Brandon “Magic Man” Hayes can often be seen running in multiple directions at the same time. He wears a lot of hats as he runs the tight ship known as Kalos Consulting. Brandon wanted to be a magician as a kid, but we think he really might be one as he creates magic here every day. Brandon has his hands full with wife Valerie, 2 young daughters Arielle and Lucy, and Toby the Spaniel. But no matter how much he’s juggling, he keeps his magical powers focused on business.
Brandon is a true lover of the outdoors and will take every opportunity to get a little dirty. He loves hunting, fishing, camping, and being in the sun. That must be why he can eat so much at those Brazilian steakhouses he loves so much. Brandon says the key to his heart is an adventure, but we know it’s really fresh brewed iced tea. Shaken, not stirred. When he isn’t making magic happen around the office, he’s laughing, telling jokes, and making people smile. He’s really a giant cuddly, sweet kid at heart but don’t tell him we said that.
A great way to break the ice with Brandon is to ask him about his voice impersonations. He does a lot of them and is quite talented at it.
Anthony “Rugged Teddy Bear” Coltman has an eye for talent, that’s why he’s so effective as our senior recruiter. We think it’s because he’s great at noticing the unsaid details. Likely, considering his role as loving husband to Evelyn and attentive father to Addy & Sierra. Despite being a giant teddy bear and super easy to work with, Anthony is truly a rugged fella’. He loves to be barefoot and his favorite mornings are those where nature, mainly birds, is responsible for waking him up.
Anthony collects high-dollar lumber pieces to craft into timeless furniture for his family. He loves to be outside and enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, nature photography, and spending time by the ocean. But don’t let that fool you, Anthony also writes poetry, laughs at his own jokes, and is inspired by Nicolai Tesla. Consumed with learning, Anthony is a big fan of taking risks and using your faults as a catalyst for growth. He’s known for having a large palate and a genuine love for flavors. To get on his good side, it’s a sure bet to offer him eggs benedict on potato pancakes (assuming you’ve heard of such things.)
A great way to break the ice with Anthony is to ask him about his dream Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series, equipped with a tented roof and fully functioning fridge.
Sandra “Sweet as Pie” Ensign (no, we didn’t give her that nickname but we agree it suits her) is the glue that holds our organization together. We think it may be due to her OCD-like organizational obsession. Like organizing her closet by colors and season. Whatever the case may be, we’re lucky to have her on top of every project. You’ll get to know Sandra in working with us and like us, we know you’ll love her.
Sandra has lived all over the sunny parts of the US and Germany. She loves her husband Patrick, her doggo Hailey, and Reese’s candy. If you’re looking to bribe her, we suggest Filet Mignon and Oreos, prepared separately, of course. As a recent resident of Phoenix, AZ, Sandra enjoys hiking, running, swimming, and nature walks with Hailey. Her dream would be to own a huge dog resort where her and Hailey can spoil and love (formerly) homeless dogs until their hearts are content.
A great way to break the ice with Sandra is to talk about music, as she was once a DJ and radio broadcaster.
Abbie “Artsy Mom” Fisher works hard to help our team recruit and manage talent. Abbie’s family-first attitude is why she’s so patient and compassionate in her duties here at Kalos. When she’s not working, she’s constantly spending time with her 2 kids Alayna and Cullen, and Mike, her college sweetheart. Abbie and her children love arts and crafts, scrapbooking, and poetry.
Abbie collects anything related to dolphins as well as writing children’s books in her free time. Her creativity and love for arts are only surpassed by her love for dogs. She also loves to give to her community, finding as many ways as possible to contribute to her church, and her children’s school. As a kid, her career goals were to be a successful author, as well as design advertisements that will run during the Super Bowl.
A great way to break the ice with Abbie is to talk about her collection of Disney items. We’ll warn you though, it’s a pretty big collection.
Lydia “The Chameleon” Ruffini is a well-rounded personality who can easily blend her way right into a crown and into your heart. As an Executive Recruiter, she excels with an easy-to-talk-to attitude and an optimistic personality. Lydia loves to entertain her family, fur babies included, and often enjoys a loud and busy house. So don’t worry, she’ll keep things on track as she’s stealing your heart.
Speaking of hearts, we heard rumors Lydia is quite the player. She’s good at Spades, Pitch and Euchre. Some of her favorite memories are made when she’s playing Yahtzee with the grandkids or visiting Universal Studios. Her husband makes a mean Chicken Marsala and she makes a sinful Baily’s whipped coffee. Just don’t partake too much and agree to play her in Sorry…or you’ll probably end up sorry you did.
A great way to break the ice with Lydia is to talk about animals. When she was 12 she had established a career path to be a zoologist.
Stuart “Mr. Cool” Modrzejewski is kind of like our own personal James Bond. More like Jason Bourne, which happens to be the protagonist in Stuart’s favorite film, ‘The Bourne Identity. No, he’s not an assassin or a spy, but he is cool under pressure, like really cool. We think that’s what makes him a great recruiter is his collected demeanor and his even temper.
When he isn’t hanging out with his wife Michele and daughter Abi Joy, you can find Stuart jamming out on the guitar. Even since he was a young boy he loved music and wanted to play in a band. He also really likes cooking and roasting his own coffee beans. His favorite is beef tenderloin. If you like a good sandwich, Stuart makes one with horseradish sauce that’ll make you sweat (quite literally.) Stuart’s model for success is simple love deeply and faithfully, work hard and honestly, and navigate the rough stuff with as much grace as you can.
A great way to break the ice with Stuart is to talk about his Starbucks mugs. Stu once collected them during his travels, but eventually had to cut back due the the space they take up. We understand. How many cups of coffee can you REALLY drink at one time?
Ed “Always Prepared” Culleeney is a stickler for preparation, organization, and etiquette. His wife might tell you these are quirks but we think these are underrated traits that make him such a valuable member of our team His grandfather was an Italian immigrant who went from railroad laborer to a successful entrepreneur taught him the value of being balanced with working hard and staying educated. You can see why he’s so good as an Executive Recruiter.
Ed enjoys gardening, singing karaoke, and playing Fantasy Football. He also enjoys the art of making wine and also in fine dining cuisine. He’s taken courses on wine education and can tell you the differences between Pinot Noir blends around the California region. Ed’s passion for cooking focuses primarily on Italian cuisine and techniques and of course, always greatly paired with a good bottle of fine wine.
A great way to break the ice with Ed is to talk to him about cookbooks. Although his collection is down to 20-30, he used to have around 150 and can probably give you several cooking tips. Especially about cooking with wine.