment with Express, Riley had the opportunity to practice her passion of working with children by holding a position as a swim instructor. Later, she became an assistant manager for an aquatics department, where she gained valuable experience and learned how to manage effectively.


    One of Riley's favorite things to do is to spend time with her boyfriend, daughter, and puppy. Whenever outdoor activities are involved, such as swimming, hunting, and fishing, that is even better!

    Best Skillsets

    Riley's excellent determination and perseverance are what set her apart.

    Favorite Quote

    "If it's going to be, it's up to me."

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    Linda Nguyen

    Administrative Employment Specialist

    "My favorite part of working for Express is learning about a variety of industries in the Portland area and forming new relationships."

    In May of 2019, Linda Nguyen joined our Express Employment team. She currently serves as our Administrative Employment Specialist. Linda strives to never cease pushing herself out of her comfort zone in her professional life, as well as in her personal life. As a strong believer in continuous education, Linda is always seeking ways to improve her skills and knowledge.


    Linda is native to the city of Portland, OR and has previous employment experience in human resources


    If she is not reading or making cold brew coffee, you could find Linda taking a long, beautiful hike.


    Linda has several nieces and nephews of all different ages, and her mother currently lives in Vietnam.

    Best Skillset

    Building rapport easily and effectively.

    Favorite Quote

    "You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take."

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    Katie Mambaje

    Payroll Specialist

    "I love that I can learn new skills every day, and that I am given opportunity to take charge and challenge myself. Consistent improvement is overall the most rewarding."

    Katie Mambaje was welcomed onto the East Portland Express team as our Payroll Specialist in August 2019. As a person who enjoys seeing a team function well together, Katie constantly looks for ways to contribute to the success of others, as well as to the success of the company as a whole. Katie is always on the hunt for positive development, both personally and professionally.


    Katie lived in Boring, OR near Mt. Hood for 15 years, but is originally from Portland, OR. Prior to joining our team, Katie worked as a coffee barista for 2 years, as well as a driver and dispatcher for Oregon State University.


    Being a member of the Portland Volleyball Association and NWAS Volleyball, Katie enjoys working towards her fitness goals and playing volleyball during her spare time. Back at her farm animal-filled home, she is fond of reading and coming up with new cooking recipes.

    Best Skillset

    Communicating effectively and helping teams function at a high level.

    Favorite Quote

    "You shall not pass" - Gandalf

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  • Contact Express East Portland Today!

    At Express Employment East Portland, it's imperative for us to go above expectations - we take pride in your success, whether it be for your company or personal career development. That's why we make a priority to try to assist every person that walks through our doors. If you're seeking thoroughly screened, highly skilled employees for your company; or if you're looking for a new or better career; or if you are in need of HR guidance and/or training call us at our East Portland location today for your no-obligation consultation.