Meet the Team Your Temporary, Permanent & Executive Search Specialists in Northern, Central and Southern British Columbia

Karen A. Watt
CPC, CEO - Executive Search Services

Email Address: [email protected]  LinkedIn Profile

Like so many of us in recruiting, Karen Watt launched her second career in 1992, bringing a wealth of Human Resources background to Kamloops and opening Excel Personnel Inc. Supporting local businesses in Temporary, Permanent and Contract Staffing, Payrolling and Executive Search  Services to assist businesses in need of outside sourcing of candidates to fill a variety of positions from Janitors to General Managers. Now celebrating 25 years, Karen has been successful in opening additional branch offices in Kelowna and Prince George BC to serve their clients better with feet on the ground in each City and opening up Northern BC to local professional recruiters. With 7 staff to support business recruitment in Western Canada through to Eastern Canada with our affiliates they thrive on their Integrity in working with each and every candidate and employer. Karen and her Team guarantees every placement and works one on one with each candidate and employer to find the right fit the first time. Current data base of candidates today exceeds 60,000 with new candidates registering with us every day. Excel Personnel can fill your next placement and look forward to building our relationship with each and every client and candidate.

When not in the office answering your calls, you will find Karen at Training Seminars to bring the latest technology to our Cities, or Traveling to clients around North America or Boating on the Shuswap.

If you have the Skills, Abilities, Personality, Dress and Attitude to match our clients job description along with company fit and salary expectations, then we are sending you in for an interview.  Your recruiter is the key person to make this happen.

Karen loves the water, whether it’s a Lake or a river or an ocean, and when travelling she has to be by bodies of water, she loves boating to her rustic cabin on the Shuswap and spending time renovating the cabin and boating with friends.

Julie Darmohry
Receptionist - Team Administrator

Email Address: [email protected]   LinkedIn Profile

With more than 7 years of experience in the customer-service field, Julie has found her passion to help. With a keen eye to detail, Julie makes sure everything is in tip-top shape at the Kamloops office. Her determination to create an amazing experience for both the clients and candidates at Excel Personnel ensures everyone walks away from the office with a smile.

Sandra Anderson
Senior Recruitment Consultant

Email Address: [email protected]  LinkedIn Profile

Sandra joined Excel Personnel Inc. in 2014 and brings extensive skills and experience in Human Resources, Agency Recruitment and over 12yrs in Executive Administration. Along with her vested interest in the success of Excel Personnel; Sandra has a strong, professional, and positive attitude towards recruitment and looks forward to building and maintaining relationships with many organizations throughout BC and Western Canada. When Sandra is not at work, you can find her out spending time with her daughter and enjoying being outside in any weather. She enjoys activities such as quadding, fishing, camping, swimming, and sledding and playing in the snow.

Always go into every interview with a professional attitude and dress, whether it is with a company direct or a recruitment agency, as we are the eyes and ears for the client.

I was a professional competitive swimmer and was coached by the now Olympic Swimmer Rick Say, and was part of a National Competition team with him.

Geoff Simpson
Business Development - Recruitment Consultant

Email Address: [email protected]  LinkedIn Profile

Based out of our Prince George office, Geoff Simpson heads up Excel Personnel’s Northern BC Operations and brings with him extensive experience in Sales, Communications, Operations and mid-level Management along with a Client Centric business focus.

Born and raised in the North, along with his wife, Lisa and son, Emmett, Geoff believes strongly in the industries and communities we service, and views our working relationships with our clients and candidates as a partnership and not a transaction.


Your recruiter is your ambassador to the client and the client’s ambassador to you. Remember when sitting across the desk, on the phone or on video chatting on skype with a recruiter, it’s an interview…dress and act the part and leave a positive and lasting impression. Even if you don’t get the role you’re interviewing for, you will remain top of mind for the next opportunity.

After High School, Geoff wanted to become an actor and actually read for a role on the hit 90’s television series, Beverly Hills 90210. Needless to say he didn’t get the part and now has a life-long hatred of Brian Austin Green.

Erin Adelman
Recruitment Consultant - Temporary Staffing Division

Email Address: [email protected]  LinkedIn Profile

Erin is based in our Prince George Office heading the Temporary Staffing Division in Northern BC. Born and raised in Vanderhoof, her background has lead her back to Prince George, from Kamloops, where she enjoys her life and family. Having worked in administration, client care mining, hospitality, advertising and sales for the past 8 years, she strives to give clients and candidates the best experience possible. Erin is looking forward to building on those connections within the Northern market. Out of the office, you'll find her at the lake, with family and friends, or soaking up the sun.

Always give 100% at every job you are placed in.  It may just be one day, or a few hours, but you are getting a foot in the door at a company that could have your dream job.  Make a positive impression and you might be the first person they think of when they are hiring.  You never know where your next opportunity will come from!

I recently got married, and we forgot the cake knife so my husband and I cut it with a sword that we got as a wedding gift.  A real sword.

Laura Lawrence
Recruitment Consultant - Temporary Staffing Division

Email Address:

Based out of our Prince George office, Laura Lawrence joined the growing Temporary Staffing division in the fall of 2017. Laura comes to Excel with a passion for business development and human resource management. With experience in the private and non-profit business sectors; Laura brings with her a solid understanding of client needs, a large network and is adept at identifying and placing stellar candidates for any project.

Things like Experience, professional demeanor and having a well put together resume are always going to be important. What you lack in experience can be improved upon by volunteering and hitting it out of the park when you have good rapport. Every interaction with an interviewer, temporary placement or recruiter is a possibility so make a positive impact.

In her off time Laura loves staying up way too late into the night to catch a glimpse of a meteor shower, the Aurora Borealis or any other astronomical event that is worth freezing under a blanket for.  

Gillian Graeme

Email Address: [email protected]


Prince George Chamber of Commerce
Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Home Builders Association
Thompson Region Division of Family Practice
Southern Interior Construction Association