Monte Merz

Monte founded High Country Search Group in 2002, leveraging his extensive experience gained over eight years within large national firms. Having worked in various roles, from desk recruiter to Regional Vice President, Monte developed a deep understanding of both the desirable ‘best practices’ and the industry’s ‘worst practices’ that clients, candidates, and search professionals sought.…

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Kathleen David

Kathleen joined High Country in January 2009, with the innocent intention of getting a re-start in the workplace after several years at home with her young boys. Little did she know that she had stumbled upon a fast growing and highly productive recruiting office that perfectly aligned with her talents in back-office management, organization, accounting,…

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Allie Schoenbaechler

After years of slogging through retail management positions, Allie found her fit at High Country in July 2019. She started as the receptionist/administrative assistant and was quickly promoted to Manager of Operations. Her skills in organization, candidate relations, and office management, paired with her laid-back attitude, make her an exceptional assistant cat-herder for Kathleen. Allie…

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Ashlyn Nelson

Ashlyn joined High Country in 2022 as an administrative assistant after making the decision to leave teaching. She was lucky enough to be introduced to the team members of High Country through her mom, a past candidate with raving reviews about the company. After exploring project management, Ashlyn was promoted to operations manager, a role…

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Taylor VanBergen

Originally from New Mexico, Taylor received her degree in Education from the University of New Mexico. After nearly five years as a teacher, she decided to transition out of the classroom and leverage her teaching skills in a new career. Following a tedious job search, she found her way to High Country as an administrative…

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Nichole Klepchick

Originally from Pennsylvania, Nichole received her AA in Early Childhood Education and was an Assistant Kindergarten teacher for 3 years at the YWCA in Harrisburg, PA. Prior to relocating to Colorado, Nichole served as the Store Manager for her family’s business with a focus on Customer Service and Business Development. Her genuine passion for helping…

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