The High Country Search Group Administration Team

Kathleen David – Partner/Director of Operations

Kathleen DavidKathleen joined High Country in January of 2009 with the innocent intention of getting a re-start in the workplace in a small administrative role after several years at home with her young two boys.
Unbeknownst to her, she had stumbled into a fast growing, high production recruiting office which was a perfect match for her talents in back office management, organization, accounting, technology, marketing, vendor management, and various other forms of cat-herding type responsibilities.

Kathleen’s commitment and ability to handle the many responsibilities and mesh the many personalities that constitute High Country’s candidates, clients, and staff lead to her rise to High Country’s of Director of Operations. As proof of her value and her contributions to High Country’s growth, she was named a Partner in 2016.

Kathleen grew up an Air Force Brat, but moved to Colorado from Alabama in 2006. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and remains a diehard fan. Kathleen spends her free time skiing with her husband Chris, and sons Nicholas and Drew.


Cielle Santistevan – Manager of Operations/Payroll

Cielle Santistevan photoA 7th Generation Native of Colorado, Cielle brings her deep sense of history and love for all that Colorado has to offer to High Country Executive Search.

When Cielle is not greeting clients and assisting the staffing team at the office, she can be found walking her Scotty, Anslow around Washington Park, spending time with her extended family, and working hard to complete her 4 year degree.

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Nichole Klepchick – Asst Operations Manager/Accounts Receivable

Nicole Klepchick photoNichole joined High Country after relocationg from Pennsylvania where she was the Store Manager for a furniture business with an emphasis on Customer Service and Business Development. She received her AA in Early Childhood Education and was an Assistant Kindergarten teacher for 3 years at the YWCA in Harrisburg, PA.

Her passion for helping others is what brought Nichole to High Country, where she is able to utilize her skills.  After having her son Cayden two years ago she decided to come back and assist the Staffing team as the Payroll Manager for High Country’s contractors that are currently out on assignment.

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Darcy Schwartzmann – Administrative Assistant

Darcy SchwartzmanDarcy joined the High Country team in 2016 as the face of the company. Being a native to Colorado she enjoys spending as much time outdoors taking in every incredible thing Colorado has to offer. Darcy loves spending time with her family and absolutely adores her three nieces with a new niece or nephew arriving early 2017. Darcy is currently working hard to finish her degree at Metro State where she hopes to one day travel abroad and help the less fortunate.

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