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Owner, President

Lesley is the owner of Strategic Recruiting Services, LLC. As a business owner for over 30 years, she brings a strategic focus, vision, and mature judgment when she partners with clients.

Lesley was the founder and President of StaffPro America, a staffing firm. Her company received numerous awards, including Corp! Magazine's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. After StaffPro, Lesley decided to sell the company and turn her focus on the staffing needs of small to mid-sized companies.

Lesley serves on the Advisory Board for MichBusiness and is a Trusted Adviser for Vistage, Michigan. She serves as a member of the Vision Clarification Team and the Nominating Committee for her church in Brighton, Michigan. Michigan. Lesley completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in 2016, and she will be leading the Executive Leadership Team for the Pink Fund in 2017.



Director of Recruiting & Development

Tricia Rutherford is our Director of Recruiting. She is a well-rounded and knowledgeable recruiter. Her vast experience ranges from sales, management, marketing, and even radio. She studied at Northwestern University in Iowa. Her favorite thing about recruiting is being able to make connections between employee and employer. Her motto is: Synergy builds momentum and strength.

Home life is full with a husband, two children, and two adopted cats. Tricia and her oldest son partake in local theater together around Midland. She spends her free time volunteering at Christian Celebration Center as a motivational speaker. She gives back to her community by helping women in the community find their gifts, strengths and goals in life.



Charli Canaday received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Africana Studies from Wayne State University in 1999. She is currently working on her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources.  Charli brings with her a wide range of experience, including human resources, customer service and account management. She thrives in high-volume recruiting and relationship building.

Charli lives in Southfield, MI with her husband, mother, two sons and two dogs, Ziggy and Taco. Outside of family, her passion is serving her community through volunteering, particularly non-profits supporting women and children.

Charli lives each day with one word, “Smile.” 



Office Administrator


Kristina St Charles lives in the small town of Milan with her three children: two boys and one girl. She also shares her home with an adopted dog and cat. Kristina has a large extended family made larger with their unique pets like birds, lizards, snakes, and horses. Being around animals has helped teach her valuable life lessons and responsibilities that have lead her to success.

Kristina also shares a love for the outdoors and the little details in life. Her skills in problem solving and her attention to detail lead her to her career in accounting.

The motto she lives her life by is: "You should never regret anything in life. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience."

Marketing Coordinator

Bianca is currently a student at Eastern Michigan University studying the Media and Journalism with a minor in marketing. She is an honor roll student with interests in rugby, music, and writing.

She started her college career at Saginaw Valley State University studying education. After studying for two years, she found her true passion in a more creative field.

Bianca has worked for several years as an assistant teacher and has joined the team at SRS to fit her new major.

HR Consultant

Anathea has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources, benefit plan development, compensation, and organizational structure.

She currently works as a Senior H.R Consultant for Strategic Recruiting Services as well as VP of HR for Symphony Living Services and prior to that spent 12 years as the VP of Human Resources and 2 years as the Executive Director of an inpatient hospice organization in Michigan.

Ms. Collar has experience in both for profit and not for profit organizations and integration of multiple cultures in to one. Ms. Collar was recognized for her work as a recipient of the 2011 HR Executive of the Year (for Non-profits with 100 - 500 employees) given by the American Society of Employers.