About Us

Boly:Welch is the premier recruitment agency in the Pacific Northwest.

We have been recognized for over 35 years for the great work we do: putting people front and center in the hiring process.

Who We Are

Boly:Welch was founded in 1986 by Diane Boly and Pat Welch with a vision driven by community connections and matching talented people with great job opportunities.  

As a women-owned and -led business, our office has grown to include over 45 employees in Portland’s historic Power + Light Building — a work environment that brings out the best in all of us!  

Our Team

Pat Welch

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Abby Engers, J.D., SHRM-CP

HR MANAGER

Allie Block

Recruiter, Footwear, Apparel & Brand

Ally Bushman

Technical Recruiter, Footwear, Apparel & Brand

Alyssa Strom

Accounting Specialist

Bridget Hutson

Operations Specialist, Legal

Brittney Rerecich

Sr. Recruiter, Legal

Chelsea Slaven-Davis

Marketing Manager

Corbin C

career advisor

Cory Mlady

sr. recruiter, HR

Dawn-Hunter (DH) Strobel

operations specialist

Debbie Zurow

Director of Executive Search

Elaine McManus

Sr. Recruiter, Accounting & Finance

Elizabeth Dewar

Operations Manager

Erik Anderson

Payroll & Benefits Manager

Gwen Rudolph

Sr. Recruiter, Legal

Hannah Bergersen, SHRM-CP​

SR. recruiter, HR

Jen Lind

Sr. Recruiter, Office Administrative

Jennifer Engelman

Executive Search Consultant

Jeske Paanakker

Recruiter, Contract Staffing

Jon Pritchard, J.D.

Legal Recruiter

Josi McDermott

Accounting Manager

Juanita Leard

chief financial officer

Karen Fogg

Director of Operations & HR

Karina Antunez-Diaz

Digital Content Creator

Kathleen Everett

Director of client relations

Kati Newsome

Recruiter, Office Administrative

Katie Bick

Recruiter, Accounting & Finance

Katie (KB) Brumit, SHRM-CP

Contract Staffing Lead

Lauren Radmer

Recruiter, Office Administrative

Max Masin

Personal Assistant

Maya Baker-Freid

Recruiter, Accounting & Finance

Melissa Ehret

design manager

Nicole Smith

Sr. Recruiter, Accounting & Finance

Rosemary Schwimmer, J.D.

Sr. Recruiter, Legal

Roxanne Rotticci

Director of Business Strategy

Ruth Oliver

Recruiter, Legal Contract Staffing

Ryan Cochrane

Director of Recruiting, Footwear, Apparel & Brand

Sally Munro Williams

Sr. Recruiter, Office Administrative

Susan Towers

Executive Search Consultant

Taylor Skansi

Operations Specialist, Footwear, Apparel & Brand

Torin Frey

operations specialist

Tracy Lee

sourcing specialist

Wren Fournier
Sourcing Specialist

Our Culture

Active volunteerism, philanthropy, and environmental sustainability play an important part in who we are at Boly:Welch. We’re committed to inclusivity, accountability, unbeatable service, and work/life balance.  

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

As an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting the needs of a multigenerational and multicultural workforce, Boly:Welch recognizes that a diverse staff, reflective of our community, is an integral and welcome part of any successful and ethical business.  

We hire local talent at all levels regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability, and actively foster inclusion in all forms both within our company and across our interactions with employers, job seekers, and partners.

As a business founded and owned by women, Boly:Welch collaborates with minority and women-owned business enterprises to help develop and nurture strong relationships across all stakeholders. We make connections that enrich our community by seeing possibilities in people.  

Boly:Welch is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified candidates. As part of this commitment, Boly:Welch will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact connect@bolywelch.com or call (503) 242-1300.  

B:Connected

To celebrate the organizations that make Portland a healthy, vibrant, and livable workplace, our B:Connected giving model incorporates partnerships, volunteerism, and financial support for local nonprofits.  

Boly:Welch is proud to support: 

Albina Cooperative Garden 
All Hands Raised 
BBPDX 
Blanchet House 
Bradley Angle 
Bridge Meadows 
Camp Fire Columbia 
CASA 
College Possible 
Community Warehouse 
Dress for Success 
Greater Portland 
Greater Than 
Howard’s Heart 
Human Solutions 
NAYA Family Center  
Oregon Humane Society 
Partners in Diversity 
SMART 
Sunshine Pantry Food Bank 
The Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice 
Women’s Center for Leadership 
Yes to Affordable Homes 

Professional Engagement

Affiliated Staffing Group (ASG) 
Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) 
B Corporation | B Local 
Business for a Better Portland (BBPDX) 
Emerging Leaders (ELI) 
Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) 
PDX Workforce Alliance 
Portland Business Alliance (PBA) 
Partners in Diversity (PiD) 
Portland Human Resources Management Association (PHRMA) 
Prosper Portland, Portland Means Progress 
Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) 
The National Association for Legal Professionals (NALS) 

Sustainability

We’re committed to practices that meet the needs of the present without comprising the future, and to suppliers that represent local or underserved communities. Learn more about this commitment at Portland Means Progress.  

We’ve developed strategies and purchasing policies that enable us to move toward sustainability while enhancing the value we bring to our clients, job seekers, employees, and community: 

  • Minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled paper and paper products; 100% where possible 
  • Use real dishes and glassware instead of single-use items in our office kitchen 
  • Recycle everything possible 
  • Utilize electronic documents instead of paper copies when possible 
  • Offer internal employee subsidies for public transportation and bicycle commuting 
  • Daily composting of food scraps in our office kitchen 
  • Reusable toner and ink cartridges 
  • Low flow toilets in lavatories and low flow faucets in the office kitchen  
  • Office remodeled to maximize energy efficiency  
  • Energy Star 5.0 | EPEAT Silver compliant computer monitors for the entire office  

B Corp Certified

We’re proud to be part of a global movement to use business as a force for good, and our success depends on the economic vitality, social equity, and health of the community where we all live, work, and prosper. 

That means we’ve worked hard to meet the rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency for B Corporation certification — along with nearly 150 other Oregon companies that share this designation.  

Learn more about our Impact Score and what it means to be B Corp certified here.  

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