Great Service Starts with Great Staff!

Our agency has been helping good people find honest work since we opened our doors in October of 1998… and that started with our staff! In the years since, although some of our staff has changed and we have grown, one thing remains the same: our staff is treated like family. We have some folks who work “behind the scenes” to get your time cards and paychecks processed and the following staff members are available in our branches for clients, employees, and applicants:

Affinity Personnel Solutions- Buffalo:

Tom Scanlon, CSP – General Manager 

Tom is one of two senior executives who have been a part of the company since its founding in 1998. Tom is an alumnus of the University of Buffalo and was a Series 7 Registered Stock Broker, Real Estate Broker and Business Broker before establishing several local area businesses as either a founder or co-founder.  In 1996, Tom entered the staffing industry as a senior executive and two years later became General Manager of APS.  Tom is a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) through the American Staffing Association.

Isabel Diaz, CSP –  Area Manager 

Isabel started at APS in 2001. She is a Certified Staffing Professional specializing in high volume accounts. Isabel has been an APS Manager since 2005. Isabel works with our recruiting and back office staff to source great candidates for a range of clients!

Darren Ziembo – Regional Sales Manager

Darren handles the strategic development and on-boarding of new business relationships with a wide variety of clients across Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. While earning his Bachelor’s degree in Communications from SUNY Oswego, he worked as a temp for APS on a few assignments during summer and holiday breaks. After completing his degree in 2007, Darren was offered a permanent spot on our team! Since that time, he has worked in sales, client development, and direct recruiting for APS. Clients and coworkers appreciate his drive and willingness to help out wherever he can.  Part of his success comes from understanding our client’s staffing needs first hand. As a former temp, he understands the high demands of industry!

Eric Gunderson, CSP – Recruiting Coordinator 

Eric received his undergraduate degree from University at Buffalo before beginning his career in the staffing industry. After two years of recruiting experience in the Rochester area, he joined the Kenmore branch of APS in 2016. Eric is a Certified Staffing Professional who specializes in the recruitment and placement of individuals within skilled trades, manufacturing, industrial, and administrative roles for a wide variety of companies in Western NY. His prior experience in landscaping, skilled trades, and heavy labor allows him to identify with applicants and potential candidates in order to match them up best with opportunities for our clients. Timeliness and feedback are very essential for speed to market recruitment, and this is something that Eric pushes for on a daily basis for both applicants and clients!

Jessica Haight, CSP – Talent Outreach Coordinator 

Jessica received her undergraduate from Niagara University in Communication Studies. She began her career at APS as an Administrative Assistant in March of 2018, and was soon promoted to Talent Outreach Coordinator. Her prior experience in Public Relations and Customer Service gives her the ability to effectively communicate with our applicants in a variety of platforms: Facebook, job boards, you name it!

Tyler Lombard– Recruiting Coordinator

Tyler received his Bachelor’s degree from Brockport State University in Marketing. Shortly after, he started his career as a Recruiting Coordinator for the Kenmore branch of APS in late 2019. As the newest member of the team, Tyler screens, interviews, and places applicants in positions with our clients within the Industrial industry. He takes pride in finding the perfect candidate for each position!

Stephanie Lefko– Administrative Assistant

Stephanie has been a member of the APS team since 2013 . As the office Administrative Assistant, Stephanie’s main duties include assisting applicants, employees, and clients, both in office and on the phone. She tends to many of the day-to-day office duties, such as scheduling appointments, data entry, and maintaining the office filing system. With an always-sunny disposition, Stephanie strives to make everyone feel welcomed in the office!



Sarah Jordan, CSP – Recruiting Coordinator

Sarah is a Certified Staffing Professional who started with APS in the spring of 2013.  Sarah started here as an Administrative Assistant but was promoted to Recruiting Coordinator. She has an Associates in Administration and one in Accounting. Sarah interviews and helps place applicants at positions with our clients, focusing on placements in manufacturing and administration industries. In addition, Sarah also handles payroll and other HR matters for our Erie Office!

Angela Eckelberger, CSP – Digital Marketing Coordinator

Angela was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania and started with APS Staffing in the summer of 2014 as a part time administrative assistant. She graduated from Edinboro University in December of 2016 and continued to work in the branch on a part-time basis until 2017 when she left to pursue internship opportunities. Angela returned to APS Staffing in the fall of 2018 to work full time in her current role as Talent Outreach and Digital Marketing Coordinator/Certified Staffing Professional. She manages our Erie office’s job postings and social media accounts, assists with marketing and sales, interviews and places applicants, and  supports day to day office activities. She knows and loves Erie and is here to help you!