Our consultants handle your HR matters with professionalism
and compassion

We don’t mean to brag, but we’ve got one of the finest teams of recruiters and HR consultants in the business. All of our team members are “people” people, focused on finding you the right people for your organization – and keeping them happy.

A team that’s laser-focused on your unique needs

One of the biggest strengths of our team is not just the wealth of expertise they bring from their respective fields, but their uncanny ability to adapt to your organization’s needs to deliver solutions that elevate your workforce and advance your business. Get to know us!

  • Julie Wootton

    “The Fearless Leader”

    Julie Wootton

    “The Fearless Leader”

    Julie is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego Human Resources Consulting. She has more than 20 years experience in human resources management working with multiple industries such as startups, consulting, recruiting firms, technology, SaaS, marketing and advertising agencies, education, telecommunications, service and entertainment. Julie has established and led HR departments at both large (Fortune 100) and emerging companies specializing in startup and turnaround for multi-unit locations. She has been responsible for the HR aspects of mergers & acquisitions, reorganizations and company closures. Julie has led teams of HR professionals and developed them to full competency in the field. She holds a master of science degree in human resources management from Chapman University and has taught human resources management classes at Mira Costa College. We don’t think she’s scared of anything. Well, maybe big spiders. But, the point is, with Julie at the helm, your business is in good hands.

  • Tanya Carbaugh

    “Icing on the Cake”
    Tanya Carbaugh

    Tanya Carbaugh

    “Icing on the Cake”

    Tanya brings a hybrid background in recruitment and general human resources, with more than 10 years specializing in recruiting for small businesses and startup companies. Tanya received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, her master’s degree in human resources management from Baker College and has held a Professional Human Resources Certificate for the past seven years. A good day to Tanya would be watching hockey with her boyfriend while indulging in their shared love of carrot cake and sangria. A self-proclaimed multi-tasker, Tanya realizes the importance of work and life balance which is often demonstrated as she works off those sweet tooth calories while working in her home office at a treadmill desk! Her dedication and focus are just some of the skills she brings to finding that “sweet spot” in recruiting successful candidates which to our clients is just “Icing on the Cake.”

  • Courtney Closner

    “The Closer”
    Courtney Closner

    Courtney Closner

    “The Closer”

    Courtney has been in recruiting for seven years and is laser-focused. She has extensive experience recruiting across a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, IT, finance, and oil and gas. Courtney’s unique approach at the very beginning of a recruiting job helps her identify the best new talent easily, effortlessly and quickly. She holds a bachelor of science degree in special education from the University of Alabama, and she is a former volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House charities. Courtney lives in Texas with her family, and when she’s not recruiting, she is chasing around her one-year-old daughter. Not only is she extremely effective, we kinda think she looks like Kyra Sedgwick, hence her nickname “The Closer.” Her last name is just a coincidence.

  • Lori Jolly

    “Jolly Jumps”
    Lori Jolly

    Lori Jolly

    “Jolly Jumps”

    Lori brings more than 11 years in IT recruiting background in corporate and staffing agencies, with a focus on placing qualified technical candidates in individual contributor roles and team member roles. Lori plans on completing her bachelor’s with a focus in human resources in a few years when the “side show” settles down (her words!). This “show” entails two cats and four kiddos ranging from 11 months to 10 years old. Lori excels in fast-paced, ever-changing environments, maintaining her commitment to detail and focus to potential moving targets and jumps at any challenge thrown in her path, earning her the nickname “Jolly Jumps.”

  • Carmen Proctor, PMP

    “Carmen dot Com”
    Carmen Proctor, PMP

    Carmen Proctor, PMP

    “Carmen dot Com”

    Carmen Proctor, our SDHRC Project Manager, brings over 20 years of experience in strategy, management and analytics consulting and project implementations from various industries. She is also PMP certified. Carmen received her bachelor’s in civil engineering from MIT and her master’s in foreign service from Georgetown. Carmen grew up in Puerto Rico playing competitive tennis and continued to do so through college. Carmen now resides in SoCal with her hubby and two kiddos where she loves the beach, enjoys beach paddle, and is learning to surf. Carmen also enjoys structuring and managing projects as well as researching and finding great ideas and solutions to implement or adapt. If she doesn’t know the answer, Carmen will search until she finds it, and that’s why we call her Carmen dot Com.

  • Shaun Winn

    "Magnificent Mediator"
    Shaun Winn

    Shaun Winn

    "Magnificent Mediator"

    Shaun is an HR/Employee Relations Expert. With 20+ years of comprehensive Employee Relations, Human Resources, and Training experience, her talent is in motivating employees and managers at all levels to improve morale, educating, and enhancing the well-being and productivity of all employees.  Employee Relations plays a key role within Human Resources, providing resources for managing employee issues and facilitating effective outcomes. Shaun is an advocate and dedicated to promoting fair and positive employment relationships and helping employers and employees through difficult situations and strengthen their relationships. She is here to help resolve work-related challenges and is committed to fostering a trusting environment. Shaun swiftly and professionally addresses and resolves workplace concerns, helps mediate, coach, and foster safe and open communication between leadership, staff, and employees. She facilitates training on AB1825 (Preventing Sexual Harassment and Bullying), Leadership Training, Managing and Resolving Conflict, Understanding and Preventing Workplace Violence, Emotional Intelligence, Performance Management and is certified in training DISC (Take Flight). She holds an HR Management Certificate from the University of California, San Diego. Shaun enjoys her time most with her husband and three girls.

  • Brenda Olsen

    “The Doll-e-Llama”
    Brenda Olsen

    Brenda Olsen

    “The Doll-e-Llama”

    Brenda is our amazing Administrative Manager. With more than 16 years of business administration and accounting experience, she keeps this crew working smoothly. For 11 years, Brenda was the Secretary/Treasurer for a cutting edge aerospace research and development company in Seattle. Having enough of the rain, she moved to sunny San Diego. Lucky us! And, who would have thought, she’s a llama whisperer!

  • Suzy Robinson

    “The Organizer”
    Suzy Robinson

    Suzy Robinson

    “The Organizer”

    Suzy is our Service Delivery Team Manager with more than 10 years administrative experience working for a large grocery chain and seven years working in human resources for a small de-icing systems company servicing the military and the aerospace industries. She lives in SoCal Wine Country with her husband and three active teenagers. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Cal State Fullerton. While Suzy claims she might have slight OCD tendencies, we think she’s the perfect fit to organize this crew at SDHRC. Amazingly she still finds time to be actively engaged in her community volunteer activities and personal wine collection. But we all still wonder what her closets look like. The bottom line: Suzy is quick, efficient and really organized. So, we had no choice but to nickname her “The Organizer.”

  • Melissa Deaton

    “Maestro“
    Melissa Deaton

    Melissa Deaton

    “Maestro“

    Melissa brings over 10 years of recruiting experience fulfilling professional and those hard to fill techie positions. Melissa studied Business Administration at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and currently makes her home in Cleveland, Tennessee. Melissa is the company “dad joke” teller and can hold her own in a pun battle. Melissa also enjoys hiking, fishing, and biking with her family, volunteering and playing the piano and the harp. Our Maestro also plays her keys and strings to create the perfect harmony in recruiting the right candidate for the right position to a tune you just can’t resist!

  • Crystal Eckel

    “Gem Huntress”
    Crystal Eckel

    Crystal Eckel

    “Gem Huntress”

    Senior Technical Recruiter with 10+ years of Recruitment/Human Resources experience, Crystal has focused the last 6 years in technical recruiting with a strong background in placing hard to fill roles and working with start-ups. Once technology challenged, Crystal was bitten by the techie bug and she soon could not get enough of new technologies, languages, platforms and methodologies! Crystal graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in History and enjoys spending time reading, or outdoors with her family, especially anything involving water and running and yes, she loves running in the rain. At 5’10” with origins from Spartanburg, SC, this warrior woman will search and battle her way for the best candidate and that’s why we call her Gem Huntress.

  • Cherie Beck

    “Diving Diva“
    Cherie Beck

    Cherie Beck

    “Diving Diva“

    Cherie has 20 plus years of Human Resources experience, specifically in compensation, mergers and acquisitions and start up operations, acting as an employee champion as well as a change agent. Cherie holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Cal State San Marcos and she is a member of SHRM and WorldatWork. A native to Southern California, Cherie is an avid diver. Free diving and snorkeling are a family tradition beginning with her grandparents and carrying down to Cherie’s grandchildren. Each year Cherie’s family hosts a reunion on Catalina Island filled with family fun and diving. Cherie’s adventurous nature is reflected in her life and work ethics as she dives right in to tackle what needs to be done, and that’s why we call her the Diving Diva

  • Linda Cortez

    “Your Hi-Ness”
    Linda Cortez

    Linda Cortez

    “Your Hi-Ness”

    Linda is our Client Experience Manager who holds a wealth of business development experience in the local San Diego and Southern California markets and who enjoys the thrill of connecting client needs with our awesome HR and Recruiting talents and efforts. Linda is active networker who is bilingual and bicultural in English and Spanish…arriba, arriba! A San Diego native, Linda enjoys country dancing and absolutely adores spending time with her two daughters and four amazing grandchildren (spoken like a true Grandma!). Linda is a social butterfly who enjoys fluttering in the outdoors which is evident by her hiking trail sign (and now SDHRC call sign) “Hi-Ness” – given to her because she always says “hi” to those she meets on the trail.

  • Kelly Dingess

    “Goalkeeper”
    Kelly Dingess

    Kelly Dingess

    “Goalkeeper”

    Kelly is a HR Consultant who brings ten years plus of experience in Human Resource. Kelly holds a BA in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Azusa Pacific and she was previously certified as a Compensation Professional. Kelly’s extensive experience includes recruiting, benefits, employee relations as well as new insurance provider transitions and on-boarding program creation. Kelly has been married to her hubby Jerry for 9 years, resulting in two kiddos, a daughter and son. Kelly loves soccer and playing indoor soccer is one of her favorite hobbies. Eyes on end result for her clients, Kelly also knows the value of preventive defense by guiding clients in HR compliance which earns her the nickname, Goalkeeper

  • Traci Hagan, MHRM

    “Treasure Trove”
    Traci Hagan, MHRM

    Traci Hagan, MHRM

    “Treasure Trove”

    Webster defines “Treasure Trove” as a valuable discovery, resource or collection which describes our find in Traci who brings over 25+ years experience in employee relations, conflict resolution benefits administration, training and development, workers’ comp and staffing. Traci holds a Bachelors in Social Work from Florida State University and a Masters in HR Management from University of North Florida. Raised on Florida beaches, Traci has traveled to cold and distance places such as Boston, NY, and Bangladesh, but now enjoys living in San Diego where she walks her 13 year old “puppy”, enjoys outdoor yoga classes and admits sirens in the city beat the cold and snow any day. Restaurant server to HR Director, visiting Professor to a volunteer for 2 years in Bangladesh, Traci’s experiences encompass multi-organizational and cross-cultural issues which allow her to expertly charter the waters of complex problems and where she thrives by discovering and providing solutions for smoother sailing. There is no better HR guide than Traci, SDHRC’s Treasure Trove.

  • Rachel Mancl

    “Rockstar”
    Rachel Mancl

    Rachel Mancl

    “Rockstar”

    Rachel is one of our Rockstar Recruiters who actually hails from the home state of Les Paul himself. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Marquette University with a wealth of experience in functional and technical recruiting all across the United States, as well as internationally. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Rachel loves beer, brats, cheese and the Green Bay Packers. Rachel and her hubby share an addiction to tacos and craft coffees as well as a shared joy in the fall arrival of their first baby. Rachel finds harmony in discovering an ultimate performer (candidate) to fit the right venue (open position) to bring down the house (close out the position) and she always open to extended tours (more recruiting)! In a word she is a Rockstar!

  • Rachel Redmond

    “Big Red”
    Rachel Redmond

    Rachel Redmond

    “Big Red”

    G’day Mate! Nope it’s not Crocodile Dundee but our Rockstar with a lovely Australian accent, Rachel R. Rachel has been been a recruiter for 9+ years, adding tech and engineering to her skill set in recent years. Recruiting fits well with Rachel’s love of meeting and learning about people – something she has developed since birth. Born in the US, Rachel spent most of her life in Australia and has lived in the Bahamas, West Indies, and Canada before settling in Southern California where she is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and rocking recruiting for SDHRC. Nicknamed for her height (5’9″) and last name, Big Red, enjoys snowboarding and food, not always in that order as her friends call her “small hand, big appetite”. While her hands may be small, her ability to handle your recruiting needs is unlimited!

  • Julie Reed

    “Jreed”
    Julie Reed

    Julie Reed

    “Jreed”

    “JReed”, as she has agreed to be called to avoid confusion with our Fearless Leader, has 7+ years of technical recruiting experience and holds a Masters in HR Management as well as multiple technical certifications. JReed is an expert hunter in finding those technical colored unicorns which is evident by her collection of captured Citrix Engineers and CCIEs. Originally from Buffalo, Jreed is a lover of the Bills, wings and snow. She enjoys swimming and triathlons and is an avid reader of Cozy Mysteries. And when she says “avid” reader…she means a book a day! Jreed home schools her 14 year old daughter and just recently the family relocated from North Carolina to Florida in the middle of Hurricane Harvey. We can definitely attest to Jreed’s impeccable timing in finding the eye of the storm for she has landed herself in a whirlwind of recruiting activity which might just keep her from her beloved books for a day or two.

  • Vanessa Negrete

    Lady Justice
    Vanessa Negrete

    Vanessa Negrete

    Lady Justice

    Vanessa is our HR and Legal Consultant and she brings extensive investigative experience with regards to discrimination and harassment claims as well as employment law issues. Vanessa received her Bachelor’s in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford, Juris Doctor from USC, and she was selected as San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2016 and 2017. Vanessa is a Southern California native, mother of 2 and is an avid soccer fan who coaches her daughter’s soccer team. Vanessa is an instructor for UCSD Extension and a board member for Casa de Amparo, a non-profit organization which serves children within the foster care system. Legalise interpreter, investigator extraordinaire, teacher, mother, volunteer, team mate; she is a wonder woman who we call our SDHRC Lady Justice.

  • Marsi Harris

    Madre of HR
    Marsi Harris

    Marsi Harris

    Madre of HR

    Marsi Harris brings over 15 years of HR experience in talent management, organizational development, compensation analysis and good ole HR compliance. A native San Diegan, Marsi completed her undergrad at UCSB and Master’s from National University. Spanish speaking, with a love for travel, beaches and good beer. Marsi and family love vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, for rest, relaxation, and great family time. Family is important to Marsi, whether it is found at home or in the workplace and Marsi works hard for her clients to create a culture which reflects such cohesiveness and support and that’s why we call her the Madre of HR.

  • Anna Keith

    Nacho Your Average Recruiter
    Anna Keith

    Anna Keith

    Nacho Your Average Recruiter

    Anna holds a Masters in Education Psychology and brings a wealth of technical as well as functional recruiting experience.  Before heading to the wonderful life of SDHRC remote life and work balance, Anna worked as a program manager to assigned government contracts and handled the full cycle recruiting with one hand tied behind her back. Anna makes her home with her family in Virginia where she is an avid sports fan who loves happy hour due to her obsession with nachos, taco and cheese. Nacho your average Recruiter, Anna brings the win for a successful candidate and client championship.

  • Anu Dilip

    A New Beginning
    Anu Dilip

    Anu Dilip

    A New Beginning

    Anu is a seasoned Recruiter with over 6 in years in the world of Agency as well as Corporate recruiting combined wherein, she has successfully filled several hard to fill IT and non IT roles alike. Anu has a Masters in Business Administration with dual specializations in Human Resources and Marketing from Bharathiar University in India and eventually an HR Certification from UC Berkeley, CA in 2014.  Anu resides in Texas and enjoys tennis, practices yoga and she is a believer in nature and wildlife conservation and cares deeply for such related causes. Anu enjoys the element of human touch that Recruiters bring to table in their day to day work life and enjoys providing a new beginning for both candidate and client, and that’s why we call her A New Beginning.

  • Liz Czuper

    Super Czuper
    Liz Czuper

    Liz Czuper

    Super Czuper

    Liz Czuper (that’s “Choo-per” to us phonetically challenged) brings over 10+ years of IT staffing and recruiting experience and she is a techie at heart who loves to learn new and different technologies. Liz graduated from Towson University with a Bachelors of Science in English and belongs to the Georgia MOB (mom of boys club, which includes her husband). Ginger, her 5lb rescue chihuahua, helps to even the estrogen in the house as well as with Liz’s heart for animals. Liz is fascinated with astrology and effect of the phases of the moon and juggles her love of chocolate and sushi with her greater love for physical fitness from yoga to elliptical. Mindful of life’s balance, Liz is an advocate of the work and life balance we practice here at SDHRC and we think she does both so well she should wear a cape, and that’s why we call her Super Czuper.

  • Becky Moore

    Give Me Moore
    Becky Moore

    Becky Moore

    Give Me Moore

    Becky Moore has worked in all departments of HR but her first and continuous love is the 13+ years of recruiting experience she brings, with the last several years as a virtual recruiter. Becky is a member of SHRM, a certified Staffing Professional and studied Sociology, Psychology and Criminal Justice at Jacksonville State University, fields of study which help in recruiting and feeding her reading passion for mystery and thrillers. Becky describes herself as a country girl with a Jeep who also likes sparkles and shiny things and makes her home with her family in Tennessee and two rescue dogs Pongo and Pixie Stix. Becky can’t live without coffee, and enjoys walks down a dark alleyways with creepy background music…okay she really said she loves to travel, scary movies and live music. Becky isn’t scared of complicated coffee orders or the those tough to fill positions and in fact we often hear her request as well of those our clients of Give me Moore!

  • Beth Noce

    Noce List
    Beth Noce

    Beth Noce

    Noce List

    Beth Noce is a Technical Recruiter who can easily flip to Functional.  For the past 15 years, Beth has recruited from Dev Ops, to Social Media, Executive to Support. Besides recruiting and staffing, Beth has also worked in sales, insurance, mortgage and finance. Beth lives in Lone Star State with her hubby and daughters along with 2 rescue dogs and Tuesday the Kitty. As you might have guessed, Beth has a heart for animals and volunteers at her local animal shelter where her family has worked with everything from cleaning kennels to supervising intro sessions for prospective adopters. Beth has a passion for learning, taking notes, and checking the to-do boxes, hence her return to school, where she is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s in University Studies with focus on Business and Health Sciences. Clients guaranteed to make the “Noce List” always find satisfaction with Beth’s checking off the “right fit” box between client and candidate.

  • Cassandra Cummings

    Magician
    Cassandra Cummings

    Cassandra Cummings

    Magician

    Cassandra Cummings, our Online Marketing Specialist, got her start in the gaming industry 10 years ago and moved on to lead content and event production for an award-winning live art show featured at TEDx and Downtown Disney. After graduating in Global Business from Cal State San Marcos, she moved to Madrid to learn a new culture, and launch her career in tech. There, she became a founding member of the marketing team at Product School, where she hosted 100 online events for 50,000 people with speakers from Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Slack, Amazon and more. Her true passions are traveling, food and art which were combined during her seven months in Amsterdam, where she was often found riding her bike while juggling a chocolate croissant and a gallery pass. Creative in mind and skilled in Marketing, our Magician creates a brand and a plan out of thin air!

  • Jean Verthein

    South Side
    Jean Verthein

    Jean Verthein

    South Side

    Jean Verthein is a professional with over 20 years’ experience in the staffing industry from HR/Operations to Sales & Recruiting; you name it, she’s recruited it. Jean is experienced in technical/IT and functional recruitment as well as sourcing. Originally from the Chicago area, Jean now resides in the Oklahoma/North Texas area with her 5 rescue dogs and 4 rescue cats. She is an insatiable reader and watcher of all things suspense/mystery, an avid lover of all things sports (especially Chicago sports), and obviously loves animals. When dealing with Jean professionally, you always get directness, honesty, and integrity which she claims from her South Side Chicago upbringing. From the West Coast to the East Coast, know South Side is your Recruiter!

  • Rachel Hart, SPHR

    Dream Maker
    Rachel Hart, SPHR

    Rachel Hart, SPHR

    Dream Maker

    Rachel Hart brings 20+ years of experience in HR with her primary focus for Training/Development, Coaching and Employee Relations. Rachel attended Western Washington University for her BA in Psychology, Chapman University for her Masters in HR and she is SPHR certified. Rachel knew HR was her path when she was 5 years old as she placed teddy bears in a circle and counseled each one of them to ensure they felt fulfilled in their roles. Rachel has a passionate “hart” for inspiring and serving others evident by her volunteer work and her belief that people are capable of leadership with more impact than they may have ever imagined. Rachel is also pretty passionate for her hubby, their sons and furbaby, musical theater, and macadamia nut caramel clusters. Rachel is SDHRC’s Dream Maker, as she impacts individuals and organizations by challenging them to stretch further to maximize their full potential while celebrating everything along the way. Dream Maker? More like Dream Come True!

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