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When you partner with Gró HR Consulting, you will find that new possibilities are now within reach. No matter your needs, or how big or small your business may be, you will receive dedicated support. We will help take your business to the next level and achieve the goals that may now feel unattainable. We know every client is unique, so we don’t offer cookie-cutter solutions. Instead, we take the time to get to know our clients and understand their brand so that we can carefully guide their journey. Our team of HR experts is ready to make things happen for your company!

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Our Team

Abby Ochs

CEO

Abby Ochs is the CEO of Gró Consulting. Abby is an experienced Human Resources professional across organizations of all types and sizes, including both single and multiple location organizations. Abby graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Human Resources Management, her Masters of Business Administration in Human Resources Management, and is currently a PhD candidate through Liberty University. Abby is a committed volunteer through Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa, CASA of Iowa, and Habitat for Humanity. Abby has appeared as a guest instructor and teacher at local colleges and employee training programs in the areas of Human Resources and Employee Development.

Shannon Wenger

Director of Account Management

Shannon Wenger is the Director of Account Management at Gró HR Consulting. Shannon is an experienced Account Manager, and leads our Account Management team to serve small and medium-sized businesses with excellence. Shannon is a graduate of Kansas State University, and enjoys spending time with her husband her kids in her free time!

Tonya Brass

Recruitment Consultant

Tonya Brass is a Recruitment Consultant at Gro Consulting and specializes in recruiting and the HR needs of healthcare industry clients. Tonya has over 6 years of Human Resources experience in roles in healthcare and the services industry and has her Associates in Human Resources through Ellsworth Community College. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her four grandkids, two dogs, and enjoys swimming and staying active with her family and friends.

Kim Corey

Director of Human Resources

Kim Corey is a Director of Human Resources at Grò HR Consulting. Kim comes to Grò with 20 years of full spectrum HR experience and an extensive background in managing various client needs in the small and medium sized HR industry, including in the manufacturing, logistics, and healthcare fields. Kim has her Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Peru State College. In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, camping, road trips to look for old cars, and a good book.

Becci Strike

Director of Human Resources

Becci Strike is a Director of Human Resources at Gró HR Consulting. Becci is an experienced HR professional with over 15 years of experience working in the service, finance, and trades industries. Becci has her MBA in Human Resources from St. Ambrose University and her SHRM- CP. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, husband and dog Rocco.

Lindsey Ross

Account Manager

Lindsey Ross is an Account Manager at Gró HR Consulting. Lindsey is an experienced Account Manager with experience working with both small and medium-sized businesses, and especially enjoys working with business owners to find ways to make their life easier and their businesses more successful. In her free time, she enjoys watching football and doing anything outside with her family.

Michele Curtis

Director of Talent Acquisition

Michele Curtis is the Director of Talent Acquisition at Grò HR Consulting. Michele comes to Grò with 20 years of full-spectrum Recruitment experience and an extensive background in managing various Talent needs in small-medium-sized businesses. Michele has her Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership from North Carolina State University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking in the mountains and drinking a good cup of coffee.

Shelby Neumann

HR Consultant

Shelby is an HR Consultant at Gró HR Consulting. Shelby is an experienced HR professional with over 3 years of experience working in the service, retail, food/beverage, and trades industries. Shelby has her Bachelors in Organizational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. In her free time, she enjoys spending time cultivating new friendships, supporting local shops & restaurants, and camping with her partner in their rooftop tent.

Devery Cook

HR Consultant

Devery is an HR Consultant at Gró HR Consulting. Devery is an experienced HR professional with over 4 years of experience working in the service, retail, and trades industries. Devery has her Bachelors in Human Resources from Upper Iowa University. In her free time, she enjoys being creative, working on her fitness, spending time with her fur baby/dog and listening to a good podcast or audiobook while drinking a delicious cup of coffee (iced or warm).

Tracy White

Account Manager

Tracy White is an Account Manager at Gró HR Consulting. Tracy is former business-owner and an experienced Account Manager of both small- and medium-size businesses. Tracy especially enjoys helping business-owners find ways to make their life easier and their businesses more successful. Tracy has her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. In her free time, she enjoys time with family and friends, volunteering, reading and traveling.

Jennifer Podraza

HR Consultant

Jennifer Podraza is an HR Consultant at Gró HR Consulting. Jennifer is an experienced HR professional with over 10 years of experience working in the hospitality, banking/finance, and consulting industries. Jennifer has her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources from the University of Nebraska and holds her SHRM. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, movies, and espresso.

Stacia Deutsch

HR Consultant

Stacia Deutsch is an HR Consultant at Gró HR Consulting. Stacia is an experienced HR professional with over 10 years of experience working in the manufacturing, service, finance, and consulting industries. Stacia has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Central College and holds both her SHRM and PHR. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, camping, traveling, and crafting.

Curtis Grimm

Senior Account Manager

Curtis Grimm is a Senior Account Manager at Gró HR Consulting. Curtis is an experienced Account Manager with 8+ years of experience with small and medium-sized businesses, and especially enjoys working with business owners to find ways to make their lives easier and their businesses more successful. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family (wife and kids) and playing golf.

Wynell Pinkney

HR Consultant

Wynell is an experienced HR professional with over 10 years of experience working in the Financial Services, Education, Manufacturing, and Health Care industries, as well as with the International HR needs of businesses. Wynell has his Master’s Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Grand Canyon University. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading classic literature, and being a foodie.

Natalie Hawes

Jr. Recruiter

Natalie is a Jr Recruiter at Gró HR Consulting. Natalie loves working with our small business clients to find the perfect candidate match for their team so that they can “Gro!”, she works with a variety of industries and is always up for a challenge! Natalie has two bachelor’s degrees, Business Administration and Communications from Colorado Christian University. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures, spending time with people, playing sports, and playing card games!

Kathy Farrow

Accountant

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