Shelly is originally from Brazil and graduated from Universidade Paulista with a B.S. degree in Psychology. In 2014 Shelly moved to Atlanta, GA to begin her career in recruiting where she worked as an IT Recruiter and Account Manager. Shelly enjoys connecting with professionals, learning about their career goals and matching them with the positions they want. Shelly joined Selectek as a Technical Recruiter in June of 2022. In her free time, Shelly enjoys hiking and reading.
Virginia Bloodworth was raised in Florida where she graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. During her undergraduate years she began working in office management, and genuinely enjoyed the organization, creativity, and connection with diverse individuals that it brought. Upon relocating to Georgia, Virginia joined the Selectek team and has loved the collaboration and support throughout the office.
Outside of the office Virginia enjoys beach trips and hiking with her husband and friends, and cooking.
Beka is originally from Virginia and graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Originally unsure of what career path to choose with her education, she accepted a Technical Recruiting opportunity in Atlanta after graduating and has since found great fulfillment & meaning in this profession. While her recruiting journey started with an IT firm, she soon found and fell in love with the Engineering niche. Beka loves the real-world knowledge and application she is able to absorb on a daily basis through her conversations with candidates. She has a genuine desire to connect with others and works diligently to pursue and build meaningful relationships. Apart from her job, Beka enjoys listening to audio books, visiting family and baking.
Originally from Alabama, Tim moved to the Atlanta area in 2010 after graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Political Science, and started his career in the technical staffing industry. Tim brings almost 12 years of recruiting and account management experience in the placement of engineering professionals nationwide.
Away from the office, Tim enjoys spending time with family and cheering on the Auburn Tigers.
Administrative Payroll Assistant
Born in Syracuse, NY, but raised in Marietta GA, Mike has spent the majority of his career in the payroll industry. In 1998 he earned a BBA from Kennesaw State University and then began a 12-year career with Automatic Data Processing (ADP) as a Project Specialist, assisting in Implementations, and then spent three years with Ultimate Software as an Account Manager. Mike came to Selectek in 2015 and currently assists the Admin team with payroll and onboarding. He enjoys working with new technologies and software and loves working with people. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather, and two children, Jonah and Hannah and their two dogs Max (Bulldog) and Hershey (Lab). Mike is also very active in his church and loves to teach and preach the Bible.
Through her commitment to both the candidates and the clients, Wendy knows how to make powerful staffing connections as a technical recruiter. Originally from Long Island, Wendy relocated to Atlanta during the preparations for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. After earning her bachelor’s degree in education, Wendy began a career in child care center management. She later transitioned to technical recruiting for Selectek and consistently cares for our candidates and clients through relationship building and expertise. After almost two decades with Selectek, Wendy knows how to relate to our engineers and help them find the best fit. During her time off, Wendy is a triathlete and an avid runner.
Bringing 15 years of industry experience to Selectek, Nick has the know-how and passion to serve our clients as an account manager.
Nick was born and raised in the Rochester, New York area. In the early summer of 1998, after earning his BA in Communications from SUNY Oswego, he decided to take a 16 hour road trip to Atlanta, GA and see what all the fuss was about. Fast forward to 2020, Nick still resides in the Metro Atlanta area. NASCAR, the Atlanta Braves and homemade sweet tea may have had a slight influence on his decision to stay.
Nick has found the staffing industry to be a good match for his personality type. He gets paid to talk on the phone, take clients out to lunch and feels a true sense of pride when he can provide a viable solution to his client’s needs. He is excited to be a part of the Selectek family and enjoys the company of his co-workers.
When not in the office, Nick enjoys spending time with his family, playing in a Rec Soccer league and playing a few video games here and there.
Originally from Southern California, Lia moved to the Atlanta area in 2005, attending the University of West Georgia and Georgia State University. Lia graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Shortly after graduation, she accepted an unexpected career opportunity in sales and financial services. Several years into her career, she began a team lead and team recruiting role, which sparked her passion for the recruiting industry. Lia has been recruiting a wide variety of professionals in various fields since 2017, choosing to focus on professionals in technical and engineering fields with Selectek since 2022.
Lia is a foodie and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys cooking and trying new restaurants, spending time outdoors in nature, watching animal documentaries, and being a mom of three amazing kiddos.
I am a native Atlantan, growing up in Marietta GA.
I Graduated from Georgia Southern in 2006 with a degree in sport management. Shortly after graduating I started my career selling gym memberships and then transitioned into the staffing industry where I have been for 13 years now.
I enjoy building relationships with clients and taking a consultative approach and sharing in my client’s success. Outside of the office I’m a big SEC football fan and die hard Georgia Bulldogs fan. I also enjoy watching the Atlanta Braves, grilling out and spending time with my family and friends.
Kim grew up in Conyers, Ga and is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Education.
She started her career selling capital equipment for hotels, nursing homes, coin laundries and dry-cleaning plants. After 14 years she decided to be a stay-at-home mom and raise her three beautiful daughters.
In 2010, Kim started a new career in Engineering/Technical recruiting and fell in love with it. During this time Kim has trained new employees, recruited internally, and worked as a full desk recruiter. Kim finds the most enjoyment from working with clients to solve their problems.
In 2020, Kim found her forever home at Selectek, Inc. as an Account Manager. When Kim is not helping clients, she is spending time with her husband Jim and three daughters. She loves spending weekends at the lake.
Sebastien has over 10 years of experience as a Sr. Technical Recruiter placing candidates with reputable engineering companies. He thoroughly enjoys working with people, helping them either improve their current working situation or getting them back into the workplace if they have finished or lost their job. He specializes in working with Engineers, Project Managers, Designers, Drafters and other engineering related backgrounds. Sebastien graduated with a BS in Business Management from Valdosta State University. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, fishing and golfing.
With over 25 years of service with Selectek, the only people with more years in the company than Tony are the owners. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in business management from the Pennsylvania State University, Tony moved to Georgia and began his professional career at Selectek. Tony’s extensive experience in the industry has helped Selectek find positions for even the most specialized of engineers. Outside the office, Tony can be seen around Atlanta running in various local 5-10K road races, lifting weights, or watching his Nittany Lions with fellow alumni at the local Penn State Atlanta Chapter.
Lizzie is originally from a small town in South Georgia where she grew up on a farm. She then moved to the “big city” of Athens to attend The University of Georgia where she received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication. The courses she took cultivated her desire to connect with people and help others. This path led her to a sales and recruiting job with a company in Atlanta that took her to Pittsburgh and then back to Atlanta. Although she enjoyed the competitiveness of sales, recruiting was her passion. For the next three years, Lizzie honed her recruiting skills while working for a light industrial/manufacturing staffing company in Marietta, GA.
Lizzie joined Selectek in March of 2021. She brought with her a cumulative of nearly 9 years of recruiting experience. Her strong background and knowledge of recruiting gave her a great base for learning the ins and outs of engineering and architecture.
In her spare time, Lizzie spends time with her dogs (Jax, Tuck, and Birdie) and cat (Luna). She also enjoys cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs football team and visiting local wineries. She enjoys going on trips with her husband, Philip, and playing in a competitive cornhole league with him.
Shelley graduated from Kennesaw State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. She started her career as a recruiter of Information Technology and transitioned to Engineering and Technical staffing at Selectek. She found her passion for recruiting through connecting with people and building relationships. Shelley is committed to putting people first and helping them find their dream careers. In her free time, Shelley enjoys hiking and eating ice cream.
Nate is originally from Nashville, TN but now resides in the Atlanta, GA area. Nate attended Kennesaw State University where he obtained a degree in Sports Management. A few short years later a friend provided him with the opportunity to join an IT recruiting and staffing agency. Nate soon discovered that he had a talent for connecting with a variety of people and he found fulfillment in the process of helping people land their dream jobs. Nate joined Selectek in 2022 where he now specializes in providing staffing services for the engineering and technology industries. Nate is an avid sports fan that spends most of his free time either watching or playing various sports.
Originally from Alabama, Christy moved to the Atlanta metro area as a teenager. Prior to starting her career in recruiting, she owned several of her own companies in the service industry. This experience helped by teaching her the balance between sales and “taking care of the client”. Christy entered the staffing industry in 2005 on the administrative side of the business. In 2008, she operated as a full-desk recruiter and was convinced this was to be her future career. She came aboard at Selectek in 2018 and couldn’t be happier with that decision! After a decade of working in both recruiting and sales, she is now solely on the account management side. Christy fully enjoys the long-term relationships she builds with her clients and assisting with the client-employee connection is her passion. When Christy is not in the office and as a lover of music, she can be found at just about any concert venue around town. She loves adventure, is an avid traveler, and explores new places each year with her family.
Business Development Manager
As part of Selectek’s leadership team, Fred brings together his expertise in staffing and his managerial talents to the Kennesaw branch. Raised in England, Fred found his way to Atlanta after spending time in Ohio, earning a degree in psychology from Miami University. He began his career with Selectek in a recruiting position, spent many years as an account manager, and is now currently serving as the sales manager. With over 25 years’ experience at Selectek, it’s an understatement to say Fred knows what our clients need and how to lead our sales team toward success. When Fred is not motivating and mentoring our staff, he likes to run and is an avid sports fan.
After more than eighteen years at Selectek, Dave has the know-how to serve our clients as an account manager. Originally from New Jersey, Dave found the staffing industry by pure luck. After a move down south and time spent in Columbia, SC earning a degree in psychology at the University of South Carolina, Dave found himself in Atlanta hoping to learn new things. Selectek presented the perfect opportunity, and Dave quickly moved from technical recruiter to account manager. After hours and on weekends, Dave is a craft beer connoisseur; he loves tasting new brews across Atlanta’s pub scene, at live music festivals, or while watching the Yankees or the Jets play.
John is originally from the Tidewater Virginia area and moved to Georgia for college where he majored in Electronics Engineering Technology. For fifteen years, he worked in television news broadcast engineering where he worked his way into technical project management until a layoff. After a few years operating a small business franchise, he found his way into an engineering and technical recruiting career where he could apply his technical and customer service backgrounds in a new industry for the next fifteen plus years to present day. His education and work experience as a technical project manager provides him unique insight into a variety of roles and success in finding great candidates for his clients. His career in technology, technical management, and technical staffing spans 25+ years.
When John found himself looking for a new opportunity, his search led to him joining the Selectek team in June 2021.
John lives in North Metro Atlanta where he spends his time with his wife and daughter. They enjoy kayaking on area lakes, hiking, bicycling, and all things pets and animals.
Jacob is originally from Georgia and graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Upon graduation he started his career in the staffing industry working for a high-volume light industrial staffing agency. There he found a love for recruiting simply because he enjoys helping and making an impact on others’ lives. In 2022 he joined Selectek where he transitioned over to the engineering and technical side of the staffing industry. He loves having productive conversations with candidates and expanding his knowledge base about the wide variety of skills, disciplines, and fields in the engineering sciences. Outside of work Jacob is a sports fanatic and loves to hang out with friends and family.
Recruiting Department Manager
Donnie is the Recruiting Department Manager at Selectek where he leads and motivates our team of expert technical and engineering recruiters. Donnie works to continually enhance the team's strengths and clear roadblocks that may stifle their ability to perform at their best.
Donnie has worked in the staffing industry since 2010. In doing so, he has worked both sides of the desk, from working closely with candidates to help locate and place them in their desired work environments to building strong partnerships with clients to fully understand their needs to locate highly qualified professionals to fill their specific openings. Over the years Donnie has consistently found ways to share his insight and techniques in recruiting, client management, and relationship building to help mentor, train, coach, and lead numerous recruiting and account management professionals. Donnie has always had an undeniable passion for helping others in his profession become better at what they do.
Donnie was raised in the small Mid-Missouri town of Holts Summit and graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Donnie and his wife Jessica, now live in Cobb County, GA and together they have three young children. In addition to enjoying time with his family, he tries to squeeze in some time to watch St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Kansas City Chiefs football, and the University of Georgia football program.
Hi, my name is Jaie Rogers and I am a native of Honduras. My family moved to Bronx, NY when I was two years old and in 2003 I made the move to the Atlanta, GA area where I currently reside. I started my career in recruiting and staffing in 2010. My background consists of recruiting for various positions in the medical field, call-centers, property management, industrial manufacturing plants, along with engineering and technical roles. The most exciting part of my job is talking to a variety of people every day and getting to know them. The most filling part is being a career matchmaker for both my client and the candidates.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, sewing, thrifting, playing sports, and spending time with my family.
I do not like to quit or give up, so you will always be in the best hands when it comes to finding the top career opportunities.
If anyone knows staffing from the ground up, it’s Lyle Staub. Originally from Philadelphia, Lyle attended St. Francis University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in accounting. After college, Lyle pursued a professional career in staffing as a technical recruiter for TAC. Within two years, he was promoted to account manager, and within six years, Lyle accepted a position as branch manager in Southfield, Michigan. He left Michigan and TAC behind for an opportunity to work with Yoh as a branch manager in Atlanta. Three years later, Lyle started Allen and Wright Services with his wife Kathie and friend Charles Chaney. In 1995, Allen and Wright became Selectek, Inc., providing Lyle with the perfect platform to grow an engineering staffing company from its roots with the knowledge and experience he had gained over the years. As Selectek’s director of operations, Lyle has a unique perspective on every aspect of the business, having played each part for several years himself. When he isn’t pouring over spreadsheets, Lyle can be found enjoying SEC and ACC football as well as Braves baseball – three things worth making the move from Michigan.
Although Kathie didn’t start out in the staffing industry, this is where she belongs. Born in Indiana and raised in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Kathie studied pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island and pursued an MBA in hospital administration at Eastern University in Philadelphia. She married Lyle in 1984 and became acquainted with the staffing industry through his endeavors, working as a pharmacist in hospitals and home healthcare for almost twenty years. She combined her superior administrative experience with Lyle’s staffing background and co-founded what is now known as Selectek in 1990. Since then, Kathie has been guiding Selectek as part of the corporate leadership team, serving now as Selectek’s President and CEO. It’s safe to say that without Kathie at the helm, Selectek would not be the growing company it is today. When Kathie takes a break from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family at the lake or traveling to new places.
Administration & Finance Manager
Jesslin is from North Georgia and graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Hospitality. While working in the hospitality field, she realized her love of human resources and transitioned to a career in HR before finally ending up as a technical recruiter at Selectek. Outside of work, she is an avid reader of mysteries and thrillers and enjoys trivia, family game nights, traveling and hiking with her husband, Scott, and Chihuahua-mix, Mateo.
When MMSA requires structural engineering staffing support, our “go-to” firm is Selectek. They have an awesome staff of professionals who are relentless to meet our requirements!
Selectek and our company continue to enjoy a long and mutually-beneficial partnership. They meet all our needs by providing people with the appropriate technical skills and experience level. They understand our culture and routinely check in to see how they are doing.
Selectek has been a partner with us in order to offset staff needs. They have provided quality resources in a very timely manner. We appreciate our relationship that we have built with Selectek.
We have worked with Selectek and specifically Fred Mancini for 15 years. During all this time Fred and his team at Selectek have done an excellent job. Fred made sure he got to know each manager and understood their unique engineering hiring needs. This relationship is very valuable and important to us here at Wood. We look forward to many more years of working with them.
Over the years Tony has successfully found me both financially and technically satisfying placements. Selectek has a very good working relationship with many companies in the Atlanta area . Tony does not wait for requests but actively pursues opportunities . Tony has been a great resource providing feedback on the health of the engineering economy in the Atlanta area.