Teresa Katubig,CPP President & CEO
Jennifer Romito,CPP Staffing Payroll Manager
Missy Payne, Staffing Specialist
Marcey Poshard,CSP Director of Southern Illinois Operations
Nicole Walls,CSP Staffing Specialist
Sara Gerstner, CSP Regional Director of Operations
Nicole Kline,CSP Regional Director of Operations
Kim Haag,CPP Director of Payroll Services
Monica Traughber,CPP Implementation and Timekeeping Specialist
Mia Friederich, Talent Attraction Manager
Lauren Luebbers, Placement Support
Alex Kostansek, Placement Support
Amanda Majewski, Business Development
Brittany Luttrell, Placement Support
Larissa Huels, Staffing Specialist
Melissa Woods,CSP Staffing Specialist
Nathan McKinney, Front Desk
Erin Kopec, Marketing Support Administrator
Connie Martin, Business Development
Erin Griffith,FPC Payroll Specialist
Ashley Green, Business Development
Kirstie Straeter, Staffing Specialist
David Cozad, Business Development
Rachel Garrett, Payroll Specialist
Beth Marlay, TeamSource Area Manager
Tracey Glenn, Business Development
Darnicia Darden, Staffing Support
Lauren Aebischer, National Business Development
Ruonan Lu, Payroll Tax Administrator
Jami Knautz, Administrative Payroll Support
Amanda Jones, Payroll Specialist
Teresa Katubig is the President and CEO of Extra Help and Extra Help Payroll Services. She opened Extra Help in 1995 and started Extra Help Payroll Services in 2001. After earning her Bachelor of Science in accounting in May 1993, Teresa went on to become a Certified Public Accountant.Teresa also earned her Certified Payroll Professional certificate in October 2012.
In 2003, she earned her Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification, a title she continues to hold today. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the Southern Illinois Personnel Management Association (SIPMA). Active in the Southern Illinois Rotary Club since 2003, Teresa served as their President in 2006-2007. She is also a member of many Chambers of Commerce in Southern Illinois, including Marion, Carbondale and Herrin.
With the 2007 expansion of Extra Help into the Metro East and St. Louis markets, Teresa is now a member of the Edwardsville-Glen Carbon, Belleville, River Bend Growth Association and Highland Chambers of Commerce. Extra Help has been recently certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Teresa is a member of the National Association Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She has also joined the Regional Chamber & Growth Association (RCGA), the St. Louis chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Human Resource Managers Association (HRMA), and the National Human Resource Association (NHRA).
Teresa takes pride in volunteering throughout the community. She serves meals at the homeless shelter, and works with various committees to benefit the Heart Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the American Cancer Society Heartwalk. Recycling is also one of her passions; Teresa heads up the committee to organize and promote Recycling in Williamson County Illinois.
Teresa is married to Bob Katubig and has two children, Tony and Jessica Stearns. Teresa and Bob enjoy boating, traveling, St. Louis Cardinals baseball and just hanging out with friends.
Jennifer Romito has been with Extra Help since May 2007. She started as a Staffing Specialist and in September 2007 moved up to Payroll Manager for employment services. Jennifer processes payroll for all temporary associates placed at Extra Help’s many client locations. In October 2012 Jennifer completed her certificate for a Certified Payroll Professional. Before coming to Extra Help, Jennifer spent 10 years working her way up through the ranks of Circuit City. Her last position was Inventory Control
Manager where she was responsible for the millions of dollars in inventory in the distribution center. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Missy Payne has been working as a Staffing Specialist for Extra Help at the Marion office since April 2008. She has 15 years experience as a Human Resource Representative with specific concentrations in training and development, employee recruitment, and employee relations and benefits. Missy has an Associate in Arts from John A. Logan College and majored in workforce education and development at Southern Illinois University. She has served as both Treasurer and Secretary of the Southern Illinois Personnel Management Association (SIPMA). An avid Cardinals fan, Missy enjoys spending her free time watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball games.
Marcey Poshard came to Extra Help in August 2005 and has more than 15 years of comprehensive experience in interviewing, hiring, training and benefit administration.In April 2012 she earned her Certified Staffing Specialist certification. While her expertise is in workers’ compensation/claims management, Marcey is also proficient in the areas of unemployment, loss prevention and safety management. While working as a Human Resource Manager, she managed and administered FMLA policies, wrote Affirmative Action Plans, and responded to EEOC claims. In her spare time, Marcey enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and sitting outside while enjoying a good book.
Nicole Walls joined Extra Help in June 2009 as a Staffing Specialist and has more than 15 years of professional experience in office administration. In January 2013 she successfully passed her CSP to become a Certified Staffing Specialist. She takes pride in providing human resource support and placing the most qualified individuals for Extra Help’s clients. Nicole has an Associate in Business. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, throwing darts, and spending time with family and friends.
Sara Gerstner joined the Extra Help team in 2008 and focuses on employee recruiting, placement, unemployment and workers’ compensation. She obtained a Bachelor’s in accounting in 2005 from Ohio Northern University. In February 2012 Sara earned her Certified Staffing Specialist certification. After graduation, Sara joined Build-A-Bear Workshop® where she handled HR functions in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of Europe. Her responsibilities included compensation, benefits administration, and the development and implementation of a Human Resources Information System, including employee self-serve. Sara spends the majority of her weekends at regional racetracks supporting her family’s dirt track, late-model racing teams.
Nicole Kline joined the Extra Help team in 2007 and helped opened the doors of Extra Help’s Edwardsville office and the office in downtown St. Louis. She graduated from St. Louis University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in marketing and then went to work for the St. Louis Cardinals in the promotions department. In 2008, Nicole earned her M.B.A. with Magna Cum Laude honors from St. Louis University. Nicole most recently in February 2012 earned her Certified Staffing Specialist certification. She and her husband Brian currently live in Glen Carbon with their golden retriever Charlie and daughter Madison. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with friends and family, and cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Kim Haag came to Extra Help in October of 2005 as an advanced Payroll Specialist. Within a year, she became the Director of Payroll Services. Kim has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of accounting and payroll. She has specialized in coal mining operations, manufacturing and governmental audits. Kim has vast knowledge in all areas of payroll and accounting. Kim recently completed her certification for a Certified Payroll Professional in October 2012. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and gardening.
Monica Traughber has been with Extra Help since June 2008. She currently works with the payroll team as a Payroll Specialist. Monica is a graduate from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale with a Bachelor’s in financial management. While in school, Monica was awarded several scholarships, including one for being one of the top three students going into a vocational field. She has held jobs in the pharmaceutical industry and in the bookkeeping department at a local financial institution. In October 2012 Monica completed her certification as a Certified Payroll Professional. In her free time, Monica enjoys listening to music and traveling.
Talent Attraction Manager – Edwardsville
Mia Friederich is Extra Help’s Metro East Talent Attraction Manager. She is responsible for recruiting qualified applicants for Extra Help’s open positions. Mia takes pride in delivering her clients the most qualified candidates possible. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. Her career in recruiting began as a Volunteer Services Assistant for the American Red Cross. In that position, Mia was responsible for recruiting and training volunteers in the St. Louis, St. Charles and Metro East areas. In her free time, she continues to volunteer for the American Red Cross, and is a coach for the 7th and 8th grade All Saints Academy Cheerleading Squad.
Lauren Lubbers has been working as placement support in Extra Help’s Edwardsville office since 2010. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s in accounting. Lauren always delivers great customer service to Extra Help’s applicants as she guides them through the application process. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, shopping, writing and being outdoors.
Alex Kostansek joined Extra Help in 2007 and does placement support at the Edwardsville office. She works directly with Extra Help’s applicants to ensure a smooth application process. Alex is in the process of earning her bachelor’s degree at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. In her free time, she enjoys boating and traveling.
Amanda Majewski is a member of the Business Development team and helps build relationships with clients across Southern Illinois. Prior to joining Extra Help, she worked for three years in the banking industry, focusing on new account acquisition and customer retention. Amanda’s willingness to listen and provide individualized service helps her deliver great HR solutions to our clients. She is involved in the community and is currently a member of the Heartland Rotary Club. Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in finance. She enjoys spending time on her parents’ farm, running, working out, shopping and visiting with friends.
Brittany Luttrell has worked in Extra Help’s Marion office since October 2010. She manages the front desk, answers incoming calls, schedules appointments, and helps applicants through the placement process. Brittany currently attends John A. Logan College. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, being outside and listening to music.
Larissa Huels has been doing placement support in Extra Help’s Edwardsville office since June 2008. She managed the front desk, answers incoming calls, schedules appointments and guides applicants through the placement process. In July 2012 Larissa has joined our St. Louis office as a Staffing Specialists. Larissa has a bachelor’s in psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In her free time, Larissa enjoys being on Carlyle Lake with family and friends.
Melissa Woods has been working for Extra Help, Inc. in our downtown St. Louis office since 2011 as one of our Staffing Specialists. She began her professional career working at Walgreens as a Manager. While working there she gained valuable skills such as customer service, management experience and interviewing skills. This experience has provided Melissa with the skills she needs to be successful at Extra Help, Inc. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, and photography.
Nathan McKinney has been with Extra Help, Inc. since June of 2011. Nathan plays a crucial part in our Edwardsville, IL office taking care of the front desk. Nathan’s experience in management and customer service is key to his success with our company. He received his Associates of Science degree from Lewis and Clark Community College and is currently enrolled in their Nursing program. Nathan enjoys the outdoors, going camping, canoeing, and hiking.
Erin Kopec has worked as the Marketing Support Administrator with Extra Help, Inc. since November of 2011. Her role is to develop target marketing plans, provide interaction for our social media websites, and develop e-mail marketing campaigns. Erin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has had many years experience in customer service, public speaking, and relationship building. Her prior work experience includes banking and higher education. In her free time she enjoys exercising, boating, and spending time with family and friends.
Connie Martin joined our Southern Illinois office in December 2011. She is part of our Business Development team. She will be responsible for business retention and development in the Southern Illinois region.
Connie brings over 15 years of management experience in multi-million dollar businesses with an emphasis on sales, marketing, purchasing and human resources. Her experience in start-up operations and turnaround projects; resulting in company successes and record earnings will help her be a successful addition to Extra Help. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities and reading a good book.
Erin Griffith, FPC
Erin Griffith joined our Southern Illinois office in April 2012. She was hired with our payroll company as a Payroll Specialist assisting in all facets within the payroll service department such as payroll processing, and garnishments. In October 2012 she completed her Fundamental Payroll Certification and is looking forward to completing her Certified Payroll Professionals certificate.
Erin holds an Associate’s Degree from Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Her experience in accounts payable and customer service will give her the skills to help our clients with their payroll needs. Erin enjoys spending time with family and friends, any outdoor activity, and New Orleans Saints football.
Business Development-St. Louis
Ashley Green joined our Business Development team in June 2012. She is responsible for new business development, retention, and sales in our St. Louis market.
Ashley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication from McKendree University and a Master’s Degree from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale. Her previous experience in recruiting, radio, and working with collegiate and professional athletics will help her be successful in connecting with potential clients, helping businesses maximize their output, and promoting our services. Ashley enjoys serving in the community through Clayton/Ladue Rotary and is an active volunteer at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. In her free time she enjoys golfing, running, spending time with friends and family and finding new things to love about St. Louis.
Kirstie Straeter joined our Edwardsville, IL location on June 25, 2012. She takes pride in providing human resource support and placing the most qualified individuals for Extra Help’s clients.
Kirstie’s responsibilities are to help assist in the screening of our applicants, handling any employee issues and placing employees in suitable positions for our clients. Kirstie graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Human Resources Management. Her HR knowledge and experience multi-tasking will help her have success as a staffing specialist within our company. Kirstie enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends in her free time.
David Cozad joined our Edwardsville, IL. location in August 2012. He is a new addition to our Business Development team. His responsibilities will include: business retention, development and sales in the St. Louis Metro-East market. He will primarily be focusing on building new business relationships within the communities.
David’s experience in business development, account management, contract negotiation, and customer service will help him be successful in not only growing our company but increasing awareness in the Metro East. He is an avid sports fan, active in the community and serves as Alderman for the city of O’Fallon, IL.
Rachel Garrett joined our Southern Illinois office in August 2012. She was hired with our payroll company as a Payroll Specialist assisting in all facets within the payroll service department such as payroll processing, and garnishments. Rachel assists in processing payroll for hundreds of companies nationwide.
Rachel holds a Bachelor’s Degree. Her experience building relationships and customer service will give her the skills to help our clients with their payroll needs. Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends, and watching her kids play soccer.
Darnicia Darden joined our St. Louis location in September 2012. Darnicia will be working with our staffing specialists to provide exceptional customer service by greeting individuals as they enter the office and supporting our clients in recruiting new applicants.
Darnicia is currently attending Fontbonne University with a double major focusing on Fashion Merchandising and Business Administration. Darnicia works with our applicants, scheduling appointments, screenings and assisting in recruiting events as needed.
In her free time Darnicia enjoys community service, zumba and outdoor activities.
TeamSource Area Manager
Beth Marlay joined the Extra Help team in January 2013 after the eNet acquisition in Columbia, MO. Beth worked for eNet Payroll Services as the Payroll and Tax Manager for over 4 years.
Beth will be continuing to service payroll clients in Missouri as the TeamSource Area Manager for Extra Help Payroll Services. She will continue to oversee processing of numerous payrolls, and keep in close communication with clients on payroll procedures and regulation updates.
Beth’s holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Accounting from Central Missouri State University. Her experience with tax forms, accounting software, and processing forms with the IRS and State will help her to be great value of our team.
Business Development-Southern Illinois <
Tracey Glenn joined our Business Development team in December 2012. Tracey will be working in our Southern Illinois market to help develop business and also maintain retention efforts with our current clients.
Tracey has years of experience in marketing including advertising, public relations and media strategies. Tracey most recently served as County Commissioner for Williamson County, the first woman ever elected to the board. She has experience in organizing and maintaining programs as well as implementation as she co-chaired the start-up of the county’s first formal recycling program, “Recycle Williamson County.”
With Tracey’s knowledge and experience she will be a great asset to our growing company. Tracey enjoys networking with other professionals and business owners and government relations. When Tracey is not working or volunteering she enjoys running 5ks and reading Joel Osteen books.
National Business Development
Lauren Aebischer joined our National Business Development team in February 2013. She will be working to identify business development opportunities and working with current clients for continued success.
Lauren has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from Saint Louis University. Her education and experience in customer service will add value to our team. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and attending sporting events.
Payroll Tax Administrator
Ruonan Lu joined our Southern Illinois office in March 2013. She works with our payroll company as the Payroll Tax Administrator. She is responsible for compliance regulations and payroll taxes.
Ruonan has a Master of Accountancy with experience preparing over 100 tax returns for both individuals and corporations. She has experience filling all the assigned sales and payroll taxes and performed detailed internal control testing. Her skills in accounting, payroll and taxes will be a great addition to our payroll team. In her free time she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Administrative Payroll Support
Jami Knautz joined our Southern Illinois office in March 2013. She works with our payroll company supporting the payroll and office functions. Jami will work with the Payroll Specialists by performing payroll and administrative duties.
Jami has a certificate in Medical Office Administration from Rockvalley College and has extensive experience in customer service, scheduling and inbound calls. She enjoys spending time with family and traveling in her free time.
Amanda Jones joined our Southern Illinois office in April 2013. She was hired with our payroll company as a Payroll Specialist assisting in all facets within the payroll service department such as payroll processing, garnishments and providing customer service to new and current clients. Amanda assists in processing payroll for hundreds of companies nationwide.
Amanda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her experience building relationships and customer service will give her the skills to help our clients with their payroll needs. Amanda enjoys reading, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.