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Kathy VanderHouwen

Kathy VanderHouwen

CEO

Kathy is a strong and savvy business owner with over 30 years of experience. From formal management roles at Boeing to founding her own marketing startup in the 80s, Kathy…

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Eric VanderHouwen

Eric VanderHouwen

President

As VanderHouwen’s President and co-owner, Eric’s work ethic serves as the foundation of the company and drives our individualized approach which defines our culture. Prior to joining his father’s company in 1992,…

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Brian Hathway

Brian Hathway

Chief Operating Officer

Brian joined the company in 2003 following a distinguished career as a Pilot in the US Navy and later with United Airlines. His leadership and dedication were a big part…

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Brett Kadz

Brett Kadz

Sr. Vice President, Recruiting

Brett has been a staffing and human resources professional since 1998. What makes VanderHouwen unique is our value of long term relationships and going the extra mile to understand the…

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Kerry Chaney

Kerry Chaney

Vice President, Recruiting

Since 1999, Kerry has worked hard to develop many wonderful, long-term relationships by being a part of her candidates' careers from the beginning. She finds it exciting to watch careers…

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Deb Seifert

Deb Seifert

Director, Recruiting

Deb has been in the recruiting industry since 1997 and has a true passion for helping people further their careers. She strongly believes in networking and created the VanderHouwen Engineering…

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Alisha Murdock

Alisha Murdock

Lead Recruiter

Alisha joined the staffing industry in 2011 and found that recruiting is her calling. Alisha loves the interactions, relationships, and being able to constantly celebrate other people’s success with them.…

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Andrew Elder

Andrew Elder

Lead Recruiter

Andrew is an experienced Recruiter with a passion for technology. He is interested in reforming the recruiting perception from one of a necessary evil to one that facilitates both sides…

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Andrea Peer

Andrea Peer

Sr. Recruiter

Andrea has been in the staffing industry since 2000 and loves finding people their dream job. She has a knack for making connections and building trust with her candidates through…

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Tami Platt

Tami Platt

Sr. Recruiter

Tami has been in the staffing industry since 2008 and comes from an expert background of personalized customer service. Fulfilled by positively changing lives, she has an uncanny ability to…

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Brandon McIntire

Brandon McIntire

Sr. Recruiter

Since 2007, Brandon has been working with startups through Fortune 100 companies in client support, sales, and recruiting roles in the Portland Metro area. He began recruiting with VanderHouwen in…

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Charlie Baumann

Charlie Baumann

Sr. Recruiter

Charlie joined VanderHouwen in 2013 with a background in financial and technical recruiting. A job can be critical to a person’s life which is why Charlie firmly believes in making…

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Jenni Glatz

Jenni Glatz

Sr. Recruiter

Jenni is a native Oregonian and has been recruiting since 2006. Every day she is excited to assist people in their job search and career advancement. Jenni says there is…

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John Hamilton

John Hamilton

Sr. Recruiter

John is an Oregon State graduate and has been in technical recruiting since 1993. After living in Atlanta since 1998, John relocated to Portland to be closer to his family.…

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Brandon Birchem

Brandon Birchem

Sr. Recruiter

Brandon joined VanderHouwen in 2014 but prior to recruiting, he sharpened his interpersonal skills with over a decade in both the financial sector and retail marketing management. As a Recruiter,…

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Taylor Koll

Taylor Koll

Sr. Recruiter

Taylor began his career working for one of the largest mortgage lenders in the nation. Whether it’s helping someone find a new job, preparing them for an interview, or helping…

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Andrew Owen

Andrew Owen

Sr. Recruiter

Andrew is passionate about his family, wife, friends, and recruiting. He’s had a love affair with the recruiting business for many years and has been with VanderHouwen for most of…

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Kristin McIntire

Kristin McIntire

Sr. Recruiter

Kristin began recruiting in 2014 after years in higher education. Kristin loves recruiting because she gets to be a professional match maker – spending every day helping people find jobs…

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Diane Raeder

Diane Raeder

Sr. Recruiter

Diane has worked in the IT, telecommunications, and healthcare staffing industry since 2005. She brings hands-on experience in recruiting for the full spectrum of IT roles. Diane’s greatest passion is…

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Mary Lavin

Mary Lavin

Recruiter

Mary has been recruiting since 2011 and believes good stewardship, bright optimism, and a daily commitment are the key to success. Mary provides insight, guidance, and support throughout what can…

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Jon Allman

Jon Allman

Recruiter

Jon comes from an experienced background in customer service and sales from all over the US. After moving around to various states, he finally settled on the great Pacific Northwest.…

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Michelle Trump

Michelle Trump

Recruiter

Michelle began her career in the staffing industry in 2015 where she learned valuable sourcing and recruiting skills in a rapidly growing market. Before recruiting, Michelle enjoyed a diverse career…

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Ari Montgomery

Ari Montgomery

Recruiter

Ari came to VanderHouwen in 2016 from a diverse background of working for the Department of Justice and as an actor in the entertainment industry. She graduated from Portland State…

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Allie Gavette

Allie Gavette

Recruiter

Allie is excited to start her journey with the VanderFam and has a background in HR & recruiting. A proud native Portlander, Allie navigates the shelves of Powell’s City of…

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Evan Sowards

Evan Sowards

Recruiter

Evan loves new challenges! He likes to constantly challenge himself to be the best he can be in work and life. In his spare time, Evan hosts a well-known podcast…

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Max Crismon

Max Crismon

Recruiter

From an early age, Max knew he needed to work with people, but in what capacity? In college, Max studied Psychology and Communications and didn’t discover his love for Human…

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Denny McDonald

Denny McDonald

Recruiter

Denny is new to the staffing industry and comes from a background in psychology. He earned his Master’s degree in Psychology in 2014 and has since worked as a Therapist…

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Tammara Havens

Tammara Havens

Recruiter

Tammara lives by the motto: work hard, play hard. Tammara is a team player and enjoys working closely with people to get to know them on a personal level. Tammara…

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Mandy Killingsworth

Mandy Killingsworth

Recruiter

Mandy is a fresh and ambitious Recruiter who enjoys coming to work every day because of the gratitude it brings helping people achieve their career goals and dreams. A person's…

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Amanda Riedl

Amanda Riedl

Recruiter

Amanda is a Pacific Northwest native that grew up enjoying the outdoors. Every summer was spent camping and fishing with her family. Amanda is a firm believer in giving out…

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Casie Ewing

Casie Ewing

Recruiter

Casie has been in the IT staffing industry since 2005 and is most fulfilled when helping people grow professionally. Casie strives provide unmatched market and occupational expertise which keeps clients…

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Ashley Singer

Ashley Singer

Recruiter

Ashley moved to Portland from Scottsdale, Arizona in the summer of 2018 to continue her career in the staffing industry. Before moving, she worked for a large recruiting firm helping…

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Sara Powell

Sara Powell

Consultant Services Director

Sara has been a part of the IT staffing community since 1999. She has worked with consultants in the Pacific Northwest and has been a visible part of the IT…

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