Meet Our Team
Juli Bacon, Founder and President
With over two decades of Human Resources and Business experience, Juli has developed both a strategic and practical approach to HR that takes her into nearly every aspect of business. As a result, her work with clients often reaches beyond employee relations to include business operations and management. An experienced coach to all levels of management, Juli helps organizations understand and prepare for the effects that proper employee relations can have on the bottom line. In all areas of her work, she focuses on coordinating and implementing practices that support not only the people of the organization but the shared goal they’re working to meet.
Juli’s areas of expertise include:
- Hiring and retention practices
- Benefits packages
- Board development and activities
- Employee training plans
- Contract negotiation
- Organization Development
- Succession planning
- Regulatory compliance
- Policy and procedure establishment
Juli’s enthusiasm for improving employer/employee communication has provided her with a broad base of experience in initiating and re-organizing practices and policies for a wide variety of both nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies. Her approach to every challenge is as gracious as it is efficient—a rare combination that makes her an essential resource in an arena where people are the central focus.
Suzanne Meyers-Hubner, HR Consultant
Suzanne started with JB Consulting Systems in January 2014, transitioning from HR leadership roles within large, diverse companies such as AT&T Wireless, Danaher Corp, and Clearwire. Regardless of who she supported, Suzanne worked to produce consistent results by focusing on aligning the right talent, organizational needs, and HR strategy to ensure business needs were met.
Suzanne is an exceptional relationship builder and a trusted advisor to leaders at all levels of the organization, from line-management in call centers, manufacturing and operations, to senior executives, including company Presidents, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs and Chief Technology officers.
Suzanne’s specialties revolve around Employee Relations, Performance Management, Communications, Training and Management Development, Organization Design, Succession Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employee Engagement, Legal Compliance and Safety training.
Suzanne is a graduate of Northwest University, with a BA in Organizational Management, and an MBA from Walden University. She is also a regular volunteer mentor for the University of Washington ECLBUS mentorship program, as well as a volunteer for the Everett Food Bank and Volunteers of America.
Robin Johnson, HR Consultant
Robin is an accomplished senior human resources leader with over 20 years of experience in diverse industries, private and not-for-profit, large and small companies, as well as multi-state locations. Her expertise is in developing and driving human resources strategies and providing balanced solutions and innovative programs in the areas of employee relations, recruitment and selection, performance management, succession planning, executive coaching, rewards and benefits, organizational development, HR operations and compliance, change management, employee communications and employee development.
Robin comes to JB Consulting Systems from an HR career that included leadership roles at Premera Blue Cross, Lakeside School, Washington Mutual Bank, National Energy Production Company, an engineering and construction organization, GTE/Verizon Telephone Company, Baxter Healthcare Corporation distribution division and Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health agency.
Robin has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources from Central Washington University, in Central Washington, where she grew up. Robin enjoys spending time with her family camping, watching sporting events and volunteering with Northshore School District.
Kristin Johnson, HR Consultant
Kristin Johnson is an HR Professional bringing extensive experience at a corporate level to JB consultants. She is passionate about all aspects of Human Resources and enthusiastic about meeting new clients and working with diverse industries. With her widespread experience working in all areas of HR such as onboarding, employee issues, investigations, compensation, benefits, HR laws, and compliance with extensive experience in recruiting, Kristin led recruitment efforts at her previous employer to grow employee counts from 1,000 to 2,500 during peak season. She has additional leadership experience developing and implementing Total Quality Management and Lean Manufacturing techniques among teams.
Kristin received her Bachelor’s from the University of Washington where she studied Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior, and recently obtained her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.
In her free time, Kristin enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and anything outdoors.
Linda Robison, HR Generalist
Linda Robison possesses a diverse background in human resources and business management. Her uplifting and optimistic style encourages problem solving, team building, and constructive implementation of stated goals. Integrity and reliability are the foundation of her work ethic, consistently meeting and exceeding organizational and personal goals.
With experience in the health care, retail, and education sectors she brings a wealth of perspectives to her role. Desiring a higher level of comprehensive business knowledge led her to attain a Master of Business Administration in Organizational Development and Strategic Management, a Project Management Certification, and a Professional in Human Resources Certification.
Linda’s skillset and knowledge base include: Organizational Development, Project Management, Managerial Accounting, Training and Retention.
Born and raised in Chicago, she moved here to pursue her interests in the great outdoors, and to engage in an active lifestyle unique to the Pacific Northwest. While working she has enjoyed extensive community service and volunteering in various schools, church, and civic organizations. Her passion for empowering others serves as her guide and has given her a fruitful balance in life.
Karen Evans, HR Generalist
Karen brings a divers Human Resources background and 15 years experience with an emphasis in Benefits Management and Administration to JB consulting Systems. Karen has worked with multi-state companies of all sizes and has obtained a Professional in Human Resources Certification designation to formalize her HR knowledge.
The last 12 years of her career were spent with a private company that grew from 100 employees to 975 through mergers and acquisitions in just a few years. Organization and attention to detail are a priority to her.
Karen resides in Everett WA, where she was born and raised and enjoys boating in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and family.
Kristen DeCoteau, HR Coordinator/Recruiting , Maintenance Assistant
Kristen has worked in many different fields including, HR, healthcare, public & private businesses, and education. She approaches each task for JB Consulting Systems with the “heart of a teacher.” Human Resources equals education and helpfulness and she is ready to deliver in whatever capacity the clients and her teammates need. With a specialty in recruiting, she enjoys helping clients find the right person and has placed many applicants in a wide-variety of positions in this fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
On the Bacon Maintenance side, Kristen assists with customer service and anything involving the use of tools. She enjoys the variety of work, finding solutions, and collaborating with the team to serve the customers.
Don’t be surprised to see Kristen carrying her laptop and toolbox around – together!
Apryl Ackley, Executive Coordinator
Apryl is responsible for managing, organizing, scheduling and maintaining information for the JBCS team. She also maintains our corporate website, social media, and helps produce reports, presentations and proposals. She possesses strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills and is extremely organized. Apryl previously worked as a program director where she was in charge of partnering with school officials, community supervisors, and program staff to create cohesion within her program and its day to day operations. She was in charge of hiring and training for her program as well as organizing and running team trainings and workshops. In her spare time she coordinates weddings and events. She has a passion for planning and her organizational skills show it.
Erin Leghorn, Office/Operations Assistant
Erin Leghorn is a proven problem solver with 15 years business experience in office management, data systems, book keeping and customer service. Erin has created and developed office procedures for new companies in start-up phase, recruited and managed over 50 customer service representatives in a high volume call center, and was responsible for all creative direction and project management at a woman’s magazine. Our customers are often surprised to learn Erin is also a skilled home renovator and a licensed auto mechanic. Erin enjoys work that requires attention to detail and gives her the opportunity to create solutions to sticky problems.