Auburn/Opelika Staff

Rita Underwood

Rita Underwood

Branch Manager

runderwood@staffing-connections.com

A Detroit native with over twenty-five years of human resources, customer service, and management experience, Rita joined the Staffing Connections team in 2018. She brings extensive knowledge, extraordinary dedication to her goals, and a passion to succeed to her position as Recruiting Specialist at our Opelika branch. When she’s not at work, Rita loves to travel, cook, and watch horror movies.

Ashlynn Smith

Ashlynn Smith

Recruiting Specialist

asmith@staffing-connections.com

Ashlynn was born and raised in Valley, Alabama. She joined the Staffing Connections in 2019 as an onsite specialist before moving to a recruiting specialist shortly thereafter. Ashlynn’s bright and outgoing personality has helped her build and maintain strong relationships with Staffing Connections clients, as well as develop an affinity with her employees. Her several years in customer service have helped her become an integral member of the Opelika team as they continue to grow. When Ashlynn is not at work, she enjoys baking, going on spontaneous adventures, and spending time with her two beautiful children.

Whitnee Underwood

Whitnee Underwood

Staffing Assistant

wunderwood@staffing-connections.com

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Whitnee joined the Staffing Connections team in 2018. Her Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies has helped hone her social scientific skills in all areas of discourse, rhetoric, conflict management, and international & intercultural communication. As a staffing assistant, Whitnee primarily assists with recruiting efforts; however, she is also responsible for payroll, unemployment, and employment verifications. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing video games, traveling, listening to music and attending concerts.