Matt Ertle, Owner/Strategic-Partner

Matt Ertle is a local from Bend with an international business background in several critical leadership roles. He opened the PrideStaff Bend office in early 2016 with the goal of creating an experience that businesses and people in Central Oregon trust throughout their careers. Matt feels so thankful to work in the community where he grew up and is now raising his own family. He enjoys all outdoor activities with his wife Ashley, son Levi, and daughter Emme.


Erin Garrison, Recruiting Assistant

Erin has always loved the idea behind the purpose of PrideStaff, being a part of helping somebody find employment as well as helping businesses in the community find great employees to help them grow. When Erin and her family moved to Bend it was not a hard decision to leave the world of banking to come on board with PrideStaff Bend. She has been the Recruiting Assistant since the beginning of 2018.


Michelle Hays, Staffing Consultant

Michelle relocated to Bend in 2015 with a background in team management and customer service. She is passionate about working with people one on one. After meeting with the owner of Bend PrideStaff, she realized that being a recruiter would allow her the opportunity to continue to make an impact in peoples’ lives and in the community. She helped open the first PrideStaff office in Bend in January of 2016. In her spare time, she loves to explore the outdoors, hike the beautiful mountains, and spend time with her husband and friends.


Julia Culhane, Staffing Consultant

Before getting into staffing, Julia worked in guest services and then began her career in staffing as a recruiting assistant. She joined the PrideStaff Bend, OR team in June of 2017. Beginning as a Recruiting Assistant, Julia eventually transitioned into a Staffing Consultant role with the support of her amazing team in Bend. Today, Julia enjoys working with individuals in the community and helping them achieve their hopes, dreams, and career goals.


Kami Kennedy, Staffing Consultant

Kami grew up in Southern Oregon and Bend, and couldn’t be happier to be back in this incredible state. Kami graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor’s in I/O Psychology and a minor in International Business. At PrideStaff, Kami is able to combine her love for business and her desire to truly understand people, in order to help others find their career paths. It is important to Kami to give back to the community she is a part of and PrideStaff allows her to do this. In her free time, Kami enjoys traveling, hiking, wakeboarding, and snowboarding.