Lori Hubble founded Buckeye Skilled Trades, LLC as a fledgling recruiting and staffing firm in April of 2012. Her passion for promoting the skilled trades and the opportunities a skilled trade’s career has to offer prompted her to start BST. She attended Franklin University where she earned her B.S. Degree in Human Resource Management. She recently attended and graduated from the Columbus Small Business Association’s Emerging Leader’s Program. She is a member of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, Newark Rotary, Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, MS Society, Licking County Aging Program, and Licking County Board of Realtors. She enjoys weight lifting, physical activity, interior design and spending time with her family.
Kathy Hinkle has been a part of the BST Team since May of 2014. Her high level of energy and infectious personality provides an opportunity to match the right skilled trade’s talent to her customer’s specific trade’s needs. Kathy also participates in Safety Council and is knowledgeable in several key areas of health and safety. She has been in management for over 20 years and enjoys working with people, training and promoting them into various positions within the organization. She attended COTC where she earned an A.S. in Human Resources. Kathy loves physical activity, the study of crystals, and nutrition; she also has her personal trainer’s certification along with a nutritional certification as one of her personal goals.
AJ Bishoff has been employed with BST since September 2016. His charisma and passion for helping individuals better themselves is what drives his success. Since being with BST he has had the opportunity to develop the construction division and has a proven track record of placing highly skilled candidates with key construction companies. AJ graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2012. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, two kids and dogs, as well as staying active through recreational sports.
Tashia Parks has been a part of the BST Team since February 2015. Her nurturing and professional attitude shines and adds the right balance to our team dynamics. She is responsible for developing, managing, and maintaining BST’s major positions in the Professional field. She attended The Ohio State University where she earned her B.A. in Education in 2010. She also obtained her Certified Staffing Professional accreditation while employed with BST in September 2015. Tashia has a daughter who keeps her busy, coach’s volleyball for Heath City Schools, and loves spending time with her family.
Sandy Nicholson has been a part of the BST Team since August 2016. She is a detail oriented individual with a passion for working with numbers and reviewing financial data She is responsible for various BST accounting activities. She attended COTC where she earned an AS in Accounting in 1991 and later attended Franklin University where she earned a BS Degree in Accounting & Forensic Accounting. Sandy came to BST with 25 years of accounting experience. She enjoys physical activity, learning new things, reading, and spending time with her family.
Ryan joins the Buckeye Skilled Trades team as the newest member of our Columbus, Ohio office located at Easton. Ryan is focused on building new business relationships in the Columbus and surrounding areas. He is a life-long resident of Columbus and brings 15 plus years of recruiting experience to our team. Ryan’s most recent position was in a corporate recruiting role, which had him focused on recruiting skilled talent for a local auto parts manufacturer. He has a passion for recruiting, and is always focused on providing the candidate with a sense of excitement about the opportunity while exceeding the client’s expectations, by providing a highly skilled and dedicated workforce. Throughout his career, Ryan has been able to consistently provide a pipeline of candidates through passive and active recruiting practices. His experience in both corporate settings as well as executive search firm roles, provides a wide range of skill sets, including manufacturing, logistics, financial and pharmaceutical advertising. Ryan recently received his SHRM-CP certification and holds a B.A in Political Science from The Ohio State University. In his free time, Ryan enjoys hiking, golfing and is a huge fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team.
The National MS Society is united in a collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. Buckeye Skilled Trades promotes opportunities for those suffering with this debilitating disease through customized work initiatives as well as provides financial funding to local and national programs.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
The United Way works together uniting the community to improve people’s lives.