Anne is a Summer Associate working across all divisions of Deacon in an auxiliary and developmental role.
Anne was raised in San Antonio and graduated from Saint Mary’s Hall in 2019. Continuing her education, she now attends Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she studies English and Business Management. Before joining Deacon, she gained professional experience in the legal field, retail sales and academic mentorship. Anne is pleased to be joining Deacon for the summer of 2021!
Anne enjoys reading and writing in her free time. Much to the chagrin of her family, she is also raising a colony of bees in her backyard.
Alison was born in Katy, Texas, where she lived for 19 years. She relocated to San Marcos, Texas in 2002 to attend Texas State University before completing her Bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2010. After obtaining her degree, she gained experience in various fields, including Civil Engineering, Human Resources, and the Federal Non-Profit sector where she worked as a Recruiter and case manager for disabled individuals. Her natural intuition and ability to connect with people to build strong interpersonal and professional relationships have proven to be an asset throughout her career.
Alison has lived in San Antonio for 13 years. She balances her free time with both relaxation and activities, including traveling with close friends and family, hot yoga, and Camp Gladiator, as well as finding new, fun restaurants to enjoy.
Kathleen Sundin is a Talent Associate in the Corporate Services Division. Kathleen was born and raised in Oregon and came to Texas in 2014 to compete at the University of the Incarnate Word in synchronized swimming. She majored in Communication Studies, completing a Bachelor’s of Arts in 2018 and a Master’s of Arts in 2020. She was a member of the inaugural class of the Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society and was a Dean’s List student every semester. During her two-year Master’s program, Kathleen was a Media Relations Graduate Assistant for the Athletic Department. In this role, she was the Sports Information contact for men’s/women’s swimming and diving, synchronized swimming, and women’s soccer, where she covered games/conference championships/national competitions with press releases, statistics, social media management, graphic development, and other duties as assigned.
Kathleen loves serving others and encouraging empathy. Providing media coverage for DI student-athletes was a driving motivator to showcase the work others put in “on and off the court” through engaging communication. During the 2019 US Synchronized Swimming Collegiate National Championship, Kathleen assisted as a Meet Manager and Liaison between UIW Athletics and USA Synchro (now US Artistic Swimming). In addition, she represented UIW women’s soccer in the program’s first-ever postseason play appearance, working in Media Relations and assisting in photography and Sports Information duties with the Tournament staff.
She was awarded the Mary Jo Ruggieri scholarship at the 2016 Synchronized Swimming Collegiate National Championship after being nominated by the UIW coaching staff.
In her free time, Kathleen enjoys hiking, playing disc golf with her boyfriend, Will, and being by the water in any way. She has one four-legged child, a kitten named Humphrey Douglas.
Hunter is a Recruiter in Deacon’s Accounting & Finance Division. The practice focuses on placing Accounting & Finance Professionals from staff through executive levels.
Hunter was born in El Paso, TX, and relocated to San Antonio shortly thereafter, where he remained until college. Hunter Graduated from Texas Tech University in 2021 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Energy Commerce. In college, Hunter received his first exposure to the world of recruiting and was instantly hooked. Upon graduation, he decided to pursue it as a career full-time.
Hunter currently resides in San Antonio with his fiancé, Casey, and their four-legged child, Cash. Hunter is an outdoorsman at heart and enjoys Fishing, Hunting, and running with his dog. Hunter also loves hosting events for his friends and family, cooking, and supporting his favorite sports teams such as the Spurs, Texans, and Red Raiders.
Natalie is a Recruiter in the IT Division. The IT Division focuses on placing Information Technology Professionals in the areas of Leadership, Project Management, Developers, Analysts, Engineers, and Architects.
Natalie was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and relocated to San Antonio in July of 2016. She immediately began shaping her career in the recruiting industry. She is a passionate recruiter with expertise in full desk permanent recruiting, retained search, contingency search, engagement search and talent management. Her goal is to place top candidates with top companies in the Central Texas market. Natalie is a member of the New Braunfels Jaycees Chamber of Commerce and enjoys being involved in the community. Building and maintaining strong professional relationships has been an important priority to Natalie over the years and she believes in improving lives while providing exceptional service.
Natalie enjoys listening to live music, traveling, snow skiing and running, but above all, being outdoors with her beagle, Ringo.
Jordan is a Recruiter in Deacon’s Accounting & Finance Division. The practice focuses on placing Accounting & Finance Professionals from staff through executive levels.
Jordan is an East Texas native and grew up in the tiny town of Arp. After graduating Arp High School at the age of 16, she furthered her education at Texas State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration concentrated in Marketing and Finance. Prior to joining Team Deacon, Jordan worked for a start-up recruiting firm, specializing in Accounting – Finance. Most recently, she worked in Business Development and Recruiting for a financial planning firm in Dallas. She is involved in CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and enjoys serving others and her community.
With a strong love for the great outdoors and the Texas Hill Country, Jordan decided to make the move from Dallas to gorgeous San Antonio. She loves to spend time with family, making music, and going on camping/hiking adventures with friends.
Tiffany is a Recruiter in Deacon’s Corporate Services Division. The division focuses on placing Banking, Human Resources, Marketing and Business Development Professionals in a variety of roles.
In 2007, Tiffany obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. After completing her degree, she returned home to Barbados to start her career as a Human Resource Assistant for Deloitte and Touche. In 2013, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Global Human Resources Management, from the University of Liverpool, Liverpool England.
Tiffany brings with her over 10 years’ experience in Human Resource Recruiting and 3 years’ experience in Sales and Marketing Recruiting. Tiffany’s passion for recruiting is derived from being able to help people find their dream career.
Tiffany relocated to San Antonio in 2016 with her husband Mark and her 5 year old son Coen, along with their cute little puppy Arlo. She enjoys going to the beach, swimming in the rivers and returning home to participate in Carnival.
Courtney is a Recruiter in Deacon’s Medical Division. The practice focuses on placing professionals in hospitals and clinics nationwide in Radiation Oncology, specifically Medical Physics, Dosimetry, and Radiation Therapy.
Courtney was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Texas Tech University in 2019, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Rawls College of Business – WRECK EM’! Courtney started her professional career at Deacon as a Talent Associate for Deacon’s IT and Medical Divisions at the start of 2020. She was promoted to Recruiter on the Medical Team in October of 2020.
Courtney loves being outdoors, traveling, listening to live music, and spending time with her family, friends, and her Goldendoodle, Tito.
Abbey has a dual role as Deacon’s Front Office and Marketing Specialist.
Her primary responsibilities include maintaining Deacon’s social media pages and website in addition to managing the day-to-day operations in the Front Office. Abbey also works with Deacon’s Marketing Initiatives and all social strategies.
Abbey graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Abbey started with Deacon in 2019, bringing over 7 years of sales and customer service experience.
Abbey currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. She enjoys hiking, drawing/painting, poetry, exploring new places, and spending time with family, friends, and her rescue dog, Sirius.
Amy Lundgren joined Deacon Recruiting in 2019 as the Office Administrator. She started her professional career with Deacon Recruiting in 1996 in the operations of the company. In 2005 she pursued a career in Real Estate; alongside her mother and was key in opening and operating their Real Estate office, Deborah Myers Real Estate, in Alamo Heights. Amy’s career continued in the real estate management side when Keller Williams acquired Deborah Myers Real Estate and Amy was recruited into the Assistant Team Leader (management) role with the Keller Williams Heritage office in San Antonio. Amy’s extensive management and operations background has lead her back to Deacon into the office administrator position as an integral part of the operations team.
Amy lives in Alamo Heights with her husband, Andy, and their blended family of five kids; Emily, Tanner, Sophie, Olivia and Josie. She enjoys fitness, spending time with her family, cooking and travel.
Felicia is a Senior Recruiter in Deacon’s Information Technology Division. The division focuses on placing Information Technology Professionals in a variety of roles including Developers, Analysts, Engineers, Architects, and IT Leaders.
Felicia graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. Prior to joining Deacon, she worked in the Private Security industry for 8 years. Her vast ability to maintain and build lasting relationships combined with her results-driven mindset has contributed to her quick success with Deacon.
Felicia lives in San Antonio with her significant other, Mike, step-son, Mikey, mini dachshund, Bessie, and tuxedo cat, James Bond “JB.” She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying new restaurants, and participating in and watching sporting events.
Amanda is a Director in Deacon’s Accounting & Finance Division. Amanda’s area of specialty is Banking, specifically Commercial Loan Assistants, Credit Analysts, Commercial Loan Officers, and C-level Banking Executives.
Amanda graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Consumer Sciences. Amanda joined Deacon in 2012 as an Associate Recruiter and was consistently promoted based on her performance and dedication to exceptional service. She enjoyed a brief 1.5 year hiatus to get married and build a beautiful home. Deacon is delighted to welcome Amanda back to Team Deacon in 2017. She led the Corporate Services Division prior to her leave and has a reputation of connecting “A” Players with award winning companies in the San Antonio area. Building and maintaining strong professional relationships has been an important priority for Amanda over the years.
Amanda lives in New Braunfels and enjoys spending time with family and friends, tubing the river in Gruene, trying new restaurants, and salt-water fishing.
Ashley is a Director in Deacon’s Corporate Services Division. Her areas of specialty are Marketing, Sales, and Executive Administrative Support.
Ashley graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Leadership Studies with minors in Communications and Human Resource Development. Ashley began her career at Deacon Recruiting in 2013 and takes pride in her outstanding organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to empathize with a variety of people, which has aided in her success at Deacon. She is very involved in the community; she is an active member of Junior League of San Antonio since 2012. Throughout her career at Deacon, Ashley has been regularly recognized as Top Quarterly Performer and Top Monthly Performer amongst her colleagues. Ashley is gifted in identifying top talent for Deacon’s Client Companies, and is committed to providing exceptional customer service to both Client Companies and Candidates she serves.
Ashley lives in Bulverde with her husband, Duncan and Daughter, Bo Lenae and Son, Parks Gray. She enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Holly is the Divisional Director of Deacon’s IT, Medical & Accounting-Finance Divisions. The IT Division focuses on placing Information Technology Professionals in the areas of Leadership, Project Management, Software Development and Security. The Medical Division focuses on placing professionals in hospitals and clinics nationwide in Radiation Oncology, specifically Medical Physics, Dosimetry, and Radiation Therapy. The Accounting-Finance Division focuses on placing Accounting & Finance Professionals from staff through Executive levels.
Born and raised in Danby, Vermont, Holly graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a 3-Year Honors Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. Holly celebrated 10-years with Deacon Recruiting in April of 2021.
Serving on almost every Division throughout her tenure at Deacon, her extensive experience in the Recruiting Profession ensures a high level of cultural and functional fit for each selected candidate for Deacon’s Client Companies.
Holly has been consistently recognized throughout her tenure at Deacon, including the 30 Day Club membership, Recognition of Excellence, Outstanding Accomplishment 2013 and multiple Top Quarterly and Top Monthly Performer recognitions. Holly has also served multiple terms on Deacon’s Social Committee and is a founding Member of Deacon’s Book Club.
She believes in giving her time and supports the Greater Chamber’s Technology Council as well as serves as a founding member of the Medical Divisions efforts to support Radiation Oncology talent entering the market through Deacon’s – “Accelerate” Your Job Search – Entering the Job Market with Confidence webinar series. She supports youth sports and is an active volunteer with the Greater Helotes Little League and the YMCA.
Holly lives in San Antonio with her husband, Bernie, and four children, Brianna, Hudson, Beckett and Gabriel.
Phil joined Deacon Recruiting in February, 2004 and has been a Director in Deacon’s Medical Division ever since. He specializes exclusively in recruiting and placing Medical Physicists, Dosimetrists, and Radiation Therapists in clinical Radiation Oncology departments nationwide.
Phil has lived in San Antonio since 1988. During his tenure with Deacon Recruiting he has earned numerous awards for Top Monthly and Quarterly Performer and Top Producer of the Year. He is a 3-time Deacon Consultant of the Year Award winner and 4-time Deacon Recognition of Excellence Award winner. He is also a Charter Member of the Deacon Million Dollar Club. Phil enjoys travel, live music, and lazy weekends.
Phil lives in San Antonio with his partner, Mary.
Cathi is a Director in Deacon’s Medical Division. The practice focuses on placing professionals in hospitals and clinics nationwide in Radiation Oncology, specifically Medical Physics, Dosimetry, and Radiation Therapy.
Cathi Mitchell Beecroft is the product of a military upbringing. Her mother was in the United States Air Force which allowed the family to travel the world. Cathi spent most of her formative years in Japan and the Philippines, moving to Texas in 1989.
Cathi started her career on the clinical side of healthcare then transitioned to a successful career in medical device sales. She earned her Green Belt in Six Sigma during her tenure with GE Medical.
Cathi started in the Executive Search and Staffing Profession in 2006, joining Deacon in 2010. Cathi has held significant positions while at Deacon, currently she is a Director with our Medical Division. As a contributor on the Medical team, Cathi collaborates with client companies to identify solutions for their strategic talent needs. Through her efforts in the community, she earned a seat on the San Antonio North Chamber Board of Directors in 2019 and served as the Executive Council Chair for Technology in 2020. She continues to be an advocate for businesses and leaders.
Cathi considers herself very fortunate to have great friends and family with which to spend her free time. She enjoys the outdoors in our beautiful South Texas area, listening to live music and experiencing the many cultural activities that are available. Cathi is the proud Godmother of a beautiful 12 year old girl. Cathi is married to the love of her life, Jeff, who she first met in High School in the Philippines
Lauren Costley is the Director of the Corporate Services & Training & Development Divisions. Lauren joined Deacon with 11 years of experience in Management, Sales and Marketing, predominantly in the Health and Fitness arena. Lauren graduated from Texas State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications. She was Rookie of the Year in 2013, and was an inductee in to the company’s “Million Dollar Club” in 2017. Her specialties include all levels of professionals in the areas of Human Resources, Operations, Legal, and Executive Administrative support.
Lauren is also very involved in her community. In 2012, she served as the Ambassador Lead for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society promoting their Inaugural Herothon Half-Marathon Series. In 2013, Lauren and other Deaconites participated in the Light the Night event with LLS to raise money for research to find cures for blood cancers. She is excited to continue her involvement with LLS in 2021 by fundraising and running for “Woman of the Year”. In 2018, Lauren was on the Executive Leadership Committee for “Go Red”, a program dedicated to the awareness and importance of heart health for women through the American Heart Association.
Lauren also serves as a Committee Chair for SAHRMA; a local chapter that supports the education and further development of Human Resource professionals. Lauren has been a Speaker on panels for the National Association of Personnel Services and local Universities in San Antonio. In 2016, she served on a committee for Executive Women International, awarding non-traditional students scholarships. Currently, Lauren serves on the North Chamber Leadership Lab Alumni Board.
Lauren and her husband, Chris, have been married for fourteen years, and have two children, Camryn and Jordan. In her spare time, Lauren loves to run, play golf and to have FUN with family & friends.
Lauren is dedicated to helping those in San Antonio look for their next opportunity!
Dana is a Senior Director in Deacon’s Accounting-Finance Division. The practice focuses on placing Accounting & Finance Professionals from staff through executive levels.
Dana graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. She began her career with Deacon Recruiting in 2011 as an Associate Recruiter and was quickly promoted to Recruiter, Senior Recruiter, Executive Senior Recruiter, and then to her current role, Senior Divisional Director. During her tenure, Dana has consistently received numerous awards for Top Quarterly and Top Monthly Performer and was recognized as Deacon’s 2012 Rookie of the Year. Combined with Dana’s results driven approach and Deacon’s Best Practices, she is able to identify the very best candidates for Deacon’s Client Companies.
Dana lives in San Antonio with her husband, John and daughter, Brooke. She enjoys running, attending workout classes, and spending time with her family and friends.
Ann is a native San Antonian. After graduating from The University of Texas, Ann practiced in public accounting. Ann has been recognized as an industry leader since she entered the staffing industry in 1988. Ann has received numerous awards for outstanding performance as an Executive Recruiter and Industry leader nationally. Ann was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame by the National Association of Personnel Services for her leadership, innovation and contributions to the staffing industry. Ann received the prestigious 2014 Norbert I. B. Fried Ethics National Award in recognition of her efforts to upgrade the image and practices of the staffing industry. Ann is the Founder and CEO of Deacon Recruiting Inc., Deacon Professional Services LLC, and Deacon Real LLC. Deacon continues to grow and is the largest Executive Search firm in San Antonio and one of the largest privately held recruiting firms regionally.
Ann continues to give back to the community through her many Board activities. Ann is on the Advisory Council for the UTSA School of Business. Ann is a Past Chairman of the Board for the National Association of Personnel Services and San Antonio Association of Personnel Consultants; and past Executive Board member for the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants. Previous Community Board Leadership positions include the International Entrepreneurs Organization, the Battered Women’s Shelter of Bexar County, Arthritis Foundation, and the Junior League of San Antonio. Mrs. Deacon has received Distinguished Volunteer Awards and the President’s Award from various organizations including the San Antonio Association of Personnel Consultants, the Arthritis Foundation, and the Junior League of San Antonio for her significant contributions.
Ann has been married to her husband, Charlie, for 30 years. She has strong family values and she considers herself fortunate to have close lifelong friends.