Meet The Team

Erin Carlson

Partner – Founder

If you talk to Erin, you will understand why she is also known as the “Energizer Bunny,” short and full of life! Erin has over 20 years of full cycle recruitment and account management experience, in agency and corporate environments. Those who have worked with her know she is transparent, direct and trustworthy. Erin’s true love of recruiting shines through as she will naturally coach you through your hiring need or desired career transition. She is a connector; in addition to recruitment ask her for great travel recommendations, wineries, or restaurants.

Tom Nordell

Partner – Founder

Tom, otherwise known as “Metro Rancher” due to blending his life living on a hobby farm with the urban side of the Twin Cities.  Tom offers 20 years of experience recruiting a blend of contract and direct hire. Tom has an uncanny ability to find the right person for the client’s need. Tom’s gregarious nature always shines through. He has an unparalleled track record of excellent service for his clients, both hiring managers and job seekers, they find him level headed and trustworthy.

Ben Brickson

Partner – Founder

Ben, otherwise knows as our “Human Calculator” due to his strong operational background. Ben brings 15 years of expertise in sales and recruiting. He has built trusted relationships with both clients and candidates alike. Whether you need a quick turnaround on a hire, or guidance finding a new project, Ben can assist you! He is as personable as they come, a true Midwestern guy. Ben enjoys golf, basketball and time with his family. After playing basketball for UND, Ben continues to follow their success.

Trevor Knutson

VP, Recruiting Solutions

With more than two decades of recruiting, consulting, and sales experience, Trevor brings a strong, consultative approach to the clients and candidates he partners with. With a mindset of good people helping good people; and a passion for connecting talent to opportunities, he brings a consistent and honest approach to whatever need you may have.  If you want to talk sports rather than business, he’s your guy with nearly two decades of coaching and a life long outdoors enthusiast there’s always a something to discuss.

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Connie Dodge


Connie is our true lover of nature, and people too! She has over 10 years in the Insurance/Wholesale area, she has made a career change into recruitment and has embraced this with open arms! Her personable approach and curiosity make her a genuine recruiter that truly enjoys getting to know the candidate. She will work to thoroughly understand your career goals. As you build this trusted relationship with her don’t forget to ask her for advice on camping, traveling to National Parks, skiing, golfing, or anything else adventurous outdoors. You will find Connie’s down to earth nature a breath of fresh air!

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Katie Anderson

Recruiting Consultant

Katie has over 25 years of professional experience including Business Systems Consulting, Project Management, Business Analyst, Help Desk Support, Call Center Design, and Purchasing/Supply Chain Management from Technology to Education. She is a true people person and can effectively communicate with people no matter what their professional experience may be. Katie is honest and trustworthy, she believes that professional happiness has a positive impact on every aspect of life.  She will put her best efforts in to finding the right fit for candidates and clients. She loves seeing people happy! In her free time, Katie enjoys time with family and friends, being by the water (especially the ocean) in warm sunny places. She also loves to golf (even though it doesn’t always love her back!).

Molly Luster

Recruiting Consultant

Molly is known for her fun, witty, hardworking and contagious personality. She has 4+ years of agency recruitment and excels at understanding the requirements of her candidates. With a degree in Communication and 16+ years of Operations Management experience in Corporate America, she is well versed in helping you identify talent for your needs. Away from work you will find her watching one of her three children at their sporting events, golfing or enjoying time away with her husband or friends. Vacationing on beautiful sandy beaches is what she looks forward to every year.

Matt Carlson

Office Manager

Matt is our Office Manager who manages the fun of invoices, taxes and all things numbers. A skill not often loved by most recruiters we are thankful he is here to keep the books! His work allows the rest of us to stay the course in finding top talent for our clients. Matt is friendly, patient and maybe just a bit sarcastic, he embraces life with an attitude for fun. When not crunching numbers you will find him running his own business or enjoying life at a golf course, baseball field, traveling or on the water.