Meet Our Team

When you work with Springborn, you’ll notice an immediate difference, not just in the quality of our jobs and talent, but also in the people you work with here. They are more experienced, more knowledgeable and more invested in your career. Here’s a little bit about our team:

Laura Thibodeau – PHR, MA

President of Springborn Staffing

Laura has been kicking around the business arena for quite some time now (well ok – not that long…).  She has had a blast with a number of different career opportunities including:

  • Division I Basketball Scholarship Player and later D-I Coach (yes, she is aware she’s short) where she relished the competitive & academic environment of a College Campus setting;
  • Sales & Marketing Professional at a couple of the Biggies – Fortune 500 Companies where she was able to “learn the ropes” from some of the best in the industry;
  • And most recently… Small Business Owner in Maine.   Laura followed in her father’s footsteps, who had his own Insurance Agency in Maine for years when she acquired Springborn Staffing in 2008.

For fun:   Laura enjoys digging in the dirt – yep – you fellow gardeners know what I’m talking about.  She also enjoys home design & decorating, and is an avid (we mean vegan, doesn’t wear down, cat-lady variety) animal lover.

Interesting Tidbit:  In her alternative reality, Laura is a best-selling novelist – is 2 pages a good start…?

Deborah Jabine – CPC

Vice President of Springborn Staffing

Deb is one of the most loyal (and fun!) individuals in the biz. Job seekers can count on Deb being their best friend and number one fan in their job search. You won’t find anyone more dedicated (and did we mention fun?) in this line of work.  Deb has lots (over 20!) years of experience as a search professional. Quite simply, she is the best.

For Fun: Deb enjoys spending time with her family at her summer home on Peaks Island; has been an avid Yoga practitioner for years, creates beautiful stained glass lamps, and, if you see her staring off into the distance up on “the hill” – no need to worry, she is just soaking in that Casco Bay view.

Interesting Tidbit: Deb recently became a competitive 5K runner & would like to complete a mini-triathlon – Kudos Deb!

Donna Poulin – CSP

Recruiter, Medical/Dental Division

Donna is a competitive, go-getter, put Martha Stewart to shame, dynamo.  No grass grows under her feet.  Donna is naturally talented – at anything – she puts her mind to.   And she has put her mind to being one of the best Recruiters in the industry – and she is achieving it.  Clients & Candidates alike absolutely love Donna – because she really cares and goes the extra 2 miles to make things happen.

Donna has enjoyed a past successful career as a RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist), and has managed multiple medical practices.

For Fun:  In the summer months, you will find Donna and her family having a blast boating on Sebago Lake in their Chaparral Cruiser; she is also an avid knitter & gardener, and in the winter she loves to hit the slopes (black diamond, anyone?) when she can.

Interesting Tidbit:   Remember we said she can do anything…?  Donna can ride the unicycle – maybe we will post a video of that…

Kristi Gagnon – CPC

Recruiter, Banking & Credit Union Division

Kristi has come on board as our newest recruiter, and is already tearing it up in the Bank/Credit Union Big Leagues. After serving in a series of promoted roles with increasing responsibilities over 5 years at TD Bank, Kristi has set her sights on becoming one of the best Community Bank/Credit Union recruiters in the State – and she has come out of the gates quickly.
Our customers have already discovered Kristi is a consummate professional who delivers. She has developed a robust candidate following in her Vertical, and is making successful matches in the industry. Her focus, dedication, and professionalism make her stand apart – and we decided we like having her around!
Kristi has a BS in Social and Behavioral Science from the University of Southern Maine and is certified in Business Process Fundamentals.

For Fun: On warm summer days Kristi can be found on a mountain – any mountain really… or… any beach for that matter, as long as it’s with her four-legged friends Bruin (a 14 lb Choodle) and Cooper (an 80 lb Chocolate Lab) – awww…

Interesting Tidbit: Kristi is a HUGE fan of reality TV. She has seen all seasons of the Bachelor and Bachelorette as well as Real Housewives. Oh… and her other obsession is shopping. You go girl!

Kathleen Gardner

Administrative Specialist

Kathleen Gardner. She was just meant to be here, and we knew it the moment she walked in. Kathleen comes to us as a dedicated seasoned professional with beaucoup de experience in Accounting, Billing, Accounts Payable; and is also a spreadsheet master – well… enough of that mundane stuff (that she really seems to love…). More importantly, Kathleen has a wonderful, positive personality and a glass half-full attitude that is such a joy to be around. She has stepped in and taken over all of the Back-Office responsibilities like the Pro that she is. Oh… and she also has a Bachelor’s in General Studies with a focus in Business and Studio Art to boot. From State University College of New York. Can’t wait to see what kind of original artwork shows up in the office!
For Fun: Kathleen is on a mission – a mission to see how many countries she can visit. Kathleen, her family, and contingent of animals (yes, another animal lover 😊), enjoy their adventures both in the U.S. and abroad. They can be found checking out new eating venues, imbibing the latest and greatest craft beer, and going to music concerts and festivals. Hmmm – sounds like fun. Spending time with family and friends is always a priority.

Interesting Tidbit: Kathleen has always wanted to be a voice actor for animated TV shows and movies. Well… that explains those voices coming from her office!