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 – SPHR, 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!

Kristi Smith – CPC

Branch Manager

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!

Faith Gardner – Recruiter

Faith is the newest member of our team – and survived initiation with flying colors!  She is a Recruiter Assistant for the Medical Desk, and our team, clients, and candidates are already finding her skills an invaluable help – thank you Faith.  Faith brings a varied background including working in an HR medical call center, to managing a doggie adventure company (watch those doggie manners…).  She has a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Lawrence University, where she served as the President of The Campus Kitchens Project.

For Fun: Faith loves spending time with friends and family at Lake Winnipesaukee (hey can we come?), and, is also an avid painter (but not necessarily painting the lake… or is she…?), and,… she loves to bake!  Now that we know, brownies and cookies please…  Oh –  you will most likely also see her enjoying a concert – no matter the band, she just loves to go.

Interesting Tidbit:Faith is a twin – she is an entire minute (like… 60 seconds…) younger than her brother and boy does he hold that over her.   She says when they get older there will be payback – 1 minute of youth in comparison on her side.  Oh, and just one more thing – the most dogs she has brought with her on a hiking adventure?   Eight.   That’s right.  Eight.  Phew.

Paul Farrell – Recruiter

Paul joins us as our Banking/Credit Union Recruiter Extraordinaire. Paul made Endicott College Deans List two years in a row, in addition to playing soccer and studying in Madrid, Spain for a semester (no… he didn’t run with the bulls – I think… maybe he played soccer with them – well, we really should ask better interview questions to get to the bottom of all this). One thing we’re sure of – he enjoyed some world quality soccer while he was there. Paul’s most recent experience is with the Portland Press Herald as a Human Resources professional, and, while in college he served as manager of the Skinny Pancake (hey – when will we get one of those in Portland…?). Paul also served as the Head Coach of Capital Soccer Club. Paul is already diligently working for both his Clients and Candidates – lucky ducks.

For Fun: Paul takes every opportunity to visit his family in Vermont where they are up for any kind of adventure – hiking, swimming, watching local sports, and snowboarding are all on the table. Wondering if he has seen Champ out on Lake Champlain while swimming…? Of course, soccer, soccer, soccer – go Messi! And his new passion….? Disc Golf.

Interesting Tidbit: Paul has dreams of opening a gym or becoming a personal trainer someday – I’m hoping we can get free workout sessions in the meantime. Paddleboard yoga anyone…?