Meet the Hunter Hamilton Team
Nicole Maher | Managing Director
Nicole joined the Hunter Hamilton team October in 2012 with over 15 years of business development experience. The highlight of her career has been working in the staffing and recruiting industry for the past seven years. She thrives on the fast pace and is motivated by the daily challenges the industry provides. The reward at the end of the day for Nicole is the opportunity to partner with so many people. Nicole is energized by the variety of clients, candidates, and co-workers she interacts with daily – they keep her smiling!
On a personal note, when Nicole isn’t spending time with her three children, she enjoys distance running, traveling with friends and family, and training her two new rescue kittens from staying off of the kitchen counters!
Jennifer Johnson | Business Development Manager
Jennifer has been in the staffing and recruiting industry for over 16 years. She started her career as an administrator in a temporary staffing agency and quickly found a passion for the industry. She became a recruiter within her first year and began building lasting connections with professionals and hiring managers in the Minneapolis area. Over the next several years, Jennifer worked closely with clients in a variety of industries, providing temporary and long term hiring solutions. She gradually moved into executive search recruitment for niche roles and then into managing a team of recruiters who shared her passion.
In 2012, Jennifer started with Hunter Hamilton in Minneapolis within the accounting and finance space. Jennifer enjoys working on both sides of the hiring equation: networking with Minnesota companies with growing teams and maintaining relationships with professionals who are ready for their next career. She enjoys getting to know her clients’ needs and understanding their vision to “bridge the gap” from where they are now to where they want to be.
When Jennifer is not at the office or out in the field, she enjoys spending time with her family at the cabin and annual road trips with her daughters to the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee.
Kadee Cole | Recruiter
Kadee jumped into recruiting fresh out of college. She began her career with our sister company, Pro Staff, and then joined the Hunter Hamilton team in 2019. She most enjoys building relationships with talent, and she looks forward to continuing to grow her network in the finance and accounting industry.
Outside of work, Kadee plays on two year-round volleyball leagues. She also enjoys spending time on the lake, camping, sitting around a bonfire, hunting, sports (Go Pack Go!), going to the gym, traveling, and spending time with family (she is one of six daughters!).
Patrick Vanderkolk | Recruiter
Patrick grew up in eastern Wisconsin and left to attend the University of Minnesota in 2006. Upon graduation, Patrick began working with small businesses in the Twin Cities in a variety of roles including coffee roaster, tour guide, sales, and administrative assistant. His ability to communicate to people from all walks of life along with his work experience made the transition into the recruiting industry in 2018 feel seamless. Patrick joined the Hunter Hamilton team in 2019 and continues to build relationships with talent and clients. He sees his success measurable in the advancement of his talents’ own careers.
In his free time, Patrick enjoys reading, relaxing with his cat Doug, playing bass guitar in local groups, and spending too much money on a single cup of coffee.
Dynette Majors | Managing Director
Dynette has been in the staffing industry for over 15 years. During her ten years with Hunter Hamilton, she has cultivated solid relationships with clients and candidates. As the Managing Director of Hunter Hamilton Kansas City she leads the development of client relationships, as well as the identification and retention of top talent. She understands that recruiting is much more than just matching a job description with a resume; it’s about connecting people and matching a person with a team. Dynette absolutely loves helping people further their career ambitions and changing lives.
Outside of work, Dynette enjoys trying new restaurants, gardening, and relaxing on her deck while reading celebrity magazines (while she does make a point to be well informed about politics and world news, she loves to catch up on the latest celebrity gossip!). Dynette’s favorite things include: Starbucks, chocolate, peanut butter, the movie Along Came Polly, and New York City.
Carmody Ward | Business Development Manager
Carmody Ward joined Hunter Hamilton in May 2015 with a strong back ground in retail and medical sales. As business development manager, she focuses on building business, relationships, and brand loyalty in the Kansas City area. When not at work Carmody loves spending time with her husband, two children, and very large dog named Banjo. She also loves to visit the beach whenever she can get away.
Dulces Hernandez | Recruiter
Dulces Hernandez joined the Hunter Hamilton team in January 2016. His background includes three years of recruiting experience within the administrative and light industrial fields. He says his favorite part of working in the staffing industry is building relationships with clients and helping talent find meaningful jobs.
Outside of work, Dulces enjoys cooking, playing sports, hunting, spending time with his children and family, and taking trips to the lake in the summer.