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Tesia and her infectious smile joined us in 2020 after having worked in Arizona and Tennessee. As part of our Jackson recruiting team, Tesia assists applicants in the onboarding process from start to finish. If you’ve messaged us on Facebook or called our office, it was most likely Tesia that you spoke to. ¿Hablas español? No worries if English is not your primary language – she is fluent in Spanish.
When not at work, you’ll most likely find Tesia on the sidelines cheering for her son or daughter.
Scott was welcomed to the TempStaff team in 2020. He brought with him 25 years of technology and leadership experience from service in various capacities for the state of Mississippi. At TempStaff, Scott oversees the implementation, training, and maintenance of all technology initiatives for the company. He is a graduate of Mississippi College where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He also received a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Belhaven University.
Scott and his wife Jamie are the proud parents of two daughters, Sydney and Karlie. When he’s not on the golf course, you will find him cheering on the MSU Bulldogs.
TempStaff was excited to welcome Kelly to our team in 2020. Her extensive background in human resources, including employee benefits and training, made her the perfect addition to our staff. Kelly splits her time between our McComb and Brookhaven offices where she interviews prospective employees for client companies throughout southwest Mississippi.
Ford joined TempStaff in 2019 as an On-site Supervisor at a large manufacturing plant where he oversees a team of staffing associates. He enjoys working with both TempStaff employees and client companies to ensure production goals are met.
A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Ford was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society.
Bryson joined TempStaff in 2017 as an On-site Supervisor at a large manufacturing plant. He now works in our Canton office to recruit for skilled and technical trades for client companies to help ensure corporate goals are met. He enjoys working with people from all walks of life to assist them with reaching their career objectives.
A graduate of Mississippi State University, Bryson enjoys watching Bulldog football and tailgating in the Junction. He is also a member of the Rankin Chamber Leadership Rankin class of 2017-2018 and is active with the Chamber Connectors.
Bryson has received his certification as a Certified Staffing Professional from the American Staffing Association.
Connie joined TempStaff in 2017 as part of our Canton branch office. As a Recruiter, she uses her extensive experience and knowledge in the Human Resources to match the right candidate with the perfect job. A graduate of Jones County Junior College, Connie has worked in various HR and management fields, including office management and event planning.
In her spare time, Connie and her husband enjoy visiting their grandchildren in Georgia, spending time outdoors, and you may catch her working on a craft project.
Connie has received her certification as a Certified Staffing Professional from the American Staffing Association.
Before joining TempStaff in 2017, Michael was a specialist in the world of workforce development for 12 years. He was responsible for providing companies across the state with solutions to their workforce issues. Michael began his career with TempStaff as Talent Acquisition Manager and was promoted to Industrial Division Manager. Michael enjoys building relationships with job seekers and businesses to help each of them find their perfect match.
Michael graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He met his wife in college and they enjoy hanging out with their three crazy dogs. They also enjoy pulling for their old school, Ole Miss, through good times and bad. Michael believes few things in life can teach a Mississippian how to handle adversity quite like being a big fan of one of our state’s colleges.
Michael has received his certification as a Certified Staffing Professional from the American Staffing Association.
Reneé has been working with TempStaff since 2011. A graduate of Mississippi College, and a social worker by training, she took a respite from working hospice and has been with us ever since. Reneé assists applicants through the onboarding process to help ensure a seamless transition from applicant to employee.
Reneé is a member of the 2015-16 Leadership Rankin class. A pastor’s wife, she has been married to Kevin for over 30 years. They are parents to two grown sons, Houston and Reese. She enjoys baking, spoiling her dogs, and volunteering with Operation Christmas Child.
Lydia has been a part of the TempStaff family since 2004. As an Accounting Supervisor, she processes employee payroll and oversees the accounts receivables for TempStaff. She previously had over 15 years of experience as a customer service rep working in the commercial property and liability insurance fields, as well as in banking. Lydia’s attention to detail ensures employee checks are correct and that our clients’ accounts are always current.
Lydia never meets a stranger and loves getting to know those around her! On the weekends, you may spot her working for her family’s donut shop in Pearl. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her grandkids, taking care of her family and working in her yard. Thanks to her green thumb, all the TempStaff plants survive more than a week in our office.
If you’ve ever seen one of the TempStaff VW Bugs cruising around the Jackson area, Penny was most likely at the wheel. Since 2001, Penny has served as our business development manager. Her passion for meeting new people and developing staffing solutions for companies has been a key piece to TempStaff’s success. She is a member of the Madison Ridgeland Rotary Club and serves on the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Council. Penny also serves on the boards for Crime Stoppers and Executive Women International.
Penny has been recognized as one of the 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi and is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Mississippi. She loves to travel and was a flight attendant prior to joining TempStaff. In her free time, she enjoys Pilates and cycling, and spending time with her grandsons, Bennett and Hayes.
Penny has received her certification as a Certified Staffing Professional from the American Staffing Association.
Wendie joined the TempStaff team in 2015 as our Benefits Coordinator. She oversees all aspects of the TempStaff health and 401k retirement plans.
There is no such thing as free time for Wendie. She enjoys participating in local theater and has appeared in performances for Center Players, Black Rose Theater and Primrose Path Theater, where she is the director and board chair. She has also worked with the Mississippi Murder Mysteries Wanderers traveling acting troupe. Wendie is also a veteran of the United States Air Force where she proudly served for 12 years.
Wendie has received her certification as a Certified Staffing Professional from the American Staffing Association.
Tyrone has been part of the TempStaff family since 2010. He has extensive experience working in manufacturing and production environments. An on-site supervisor, you will find him each night checking to make sure our third shift employees arrive on time and are ready to work.
Tyrone loves vacationing with his family. Always quick to lend a helping hand, he will often step up for last-minute temporary assignments to ensure client needs are met.
While attending Hinds Community College, Jessica worked as a summer temp, and then interned in the TempStaff Accounting Department. In 2006, she began her permanent career as an Accounting Supervisor upon graduation from Mississippi State University. In 2013, she was promoted to the Controller, where she oversees the daily operations of the Accounting Department. She is involved with the Rankin County Chamber of Commerce and is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Rankin.
Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. When she’s not at work, you may find her relaxing at the beach or cheering for the Ole Miss Rebels!
Brooke has been with TempStaff since 2014. As a member of our Accounting Department, she works with our clients and employees to process weekly payroll.
Brooke is actively involved in her church’s children’s ministry, where she serves on the Children’s Committee. Brooke and her husband have two boys that keep her busy running between football and baseball games. She serves as the high school PTO president where she helps coordinate student activities and teacher appreciation events.
Angie began as a Recruiter in the Jackson Industrial Division in February 2013. She came to TempStaff seeking employment and ended up becoming a part of the TempStaff family. In 2019, Angie transferred to our McComb office where she enjoys building relationships with both employees and client companies. Prior to working with us, Angie was in the legal field for over 10 years working with both plaintiff and defense firms. Angie said, “Working with TempStaff gives me a sense of accomplishment. Helping customers meet their needs while helping individuals provide for their families gives me a sense of self-worth and the satisfaction of knowing I am helping to make a difference in people’s lives.”
She has been married almost 30 years and has one daughter, 2 horses, 1 pony, 2 cats, a chocolate lab and a beloved Shih tzu named Winnie. In her spare time she likes to garden, go deep sea fishing with her husband, and repurpose/upcycle old furniture.
Angie has received her certification as a Certified Staffing Professional from the American Staffing Association.
Pam joined TempStaff in 2013 as a Recruiter specializing in clerical and administrative positions. Pam has a passion to help others and finds great fulfillment as a Recruiter. She loves to meet people and learn about their job aspirations in order to assist them in finding a satisfying position. She also enjoys building relationships with TempStaff’s customers, while helping meet their needs as well. She loves connecting a great employee with a great customer!
Pam is a graduate of Atlanta Christian College. She and her husband are members of Pinelake Church in Clinton. She loves to spend time with family and friends… especially her grandchildren!
Pam has received her certification as a Certified Staffing Professional from the American Staffing Association.
Debbie came to TempStaff as a temporary employee in September 2015. Her contagious smile quickly endeared her to our team and she joined us permanently in February 2016. She absolutely loves her job and tries to help everyone who walks through the door.
She loves spending time with her kids, listening to country music and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.
Terri has been with TempStaff since 2014 and enjoys every moment. She works as a Recruiter specializing in Light Industrial positions. She graduated from Jackson State University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics. She has previously worked with Catholic Charities, MS Families as Allies, and the Hinds County School District.
Terri is blessed with two amazing children and a wonderful husband. Her favorite past time is the time she spends with her family making wonderful memories, whether it’s traveling or just hanging out at home.
Melinda began her career with TempStaff in 1989 as a temporary employee at the TempStaff front desk. She went on to accept a permanent job as a Staffing Supervisor for the Office Support Division. For over 20 years, she has been the Office Support Division Manager, utilizing her staffing expertise to assist companies both large and small in achieving their human capital goals.
Melinda is an active member of the Madison City Chamber, where she has served as a board member, ambassador, and chairman of numerous committees. She is also actively involved the Capital Area Human Resource Association and has served as membership chairman and hospitality chairman. In her spare time, Melinda enjoys going to the golf course for a day in the sun or cooking and entertaining family and friends.
Melinda has received her certification as a Certified Staffing Professional from the American Staffing Association.
For Jamie, staffing is in her genes. As a second generation staffing professional, she grew up in the industry. Her first jobs included watering plants and filing. She went on to work as a summer receptionist and an accounting intern while enrolled in college. She is a graduate of Mississippi College with both her bachelor’s and masters degrees in Business Administration. Now the Vice President of Operations, Jamie oversees the financial and strategic planning aspects of TempStaff.
Jamie enjoys working in the community through various organizations. She is a member of the boards of directors for the Rankin Chamber and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi. A graduate of Leadership Mississippi, Jamie has been recognized as a Top 10 Finalist for both the 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi and Top 50 Under 40 by the Mississippi Business Journal. She and her husband Scott are the proud parents of two daughters. Jamie loves to travel and attend concerts. In the fall, you will find her cheering on the MSU Bulldogs.
Jamie has received her certification as a Certified Staffing Professional from the American Staffing Association.
Carolyn has been with TempStaff since its inception and has seen the evolution of the staffing industry over the years. As the Owner and President, Carolyn is the heartbeat of TempStaff. She is actively involved in the daily operations of the company, leading TempStaff to be the preeminent staffing company in Mississippi.
Carolyn has a passion for giving back to our community. She is actively involved on the boards for the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi, St. Dominic Hospital and RankinFirst. Carolyn has been recognized as one of the 50 Leading Business Women in Mississippi and Top 50 CEO’s in Mississippi along with numerous other honors. When not working or volunteering, you may find her playing with her grandkids or at the beach.
Carolyn has received her certification as a Certified Staffing Professional by the American Staffing Association.