Micki Schroeder, SHRM-CP, PHR
Founder, CEO, HR Geek
Micki brings with her decades of Human Resource experience and successful business acumen in both private and public sector employment, specializing in federal and state compliance, HR technology integration and varied levels of recruitment.
Other volunteer involvement includes; City of Chandler Employee Merit Review Board, Member, AZSHRM’s Conference Marketing Lead for both the Annual State Conference (August) and the Employment Law & Legislative Conference (Winter), Former Chairperson for the City of Maricopa Employee Merit Review Board and member of City of Maricopa’s Public Safety Personnel Retirement Board Member, Former Seton Catholic Preparatory High School, Parent Advisory Board Vice President, Former LinkedIn Coach for Career Connectors, AZ and more
In a former employment opportunity, she had the chance to work closely with homeless students as well as Native American tribes. Specialized populations, middle school and high school teens have always had a place in her heart, and she volunteers much of her time in these areas within her faith community.
Micki has enjoyed over 30 years of marriage to Mike. Together they have 4 beautiful children
Micki’s dedication in Human Resources stems over nearly two decades. Her passion goes beyond the basic fundamentals of the field including continuing education and community outreach. Her direct involvement, partnering with executive management and owners have demonstrated organizational growth and leadership engagement. She has supported organizations ranging from small private businesses to large public corporations.
In addition to Arizona, she has lived in Sunnyvale, CA, LaGrange, IL, and Beaverton, OR.
Ariana Petrides’ superpower is holistic care of our partners and their employees. She proudly utilizes her knowledge and experience in social work to ensure employee engagement is optimal and that business needs are met.
Ariana earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Northern Arizona University. During her time at NAU, Ariana received the Virginia Rae Kurner Memorial Scholarship and participated in two honor societies, Phi Alpha and Cardinal Key. After graduation, Ariana worked in child crisis environments and eventually left this opportunity to care for family needs during the COVID crisis of 2019. We are lucky to have her join us and benefit from our flexible work capabilities.
We count on Ariana to reach above and beyond expectations, as we’ve experienced this as part of her DNA!
After completing his studies at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business, having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with a minor in Kinesiology, Chris initially worked for Morgan Stanley and transitioned with them during the COVID 19 pandemic, working from home. During this time, he was authorized to assist as trusted and reliable resource to our team and to a few of our clients as well.
Chris is now assisting in a much broader capacity, completely taking over our internal financial process as we continue to grow our business. He is now taking extraordinary measures to better his knowledge base of HR compliance and payroll so that we may expand service to our clients as well.
Chuck Colella, SHRM-CP
Charles Colella is a customer focused Human Resources professional with a 10 year history as a Human Resource Business Partner in a post-secondary education environment. He has the capability and experience to successfully collaborate with many individuals and teams of varying backgrounds and multiple industries. Chuck is a self-starter and thrives in a fast paced environment. He prides himself on his strong prioritization, organization and management skills, while being analytical and detail oriented. He possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey and gather information from recruits, managers, VP/C-level executives and end users. Chuck has extensive experience with talent management, employee engagement, organizational development, and team effectiveness. He has a sound temperament, proven leadership skills and solid integrity.
Chuck enjoys working with our partners to help them identify path to their business success as well as discover alternate opportunities in order to extend our presence into new verticals within their industries.
Chuck holds a BS in Business Law and has achieved his MBA. Additionally, he holds the Society for Human Resource Management credentials of SHRM-CP with great pride as he continues to work toward continual re-certification.
While Chuck has moved his family out of AZ, he continues to support our team in various capacities.
Aidan Ballinger is brand new to the Human Resources field, with experience in Adobe, Autodesk, Microsoft, and Google programs. He is known to be an adaptable worker, and is quick to rise to any new challenges.
Aidan also spends his weekends working as an audio technician, running sound for the musicians and speakers as well as managing all audio equipment.
Aidan is a student at Arizona State University utilizing his well deserved full scholarship. His goal is to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Culture, with a minor in Business.
Organized and thorough, diligent and a keen understanding of HR Compliance. Currently seeking her degree in Computer Engineering. However, if we count the years of being “voluntold” which turned into volunteering at HR Conferences and events over the years, she just may to sit for the professional certification AND pass it! “I must have listened to her more than we both had imagined”.
Rebekah specializes in our internal processes, ensuring all client invoices are accurate, internal compliance are in order and that our team’s technology is secure. She anticipates our needs so that we can be there for you at full capacity. Some of the areas she has mastered in a VERY short time include, Hootsuite, Quickbooks, Accounting and Payroll, Google Suite, and of course, TCBS’s Amazon account!
Rebekah ensures we stay focused on each day’s priorities to our clients.