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Our Mission

Cinder exists to help our clients exceed their goals via an approach that sets us apart from traditional staffing agencies. We recognize that people are the true power of business. We make an investment in every employee’s career growth. Then we provide infrastructure that allows our customers to leverage the collective power of the Cinder team. When our people become an indispensable element in a client’s success, that’s how we define a job well done.

Solutions First. Staffing Second.

Our company was created to assemble highly specialized, incredibly talented teams to solve distinct problems and fill specific gaps in companies’ internal technology skill sets. Not much has changed. We continue to serve as a solution provider first and “staffing agency” second.

How Does it Work? Team Power.

We attract the best and brightest because our people are our co-workers, not commodities. Our internal team approach includes employment with all of the benefits, training, advancement and stability provided by a traditional company, plus facilitated networking for our community of like-minded, high-achieving professionals. For our clients, Team Power delivers expert customer service, outstanding levels of ongoing support for every placement, time-and budget-saving Project Team Solutions and more.

Now, all we need is you.

Hire Talent

View our list of services and Areas of Expertise – or just Contact Us. Let's talk about your specific needs, so we can offer a perfectly-tailored, perfectly-priced solution to meet your onsite staffing needs.

Join a Team

Reach out today and Join a Team. We need your stellar skillset and customer service abilities on our side.

We exist to celebrate The Team.

To take the best and brightest individuals, then provide the Support, Energy and Vision to stimulate their transformation into a sum far greater than its parts.

Because we know a team isn't a thing. It's a frame of mind. It's: Focus. Dedication. Synergy. It's the incomparable power of many.

Every new hire. Every new client. Every new placement. Our Team continually gains momentum.

Our people are not "temps." They are our co-workers, our valued employees. They are given all the
Stability and Respect they need to do, and be, their absolute best. In other words, Cinder is home.

We build teams. That's remarkable. Let us put the Power of Our Team to work for you.

Meet Our Leaders

Ryan Hoppes

Ryan Hoppes

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Allion USA and Cinder

Ryan joined Allion USA in 2010 after a successful 15-year career with Intel Corporation, ultimately accumulating accolades as one of the youngest directors in Intel's history. Ryan led several unprecedented internal efforts, including ISTQB certification for his Validation Engineers and a cross-company effort to monetize the test capabilities of his organization.

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Paul Brown

Paul Brown

President of Cinder Staffing

Paul brings over 20 years of leadership experience to his role at Cinder, including extensive skills in building, managing and nurturing teams and leading projects with an eye toward creative problem solving and high-impact results. His track record of managing fast growing teams gives him extraordinary insight into the types of staffing and budgetary challenges that Cinder’s customers face every day.

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Melinda Majors

Melinda Majors

Vice President of People Services

Since joining Cinder in September of 2014, Melinda has made a big impact with her expertise in human resources and recruiting management and strategy. Her experience spans both in-house and agency positions in technology and manufacturing, with companies including Leupold & Stevens, APCON, Inc., ACS and Quest Staffing. In 2009, she earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certificate from the HR Certification Institute...

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Cynthia Boman Thompson

Cynthia Boman Thompson, MS, CFP®

Director of Financial and Accounting Services

As a former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as well as an experienced financial consultant and advisor, Cyndi brings over 25 years of business and financial experience to the Cinder team. Her passion for finance and accounting is only second to her desire to help businesses of all sizes succeed and grow. Her track record includes helping clients save hundreds of thousands of dollars through appropriate risk management, tax management and expense reduction...

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Vikki Whittum

Human Resources Manager

Vikki joined the Cinder team in November 2016. She is a well-rounded HR professional with 20+ years of experience working primarily in the fields of health care, small business, and...

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Meet Our Talent Acquisition Team


Michelle Stein

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Michelle Stein joined Team Cinder as a Talent Acquisition Specialist in November 2015. She has a background in government service, small business ownership and advertising...

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Sophia Wellons

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

One of the first recruiters to join Cinder, Sophia Wellons specializes in full life-cycle technical recruiting and client account management. With her people-oriented approach...

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Jessa Farnsworth

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Jessa Farnsworth is a graduate of the Animal Sciences program at Oregon State University – Go Beavers! She comes to Cinder after working at a horse farm in Illinois, breeding and...

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Ashley McMurtrey

Account Manager

Ashley McMurtrey is a native Oregonian with deep roots in Hawaii. She attended Southern Oregon University on a volleyball scholarship, graduating with a BS in Business Administration. With...

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Meagan Franks

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Meagan joined Team Cinder in August 2016 and has a lengthy customer service background. She specializes in creating lasting relationships and strives to make a strong impact within the...

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