Jim Thibodeau - President
With more than 20 years of business experience, including management at REI, Jim founded StaffScapes in 1996 armed with a thorough understanding and appreciation of the challenges and realities of small business ownership.
Jim oversees daily operations at StaffScapes as well as sales and marketing, Workers’ Compensation and Administration and Risk Management.
When not working, Jim is an avid outdoorsman. He served prior on the board of the Colorado Walleye Association and is a former noted and accomplished rock climber. In addition, Jim enjoys spending time with his family as they boat, fish, hike, ride and explore.
Jake Stratton - Controller/CFO
A 1995 graduate of the University of Florida’s Fischer School of Accounting, Jake began his PEO career shortly after graduation when he helped establish and direct a Florida PEO and then served as its Controller and Vice President. After moving to Colorado, Jake was recruited to join StaffScapes in 2000 and currently oversees Fiscal Management, Payroll, Taxes, Wage Garnishments and HR Compliance. He holds a Colorado Property & Casualty license, providing an additional resource to StaffScapes clients.
In his spare time, Jake is active with his family and enjoys participating in his children’s activities including Boy Scouts and softball. He enjoys camping and sports and holds leadership positions within his church.
Heather Champlin - Benefits Specialist
Heather earned her Bachelor’s degree from Metro State University and began her career in the insurance industry at a small niche company specializing in sports casualty insurance. In 2012, Heather earned her Colorado Property & Casualty license becoming a Licensed Agent. She joined the StaffScapes team in 2015 and moved into the role of Benefits Specialist working with clients on their health, voluntary and retirement benefits. In 2016, Heather earned her Colorado Life & Health license.
Heather enjoys taking in all the wonderful sights Colorado has to offer while camping and hiking. She is active in sports especially soccer and coaching volleyball. She also enjoys spending time with her large family.
Leanne Groen - Human Resource Generalist
Leanne Groen is our Human Resource Generalist at StaffScapes. She possesses 7 years of HR experience, with 5 of those years in the PEO industry. She primarily focuses on Workers' Compensation, handbooks, job descriptions, HR processes, safety, employee training, and disciplinary actions. Leanne is passionate about helping small businesses succeed by taking the HR burden from their shoulders and guiding them through the many laws they need to be aware of.
Jesse Henson -Accounting/ IT Specialist
Jesse is a native of Aurora and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He lives with his wife and son,and they love to take trips top the Downtown Aquarium and Denver Zoo.
He enjoys working with IT systems and keeping technology and software user-friendly for our clients. "The best part of working at StaffScapes is the people," he says. "I love being able to witness our clients success and know that we had a part in supporting that."
Scott Trautwein - Solutions Advisor
Scott came to Staffscapes looking for a change after 30 years of running a multi-site business with 25 employees, so he has a deep understanding of the obstacles faced by small and mid-sized business owners. His education background includes a minor in Business Administration.
Scott gives back to his community by offering his leadership skills on various boards, including 4 years on a Chamber of Commerce board, 8 years on a school board (including 4 as President), and 12 years on his church board with 8 of those as Chairman.
Karen grew up in Wheatridge Colorado and studied Marketing at the University of Nebraska. She had a long career as a Corporate Event Planner with some of Colorado’s largest employers. After 25 years, she left that behind and accepted a position with the Metro North Chamber of Commerce. Working with the Chamber stirred a passion to help small businesses to grow and thrive. Her role with StaffScapes allows her to feed that passion by introducing businesses to the benefits of HR Outsourcing.
Karen lives in Loveland Colorado close to her 2 Sons and their families. She loves spending time with her two grandchildren, playing golf and enjoying the great outdoors. She enjoys travel and has been to all 50 states and over 15 countries.
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