Meet the Team

Obsidian HR is passionate about helping small businesses. As your local HR partner, we want to empower employers in Colorado to succeed, and that starts with our people.

Obsidian HR leadership is composed of entrepreneurs who understand the challenges you face. And our HR experts are your extended team. They’re here to support you in each of our HR service areas. They have an average of 15 years of experience working in a variety of human resource functions.

Our Senior Leadership

Colby Davis

President
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Colby Davis

President

Colby Davis has been in the PEO industry since 2019 and joined Obsidian HR in May 2022. Colby has a Stanford MBA and was formerly with Boston Consulting Group and Central Intelligence Agency. Colby is married with four sons and currently resides in Lindon, Utah.

Vanessa Newport

Chief Operating Officer
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Vanessa Newport

Chief Operating Officer

Vanessa Newport has nearly 30 years of experience in HR and payroll. Prior to joining Obsidian HR, Vanessa held leadership positions at PayTech, Pinnacol Assurance, and Nelnet. She is inspired by small business owners and believes they are the heartbeat of our nation. Vanessa is married with one adult son and currently resides in Castle Rock, CO where she enjoys mentoring professional women, working in her garden, and learning.

Brady Reinig

Vice President of Sales
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Brady Reinig

Vice President of Sales

Brady has been in the HR and Payroll industry for over 6 years. Prior to Obsidian HR, Brady held management positions at ADP. He is passionate about creating a fun and winning environment for high-growth businesses. Outside of work, Brady enjoys golfing, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.

Brady Chrisler

Vice President of Technology & Implementation
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Brady Chrisler

Vice President of Technology & Implementation

Brady joined the Obsidian HR team in November 2022. With over a decade in the PEO industry, Brady
has experience building successful teams and implementing proven technology for customers. Prior to
joining Obsidian HR, Brady held leadership positions at multiple PEO’s, leading technology, support,
client implementation, and customer success teams. Brady is passionate about creating world-class
experiences for our customers and their employees, built from technology and service. Brady holds a
bachelor’s degree in Information Networking and Telecommunications from Fort Hays State University
and holds a Certified Associate in Project Management certification from the Project Management
Institute.

Outside of work, Brady enjoys going to the cinema, walking trails, tending to the yard, and spending
time with family. Brady is married with two four-legged friends and currently resides in the Kansas City, KS
area.

Our Directors and People Managers

Kathy Vinson

Director of Human Resources and Benefits
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Kathy Vinson

Director of Human Resources and Benefits

Kathy Vinson has 30 years of experience in human resources and business operations. Prior to joining Obsidian HR, Kathy held leadership positions at the Space Foundation, Verio, and OneComm. She is passionate about cultivating business growth, fostering vibrant organizational cultures, and pursuing operational excellence. Kathy and her beloved dogs and horses live in Black Forest, CO, where she enjoys cooking, riding, family gatherings, and anything outdoors.

Katie Sikkema

Service Team Manager
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Katie Sikkema

Service Team Manager

Katie has worked in HR for over 8 years, spending 3 of those years specifically working in payroll. She was previously employed at Obsidian HR’s parent company, ProService Hawaii. She loves watching our clients succeed and grow and prides herself on providing excellent customer service as our Service Team Manager. In her free time, Katie enjoys being outdoors — hiking, swimming, playing pickleball and loves to travel and try new restaurants.

Teresa Sanchez

HRIS Training Manager
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Teresa Sanchez

HRIS Training Manager

Teresa Sanchez has worked in HR for almost 10 years. She was previously employed at ProService Hawaii (Obsidian HR’s parent company) for over 7 years before coming to Obsidian HR. Teresa has a strong customer service background and is extremely passionate about helping our clients and their employees. Teresa resides in Denver, CO, but is from the state of Texas, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She enjoys scuba diving, hiking, and traveling.

Other Team Members

Ewa Folden

Client Success Partner
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Ewa Folden

Client Success Partner

Ewa has over 10 years of experience working in client-facing roles. She spent most of this time in the non-profit and aerospace industries. She has worked with internal and external clients including military leaders, industry executives, celebrities, and international clients worldwide. Ewa enjoys learning about our clients and their organizations so she can better serve their needs. She’s passionate about building genuine long-term relationships, conflict resolution, and providing our clients with world-class customer service. In her spare time, Ewa enjoys spontaneous adventures, hikes with her four-legged best friend, and exploring the world with her family.

Victoria Garrison

Implementation Manager
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Victoria Garrison

Implementation Manager

Victoria Garrison has over 14 years of payroll processing, and 15 years
management experience. She has worked in the government construction,
construction, distribution, manufacturing, and hospitality industries. She is a serial
entrepreneur and sits on multiple 501c(3) boards. Prior to joining Obsidian HR
Victoria worked with isolved as an Implementation Specialist. Victoria currently lives
with her partner, Dave, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Victoria enjoys scuba diving,
competitive combat shooting, reading, and rescuing animals. She currently has 2
cats and 1 dog adopted from various rescue organizations. She adores her little co-
workers and spoils them outrageously!

Jennifer Palka

Workers' Compensation Analyst
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Jennifer Palka

Workers' Compensation Analyst

Jennifer Palka has worked in the PEO business for over 20 years.  She loves getting to know her clients and understanding their operations to help ensure all their needs are met.  What free time Jennifer has left after being a Girl Scout Troop Leader and Room Parent, is spent outdoors camping, Rzr riding, paddle boarding and trying to smoke the perfect brisket.

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