Shelley Whatley

Shelley Whatley

Staffing Consultant

Experience

27 years of Customer Service
18+ years in management
12+ years in staffing

Stupid Human Tricks

Dog Whisperer!

Bucket List Item

Travel to a new place every year. My short list includes New York City at Christmas, Italy and Fiji!

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude!" - Walt Disney

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

A team player with a positive attitude, a strong sense of urgency and committed to service.

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Have someone proof your resume. Research the company and have 3-5 questions ready to ask the interviewer. Be positive, professional and follow up!

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Joanna Tracy

Technical Recruiter

Experience

13 years’ experience working in Human Resources Field and Technical Recruitment/Staffing.

Professional Achievements

NCISD Education Foundation Volunteer, Porter Business Alliance Member

Stupid Human Tricks

I love to paint furniture! Destressing old furniture and making it pretty again is my favorite hobby.

Bucket List Item

I would love to travel to Disneyland with my entire family

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

“If you can dream it, you can do it!”

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

Kindness, Compassion, Respect.

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Show up on time, do your research, dress to impress and BRING A RESUME!

Jency Cheadle

Staffing Consultant

Experience

Houston Community College Studies & CTS “Certified Temporary Staffing” Specialist

Experience

I’ve worked in Staffing / Executive Search since 2009. I have always worked with people; in Sales , Customer Service & Administrative roles.

Bucket List Item

Well, when I was about 12 I wanted to move overseas to Europe and live there until I was 30 so that I could return with a genuine accent, having at that point lived there longer than I lived here. Since that time has passed, I’ll settle for World Traveler ;)

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

To work with a highly dedicated professional who enjoys engaging & connecting with Clients to bring together success for all!!

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Be willing to put in the effort. Unless you’re applying for the exact same job with the exact same duties, you will likely find that 1 resume does not fit all, be willing to modify and change it up! Your resume is usually your first impression, make it count!

Dana McDonald

Branch Manager – Southeast Branch

Education/Certification

University of Houston – Clear Lake, BBA - Management

Experience

I started my career in the staffing industry in 1997 as a Sales Executive/Branch Manager with no prior staffing experience. Over the last decade I have enjoyed working with all varieties of companies from small businesses to large corporations assisting them with finding the employees they need to run a successful company.

Stupid Human Tricks

Well, it’s not stupid…..but it’s YUMMY…I make the best Almond Toffee! I’ve been told I need to get it on the Oprah Show!

Bucket List Item

Travel to Italy and stay in an Italian Villa; Go Scotland to research my family’s heritage.

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

T.E.A.M. – Together Everyone Achieves More

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

...a laugh or two! I love collaborating with others to get the job done while having fun and celebrating our successes!

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Research the company before you go for your interview. You’d be surprised how many people don’t know anything about their prospective employer and that can be the a sticking point that keeps you from getting that job you want. And after the interview, follow up with a thank you note or email after an interview.

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Ana Delgado

Staffing Consultant

Education/Certification

Bachelor’s in Human Resources Administration, Master’s in Business Administration

Experience

5+ years of experience in Higher Education as a Bursar officer, Placement Officer and as and Academic Counselor. Experience in Career Counseling to the student population.

Professional Achievements

Graduated with a 4.0 GPA from my Master’s Degree and received an excellence medal

Bucket List Item

I want to travel to Switzerland, Ireland and Spain.

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Mother Theresa

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

Honesty, friendliness and someone that is willing to give 100% even in the small things.

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Be prepared and be yourself! Do your research and always keep educating yourself about what you need to reach your goals. Be open to accepting constructive criticism and try to learn about all experiences in your work search. Keep a positive mind, positive thinking and don’t give up!

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Stephen Horton

Senior Branch Manager

Education/Certification

Sam Houston State University – Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS)

Experience

I have been in the Staffing industry for 12 years and have been fortunate enough to have worked multiple roles. I have worked in Sales, Sales Management, Market Management, and Sr. Management positions

Professional Awards / Achievements

I have been fortunate enough to win multiple awards throughout my career but my greatest satisfaction is helping the people I work with and my customers achieve their goals.

Bucket List Item

Would love to take an African safari – Not to shoot, just to see the amazing animals in their own habitat

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

...me to be honest enthusiastic and straight forward. I will do what I say I will do!

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Be persistent and treat your search like a job. Set a plan for each day and execute that plan. Network as much as you possibly can, you never know who you may meet.

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Candace Gaskin

Senior Business Development Consultant, Carlton Staffing

Education/Certification

Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications with a Minor in Human Resources Training and Development

Experience

4 years in the staffing industry with a mix of experience in Recruiting & Sales

Bucket List Item

Go on a mission trip, Climb Enchanted Rock, travel to Europe, volunteer at the Sloth Institute of Coast Rica (#ilovesloths) and snorkel in Hawaii

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

An outgoing personality and out of the box thinker. I’m happy to help talk through any situation to get to the root cause of a problem so please do not hesitate to ask!

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Don’t give up! When there is a will, there is a way! Come up with creative ways to get your resume seen, never limit yourself to one resource, and seek a professional to assist you with formatting your resume.

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Katie Sechrist

Director of Operations

Education/Certification

NAPS CTS Certification, obtained 7/23/2008

Experience

Recruiting and Operations Management since 2004 in a variety of fields including Administrative, Light Industrial, Technical, and Skilled Trade.

Professional Awards & Achievements

Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants:

  • 2018 1st place Team Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2018 1st place Individual Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2017 1st place Team Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2017 1st place Individual Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2016 1st place Team Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2016 1st place Individual Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2015 2nd Place Team Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2015 1st Place Individual Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2013 3rd Place Team Award – Blended Svc Division
  • 2012 3rd Place Team Award – Blended Svc Division

Stupid Human Tricks

When I'm not working hard at Carlton Staffing, you'll find me cooking sweets for my Etsy shop or spending time with my husband and children. I completed the Houston Aramco Half Marathon in January 2013, a full marathon in the Chevron Houston Marathon in January 2014, and the Galveston Half Marathon on Valentine's Day 2016 with my 11-year-old daughter who I'm proud to say has caught the running fever!

Bucket List Item

Participate in La Tomatina (the world’s biggest tomato fight) in Spain.

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action:

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” -Carl Buechner

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

Professionalism, integrity, and honesty

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Create a professional email address if you don’t already have one, join every networking organization you can find in your industry, and don’t take rejection personally! Finding the right job can take a considerable amount of time. Keep a positive attitude and don’t give up!

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Sara Lozano

Operations Manager

Education/Certification

High School Diploma

Experience

I’ve worked with Carlton Staffing’s Southwest branch since 2004 handling industrial, skilled trade, and administrative staffing.

Professional Achievements

I have received Achievers Awards, Top Producer Awards, and Million Dollar Club Awards while working at Carlton Staffing, and I was promoted from Administrative Assistant to Staffing Consultant, then Senior Staffing Consultant, and my most recent promotion was to Operations Manager over the Southwest branch.

Bucket List Item

Travel all over the world!

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

Honesty, excellent customer service, and results.

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Make sure your resume is updated. Make sure you research the company before your interview. Be on time. Dress presentably for the interview, write notes, ask questions, make eye contact, and maintain good posture.

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Annette Monks

President

Education/Certification

BA, Communication, University of Houston; Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist (CTS)

Experience

I have been in the staffing business since 1990 working virtually every type of field position in recruitment (operations), sales, training, management and executive management.

Professional Achievements

My greatest achievement is having the opportunity to work with the fantastic people at Carlton Staffing and Carltech Engineering & Technical!

Stupid Human Tricks

I am a competitive ballroom dancer and I love to go hunting with my husband! How’s that for variety?

Bucket List Item

Hike up to Machu Picchu with my husband and family.

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

That I will get to the point very quickly and get things done at the same speed!

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Treat your job search like a sales job. Create a huge pipeline from many different places, know what your target job is and how to describe what you do, network like crazy, plan each day and execute an organized, well-disciplined call/email/social media plan daily. Do not stop searching until you have started your new job! Understand that you will get more “no’s” than “yes’s” but it only takes one yes!

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Cindy Jennings

Vice President

Education/Certification

BS in Aquatic Biology, UT Austin; CTS – Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist

Experience

40+ years in sales and sales management, 30+ of which have been in the staffing industry, 15+ of the best at Carlton Staffing!

Professional Achievements

As a result of my performance in sales and management, I’ve been blessed to be given the opportunity to train others in every company I’ve worked. The ability to assist others reach higher levels of success and help them find additional ways to contribute to the success of the company is extremely satisfying. And while I’m proud of each individual award I have earned, I am more proud when someone I’ve worked with and trained is recognized for their accomplishments.

I have been privileged to serve on the Board of Directors of HR Houston and Chair their Legislative Action Committee.  I currently serve as an HR Houston Ambassador.  I have also served on the Board of the Texas Association of Staffing, both as Legislative Committee Chairperson and as President. As an active member of The Professional Group in Houston, I serve on the Board as the VP of Meeting Coordination.

Stupid Human Tricks

I love to build and fix things, especially if that requires power tools, wood glue and clamps – kind of a MacGyver with a tool belt!!  I also enjoy giving thrift store finds a “new life” as something different than their original purpose.

Bucket List Item

Walking tour of the Australian outback; hiking in the rain forest in Costa Rica

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

...to laugh. You will also get lots of questions, honesty and enthusiasm.

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Do your homework! With all the resources available today there is no excuse for showing up at an interview without having visited their website and the LinkedIn profiles of people you’re scheduled to meet! Be prepared with questions (written out ahead of time is fine) and have a portfolio so you can take notes during the interview. A good interview is essentially an exchange of information that will be critical to the hiring decision. Walking in empty handed is a signal that you don’t expect to learn anything.

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Beth Hammond

Area Vice President of Carltech, Inner Loop & Southwest

Education/Certification

B.A. History, B.A. Political Science, Trinity University

Experience

I entered the staffing industry in 1998 as an entry level recruiter with no prior experience, and have worked hard to move up the ladder to the position I hold today, as an Area Manager.

Professional Achievements

My Southwest Branch has been the top performing office since 2014.

I have been privileged to serve on the Board of Directors of HR Houston and Chair their Legislative Action Committee.  I currently serve as an HR Houston Ambassador.  I have also served on the Board of the Texas Association of Staffing, both as Legislative Committee Chairperson and as President. As an active member of The Professional Group in Houston, I serve on the Board as the VP of Meeting Coordination.

Stupid Human Tricks

In my spare time, I volunteer at Citizens For Animal Protection as a foster parent for homeless cats, kittens, dogs and puppies.

Bucket List Item

I would love to go on an African safari!

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

I am someone who can always be depended on to do what I say I’m going to do.

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Follow up! You’d be surprised how many people don’t do simple things like send a thank you note or email after an interview. Also, make sure to follow up post-interview to reaffirm your interest in the position and find out when the employer expects to make a decision.

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Brenna Barnett

Director of Marketing

Education/Certification

Bachelors in Marketing, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Bucket List Item

Swing at the end of the world in Cantón Baños, Ecuador

Inspiring quote that drives you to action

"Be the change you want to see in the world"- Gandhi

When you speak/work with me, you can expect…

To see quick results from my hard work and dedication!

Advice for a job seeker in today’s market

Stay positive, do your best, make as many connections as possible and never give up!

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Crystal Khosla

Staffing Consultant

Education/Certification

B.S in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Houston - Downtown

Experience

A mixture in Sales, Customer Service and Human Resources

Stupid Human Tricks

I am a great catcher- I can catch anything from anywhere at any time!

Bucket List Item

Travel to a new country every year

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

To laugh, giggle and smile! I love making others laugh or even crack a smile, it literally makes my day!

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Continue to try, never give up and once you find the perfect job you are looking for, continue to try and never give up working hard for it.

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Shawn Kowalski

Staffing Consultant

Education/Certification

Some College Completed

Experience

I’ve have been in the staffing industry since 2002. I have staffed industrial, skilled trades, administrative and professional.

Bucket List Item

I want to visit all the continents.

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

“A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.” - Sam Houston

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

Honesty/Straight Forward/Results

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Make sure you keep your resume updated and have all your skills posted on it. Don’t be afraid of a 2-3 page resume. Research the company you are interviewing for and have a few questions to ask. Make sure you are 10-15 minutes early for the interview.

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Laurie Matamoros

Business Development Representative

Education/Certification

B.S. Business Management with a minor in Marketing, UT, Austin, TX

Experience

20+ years of successful professional business development.

Stupid Human Tricks

I skydive and cliff dive! I also love to climb mountains.

Bucket List Item

Skydive in a wingsuit from the Jostedalsbreen National Park in Norway

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

Honesty, integrity and accountability. If I say that I will do something, you can count on it.

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Your job search is a job. You must be focused and diligent. Keep your resume updated and network daily. Be professional and dress professional. Research the company and the people that you will meet. Be prepared and arrive at least 5 minutes early. Always take extra resumes with you with you go on interviews. Also, take a notepad and have questions prepared to ask the interviewers. Follow up with a personal handwritten thank you note. Details matter!!!!!! And always remember that what is for you will not pass you by!

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Melvin McCray

Staffing Consult

Education/Certification

Associate in Business Administration, CSP (Certified Staffing Professional)

Experience

I have 5 years of staffing experience recruiting Manufacturing, warehouse, logistics and clerical positions. As a recruiter, I take pride in ensuring that placements are a strong match for candidates and clients.

Professional Achievements

President Circle Winner for 2017 & 2018

Bucket List Item

To bungee jump off the Bridge To Nowhere

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

“If you can’t fly, then run, If you can’t run, then walk, If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

Humor kindness and authenticity.

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

When marketing your skills to prospective employers on your resume speak the language. Use key words that are specific to the industry/position you’re applying for.

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Devyn Gomez

Staffing Consultant

Education/Certification

Wade College – Fashion Marketing & Merchandising

Experience

Operations management with sales experience in a variety of fields.

Bucket List Item

To be in Santorini, Greece off of the Caldera cliff watching the sunset.

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

“Be humble. Be Hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

When working with me you can expect a smile, open communication, and trustworthiness.

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Be honest, 15 minutes early, professional appearance from head to toe, remain confident by always making eye contact along with a firm handshake.

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Tona Buster

Area Manager

Tona has been with Carlton Staffing for four months, she has 34 years of experience in the staffing arena. Her commitment to customer service has allowed Tona to lead many offices to top performing branches. Tona currently manages the Dallas and Ft. Worth branches. Her passion for creating and driving a team of talented individuals to succeed in meeting and exceeding the expectations of clients is what she loves the most.

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Kaelyn Villatoro

Recruiting Coordinator

Education/Certification

BA Communications - University of Houston

Experience

Experience in sales, marketing, customer service and social services.

Bucket List Item

Travel to Tokyo.

Quote that you actually are inspired by and that drives you to action

"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breath, then you will be successful." - Eric Thomas

When you speak/work with me, you can expect….

Expect a smile, integrity and willingness to work together.

Can you please share what your best advice would be for a job seeker looking for a new position in today’s market?

Do your homework by researching the job/company you're interested in. Look up all their social media platforms, familiarize yourself with the company and match your skill set. Be early, dress professional, smile, update your resume and be confident!

Meet our Team

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