Our San Antonio Team


Kelly conceived the company 6 years before it opened.  He has had a more fun and joyful career than a person can imagine working in the Staffing Industry for 32 years.  His joy in business comes from the amazing people he works with and he makes it his mission to always develop a positive, fun environment for the best talent to flourish so they too can find joy at work.  He is the father of 3 wonderful daughters and married for 28 years where he finds his greater joy.


Patty assisted Kelly in creating LeadingEdge Personnel. From developing policies and procedures, recruiting the first employee, filling the first job, writing the first paycheck and billing the first customer, she has done it all. Patty cried and shouted “they like us, they really like us” when we received payment for our first invoice! And yes, she really cried. In her spare time, you might find Patty at any of the great wineries that Texas has to offer.

Vice President

Maritza has been part of the LeadingEdge team since she was 15.  She’s  passionate about helping clients and potential employees find the right fit.  Originally from the Valley, she now considers San Antonio home.   In her spare time she enjoys making gourmet meals for her family.  Maritza’s motto is “What would Julia Childs do?”

Senior Staffing Coordinator

Mya began with LeadingEdge in 2006 after graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia.  Her passion is aiming to deliver 100% customer and employee satisfaction.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, trying out new eateries, and her favorite – indulging in “retail therapy”, especially shoes and handbags.  She lives by the Cinderella motto—The right shoe can change your life!

AR Specialist-Corporate

Maria, a California transplant,  has strong organizational skills and attention to detail which enable her to accommodate our clients special invoicing and payment needs.  When not watching Korean Dramas or licking gummy bear bellies before eating them, she’s planning her next vacation.

Compliance Specialist-Corporate

Jennifer has a passion for running…often to the kitchen for food but that’s beside the point. Her love for a Starbucks grande in a venti cup with 5 pumps of white chocolate mocha and extra whip help to keep this Compliance Specialist on top of our ACA requirements. Jennifer has been with LEP for almost a year and comes to us with over 11 years of HR, payroll and benefits.


Senior Staffing Coordinator

Born in Ohio, Lori totally considers herself a Texan!  She loves to laugh and be silly, but gets the job done.  Lori has been in staffing for over 10 years and with LEP for 2 years. She is an expert at matching the right people to the right jobs.

Business Development Manager

Vanessa, the other half of the Business Development Team who lives in New Braunfels, is enjoying getting to know San Antonio. She loves helping our current clients, and looks forward to working with the new ones as well! In her spare time she enjoys, shopping, refurbishing furniture and spending time with her family and 2 dogs! She is looking forward to making San Antonio her new home!


Alyson is the newest member of the LeadingEdge family and loves her role as the Recruiter extraordinaire. She is responsible for finding and bringing in the best candidates for our clients! As the only vegetarian in the office, she has been making company lunch meetings more difficult since day 1. When not working, she can be found playing with her family, spending time outdoors and diving into a good book.

Accounting Manager-Corporate

LeAnn is our Head Bean Counter. She started with LeadingEdge a month after we opened our first office in 1995. Once she has her 3rd cup of coffee and catches up on Facebook, she oversees our Accounting Department and keeps our money press going. A member of both the American Payroll Association and the American Staffing Association, we would show you her CPP & TSP Certifications, if we could find them under all the stacks of papers in her office.