Your TPO Team

Jill is a principal and director of TPO, and has over twenty-five years of increasingly broad and responsible experience in the field of Human Re­source Management. Jill has trained and coached hundreds of supervisors, managers, and executives in basic and complex employment skills and techniques to decrease legal exposure, and increase employee relations and productivity. […]


Robert has over thirty years of successful Management and Human Resources experience. Robert co-founded TPO in 1991 and provides ongoing services including employment workshops, policy development and management/employee relations consulting to TPO members and clients. His management and supervisory training programs have been presented to hundreds of organizations, large and small, and he provides expert […]


Melissa is a nationally certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with a CA-specific designation, as well as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. Working with TPO for the past 20 years, she is versatile in her presentation and facilitation techniques, and is equally comfortable discussing employment regulations as well as communication and leadership techniques with both […]


Kathrine’s work in Human Resources spans 20+ years across several industries including agri-business. She has directly worked for employers ranging from divisions of large publicly owned corporations to small entrepreneurial enterprises.  As a true HR generalist her expertise encompasses the areas of executive coaching, employee relations, workers’ compensation, change management, investigations, conflict resolution, employment law, […]


Amber is TPO’s Operations Manager with over twenty years of experience in the Administrative field. She steadfastly assists in the daily operation of TPO, ensuring that overall business office administration, client deliverables, marketing, communications and technology practices are smooth, efficient, orderly, and state-of-the-art. Applying her employment regulations expertise, she both supports and takes the lead […]


Brian has been a licensed Private Investigator since 1996. He was born and raised in Carmel, CA, served four years with the 82nd Airborne Division, and retired from the Monterey Fire Department. He has provided expert investigative and security support to scores of public, private and nonprofit entities in his capacity as President of Solutions […]


Amy comes to TPO with extensive experience and expertise in the Administrative Support field and Retail Customer Service. She maintains exceptional communication and organizational proficiency, and employs innate people skills to help foster and build the client-centric relationships TPO has nurtured over the past 25 years. Her focus on quality and superior client service combined […]


Dennis is nationally certified with the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHRÒ) designation by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and brings a 20-year record of successful program design, development and delivery across a wide range of Human Resource and Organizational development specialties, in competitive business, hospitality, higher education and non-profit organizations. Dennis uses […]


Pat is a nationally certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), with over 20 years of high-caliber HR Generalist experience in a broad array of small to large employers, including Fortune 500 and non-profit businesses encompassing manufacturing, high tech, life science, education, health care, wholesale distribution and logistics. Her success lies in her commitment to build […]


Gina is a nationally certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with a CA-specific designation, as well as a SHRM-SCP Senior Certified Professional.  Gina’s Master’s degree in Mass Communication (minor in Journalism) plus two years of accounting and focus on the science of communications includes quantitative and qualitative analysis of communications methods, message impact and outcomes. […]


An accomplished Human Resources (HR) Professional with a career encompassing nearly 20 years in HR management, support and operational improvements, Tonja has extensive private and public sector experience in both small and large employer operations. She is a certified Executive Human Resources Professional by the Human Resources International Public Management Association (IPMA-CP). The IPMA-CP is […]


Theresa (Tess) has over 25 years serving as a champion of business, education and community. Her certification in Human Resources Management is from UC Irvine and she completed her Master’s degree in 2014 in Learning and Development from USC.  Tess has served as an HR Consultant, inside and outside, to businesses in multiple industries including: […]


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