Meet the CareerPaths NW Team
Welcome to CareerPaths NW, where passion meets purpose. Nestled in the heart of Washington, we’ve been a beacon of excellence for over 14 years. Our team, recognized as one of the best in the state, is a testament to our unwavering commitment to both our clients and our employees. We’re not just a company; we’re a family. A family that believes in providing top-tier candidates to diverse industries, fostering growth, and celebrating every success. Our ethos is simple: work hard, stay dedicated, and always prioritize the well-being of our team. After all, it’s the people behind the scenes who make all the magic happen.
Andre’ is the founder and Managing Partner of Career Paths NW. Prior to founding CareerPaths NW, Andre’ was a decorated top producer for several years at a large recruiting firm where he won numerous awards for production and consulting. Andre’ has placed hundreds of professionals by providing outstanding service to both his clients and candidates and works tirelessly to match the right talent with the right opportunity and can be counted on to consistently deliver results.
Andre’ attended both the University of Washington and Jackson State University where he graduated and received his Bachelor’s Degree. He played football at both universities and was a Four year letterman and team captain. Andre’ has continued his passion for sports as a basketball and football coach at the high school level and for numerous youth programs within the city as well. He is also a member of the Puget Sound Skills Center Leadership Committee and takes pride in mentoring at-risk students. Andre’ and his wife live in Mukilteo where they are raising two beautiful girls, Eva and Maya. He enjoys spending his free time reading, being active outdoors, hanging with the family, and coaching his daughters AAU basketball team.
Gizmo joined CareerpathsNW in 2020 and brought with him a unique skillset that would be hard to find elsewhere. He is our Chief Fun Officer, and when he is not sleeping, you likely can find him playing with his favorite toy, snacking on one of his favorite treats or asking for a belly rub.
Gizmo is passionate about causes that are centered around reducing animal abuse and increasing pet adoption. He is thrilled to be part of the team and is excited to go to work everyday!
Tim started his recruiting career in 2007 and has since placed hundreds of professionals across the nation. He joined CareerpathsNW in 2010 and became a partner in 2014. Tim started his sales career in his late teens when he was selling vacuums door to door. He then went on to work for a large retailer where he received nine promotions in four years. Tim loves the art of sales, loves communication, and takes pride in being a lifelong learner.
Tim grew up as one of four siblings and loves large and loud family gatherings. Tim has a passion for volunteering and helping others. He raised over 3000 pounds of food for the people of Oklahoma after disaster struck and has volunteered at multiple food banks in the Puget Sound area. He spends his free time reading, exercising, training in martial arts and helping others achieve their fitness goals.
Kylie comes from a background in customer service and is excited to try something different. She has sharp analytical skills and is a strong team support. She loves to problem solve and find new ways to approach obstacles.
She moved to Seattle in 2021 from the Chicago area, seeking more mountainous pastures. Impressed by her surroundings, Washington already feels like home. Her hobbies include reading, playing video games, and exploring the outdoors. Inspired to grow, she is also learning to draw, play piano, and archery.
Business Development Team
Meet our dynamic Business Development Team, the trailblazers of CareerPaths NW. They’re the ones out there, rain or shine, ensuring that our clients get the best candidates tailored to their needs. With a knack for understanding both the market and individual client requirements, they’re adept at matching potential candidates with the right employers. But it’s not all business for them; they’re also the friendly voices that candidates hear, guiding them through the process and ensuring they find their dream roles. Their dedication, combined with their infectious optimism and drive, makes them the pillars of our organization.
John’s experience in the employment business includes recruiting, temporary staffing, and contract employment. He made his first placement before at least one of the people on this page was born. Really. We won’t tell who.
The lion’s share of John’s 20-year recruiting and placement success is in the sales, sales management, and executive arenas. He has also hired and trained his own staff of recruiters, developed specialty retail managers, and supervised large volunteer groups.
A team builder by nature, John has a keen eye for a candidate’s intangible traits, and is adept at matching companies and employees by character as well as skillset. He sees his role as an extension of his clients’ companies, whether in the Fortune 50 or small, local firms. Every business should have the best, and John seeks to deliver it.
John has done extensive nonprofit work, primarily with young people and families. His experience counseling, teaching, and leading large and small groups adds much to what he does for us here. He’s helped a very diverse range of people, mostly in his native Seattle as well as the greater Detroit area.
His is a lively home, and occasionally a quiet one, now that his seven children are older. Guitars, bass, amps, sax, and more are in regular use there. Older kids include a sound engineer, a music therapist, and an USAF officer. Kid spouses include a music teacher who sings with the symphony, and a private guitar instructor in great demand on stage and in studio. Even the Air Force son is dating a violinist. Go figure.
The drum set is next to John’s leatherwork table, where he crafts carved art panels, holsters, and other things. His wife of 38 years is a saint. Obviously.
Having a unique path to CareerPaths NW, my experience as a soccer manager has instilled in me a genuine passion for aiding individuals in achieving success. Possessing a background in finance, I bring a problem-solving mindset that consistently seeks out effective solutions. My affinity for working with numbers sets me apart as an outlier within my field.
I firmly uphold the values of honesty and integrity in all my professional endeavors. One aspect of being a recruiting/consultant that I find immensely rewarding is the diverse trajectories that candidates embark upon. This constant exposure to new industries, people, and knowledge fuels my perpetual growth and serves as one of life’s greatest joys: the opportunity to learn and evolve.
Say hello to our Recruiting Team, the heart and soul of CareerPaths NW. These are the individuals who dive deep into the talent pool, ensuring we always have the best candidates on hand. With an eagle eye for detail and an innate ability to understand people, they’re unmatched in finding the perfect fit for every position. They’re not just recruiters; they’re career matchmakers. Their days are filled with conversations, interviews, and the joy of seeing candidates find their perfect roles. Their energy, passion, and commitment to excellence are what keep us at the top of our game.
As a seasoned recruiter, Melanie has successfully sourced and placed top talent across a range of industries. Her career began at Progressive IT in Dallas, Texas where she focused on recruiting IT professionals of all levels. She then transitioned to United Financial Resources, where she gained the majority of her experience, recruiting Estate Planning Representatives and Financial Advisors.
After relocating to Washington, Melanie replenished the office staff at PCC Community Markets before coming to CareerPaths NW, where she leverages her extensive network and knowledge of industry trends to provide customized recruitment options that meet each client’s unique needs.
Melanie enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and dogs.
Stephanie has spent the last three years in the staffing and sales environment managing everything from onboarding, to client success management, to full cycle recruiting working with both temporary and direct hire placements. She has a passion for networking, relationship building, and growing her knowledge in many different industries across the board including tech, business operations, manufacturing, finance and accounting.
She has lived in Washington her entire life in many different areas of the state. She graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences focusing in Communication and Business. She loves to cheer on the Cougs! In her free time, Stephanie loves to spend time with her friends, family, fiancé, and her rescue kitten, Subie. She is very excited to start a new role with CareerPaths NW as a Senior Recruiter, continuing to learn and grow within the recruiting world.
Kate is an energetic and compelling leader with a knack for successfully managing teams. With over 5 years of recruiting experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. Outside of work, Kate has a passion for cooking and culinary arts. She owned her own fresh pasta making business for 10 years, specializing in handmade pastas, sauces, and compound butters. Her creativity and love for food are reflected in her entrepreneurial journey.
With her expertise in business development, account management, and full-cycle recruiting, Kate knows how to solve problems and have a good time doing it. She brings a positive and enthusiastic attitude to every project, making work exciting for her team. Connect with Kate on LinkedIn to see just how much fun she brings to the table. Let’s make work an adventure with Kate Stone!
John came to Career Paths NW with a background in education and sales. He has a passion for helping make things work for others and for finding solutions where solutions were thought not to be found. John has a unique career path helping him offer different perspectives and find different solutions.
Originally from the PNW, John loves the outdoors and yes…even loves the rain. He comes from a very large family and enjoys spending time with his siblings and the many nieces and nephews. Board games and music are top of his list for things to do with his family especially after a great meal with good wine.
Nine years with a small business and wearing many hats gave Nathan direct experience firsthand with a diverse set of disciplines – sales, management, operations, marketing, office administration, accounting, manufacturing, technology and of course, recruiting.
In sales since 2001; recruiting since 2004, he started by recruiting his own sales force, coaching and mentoring his sales teams. In 2012 Nathan started corporate recruiting on a contract basis, working with industrial manufacturers, technology specialists, creatives, engineers, sales and sales managers, placing hundreds of professionals throughout the domestic US. He joined CareerPathsNW in 2014.
Most candidates he represents are talented, currently working and passively looking for change in line with their career goals. Nathan also offers insight to hiring managers regarding motivation for change.
Outside of the workplace, Nathan has a passion for self-expression, personal health, learning new things, conscientious parenting, volunteering with non-profits and youth sports. A father to twin teenagers, a 10 year old – If not recruiting, you can best bet he’s spending time with his family… The “who” and “why” in his life…