McDonough Staff

Kim Day

Kim Day

Branch Manager

kday@staffing-connections.com

 Originally from Michigan, Kim relocated to Georgia twenty-two years ago. She brings twenty-plus years’ experience in management, customer service, and recruiting to Staffing Connections. Her idea of customer service is to far exceed customers’ expectations and to maintain strong organizational dynamics for smooth and detail-oriented operations. In her free time, Kim attends car shows with her husband Danny, showing their classic Camaros. She also helps to plan charity car shows raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America. Kim loves spending time with her family and friends at the lake and the pool.

Royce Gurnell

Royce Gurnell

Business Development Specialist

rgurnell@staffing-connections.com

Royce, originally from St. Louis, moved to Georgia fifteen years ago. His upbeat attitude and passion for people have enabled him to excel as the business development specialist for the McDonough branch. He brings many years of in-depth client relations experience to the Staffing Connections team and is highly active in the local Chambers of Commerce and other civic organizations. Royce’s creative abilities shine as he maintains client relations, which often takes the form of impromptu gifts for new or prospective clients. In his spare time, Royce can be found at the gym or outside, spending time with his wife and children.

Julia Martin

Julia Martin

On-Site Manager

jmartin@staffing-connections.com

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Julia moved to the Atlanta area approximately five years ago. She has over sixteen years of rigorous customer service experience, mostly in call center settings. Her excellent work ethic, attention to detail, and positivity make her a great asset to the McDonough team. Some of her duties as on-site manager include recruiting, conducting interviews, directing orientations, and completing payroll. When she isn’t at work, she can be found spending time with family and friends, reading, singing, cooking, or playing basketball.

Jennifer Bove

Jennifer Bove

Compliance/Recruiting Specialist

jbove@staffing-connections.com

Jennifer began working for Staffing Connections in 2016 after working in customer service and sales for many years. Her strict attention to detail and organizational skills make her a perfect fit for her current role as Compliance and Recruiting Specialist, and her friendliness and warmth has made her a wonderful addition to the team. Jennifer is also fluent in American Sign Language, and has been able to interpret, volunteer, and teach others to learn and appreciate the language. When Jennifer is not at work, she loves reading, crocheting, and spending time with her husband and children. She and her family love to be outdoors and are currently building their dream home.

Tia Bethea

Tia Bethea

Recruiting Specialist

tbethea@staffing-connections.com

Originally from North Carolina, Tia moved to Georgia approximately eleven years ago. Since she has over ten years of customer service and healthcare management experience, she has proven herself a wonderful addition to the McDonough team. She constantly strives to ensure that each client receives excellent service and specialized attention. In her spare time, Tia loves to attend bowling events, concerts, and spend time with her family.

Keelian Brooks

Keelian Brooks

Recruiting Specialist

kbrooks@staffing-connections.com

Originally from North Carolina, Tia moved to Georgia approximately eleven years ago. Since she has over ten years of customer service and healthcare management experience, she has proven herself a wonderful addition to the McDonough team. She constantly strives to ensure that each client receives excellent service and specialized attention. In her spare time, Tia loves to attend bowling events, concerts, and spend time with her family.

Sarah Higginbotham

Sarah Higginbotham

Senior Recruiting Specialist

shigginbotham@staffing-connections.com

Originally from Southern California, Sarah has called Georgia home for the past four years. Since she joined the McDonough Staffing Connections team in 2017, she has proven herself an efficient and innovative recruiter. With a background in business litigation, family law, and human resources, her knowledge and experience is both vast and invaluable. When she’s not at work, Sarah loves to explore the outdoors and enjoys fishing, hunting, and camping.

Martie Hawkins

Martie Hawkins

Staffing Assistant

mhawkins@staffing-connections.com

Originally from Arkansas, Martie and her husband moved to Georgia over thirty-six years ago. Since she joined the Staffing Connections team in 2016, Martie’s extensive background in consulting, training, and customer service has made her an invaluable part of the McDonough branch. In her role as Staffing Assistant, she is primarily responsible for overseeing the front desk, assisting candidates with pre-registration and eDocuments, and managing all other forms of inbound communication. Outside of Staffing Connections, Martie loves spending time with family, crocheting, reading, working on puzzles, and showing her 1969 Camaro at car shows with her husband.

Iyanna Washington

Iyanna Washington

On-Site Coordinator

iwashington@staffing-connections.com

Iyanna is a Georgia native and currently resides in Spalding County. She has over twelve years of customer service experience in a wide variety of areas ranging from retail environments and call centers to law enforcement. She is currently a senior at Valdosta State University, majoring in Organizational Leadership. Iyanna’s dream is to ultimately become a Human Resource Manager or Training Coordinator, and her team spirit and great work ethic will ensure her success. During her spare time, Iyanna loves to read, cook, shop, and spend time with family and friends.