staffing and recruiting

Meet the Team

Shelli Austin

Shelli Austin

Account Manager

​Unofficial Title: Baseball Mom​Shelli has been a dedicated Account Manager with Oaktree since 2005. If you have the privilege of knowing Shelli as one of our clients, then you know how thorough and dedicated she is to making sure your hiring managers are happy with OakTree's chosen talent for open positions. ...

Salina Ornelas

Salina Ornelas

Business Development Manager

Unofficial Title: SME of Office Candy​Salina is one of our Account Managers and has been with OakTree since July of 2018. The main function of her role is to diversify business by creating and nurturing relationships with both new and existing clients. Since we scored with adding Salina to our team, she has created many new part...

Ashley Riedesel

Ashley Riedesel

Recruiting Manager

Unofficial Title: Rule Follower​Ashley is one of our two Recruiting Managers. With this position, she gets to manage and mentor a team of IT Recruiters while doing some recruiting herself. Ashley started with us in November 2012 as a recruiter, and she has been killing it ever since.

Ryan Lauerman

Ryan Lauerman

Recruiting Manager

​Unofficial Title: Horse Whisperer​Ryan started with us in April 2019 as a recruiter and is now one of our two Recruiting Managers. He takes pride in working on employee development, optimizing team performance, promoting organizational citizenship behavior, maintaining a continual learning environment, and helping ...

Ben Owens

Ben Owens

Recruiting Specialist

​​Unofficial Title: Aspiring Professional Golfer - The market is tough right now...​Ben joined our Recruiting Team in August of 2021, and he has already seen a lot of success. He is talented at finding the right Candidates to fill our Clients' open position...

Kirsten Klein

Kirsten Klein

Recruiting Associate

​​​Unofficial Title: Clarissa's Mom​Kirsten joined the OakTree team in June of 2021, and she has dedicated herself to specializing in finding candidates for our open IT/Development jobs. Her expertise helps match qualified candidates to the company and position best fit for them."I en...

Rebecca Brewer

Rebecca Brewer

Internal Recruiting and Training Specialist

​​​​​Unofficial Title: LinkedIn Stalker​Rebecca joined our OakTree team in August of 2021. She has since helped connect IT professionals with roles that match their unique skillsets. She takes pride in advocating for their best interests while keeping in mind the needs of each client in the process. Rebecca graduate...

Ashley Daigle

Ashley Daigle

Recruiting Associate

​​​​Unofficial Title: Tenacious D! lol​Ashley has been with OakTree since August 2021. As a part of our Recruiting team, her main focus is to reach out and connect with professionals, helping them find new opportunities. Ashley graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 - Boomer!We asked A...

Gabe Dela Paz

Gabe Dela Paz

Recruiting Associate

​Unofficial Title: Gabe The Great​Gabe joined the OakTree Recruiting Team in August 2021, and he is a proud Oklahoma State Alum. He sources and recruits high-quality candidates for the biggest Oil & Gas companies in the US, and is currently working in our Non-IT department where he handles all kinds of job functions from Acc...

Lauren Mohar

Lauren Mohar

Recruiting Associate

​Unofficial Title: Lomo​Lauren joined our Recruiting Team in August 2021, and is already making moves! She specializes in all sectors outside of IT, including HR and Engineering & Manufacturing. She is passionate about helping her Candidates reach their potential and focuses on leading them down the right path to success.

Rebekah Chong

Rebekah Chong

Recruiting Associate

​​Unofficial Title: Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Enthusiast ​Rebekah joined our recruiting team in June of 2021 and she has been very successful with placing Candidates in the perfect role thus far. Before OakTree, Rebekah earned her BS in Business Management with an HR focus from the University of Tulsa. Her favorite ...

Riley Oatman

Riley Oatman

Recruiting Associate

​Unofficial Title: Cat Daddy​Riley joined our Recruiting Team in June of 2021. Prior to OakTree, he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at the University of Arkansas. In his own words, Riley is a really cool guitar-playing guy who is also mega chill, and he plays tennis! He currently works to help people take the next ste...

Shelby McGinnis

Shelby McGinnis

Recruiting Associate

​Unofficial Title: IT Matchmaker ​Shelby joined our OakTree Recruiting Team in September 2021, and she has started so strong! Her specialties within recruiting are placing qualified candidates in Data and Development roles. She enjoys learning about all that is encompassed in the development side of IT as it will help her place ...

Brian Hughes

Brian Hughes

Staffing Coordinator

​Unofficial Title: Bhug​It's Bhug! He has been helping free up his co-worker's time and make their jobs more efficient and enjoyable as our Staffing Coordinator since 2014. His responsibilities include anything administrative, organizational, and about as miscellaneous as it gets. We asked Brian what part of his job he en...

Dannie Neal

Dannie Neal

Billing and Onboarding Specialist

​​Unofficial Title: Billing Maestro & Onboarding Commander​Dannie has been with OakTree since May of 2019. She joined our team with the responsibility of handling the expenses and billing processes for clients, and since then she has taken on the role of overseeing the onboarding process for new hires.

Lisa Wilson

Lisa Wilson

President & CEO

​With a unique talent for motivating her team as well as having notable technical savvy, Lisa has been integral to the success of OakTree since day one. After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1986 with a Ba...

Phillip Wilson

Phillip Wilson

COO & General Counsel

​​​​Phil is our COO/General Counsel, and he joined OakTree in January of 2021. Before OakTree, he earned a Law Degree from Oklahoma City University graduating Magna Cum Laude. He was also a recipient of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Energy and Natural Resources Award for Outstanding Excellence. Phil was a SuperLawyer Rising Star in 2020. He ...

Cassie Ogorzalek

Cassie Ogorzalek

Chief HR Officer

​​​​​Unofficial Title: Crazy Dog/Cat Lady​Cassie has been with OakTree since 2003! She started as the Admin Assistant while she was in college, and as OakTree grew, so did her responsibilities. It's safe to say she may have done every job there is to be done with Oak...

Sarah King

Sarah King

Chief Sales & Recruiting Officer

​​​​Unofficial Title: Opinion Giver​Sarah has been with OakTree since 2003. She started as an intern while finishing her Marketing degree at OSU, and she hasn't left since! She is now our Chief Sales & Recruiting Officer where she manages the sales and recruiting teams. We asked Sarah what pa...

Debbie Snodgrass

Debbie Snodgrass

Payroll Administrator

​Unofficial Title: Payroll Queen​Debbie is the one who handles everyone's money, and she is great at it. By that we mean she is in charge of all of our payroll processing. Needless to say, her job is VERY important. Debbie has been with OakTree staffing since 1996, so she has seen it through its birth until now. She is a true or...

Sandra Monroe

Sandra Monroe

Accountant

​​​​Unofficial Title: Bean Counter & Die Hard​When it comes to numbers and finances, Sandra is the master. She has called OakTree her work home since 2004, and has contributed so much to our progress since. Her role within our accounting department is to analyze, report, and/or oversee all financial and accounti...

Eddie Hogue

Eddie Hogue

Information Technology

​Unofficial Title: IT Guy​Eddie has been our devoted information technologist with OakTree since 1999. With over 35 years of experience in the IT Industry, Eddie has expertise in development, infrastructure, engineering, strategic implementations, and project management. Eddie...