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

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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!

Jamie Abraham

Recruiter, Medical/Dental Division

Jamie brings a history of successful recruiting experience to Springborn and we are sooo lucky she has found her home here leading the Medical Division. Her background is in talent acquisition and full cycle recruiting solutions. Jamie excels at building relationships with her clients and candidates – anyone who works with her loves her! And so do we.
Jamie has a B.A. in English from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

For Fun: In her free time Jamie loves exploring new places with Kate and her two bulldogs, Barkley, and Maggie. If there is even a hint of warmth in the air, you are sure to find Jamie on one of Maine’s fine beaches.

Interesting Tidbit: Jamie was raised in Pittsburgh and is a Steelers fan… We are slowly working on converting her over to a Pat’s fan (not to worry)! Also, she is obsessed with Christmas and can quote the entire movie Home Alone. We cannot wait to see how she decorates the office!

Torrie Ottinger-Oren

Front Desk Coordinator

Torrie is our newest addition and is our front office coordinator, website guru and online site updater. She has studied graphic design, web design, and marketing at Northern Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay. She thrives on functionality, readability and order in her online and offline endeavors. She excels in anything computer related and in customer service.

For Fun: In her free time Torrie lives on coffee, anime, video games, crochet and spending time with her wonderful family. She also likes to learn for fun! How crazy?!

Interesting Tidbit: Torrie was raised in Westbrook, Maine before moving all over the United States. From Florida to Wisconsin to Southern and Northern Cali she has seen it all. She’s back now because Maine really is the nicest place to live with the nicest people on Earth. Plus, all those scarves she makes with crochet will finally see some use!