Roy S. Aboody, President

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background?
I have been in the staffing industry for over 20 years. My focus has always been on building long-term client relationships, learning all I can about them and their organization, so that we can find them the “right” people to help them grow and succeed.

Why do you love what you do?
We are in the business of “people” and I am someone who has always enjoyed meeting new people and connecting with the community. New Hampshire has always been about doing business with people you know and trust. The best part of my job is getting out there and learning about other local businesses and how we can partner with one another in a mutually beneficial way.

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to?
I enjoy cycling, especially along our beautiful seacoast, spending time with family and friends and volunteering for local non-profit organizations.

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know?
In the late 80’s, I worked on Wall Street. My wife and I met during that time in NYC. We were married in 1990 and moved to NH less than a year later and have never looked back.

What is your favorite quote?
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky.

Tricia-Marie Closs, Director of Operations

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background?
I joined the Staffing Sense team in December 2013 and began my career here in office administration and recruitment. Due to my previous work experience and interest in business operations management, I moved into an operations role that has led to my current position. I am most passionate about building a solid team and efficient systems that provide outstanding service to our customers as well as the larger community. I am also an UNH alumni, having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Go Wildcats!

Why do you love what you do?
Our team. As a small business, it’s very important to have an experienced and supportive team. We compliment each other well and operate with a high level of integrity in all we do. I’m very proud of the team we’ve built here. The work we do is important and fulfilling; we positively impact people, businesses and the community.

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to?
Doing something active, whether that’s a boxing class or going on a hike in this beautiful state. I also enjoy traveling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know?
I used to compete in Tae Kwon Do tournaments as a teenager.

What is your favorite quote?
It always seems impossible until it’s done. ~Nelson Mandela

Pam Patten, Staffing Manager

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background?
Experienced Staffing Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Recruiting and Staffing industry. Skilled in Management, Client Relations, Business-to-Business (B2B), Sales, and Business Development. Strong business professional with a Bachelor of Science – BS focused in Business Management / Human Resources from Plymouth State University.

Why do you love what you do?
I love the value we offer clients and the long-term relationships and partnerships we build with the local businesses. We recognize the importance of making the right fit, by understanding the company’s culture and work style.

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to?
I am cycling the seacoast, taking a run by the ocean, spending time with friends or watching my kids play sports.

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know?
I have an amazing twin sister and I have always wanted to go sky diving.

What is your favorite quote?
Dream it, believe it, achieve it

Michelle Stephen, HR Manager

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background?
Over the past 18 years I’ve been fortunate enough to have held administrative and HR-related positions within the staffing, financial and government contracting industries. I also served 4 years as an Operations Specialist in the US Navy, an experience that I am forever grateful for and will never forget. I have my BS in Psychology from the University of Houston Downtown and my MS in Human Resource Management from Southern New Hampshire University. I am a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and a part of the membership committee for the Seacoast Human Resources Association.

Why do you love what you do?
I love what I do because I have the pleasure of working with such an amazingly diverse group of passionate and dedicated individuals who come together every day with the goal of having a positive impact on the lives of our clients, employees and their families.

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to?
Outside of work I really try to keep things simple. Family, weekend trips to the farmers market, attempting (unsuccessfully most of the time) to keep my garden alive, experimenting in the kitchen, trips to the library and watching the same Disney movies over and over are normally on my agenda.

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know?
I love karaoke. Go Texans!

What is your favorite quote?
In every life we have some trouble, but when you worry you make it double, don’t worry, be happy. – Bobby McFerrin

Lisa Jean Archambault, Benefits Manager

Can you give us a brief description of your experience/background?
I have worked in the benefits field for 20 years. I started out working for an employee benefits broker and eventually moved into the Benefits Manager roll for a small and larger employer. As Benefits Manager I have helped create the benefit package being offered to our employees, worked closely with our broker to obtain quotes and rates, and provided claims and various services to our employees.

Why do you love what you do?
I take great pride and satisfaction in helping others. I also enjoy working with a successful and growing company that provides services to others.

When you aren’t working, what are you most likely up to?
I spend quite a bit of time in the company of my family and fiance. I like to read, swim, snowshoe, enjoy the outdoors, travel and I love a great meal.

What’s a fun fact about you that not many people know?
Here are two fun facts about me. I can body surf in the ocean like nobody’s business. I can also cross one eye while keeping the other straight. I learned to do this after witnessing one of my 7th grade teachers do this in class.

What is your favorite quote?
Be grateful and give thanks