Self-proclaimed tech whiz Bill Lee enjoys spending his free time fixing, testing, and playing with the latest technology. He uses his hobby as a platform to bring clients “a little extra” when they work with KLA.
When he’s not spreading tech-based joy, Bill’s role at KLA includes managing KLA operations, heading up the lead generation client implementation team, sales and sales compensation consulting. Bill joined as vice president in 2000, bringing a background in accounting, systems analysis, and management in the IT, manufacturing, and telecommunications industries. This gives him a unique perspective he uses to serve KLA’s clients.
And don’t worry, he takes plenty of breaks from screen time for travel, sports, and craftsmanship.
From snowboarding to wakeboarding, hiking, traveling, going to concerts, and hitting the gym, Nicole Rucker is the embodiment of an active lifestyle.
Her vivacious energy carries over to her work. Clients appreciate her friendly personality and leadership on marketing strategy, development, and implementation. Nicole joined KLA in 2021, bringing digital marketing experience centered on content and website development. Nicole is a key consultant on website-related projects, where her expertise and insights are equally valued by clients and colleagues. Having earned double bachelor’s degrees in marketing and management, Nicole brings fresh, innovative ideas to her clients.
Nicole does pause every now and then to watch football with her “family” – a Doberman and a German Shepherd.
Lisa Rigas’ coastal location allows her to spend plenty of time outdoors, doing everything from swimming and scuba diving to running, hiking, and backpacking.
Like her after-work activities, Lisa’s career spans a breadth of experiences. She started in real estate with her own property management business. That entrepreneurial spirit didn’t leave when Lisa switched to marketing. She worked her way up from the trenches to serving as a CMO and director of marketing. At the same time, Lisa ran a marketing and growth consulting firm. Throughout, she worked with business owners, authors, celebrities, and experts.
Around sunset, you might catch her taking in the view with a nice glass of wine. Lisa has 3 kids, 2 rescue cats, and 1 rescue dog.
After earning her master’s degree, she’s been using her newfound free time to get back to her favorite hobbies. If she isn’t getting lost in a book, she’s doing leatherwork, sewing, crocheting, making candles, or perfecting a new mead recipe.
Dawnel brings her creative nature with her to the office, adds her years of social media and content development experience and delivers marketing strategies that thrill our clients and capture the attention of their target clientele. In true KLA form, Dawnel brings a collaborative approach to marketing. She takes the ideas and end goals of the clients, and crafts campaigns that speak directly to their intended audiences.
When her work is finished, you might catch her taking her dogs for a walk, playing boardgames with her family, or curling up with the latest Jeffery Deaver novel.
He hasn’t shown up to a team meeting in costume yet, but for years Barry Robb was an actor playing an alien in Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton.
After leaving the stage, Barry honed his skills in every aspect of digital marketing and management. Prior to joining KLA Group in 2022, Barry directed marketing for hundreds of companies, ran two enterprise eCommerce companies, built marketing teams, and mentored. He is a veritable Swiss Army knife for clients who value his direct, efficient work ethic.
He no longer performs as an alien, but you might hear him talking about one on the geek news podcast he co-hosts. Barry has a long-term girlfriend and a cat.
Given her love of photography, it’s no surprise Colleen Casey prefers being behind the camera, not in front of it. She brings this same desire for a creative behind-the-scenes role to her work with our clients as a content marketing strategist.
You may not see her in meetings, but Colleen works closely with consultants and freelancers to develop compelling articles, emails, and assets. Previously a writer and editor, Colleen relies on those experiences to plan content and develop resources that strengthen the quality of content KLA Group delivers to clients. She’s always up for a challenge and ready to breathe fresh life into a topic with unique angles.
If she isn’t out exploring with her camera, you can find her nose deep in a history book, traveling to visit her large extended family, working out, or baking.
With a sales career old enough to drink legally in the United States, Lynn Hidy has been coaching and training salespeople since 2005.
As a certified KLA sales trainer since 2013, Lynn teaches and coaches prospecting and sales process. She is passionate about inside sales and shares actionable, confidence-boosting prospecting strategies with business owners and sales people alike, helping them realize that they, too, can be successful in new business development.
A joyful woman fueled by black coffee and hoppy beer, Lynn is an adrenaline junky obsessed with downhill skiing, reciting the mantra, “I ski like a girl – fast and aggressive!”
Check for Steffi Paskow at your next USTA event. She is an avid doubles tennis player, playing regularly in different leagues.
She puts that competitive spirit to work for clients, helping them grow and succeed. Steffi has been a sales coach and consultant for over 25 years, with experience in many industries, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Steffi joined KLA Group in 2020, and her expertise in sales and sales management combined with her action-oriented coaching approach allows her to work with clients in a productive and meaningful way.
Steffi enjoys life to the fullest. She is blessed with a wonderful family and her precious Maltipoo, Tesla.
Catch a glimpse of her desktop background on a call and you’re likely to see Leighla’s two beautiful children – and in her role as sales support specialist for all KLA clients, Leighla is on plenty of calls!
Bringing 14+ years’ experience in inside sales and sales support and a background in business administration from the University of Phoenix, Leighla’s role at KLA Group is enhancing the client experience. Her No. 1 way to please KLA clients is to anticipate their needs and surprise them with solutions to make their lives easier.
She and her kids also enjoy the company of their three dogs; a Doberman, Chow Chow, and Chihuahua.
After completing degrees in electrical engineering, Reymark Sapin discovered his true passion for digital marketing. He switched careers and dove into Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Reymark regularly uses tools such as Google Analytics, SEMrush, Ahrefs, Screaming Frog, Google Search Console, and Moz. He relies on his strong analytical skills to review the reports and make recommendations for clients.
Reymark is committed to staying up to date with the latest industry trends and best practices.
Outside of work he loves to read.
A self-described “chameleon” Valerie Collinsworth masterfully navigates challenges and changes. Her ability to anticipate needs and take initiative have served her well throughout her marketing career. Valerie possesses a keen eye for detail and works to make every marketing effort captivating and consistent.
Even though marketing is her jam, Valerie has a wide range of interests outside of work. Next time you talk to her, consider asking about her: love for plants, 3 chickens, 2 dogs, 2 kids, work with the Scouts, or last ballroom dance competition.
Originally a teacher, Annalyn Brecio switched to marketing and has been fully immersed in the field ever since.
Annalyn excels at project coordination, task management, and SEO, and content creation. She constantly searches for innovative ways to make things run more smoothly. Annalyn works closely with colleagues to successfully execute marketing campaigns on behalf of clients.
After the workday is over you can find Annalyn indulging her love for reading books, dancing, enjoying nature, going out with friends, or spending time with her family.