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Our Team

The AHA! Recruiting Experts team draws on their diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to better relate with our clients and our candidates. We understand because we’ve been there as business owners, as recruiters, and as job seekers. We can empathize no matter where you are in your hiring journey.

Andrea Hoffer, CEO

Andrea, our CEO, is based out of Boca Raton, FL. Believing that people are wonderfully messy has driven her passion for learning about what motivates others. She loves digging into your company’s culture and values in order to help find your next great team member. Andrea holds an MS in Higher Education Administration from the University at Albany, SUNY, and an MBA in Business/Entrepreneurship from Georgia State University. She brings with her experience in the higher education system, revenue-producing operation management, franchise business ownership, and business consulting. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew and also her fur-baby, Joey.

Tatiana Czemerys, Operations Manager

Tatiana is our Operations Manager based out of Pittsburgh, PA. She enjoys learning new things and connecting with the clients; her goal is to understand their needs in order to provide the best suited candidates for the positions. Tatiana has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of El Salvador from Buenos Aires, Argentina and she’s SHRM Certified. Her experience in Recruiting and HR Generalist positions provides a well-rounded background to help our clients in many areas. She lives with her husband, Richard and two beautiful Labradoodles, Milo and Roma in the Pittsburgh suburbs. What they all enjoy best is going out on weekend getaway adventures as often as possible and visiting new places.

Heather Duthoy, Sales Manager and Talent Consultant

Heather is our Sales Manager and Talent Consultant based out of upstate New York. She enjoys recruiting for a wide variety of industries and being challenged to find the right fit for the position. Heather has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Management from Grand Canyon University. Heather lives with her husband and daughter, along with their 3 dogs in the Finger Lake Region of New York. She enjoys spending time with her family, refurbishing furniture, and traveling.

Kayla Taylor, Talent Consultant

Kayla is our Talent Consultant based out of New York. She enjoys finding candidates that are the best overall fit for a company’s culture. She has an extensive background in Retail Management with a specialization in Human Resources. Kayla lives with her boyfriend, Connor, and their dog, Bentley. When Kayla is not putting her recruiting skills to work, she is usually spending time with friends and family, hiking, and working on DIY projects.

Amrissa Marbella, Talent Assistant Lead

Amrissa is our Talent Assistant Lead. She delights in finding the right people for the job and always gets amazed at every successful employment connection. Amrissa took Speech Communication from the University of the Philippines and, before joining AHA, served as a Comms Trainer for outsourced customer service representatives working remotely for various US clients. Her favorite pastime is cooking Asian delicacies for her three lovely daughters.

Ansley Guerrero, Talent Consultant

Ansley Guerrero is our Talent Consultant, based out of Augusta, GA. Her 10+ years of experience in Human Resources and Management has helped her hone her skills in active listening and identifying the needs of clients and job seekers alike. She enjoys being creative, learning new skills, and bringing new ideas to the team. When Ansley isn’t working hard building your dream team, you can find her sunbathing by the pool, playing games with her family, or watching Jeopardy.

Virginia Nipal, Talent Assistant

Virginia is a graduate of Bachelor of Science Information and Communication Technology and has a background in customer service, sales, ESL, and property management. She loves watching movies or videos on YouTube with funny, entertaining and educational content like documentaries, life in other countries, history, culture, and recipes, too. Virginia has two kids whom inspire her and fuel her drive to working hard and becoming someone whom they can look up to and be proud of.

Crizette Mañago - Executive Assistant

Crizette is Andrea's Executive Assistant. She's excited to assist Andrea and the entire AHA! team. Her goal is to manage administrative duties and tasks given to her. She has a B.Tech's Degree in Electronics Communications Eng'g from the Technological University of the Philippines. With 10+ years experience, her background in Customer Service, Sales, and VA, Crisette's versatility, adaptability and skills shine through to meet the fast-paced culture in today's business environment. She loves to cook and play with her three kids in her free time.

Robert Zakhary, Talent Consultant

Robert is one of our Talent Consultants. He has a diverse background that includes management, hospitality and recruiting. He has the social intelligence to ask the right questions to clients and candidates in order to find the perfect match. He is process oriented and loves to share his knowledge to help others succeed. He loves learning and gaining new experiences. In his personal time, he enjoys cooking, reading and long walks with his dog Jack. His favorite pastime is Sailing and learning everything about it so one day he can sail around the world while recruiting for AHA!

Agustina Czemerys, Marketing Assistant

Agustina is our Marketing Assistant based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her background is diverse as she has held positions ranging from customer service to administrative assistant in big companies such as Hospital Universitario Austral. Agustina has a knack for easily and naturally connecting with people, which goes hand in hand with how she focuses on finding the best qualities in people. She loves learning new things, gaining new experiences and is currently a student of Veterinary medicine. Agustina is an animal lover, a fashion enthusiast who is very sociable and who in her free time, enjoys spending time at the beach and the ocean.

Irish Bianca Villegas, Talent Assistant

Irish aka "Rai" is our newest Talent Assistant. Her 10 years of experience in roles ranging from Market Research to Team Lead has played a great role in developing the right skills and qualities to work effectively in this industry. Rai's a proud member of the LGBT community who is passionate about assisting people, learning new things and gaining new experiences. Rai has an 8 years old Lhasa Apso named Eleven who she enjoys walking him every morning. During her free time, she enjoys doing DIY projects, watching educational videos and playing online games.

Anastasia Vladychynska, International Customer and Employee Experience Consultant

Anastasia Vladychynska is a Certified Customer Experience Consultant, founder of Vladychynska Consulting, and professor at Kyiv Mohyla Business School. She helps top tier brands keep their customers through reinventing their employee and customer experience so that they can disrupt their industries. Anastasia has worked with McDonald's, MaxMara, KENZO, BNP Paribas bank, Jabil (Fortune 500) and others with her simple system to revolutionize their company’s customer and employee experience. Her methodology covers everything from strategy to culture to help them through their company Service Transformations. Anastasia’s customers generate an average of 20-30% more profit after implementing her simple methodology. Today Anastasia is helping her 100 girlfriends who had to flee Ukraine, with accommodation, jobs and support. Anastasia has been featured in Forbes, The Authority Magazine, TickerNEWS, AllBusiness, Good Day Arizona, Good Morning Washington and countless podcasts. She has spoken to businesses in NYC, Brussels, London, Kyiv and even India.