meet the team

We are a women-owned recruiting firm with Idaho roots and a national reach. Our team is dedicated to matching local and national talent with the area’s best clients.

get to know us

Our team is dedicated to matching local and national talent with the Mountain Region’s best clients.

Stephanie Parker


Stephanie Parker is the founder and managing partner of TalentSpark. After 20 years of recruiting experience, she still hasn’t lost her “spark” for matching great people with great jobs. She has her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks) and her graduate degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Kansas State.

Allison Bruce


Allison “Allie” Bruce is TalentSpark’s VP of Client Relations and managing partner. She has 15 years of recruiting experience in pharma, healthcare and engineering including time with several Fortune 500 companies. She is a self-professed “recruiting nerd” with expertise in market research and finding unique, hard-to-find talent.

Jamie Brajcich


Jamie Brajcich has 10 years of recruiting experience in multiple western states focused solely in the healthcare industry. She has called Idaho home since 2014 where she currently works at TalentSpark but previously was the Manager of Physician Recruitment at a large health system in Idaho/Oregon.

Lauren Terry

Career Coach/Outplacement Consultant

Lauren is a recruiter and account manager for TalentSpark. She has 10 years of full-cycle recruiting experience in multiple sectors including manufacturing, healthcare and technology. Lauren’s recruiting portfolio at TalentSpark includes specialized trade, technical and professional roles.

Pariss Paul


Pariss is a recruiter and account manager for TalentSpark. She began her career recruiting for a staffing agency in the Boise area . From there, Pariss moved into technical recruiting for a IT consulting and Managed Services company, recruiting for high-level IT roles primarily in the Bay Area.

Dylan Buckland


Dylan Buckland brings compassion and expertise to his role as a recruiter at TalentSpark. Educated at Boise State University with a BBA in Business Administration and a BA in Human Resources, Dylan graduated with honors and went on to work for America’s largest specialty retailer, earning valuable experience as a hiring manager.
Dylan champions each candidate to always be their authentic self during the hiring process. He believes the right placement transforms not just an individual’s career trajectory but their life and a company’s growth as well. He takes the time to understand both clients’ and candidates’ wants and needs to facilitate the perfect fit of skills and personalities. His recruiting superpower lies in creating an inclusive and safe environment where authentic conversations can unforld.
Outside of work, Dylan shares his skills with those in need by participating in community outreach.

Christina Richards

Talent Acquisition Consultant/Trainer

Chris Richards joined TalentSpark as a talent acquisition consultant/trainer with more than 20 years of experience spanning recruitment and hiring, human resources consulting, career coaching and organizational development. She’s a graduate of Northern Arizona University and Boise State University, and she holds a SHRM-SCP designation from the Society for Human Resources Management, a SHRM Veterans at Work SHRM Certification, and a Recruiter Academy certification (RACR).
Chris’s portfolio spans many industries including gaming, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, construction, marketing, education, the nonprofit sector and construction. Throughout her work, Chris promotes fun, world peace and equitable, inclusive and effective hiring practices. She loves the challenge and joy of successfully matching people to their dream jobs, and coaching organizations and people to maximize their potential, achieve excellence and create engagement.
Outside of the office, Chris serves as a volunteer community educator with the Greater Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. When not recruiting, coaching or advising, you’ll find Chris on the whitewater in Idaho or roaming the country in a small RV!

Sari Hansen


Sari Hansen joins TalentSpark as a seasoned recruiter with extensive experience in the insurance industry. A native Idahoan from a ranching and agricultural family, Sari earned her BS in Community & Public Health Education and Promotion from Idaho State University. After starting her career in telecommunications and public health promotion for a multi-county health district, Sari was introduced to the recruiting world and hasn’t looked back.

Sari’s unique path into recruiting has shaped her philosophy: matching candidates with diverse skills and experiences to opportunities outside their original career plans. These matches benefit companies by giving them access to fresh perspectives, and candidates benefit by being exposed to exciting new opportunities.

By immersing herself in clients’ cultures, Sari has matched candidates to roles in customer service, leadership, IT and HR, bringing fresh insights that align with long-term goals.

Outside of the office, Sari enjoys going on adventures and making memories with her husband and three kids. Sari has also held several leadership positions with a youth program at her church and enjoys learning from these teenagers.

our core values

TalentSpark’s values influence everything we do: from our first meeting with a new client to ending our day with our coworkers, every interaction is influenced by the same core values.

Relationships First

People are at the heart of the recruiting and hiring process. We focus on getting to know our clients and candidates to find the best possible fit for their goals, not just the most convenient. We build strong, lasting relationships so we can continue to build the talent network of Idaho, Salt Lake City and beyond.


The ability to adapt and adjust is paramount for our fast-moving world. We are focused on helping clients with any hiring need in any market environment. We’ll work with you to design, develop and execute a strategy that delivers top talent for your goals.


Clarity is kindness. In every conversation we tell the truth — even when it’s hard. We understand each individual is unique, and we encourage our clients, candidates and employees to bring their genuine, unique selves to their work.


Great recruiting is more than throwing resumes at a client. We set ourselves apart by finding the best candidates curated to your individual hiring needs. Before you receive a list of resumes, we sift through the best of the best so you know you’re receiving quality candidates, every time.


At TalentSpark, we firmly believe work doesn’t have to be dull. Our work brings out the spark in all of us. From laughter-filled meetings to heartfelt congratulations after exciting news, we create an environment of fun, care and joy in every conversation.

our origin story

The true story of how we decided to start our own Idaho-centric recruiting firm came when our founder was working as an in-house recruiter for Idaho’s largest employer:

An out-of-state headhunter presented a candidate for a role. When asked why the candidate was interested in relocating to Boise, the headhunter said because they were a Harley Davidson enthusiast and that the company location put the candidate closer to Sturgis (home of the famous annual motorcycle rally).

This was confusing, since Sturgis is in South Dakota, approximately 900 miles away from Boise. Upon further investigation, it turned out that the headhunter thought the position was located in Boise, Iowa… not Idaho.

At that point, it became clear that Idaho-based companies needed a better recruiting option — one they could trust to effectively recruit top talent for their key professional and executive roles while also knowing all there is to love about building a life out west.

Now, we have expanded our reach to serve Salt Lake City and other parts of the Rockies. We are proud community members raising our families here who are invested in attracting and retaining the best talent to support a healthy, prosperous economy that improves lives and livelihoods.


We are proud to say we have helped hundreds of professionals and organizations from Boise to Salt Lake City and everywhere in between. But don’t just take it from us!

our impact

We are proud to say we have helped hundreds of professionals and organizations from Boise to Salt Lake City and everywhere in between. But don’t just take it from us!

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