Matt Ertle, Owner/Strategic-Partner, CSP

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.


Michelle Hays, Sr. Staffing Consultant, CSP

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.



Sandra Ryder, Staffing Consultant
Sandra has always valued creating outstanding experiences and working closely with people from all walks of life.  She holds a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from City University of New York.  Her experience in hotels and restaurants in New York City and San Diego has provided unique opportunities to understand both people and businesses.  Sandra joined PrideStaff in March 2019 as a Staffing Consultant and values developing human connections to affect positive change in the community.  Sandra is a foodie who enjoys painting, and most of all, spending time outdoors with her family.


Julia Culhane, Account Manager, CSP

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.


Alexa Houston, Recruiting Assistant