Cindy Dhuey - Partner
Cindy hails from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Education. She and her husband, Joe, moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1984 before settling in Tucson in 1987. Cindy went to work for a brokerage firm where her responsibilities included interviewing, hiring, training and supervising the support staff - a perfect entree into the employment industry.
Cindy's responsibilities include the overall internal operations of the Temp Connection. Cindy is the past President of Key Group, one of the top networking organizations for women executives. She also recently joined AZCREW. Cindy and her husband Joe keep busy with their cute daughters who are both in middle school. The family is very active with such activities as boating, water and snow skiing, traveling to San Carlos to enjoy their place on the beach and, of course, keeping up with school homework and horseback riding lessons.
Ellie Patterson - Partner
Ellie has been in the staffing industry for twenty five years in capacities ranging from sales representative to branch manager to co-owner. With her reputation and solid knowledge of the industry, she has managed major staffing programs for multiple companies. She earned her graduate degree in counseling from Eastern Washington University completing her thesis work on Women In The Workplace which applies so appropriately to her profession. Her undergraduate degree was completed at the U. of Washington but she prefers the Wildcats to the Huskies. Ellie brings both a theoretical focus and practical experience to each business setting. Ellie is responsible for sales and business development for the Temp Connection.
Ellie is on the board of the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation and served several years as President. She also served on the WIB (Workforce Investment Board), is a founding Board member of the PHASE agency, and is Past President of the businesswomen's networking organization, TIEMPO. Ellie currently holds the title of moderator for the Women Impacting Tucson (WIT) group which meets monthly and offers interesting programs and a think tank for the featured speaker. She also enjoys her weekly networking group of the Old Pueblo Business Alliance. Ellie is also busy with her Rotary committee work which includes the Car Show, El Tour de Tucson, Grants Management and as an officer of the Rotary Club of Tucson Board. She looks forward to working on the wonderful programs that Rotary supports. For sheer fun, she enjoys cycling, yes, she participates in El Tour, loves snow skiing in the winter, and does hiking both around Tucson area and in other parts of the world when scheduling permits. At home you can find her reading, gardening, spending time with family and friends and riding with her husband Tom on his Harley.
Jennifer joined the Temp Connection team as a staffing coordinator and payroll specialist almost four and a half years ago. Jennifer worked several years at the Fox Tucson Theatre in various executive capacities from Executive Assistant, Bookkeeper, to Operations and Assistant Theatre Manager. She brings a high level of efficiency and customer service to the Temp Connection and we're glad she stayed with us here in Tucson instead of moving to Florida as originally planned. Jennifer and her husband Phil have 4 happy dogs and Jennifer volunteers at the Humane Society and other well-known non-profit organizations. She has a busy schedule!
Diana Ouzts is the newest member of The Temp Connection. That's, "Ouzts," as in, "boots." Diana spent her early years in Tucson, graduating from Santa Rita High School. During the 1970’s, Diana’s mother played the character, “Vampira,” in the popular, local cult television show, “Dr. Igor,” telecast on KZAZ-Channel 11. Diana lived in Florida’s Gulf Coast for 35 years where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a concentration in English Writing from the University of Central Florida. She also worked in public education for 12 years. Diana's tenure in public education has created a smooth transition into the staffing industry.
Diana recently moved back to Tucson with her husband, George (also a Tucson native and graduate of Catalina High School), to be closer to her father-in-law. Diana supports social causes and has volunteered for the American Red Cross, The Humane Society, and the Macy’s Christmas Tree Entry for the Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Junior League. Diana enjoys good food, fine wine, absorbing books, and the company of good friends.
Tina Hagen joined the Temp Connection team over five years ago and currently serves as our front office administrative assistant and documentation specialist. Her voice is usually the first one you will hear when you call our office and she is readily available to assist with any questions a current employee or prospective employee may have. Tina’s office background reflects twenty years in education in the state of Washington serving as the attendance coordinator for a large and busy school district. Tina’s experience with students and teachers translates well to the staffing service industry and her friendly and helpful manner extends to all who come in contact with her. Tina made her move to Tucson when her husband had a job transfer and they love the sunny Southwest even if it’s far from their grand kids whom they miss very much.
Anne Sommers has recently celebrated her eighth year of employment with the Temp Connection this past summer and holds the combination title of Office Administrator and Staffing Coordinator. Anne’s rapport with our employees as well as clients is second to none. Her ability to make people feel special is one of her many strengths. Anne and her husband, Mark, moved from Indiana over nine years ago and both are enjoying their careers here in Tucson as well as being able to spend time with their lovely daughter and her husband who reside in Phoenix. Anne also enjoys her time with her two brothers and their families who live in the area. Anne currently serves as our SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Representative and also is a member of the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce. Anne is working hard on the committee responsible for the Chamber's big 20th anniversary.