Our Staff

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 includedphoto of Cindy Dhuey interviewing, hiring, training and supervising the support staff – a perfect entree into the employment industry.

Cindy’s responsibilities include the overall internal operations and management of the financial actions of the Temp Connection. Cindy is the past President of Key Group, one of the top networking organizations for women executives and is now their current Secretary. Cindy also is a member of Crew Tucson, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the success and development of women in commercial real estate.

Cindy and her husband, Joe, keep busy with their two cute daughters and their family activities. Both daughters have graduated from high school and now are looking at the many different options available to them. Maybe they would like to have a temporary job before settling into school and other work.

The family is very active with such activities as boating, water and snow skiing, and traveling to San Carlos to enjoy their place on the beach.

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Ellie Patterson – Partner

Ellie has been in the staffing industry for thirty-one 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 photo of Ellie Patterson, The Temp ConnectionUniversity 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 was 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 member of WPO (Women Presidents’Organization), Past President of the businesswomen’s networking organization, TIEMPO, and was Moderator of Women Impacting Tucson for several years. Ellie enjoys her weekly networking group, Old Pueblo Business Alliance. This past year Ellie served as President of The Rotary Club of Tucson, the largest Rotary Club in Arizona. Ellie especially enjoys the work that Rotary does for the eradication of polio and supports the work every year by participating in The Rotary Ride to End Polio in conjunction with El Tour de Tucson. When not on her bike, Ellie also enjoys other outdoor activities such as snow skiing and hiking. At home you can find her gardening, reading and spending time with her husband, Tom. They enjoy their 6 grandkids ranging in age from 5 to 22.

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Jennifer Delaney

Jenn cover photoJennifer joined The Temp Connection team in 2007 as a Recruiter and Payroll Specialist and currently serves as our Operations Manager and Payroll Manager. Jennifer worked several years at the Fox Tucson Theatre in various executive capacities from Volunteer Coordinator, Executive Assistant, Bookkeeper, to Operations and Assistant Theatre Manager. She brings a high level of operational management and efficiency to The Temp Connection. Jennifer currently serves as our SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Representative, is our Arizona Tech Council Representative and a member of Tucson Connect Networking group. She also serves as the Social Media Assistant for Network of Extraordinary Women. Jennifer and her husband, Phill, have two children that keep life fun.

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Tina Hagen

employee pictureTina Hagen joined The Temp Connection team 10 years ago and is enjoying her position of Sr. Recruiter. 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 loves to ride her scooter to work every morning, weather permitting, of course!

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Elliana Vaughn

Elliana Vaughn joined The Temp Connection team in February 2017, and is enjoying her position of Sales and Marketing Coordinator/Recruiter. Before joining The Temp Connection, Elliana worked for large companies such as Kroger Foods, L’Oreal/Matrix and GGP as a Brand Manager, planning events for new product launches and brand awareness. This experience has strengthened Elliana’s natural ability to build rapport with clients and candidates of all backgrounds. She enjoys being involved with the Arizona Tech Council and is a proud member of Tucson Business Networking. Elliana also serves as our representative within the Tucson Chamber of Commerce and Arizona Small Business Association. In her free time, Elliana is an advocate for volunteer organizations such as Women Encouraging Women, Maximo Nivel and Habitat for Humanity.

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 Eugene Adams

Eugene Adams joined The Temp Connection in May 2018 as our newest Recruiter! With a strong background in business development and HR, we are thrilled to have him as a part of our team. He currently serves as our brand ambassador within the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce. Eugene loves it here in the desert and if he’s not out with his newly-wed wife supporting local non-profits then you find the two of them on the trails hiking the beautiful peaks surrounding the Tucson area.

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