Meet Our Team
Juli Bacon, Founder and President
Juli Bacon is the sole owner of JB Consulting Systems, LLC and Bacon Maintenance Services, LLC, as well as a partner in her joint venture, JJ BizWorks and a minority owner in Routec Industries, LLC. Juli started her consulting business during the dot com crash and adapted quickly to make the necessary changes to sustain it through the most recent economic downturn.
In 2013, Juli was recognized nationally by her homebuilding peers with their most prestigious designation of NAHB Woman of the Year. She has received similar recognition over the years from her local Professional Women in Building Council, her local association and was the Building Industry Association of Washington's Associate of the Year in 2005 and received their 2017 Builder Appreciation Award. Juli is a devoted military mother of two, Sargent James Bacon, former United States Marine and Seaman Jessica Bacon, US Navy.
Driven by a competitive nature and a desire to affect change, Bacon works to achieve results and has a passion for helping small businesses succeed through strategic planning and goal setting. Bacon is a nationally recognized speaker and recently published author of Six Word Lessons on HR Practices for a Productive Workforce. Bacon continues to expand her businesses while juggling the demands of a business owner, chairing various non-profit organizations, training for triathlons and staying involved in the Woodinville Chamber and her local, state and national home building associations.
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.
Rebecca House, PHR, SHRM-CP -HR Consultant
Dynamic and strategic HR resource that combines passion with excellence. As an operationally driven HR leader, motivating Human Resource partnerships and communication has been a proven trajectory. Rebecca House brings over fifteen years experience from small business to corporate environments including industries that vary from retail to manufacturing.
As an results driven HR professional she understands the subtle balance of the organization and employment relationship and is able to evaluate necessities to extras.
Core competencies and specialties:
- Full cycle recruiting
- Building Onboarding and retention practices
- Employee training plans
- Succession planning
- Performance Management
- Employee Relations
- Policy and procedure establishment and improvement
- Project Management
- Legal compliance
Linda Robison, MBA, PHR - HR Generalist, Business Development Manager
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.
Kristen DeCoteau, HR Coordinator/Recruiting
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!
Brooks Smothers, Marketing Consultant
Brooks brings a wealth of marketing experience to JB Consulting Systems. With expertise in branding, marketing strategy & market analysis, he will provide insightful marketing recommendations and opportunities for growth.
His professional path has been a bit winding, but with each twist he has gained invaluable skills that contribute to a diverse marketing scope. While Brooks started his career as a graphic designer and visual journalist, he realized that marketing was his calling because it provided him with an outlet to utilize both the creative and the analytical hemispheres of his brain.
Brooks provides a wide gamut of experiences:
- Marketing Strategy
- Content Marketing
- Product Launches
- Social Media
- Creative Development
- Traditional & Digital Advertising
- Campaign Optimization & Analysis
Brooks loves taking advantage of all of the outdoor experiences that come along with living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. In his free time, he can be found camping, hiking, fishing, biking, skiing, barbecuing and boating with friends and family. In fact, his love of nature extends to his volunteer work too. He serves on the leadership team for his children’s Cub Scout pack and has instilled a passion for the outdoors with the Scouts in his Den.
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 training's and workshops. In her spare time she loves getting outdoors whether it be hiking, camping, or just sitting by the waters edge. She also has a knack for researching and planning destinations to travel to. She has a passion for planning and her organizational skills
Marin Wren, Data Entry Bookkeeper Clerk
Marin is responsible for our Bookkeeping and Operations. She comes from a strong background in Professional Services Operations, Finance, and Accounting. Most recently working as a Project Manager and Account Manager. Marin has had a fascination and passion for numbers from a young age and has even been known to build financial spreadsheets in her spare time. Aside from finance, Marin also loves to be creative. She enjoys baking, knitting, and other crafting projects, as well as gardening and playing outside with her kids.