Career Consultant, Recruiter, Speaker, Podcaster, Connector

I am an entrepreneur at heart, a seeker, a creator and lifelong learner with a love for communications.


I started my own recruiting firm at a young age, Downs & Associates before partnering with Lindsay Olson to grow Paradigm Staffing. Together we have grown Paradigm Staffing to be a premiere recruiting firm specializing in the public relations, marketing, communications and social media industries. Our clients include both private and public corporations as well as agencies. We place people nationwide, at all levels, from Account Executive to CMO. I love working with top talent and helping organizations find that right match, resulting in both sides finding success. I can be reached via email at jolie@paradigmstaffing.com.

I am creator and host of a weekly podcast, Fresh Blood, Killing It in The Age of Ageism, where we prove that fresh blood does not necessarily equal young blood. Each episode we discuss the talent and successes an individual is experiencing in the second half of their lives. The goal is to bring people together to share stories and triumphs and give inspiration around what we are all truly capable of.


I am an inspirational speaker giving speeches on a variety of topics ranging from overcoming obstacles and going from panic attacks to calm during a global pandemic to creating the right successful life mindset. I can accommodate most motivational and career related topics.

I am a certified Life Coach and have earned a certification in meditation and energy work.


I am a co-founder of HooJobs, a niche job board for the public relations, communications and social media community. I am also Co-Owner of TapSnap 1171, a family run digital photo booth company.


I have an inherent curiosity and desire to see people happy, giving me the perfect combination for discovering key motivations and making those successful matches in my work and in life. I love developing long lasting and close relationships, ready to help in any way possible. I keep my friends while making more and still work with the first clients I ever brought on, oh so many years ago.


A bucket list believer, I love planning for the next exciting and fun adventure or experience. I’m always adding new ideas and checking items off the list. I love experiencing new things. My life loves include family and friends, Melody the Mini Golden Doodle, reading (I read well over 60 books a year), travel (I feel lost if there isn’t a trip to be excited about and planning for), being at the beach/lake/river, live music and dancing, meditation, personal development, playing games, making videos, learning something new and working towards my life goals.


I am a creator at the core. I love creating, whatever that may be, the process of building and creating something from nothing brings me happiness and immense satisfaction.

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