Meri & JohnFounders
Meri and John Burton founded Emerald Staffing in 1978 – They have mentored many great professionals throughout the years. Their honest and dedicated approaches to business are the building blocks which shaped Emerald’s foundation and success!
Fun Fact: They met in grade school and have been together for over 70 years – They speak on the phone every Emerald work day at 9am
What do you enjoy about the Staffing and Recruiting industry? After nearly 40 years in staffing and recruiting with Emerald, what I enjoy the most is being that helping hand. To help the job seeker land their perfect career and our corporate clients to build meaningful and productive teams.
Share your favorite hang-out spot in Oregon? Dead tie! Bend and Astoria Ore!
It is pizza time… What kind of pizza do you order? Straight up – Pepperoni with olive oil base with thin crust. This way I can eat more!
You are the biggest fan of what game/sport? We all know I do not watch sports! Trick question!
What are your favorite dancing shoes? Flip Flops!
Your spirit animal is? According to our friends at Google, my spirit animal is a deer. I am going against the research, and I am definitely an otter. Little known fact, the otter is the golden retriever of the sea.
What do you enjoy about the Staffing and Recruiting industry? I love developing long lasting relationships with our local clients and candidates. Finding a great employee or a new career can be stressful, our dedicated team of recruiters and support staff work hard to streamline the process.
Share your favorite hang-out spot in Oregon? Short Sands beach, just south of Cannon.
What is your favorite hot sauce? Secret Aardvark’s Habanero Hot Sauce (red label).
You are the biggest fan of what game/sport? Rip City!
What is your go-to movie?Easy, it is The Wedding Singer.
Choose your spirit animal? Squirrel!
AngelaStaffing & Recruiting Consultant
What do you enjoy about Staffing and Recruiting industry? I love talking with candidates, getting to know them and their career journey. It’s so rewarding connecting candidates with positions that align with their career goals and knowing I’ve made a difference for the candidate and client.
Share your favorite hang-out spot in Oregon? I like getting away and going to Newport Beach. Otter Rock is my favorite spot!
What is your favorite food? Tacos! Always up to try new taco places around Portland!
You are the biggest fan of what game/sport? Anything the Oregon State Beavers are playing!
What is your go-to movie? 50 first dates I could watch over and over. I like any comedy and anything with Adam Sandler.
Your spirit animal is? A llama, laying in the sun all day doesn’t sound like a bad gig.
MadyStaffing & Recruiting Consultant
What do you enjoy most about the staffing and recruiting industry? There is so much joy out of meeting new people every day and be a resource for them in their job-hunting journey. I also value building relationships with our clients and finding the right candidates to join their team.
Share your favorite foodie spots in Oregon? My hometown is Beaverton so if you are ever in the area, these are my recs:
Breakfast: Sunrise Bagels
Lunch BGs Food Cartel
Late Night Grub: Shake Shack
You are the biggest fan of what game/sport? Any University of Oregon team, go Ducks!
What are your favorite dancing shoes? My bare feet! In the wintertime though I will go with some thick fuzzy socks.
Your spirit animal is? Melman, the giraffe from Madagascar.
What would be your Hogwarts house? I’m in Hufflepuff!
MargaretStaffing & Recruiting Consultant
KatyClient Relations – HR | Accounting
What do you enjoy about staffing? Every client is unique, and every job is different… The diversity is what makes this job a world of its own. My team is the best; we get the job done, jam out to our favorite tunes, and have little bit fun.
Share your favorite hang-out spot in Oregon? The Highland Stillhouse in Oregon City.
What’s your go-to movie? Point Break, it has everything you need in a movie!
You are the biggest fan of what game/sport? I’m from Minnesota… Hockey, Go Wild!
What are your favorite dancing shoes? My very comfy, dirty vans.
Choose your spirit animal? Three-Toed Sloth; I love trees and hanging around.
DomiOperations & Recruiting Assistant
Coco ChanelPeople Partner
Favorite Food: Bugs
Favorite Activity: Long walks on the beach
Favorite Holiday: Christmas, so much wrapping paper!
AuggieDirector of First Impressions
Favorite Food: Whatever Goose doesn’t eat
Favorite Activity: Playing with my pal Goose
Favorite YouTube: Throwing My Dogs a Pool Party
Favorite Food: Ice cream
Favorite Activity: Singing to the community
Favorite Holiday: Cinco de Mayo
Favorite Food: Everything…Especially grilled cheese sandwiches
Favorite Activity: Playing with my pal Auggie
Favorite YouTube: Funny Guilty Dog Video Compilation (Best of 2016)
Favorite Food: Frozen bananas with peanut butter
Favorite Activity: Greeting all the people
Fondest Puppy Moment: Chasing the sprinkler
Favorite Food: Greenies Treats
Favorite Activity: Playing fetch
Favorite Time of Year: Winter with snow
Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite Activity: Playing with toys
Fondest Puppy Moment: Chasing bugs
Favorite Food: Mice
Favorite Activity: Attacking (enabling) John
Favorite YouTube: Sad Cat Diaries
Favorite Food: Everyone’s scraps
Favorite Activity: Snuggling under the covers
Favorite Time of Year: Winter!
Sookie MaeMeal Mixologist
Favorite Food: Butter
Favorite Activity: Running rampant throughout the house at 1:00AM
Favorite YouTube: Bird Sounds and Squirrels Extravaganza
Favorite Food: Paper
Favorite Activity: 9pm perimeter check
Favorite Time of Year: Halloween, it was my adoption day!