Meet The Team
Lead Employment Manager/Technical Recruiter
Elise grew up in Bremerton, Washington and later moved to Kirkland and attended Northwest University. She graduated with her BA in Business Marketing and Professional Sales. Before joining Summit Group, Elise worked in the coffee industry and still loves to make espresso drinks for coworkers with Summit Group’s office espresso machine. In her free time, Elise plays basketball, spends time with friends & family, and reads both nonfiction and fiction books (Lord of the Rings is her favorite). She also loves trivia and has brother sister tabby cats, Robbie & Khloe. On the career front, Elise has been with Summit Group as a Recruiter and Employment Manager since 2015. She enjoys building relationships and has taken coding courses to better understand Software Engineering, which she has found to be especially valuable in her role as a Technical Recruiter. Elise is passionate about positively impacting those around her as she works to continue developing, both personally and professionally.
Jennifer grew up on the north shore of Kauai and came to the Pacific Northwest to attend the University of Puget Sound. After graduating with honors, she built a successful career in Finance and Accounting. Following marriage and two children, she dedicated herself to creating a candidate-focused firm built on strong values which she co-founded in 2008 with her husband, Bryan. In her free time Jennifer faithfully serves at her local church and international ministry. She enjoys quiet time alone and devotes herself to her family and her loving dog.
Employment Manager/Account Representative
Jori grew up in North Bend, Washington playing as many sports as she could and eventually leading her high school team to win the KingCo 3A Basketball Tournament. After two University transfers, she graduated from Seattle University with her Bachelors in Business Administration & Economics with a focus in Management and a Minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. In her free time, you can find her helping run (and working out at) CrossFit Issaquah and managing an online health services website, Snapback Athletics. Both personally and professionally, she values relationships and supporting those around her to achieve their health and professional goals.
Co-Founder/VP of Operations
Bryan spent 10 years at a national technical recruiting firm working his way from Recruiting to Sales, to Sales Director. After completing a major competitive analysis on the market, he decided that a true “Career Agent” firm was needed. In 2008, he and his wife Jennifer launched Summit Group Solutions, LLC in order to address that need and be able to work with and develop great people. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys skiing, golf and spending time with his wife Jennifer and their children, Leila and TJ.
Technical Recruiter/Employment Manager
Scott grew up in Medford, Oregon. Spending 17 years in the Rogue Valley, he played soccer all through his school years and attended Southern Oregon University to study Business and Marketing, and Computer Science. While attending college, he applied his technology skills to get jobs managing IT needs for many local businesses, which led to him getting his fellow classmates contracted jobs as well – this was his first intro into technical recruiting. Scott spent the next 12 years managing human capital needs for product and service teams at Microsoft, Amazon, T-Mobile, and many other technology companies in Seattle and San Francisco. He loves to travel all over the world to meet new people and try new foods. Scott has a passion for snowboarding and playing the piano.
Business Development Manager
Candice grew up, attended college, and started her professional career in California. Currently, she lives in Sammamish with her husband and 5 of their 6 children. Candice enjoys spending time with her family – hiking, participating in fun runs, playing cards, and enjoying outdoor activities. One of her favorite activities is the family competitions they participate in—cook off’s, cupcake wars, painting or ceramic challenges, and their annual gingerbread house contest. Outside of family time, Candice enjoys working out, drinking wine, relaxing at the spa, and meeting new people.
Annabelle Teeter is an energetic woman from Colombia who enjoys life and laughter. She has two beautiful daughters and her Havanese dog, Mia. Annabelle is active in her church and likes to take long walks and practice yoga. She is the type of person who finds goodness and gratefulness every day in small things. Annabelle’s career has involved interpreting, translations and accounting.
Director of Talent Acquisition
Kiana grew up in China and later moved to Redmond, Washington and attended Eastern Washington University. She graduated with her Bachelors in Business Management and Administration with a minor in Accounting. She has worked in the Staffing/Consulting industry for years and loves the relationship building aspect of the business. In addition to her furry baby (Shiba Inu), she is now a new mommy to her precious little boy. Her focus and passion is continuously building long-lasting relationships and bringing happiness, quality and satisfaction to her customers. Kiana lives with her husband and son and they love adventurous activities. For her leisure time, Kiana is passionate about traveling, and being able to try a wide variety foods and learn about all the different cultures around the globe BUT she hates flying.