Meet Our Team

Kristen Kruger

Talent Wizard

I have been matching talent to opportunity for over 15 years.  I have had the privilege to work as a member of the HR team for some tremendous organizations that span from manufacturing to fashion, from childcare to high-tech. 

I enjoy the puzzle-like challenge of finding just the “right” candidate to satisfy the position requirements.  Working at Amy Cell Talent affords me the opportunity to serve several different clients at one time, particularly in the fast-paced world of start-ups!  I appreciate the opportunity to bring new talent into, and retain talent in, the great state of Michigan (particularly Ann Arbor- Go Blue!)!

Kristen Kruger

Her favorite family vacation spot in Michigan...

I recently had the opportunity to go on a “circle tour” of Lake Michigan.  After departing Ann Arbor, we stopped in Chicago to see the Tigers vs. the White Sox, then on to Milwaukee, where I’m originally from, and then paid homage to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau field.  But the highlight of our trip was definitely the “U.P." (Upper Peninsula” of Michigan).  A twilight tour of Pictured Rocks, fighting some rather vicious mosquitos and a chilly early-June at Tahquamenon Falls, and the Shipwreck museum at White Fish Point-- all F A B U L O U S!!!  My son also enjoyed the compliments he received when we had to dress for dinner at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.  He is hooked on snazzy dressing now!

meet the team

our professionals

  • Amy Cell

    Amy Cell

    CEO & Founder Chief Matchmaker

    I have worked with hundreds of job seekers and employers and truly believe that the key to business success is the right talent in the right place at the right time.

  • Mary Salley

    Mary Salley

    Talent Matchmaker

    I love the art of matchmaking in the startup world, and I'm committed to keeping talent in Michigan, and to attracting talent to join Michigan's high growth companies.

  • Lori Emerson

    Lori Emerson

    Opportunity Connector

    I’ve been involved in the start-up world for many years and it’s been invigorating to promote and support high tech companies, especially those starting, relocating, and staying in Michigan.

  • Sarah Helmich

    Sarah Helmich

    Countess of Accounting

    After starting my career working for and with big institutions, I love being part of the nimble, client-focused team at Amy Cell Talent.

  • Nicole Nessler-Stuhec

    Nicole Nessler-Stuhec

    Talent Opportunity Catalyst

    Nicole has a tremendous passion for working with entrepreneurs - all company sizes and stages. 

  • Sonja Parkinson

    Sonja Parkinson

    Talent Solution Specialist

    As a Talent Solutions Specialist, Sonja Parkinson helps Michigan based employers find exceptional talent for key business roles.

  • Bhavya Tummala

    Bhavya Tummala

    Human Resources Consultant

    I have experience designing HR systems for companies from the ground up and as a proactive HR professional, I seek problems and opportunities before they surface.

  • Kristen Kruger

    Kristen Kruger

    Talent Wizard

    As a Talent Specialist at Amy Cell, I partner with organizations to find key talent by strategic Sourcing and Recruiting, develop job descriptions, Provide HR services and job seeker services to clients.

  • Michelle Galbraith

    Michelle Galbraith

    Career Development Specialist

    Michelle Galbraith is a seasoned Career Coach with a passion for advising job seekers on their career search and in building their job search toolkit.