Julie Wolfe - Partner
Julie navigates all things HR with an emphasis in compliance, employee relations and training. While companies often look to solve immediate problems, Julie comes to the table with swift resolutions and solutions to assist clients in running their businesses long term. TruHR provides clients a safety net so they feel comfortable assessing all employee topics.
Julie asks the right questions to create buy-in and provides unemotional, risk averse advice which has created a loyal client base that trust her with their most valuable investment: people. Julie is authentic and empathetic.
Julie loves to cook for her husband and enjoys traveling. Julie has a natural ability to make people feel comfortable. She welcomes people into her life and genuinely looks to help others.
Fun Fact: Julie is a twin!
Lisa Ornelas - Partner
Lisa brings real life experience to provide real life solutions. With an emphasis on compliance, employee relations and training, Lisa’s pragmatic approach brings integrity and simplicity to a process for her clients that can otherwise be daunting and hectic. These strategies build a better business community and clients become better employers. Lisa is able to lean on her down-to-earth demeanor to facilitate conversations about big picture business decisions.
It’s no doubt Lisa’s love for puzzles plays into her ability to navigate the complexity and moving parts of HR! With kindness at the helm, Lisa is passionate about carrying her strong values through her personal and professional life. She spends her free time with her family and dogs, and a good cup of coffee, of course.
Favorite business book: Good to Great
Jennifer Sprain - Senior HR Business Partner
Lauren Fisher - HR Business Partner
Lauren helps leaders of organizations understand the impact they have on the success of their employees. Lauren understands the importance of proactive and effective communication and leverages this skill set to strategize and execute effective employment decisions with a mutually beneficial outcome. Lauren loves delivering these services with a great team of professionals who support each other and have platforms to collaborate so all decisions are made with multiple perspectives in mind and expertise available.
Lauren is genuine and enthusiastic, spending much of her time with family. She loves making breakfast for her husband and six kids, weather at home or while camping. She is an avid beach goer and is able to finds balance by volunteering at her children’s school. With an interest in wine, let her know if you have a good recommendation!
Current Read: Start with the Why by Simon Sinek
Taryn Albright - HR Business Partner
Taryn strives to strengthen a company’s core and help leaders make confident and consistent decisions. She focuses on the balance in protecting a company and supporting its employees.
Taryn received a degree from California State University Long Beach with a focus in Human Resources. She appreciates the basics that create a solid structure for a company. She believes a strong company core enhances resilience, long term balance, stability and strength.
The same balance Taryn stands behind professionally, she strives for personally. She focuses on patience and positivity and recharges in nature through hiking with her dogs.
Free-time Find: Great Restaurants
Melissa Romig - HR Coordinator
Melissa is responsible for payroll and benefit initiatives. She has been able to pair her education with on-the-job experience, resulting in a well-rounded perspective of the HR process. Melissa is committed to results, applying an efficient process to her approach. Melissa’s honest and upbeat personality compliments the rest of her TruHR team, providing an outlook that supports the best interest of each client.
Melissa dedicates time to logic, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, enjoying finding various paths to solutions. She also loves hiking and mapping out trails to try. Melissa travels whenever possible, seeking new exciting adventures and coffee wherever she visits.
Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice
Landon Pinkard - HR Coordinator
Landon provides assistance on the administrative side of client operations by simplifying the complicated aspects of the workplace. Landon focuses on communicating information when obstacles are present and creating a sense of understanding with the logistics surrounding decisions. Landon continues his education in the study of the field, learning changing policies and compliance.
An avid sports fan, Landon and his friends won’t miss a Sunday game! He also enjoys listening to music, so recommendations are welcome! Landon is personable and easy to be around which is easy to see in his personal and professional conversations.
Recommended Podcast: Pardon My Take
Vianey Cifuentes - Consultant
Vianey provides workplace solutions to improve performance, reduce liability and increase profits. She is passionate about helping other business owners achieve success. She has experience leading the human resource functions in union and non-union environments. She enjoys partnering with leadership to identify gaps and advising management in organizational policy matters.
Vianey enjoys running and preparing for her next run/mud races. She enjoys spending her day at Disneyland with her two boys and is always on the hunt for the next best restaurant to try with her husband (Big foodies).
Fun fact: Loves growing her own veggies!
Laura Cox - Consultant
Laura’s goal is to understand organizational problems, and provide solutions and recommendations to meet those needs for employees and businesses alike. She is passionate about getting the little details right while making sure that the big picture goals are the main focus.
With 20+ years of progressive and lateral experience across HR fields, in both large and small organizations, Laura is prepared to tackle any HR challenge or opportunity you may have.
Her downtime hours are spent with her husband and two boys, and you might find her knee-deep in a home renovation if the timing is right. Or you might find her somewhere on a beach warm and sunny, as she a So Cal girl at heart.
Bucket list item: Seeing the Northern Lights (but being warm and cozy while doing so)
Denise Pinkett - Consultant
As a trusted human resources advisor Denise helps business scale and thrive by improving processes. From employee engagement to policies and practices to recruiting and retention, Denise helps business leaders create people practices that enhance the work of the organization while limiting risk. Denise is always looking for better ways to engage, equip and empower people and believes that employees are happiest when they are achieving their goals.
When she is not working you can find her at the beach or cooking while listening to a podcast.
Podcast in her ears: Baggage Reclaim – Natalie Lue & Women at Work – Harvard Business Review
Susan Schafer - Consultant
Susan is an expert at identifying process improvement to drive business outcomes and guiding teams toward exceeding those outcomes! Making HR approachable and understandable is her ultimate goal. By helping clients consistently solve their problems, Susan is able to provide tangible impact to the success of those firms.
On Sunday mornings you can usually find her walking with her dogs to Starbucks!
Podcast in her ears: The School of Greatness – Lewis Howes