About Us

United Staffing Associates is a privately-owned temporary staffing agency that offers multiple staffing solutions to a variety of businesses of all sizes and industries. Temporary, Temporary-to-Hire, Direct Placement and Payroll Service options are available to adjust to your immediate needs. Our diverse and highly skilled workforce consists of more than 140 in-house employees and thousands of temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct placements. We are engaged in every aspect of the employment industry which includes staffing, hiring and recruiting and providing human resources, safety training and skill testing support. We care about our environment and are committed to safety, occupational health management, and risk control. With active employee and customer participation, safety training, work site hazard identification, and management and safety program innovation, our persistent efforts to improve upon a safe work environment continue to pay off. We offer free services for training and certifying temporary employees in maintaining a safe workplace, including free forklift training and certification, new employee safety orientations, and on-site safety evaluations.

Our Mission

Our core approach consists of two key principles: A customer service-oriented approach in order to drive value and efficiency, and employee engagement through respect, fairness and equal treatment. By treating everyone with dignity, USA acknowledges that each individual can make a positive, long-term contribution to the company as a whole.

Our History

We began August 19, 2002 from modest accommodations in Templeton, California and quickly outgrew the space and officially moved our first location to Paso Robles, California the following year. Our quest to improve the employment industry by providing a personal experience to clients and employees alike quickly resulted in success. As a result of hard work and determination, we now operate from more than a dozen branch locations in order to serve a diverse collection of businesses.

Meet the Team



David has worked in the staffing industry since 1992. Prior to opening the company in 2002, he held accounting and operations positions for several California employment agencies. With an intense drive and motivation to match the right employee with the right employer, David divides his time between all of the various USA locations and still finds time to recruit, interview, and train new employees alongside his staff. A Certified Trainer in Forklift certification and possessing years of education which consists of finance, accounting, and general education, David continues to support and lead his company in each local community he serves.


Vice-President & General Counsel

After graduating with a B.S. in Economics and a concentration in Tax Accounting from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, William relocated to New York to attend law school. William earned his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law, and is admitted to practice in California, New York and New Jersey. Prior to joining United Staffing Associates, William worked in legal and compliance departments at several global financial services firms where he provided legal guidance on matters covering federal and state regulatory compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, employment law, and commercial transactions. William is a board member of the San Luis Obispo County Workforce Development Board, a Court Appointed Special Advocate for at-risk youth, and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel.


Chief Financial Officer

Susan joined USA in 2004 and has processed all financial aspects of the business since. Susan worked for a Fortune 500 company in Iowa while obtaining her Bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. After graduation, Susan relocated to California in order to provide financial support to the company.



Based in the Central Valley, Julie provides hands on support to the Porterville and Visalia branch locations and supplies daily accounts receivable assistance to all USA locations and clients. Prior to joining the company in 2002, Julie worked for the City of Tulare for 10 years which included working as the Senior Services Activities Coordinator and providing years of administrative support in multiple departments. Working and residing within her neighboring community, Julie offers firsthand knowledge of her surrounding areas by networking with local businesses and is committed to growing the company throughout all of its regions.


Vice-President - Human Resources

Shawnté joined USA in 2016 and has 15+ years of experience as a senior human resources, compliance, safety and/or legal professional in the entertainment, health & beauty, medical and grocery retail industries. Shawnté is part of our Human Resources & Legal team[s], serving as an in-house attorney for USA’s California and Nevada operations.


Vice-President - Operations

Donna joined the USA family in May 2016 after retiring as a Police Dispatch Supervisor. Born and raised in Iowa, Donna and her family relocated to California in the early 80’s. She worked for the cities of Porterville and Irvine for 26 years. Living in the Central Valley and Southern California gave Donna insight into the diversity and needs of various communities. She developed her management and communication skills leading by example in a structured, procedure-driven, detail-oriented, and stressful environment in an emergency 911 dispatch center. Donna understands the importance of communication, oversight, structured documentation, and training. Her unique background and experience will assist her to develop and maintain best practices to standardize work flow providing consistency within USA while serving our clients.


Director of Communication & Technology

Greg's background includes more than 20 years of design, publication, and printing experience as well as several years of computer programming and software assistance knowledge. Before joining USA, Greg was the Director of Communications and Graphic Designer for a sizeable non-profit organization. Based in Chandler, Arizona, Greg develops and refines USA print advertising, provides company Web site support, creates and designs company logos, print materials, and trade show set design and construction.


Director of Marketing & Brand Development

Wendi joined USA in 2004 after relocating from Kern County to the Central Coast. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and a Masters of Business Administration in Business Marketing, Wendi oversees all of USA’s branding, advertising, promotion, public and media relations, trade shows, and marketing strategies while simultaneously managing the San Luis Obispo branch office. Wendi is an active SLO Pride volunteer and member of the Central Coast Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction.


Director of Business Development (Jan. 8, 2007 - June 20, 2020)

Before joining USA in 2007, Jorge worked in the employment industry for over 10 years. He worked as a Branch Manager, Regional Sales Manager, and Vice President of Marketing and owned a multi-faceted comprehension of the staffing industry. A Central Valley native, Jorge attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a baseball scholarship. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Art and Graphic Design, Jorge relocated back to the Central Valley and owned his own business for a period of years. Jorge was actively involved in his local community and provided local sales and business development to USA 's Visalia and Porterville locations as well as the entire account executive team. Jorge is best remembered for his positive outlook, legendary stamina and dedication, and for delivering daily motivation and support to his team including all those he encountered.


Director of Operations

Kyle brings relationship and organizational management leadership experience to promote growth through planning, demonstrating, and controlling resources. Prior to joining the company in 2016, Kyle held key roles in sales and management positions in the retail and financial industries. Kyle travels throughout the USA branch teams and provides problem solving and new product implementation, technological support and assistance, and rolls out new processes utilizing problem solving skills and communication.