About Us

Boly:Welch Team 2015

Diane Boly and Pat Welch have been active and successful business partners in the Portland community since ’75. Together they have built a successful and sustainable recruiting and consulting firm that has always put ‘fit’ first – both for clients and within the company.

And, we’ve made it our business to connect with organizations that represent the unique patchwork of our Portland Metro community. The Rose City is the bullseye for foodie, bicycle-centric companies and start-ups – good news for the Boly:Welch team of local connectors! The deep web of relationships continues to grow over 30 years of successful placements and human capital solutions.

Backed by our local market presence, financial strength, business partnerships and tenured staff in each of our four service areas, we consistently exceed client expectations.

As you get to know our team, you’ll learn that our commitment to community and sustainability is more than just words. Active volunteerism and philanthropy run deep within the Boly:Welch culture — in fact, they’re in our DNA. We’re also above average on the pet friendly side, so you’ll likely hear a bark or a yip when you call or stop by to meet with us. It’s about creating a work environment that brings out the best in all of us — and a philosophy that has earned recognition as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon since 2003 and recently as a Certified B Corporation.

The August 2015 announcement of Andrew Welch as company President aligned the agency’s vision to maintain local ownership, a unique culture and reputation for excellence with a shifting generational landscape. This change was a best-fit solution to maintain a sustainable and community-minded philosophy for the future leadership structure of the company.

Diane BolyDiane Boly is a native Oregonian and University of Oregon grad who kick-started her professional life as a social worker and has built a career around helping others. She is a true believer in the power of networking and her reach extends across all segments of her life. Her community involvement has spanned Northwest Chamber Music, Young Audiences, Women’s President Organization and Johnson Creek Watershed. As a current board member of I Have a Dream Foundation and a Dress for Success Little Black Dress Circle leader, she is a strong ambassador for the missions of these organizations. More


Pat WelchPat Welch balances a busy work schedule with an active personal life. For more than 30 years, she and co-founder Diane Boly have continued to actively manage the 40+ person staff at this multi-division, full-service recruiting and consulting agency.

Relationships have always driven Pat. Whether it’s getting to know her identical twin grandsons, hanging out with her person of interest, working with a client to grow their business, or nurturing a candidate through the job search process, people matter most to her. Oh, and did we mention she has set up 43 couples on dates that led to marriage? More


Andrew Welch Andrew Welch is a sixth generation Oregonian and an incorrigible contrarian. He accepts rules because they provide opportunities to break them, but much prefers exceptions and outliers. A circuitous path through virtually every career and continent brought him back to his roots at Boly:Welch, hungry to vanquish mediocrity in all of its insidious forms and learn more about the family business.

When he’s not hunting rough diamonds of talent in the muddy backwaters of Portland, you can find him leading our multi-generational team to success, with a goal of improving the quality and value of Boly:Welch services while maintaining the culture that we love. More

Meet the Team

Kirsten Acheson
Staffing Consultant

Kirsten is a Portland native (go Blazers!), and she returned to her hometown…

Stewart Allen
Accounting Manager

Stewart, chief numbers wrangler, is a Washington State University grad who studied…

Hannah Bergersen
Staffing Consultant

Hannah had been living in the City of Destiny for six years while attending college and…

Allie Block

A true Midwesterner-turned-Northwesterner, Allie’s passions include running, wine-tasting…

Heather Burho
Sr. Recruiter / Account Executive

Heather is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, who quenched her wanderlust early in life…

Corbin C
Recruiting Coordinator

After spending some years in Minnesota and New York, Corbin returned…

Jovian Davis
Recruiting Coordinator

Jovian spent her childhood and adolescence tromping through the windy beaches….

Moya Duncan
Recruiting Coordinator

Moya watches far too much television. Not only can she compare almost any life…

Kathleen Everett
Director, Client Relations

Growing up in Ohio being a competitive baton twirler was fun, but Kathleen headed out…

Moira Farnsworth
Staffing Consultant

A native Buckeye, Moira made it to Portland as fast as she could – with a stopovers in…

Karen Fogg
Director, Operations

Karen Fogg is the glue that holds Boly:Welch together. She’s the grease that…

Heather Gordon
Sr. Recruiter / Account Executive

Heather is a native Californian from the San Francisco Bay Area, who made Portland her home…

Natalie Hamachek
Recruiter / Staffing Consultant

Natalie is known for jumping in feet first no matter where she is or what she’s doing.

Gianna Iuppa
Staff Accountant

Hailing from Colorado, Gianna moved to Portland straight out of high school to attend Lewis…

Juanita Leard
Chief Financial Officer

If you ask some of Juanita’s friends they would say she should have been a…

Tracy Lee
Sourcing Spec. / Staff Photographer

Since moving from Utah to the Pacific Northwest, Tracy has been taken by…

Jen Lind
Sr. Recruiter / Account Executive

Our favorite faux Canadian, Jen Lind grew up in beautiful BC but hails from the Midwest…

Jennifer Matthewson
Design/Digital Master

Raised in Michigan on football and Faygo Red Pop, Jennifer ventured out West after college…

Josi McDermott
Staff Accountant

Born in South Dakota, Josi spent much of her adult life cultivating the highly coveted vibe of being…

Elaine McManus
Sr. Recruiter / Account Executive

Elaine is a native Oregonian. Looking for a change, she moved to the bay area as a CPA but…

Cory Mlady
Sr. Recruiter / Account Executive

In 2011 Cory took a leap of faith and left the corporate recruiting world behind to join the band…

Kati Newsome
Staffing Consultant

Kati hails from Big Sky Country! Born and raised in Billings, Montana, Kati earned her…

Teresa Oliver
Special Projects Manager

After growing up in Alaska, Teresa decided to trade the dark, snowy winters for gray…

Abby Pfeiffer, J.D.
Recruiting Consultant, HR

After growing up in a Navy family that moved every two or three years…

Toelwe Po

Toelwe, a native Karen speaker, was born in Thailand and lived in a refugee camp…

Brittney Rerecich, CPC
Sr. Recruiter / Account Executive

Brittney grew up in the Pacific Northwest, attended U of O, and brings her nearly…

Roxanne Rotticci, CPC
Sr. Recruiter / Account Executive

Born and raised in West Texas and then transplanted to the West coast, Roxanne has…

Gwen Rudolph, CPC
Sr. Recruiter / Account Executive

Gwen – “Gwennie” to family and close, close friends – has been a people broker for more than…

Rosemary Schwimmer, J.D.
Director, Attorney Recruitment

Rosemary, a former litigation attorney, has joined Boly:Welch as the Director of Attorney…

Nicole Smith
Sr. Recruiter / Account Executive

Nicole embodies the motto “work hard, play hard”. When she isn’t sourcing top-tier accounting…

Carie Strahorn
Director, Marketing Communications

Carie brings over 30 years of leadership experience to her current work at Boly:Welch…

Monika Turpen
HR Generalist

Monika brings nearly a decade of HR generalist experience with an emphasis on employee…

Monicia Warner
Communications Coordinator

Monicia hails from the Magnolia State where she majored in journalism…

Shea Washington
Director, Business Development

A dynamic team player, leader, and tenacious business development professional…

Sally Williams, CPC
Sr. Recruiter / Account Executive

A 6th generation Oregonian with deep Portland roots, Sally has 10 years of experience at Boly…

Debbie Zurow, CPC
Director, Executive Search

Debbie fell into recruiting over 20 years ago, looking for a sales position and a recruiter to…