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 Leadership

Jordan Conley

Founder
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Jordan Conley

Founder

Jordan Conley has over 20 years of experience in the HR outsourcing industry. Prior to starting Obsidian HR, Jordan held leadership positions at ZeroChaos, CoAdvantage, and ProService — Obsidian HR’s parent company. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and helping businesses succeed and grow. Jordan is married with three sons and currently resides in Denver, CO where he is an active car aficionado, an avid reader, and connoisseur of Colorado beer.

Vanessa Newport

VP of Operations
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Vanessa Newport

VP of Operations

Vanessa Newport has over 27 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 son and currently resides in Castle Rock, CO where she enjoys mentoring, working in her garden, and learning the guitar.

Brady Reinig

VP of Sales
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Brady Reinig

VP 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.

A Few of Our Experts

Kathy Vinson

Sr HR Consulting Manager
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Kathy Vinson

Sr HR Consulting Manager

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.

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.

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.

Shelley Tijerina

Workplace Safety Manager
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Shelley Tijerina

Workplace Safety Manager

Shelley has over 20 years of experience in the environmental, health and safety field, most of it has been in the manufacturing and construction industries. She is a Certified Safety Professional and is passionate about helping employers create a safe workplace for their employees. She believes that a safe workplace leads to a happy and productive workforce. When Shelley is away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her son and sharing fun experiences with him like exploring local trails and trying different ice cream shops around the Denver area. So far, their favorite is Sweet Cow!

Julie Bengtson

HR Consultant
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Julie Bengtson

HR Consultant

Julie Bengtson has 20+ years of human resource experience, much of which was spent in leadership roles in the hospitality industry. She has a passion for partnering with business leaders to create work experiences that align with strategic business initiatives and support efforts to create great places to work. Julie has led both tactical and strategic facets of HR management and has experience managing employment practices at the corporate level in multi-state environments. When Julie is not working, she enjoys adventures with her husband and son, including camping, hiking, skiing, biking, pickleball, and travel.

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.

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