Meet The Team

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Jennifer Buracker
Deputy PEO Director

Jennifer Buracker is Deputy PEO Director for LaunchPoint PEO Inc. Jennifer is supervisor over the payroll and human resources department. Making sure that the company is keeping the clients in compliance. Jennifer has been with the PEO since it was established four years ago. Jennifer prides herself on establishing and setting up new clients in the PEO.

Prior to LaunchPoint PEO, Jennifer was with Subsidium Inc. Subsidium Inc. who has been a Veteran Owned Business for 20 years had an idea under the direction of the CEO, Chris Clark to start a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). Jennifer has been with the LaunchPoint PEO from the very beginning and has grown with the PEO and hopes to continue to grow with the PEO. 

Jennifer enjoys touching base with her community and helping wherever needed. Jennifer has a very special place in her heart for the elderly and will stop everything to help file an online application or even to help organize and or clean their home. 

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Amber Good
Deputy PEO Director

Prior to LaunchPoint PEO, Amber served as HR Administrator where she was responsible for strategizing, developing, and implementing policies, procedures, employee engagement and organizational development initiatives. Additionally, she actively participated in business development, proposal assistance, pricing, and ISO audits.

She is passionate about solving challenges focused on Human Resources while always treating employees and clients courteously and respectfully. Her background in HR management, recruitment, retention, compensation, training, and communication have resulted in strong and trusting relationships with previous employees and clients.

When Amber is not working, she enjoys traveling with her son; rather it be the city for a sporting event, the mountains for a hike, or the coast to play in the waves!

She also likes to be overly ambitious with home renovation projects and finds it necessary to redecorate or redesign something often! 

Amber is beyond excited to be joining the team and looking forward to working with everyone!

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Kristy Balsley
Senior Account Manager

Before starting her career with LaunchPoint PEO, Kristy worked with Biolife Plasma Services for 17 years as a Training Supervisor. She grew up in the small town of Luray, VA .   Kristy is  married to her high school sweetheart, Toby for 19 years. They have three amazing kids, Ryan who is almost 21, Mckenna is 15 and Joslyn is almost 5.  As if her children don’t keep her on her toes enough, she has a 2 year old Saint Bernard named Sulley. He truly thinks he is a lap dog and will whine if you don’t let him lay with you on the couch. Most of her spare time is spent hanging out with her children. Their favorite thing to do together is vacationing in the Outer Banks. They have gone here as a family for the last 10 years. 

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April McDaniel
Account Manager

April McDaniel just recently joined LaunchPoint PEO as an Account Manager after leaving a purchasing roll for over 7 years but has 15 plus years of payroll skills under her belt.  She loves helping people and making them feel good about themselves.  April was born and raised in Page County and resides in Stanley, VA.  She has a 21-year-old son and a 3 ½ year old white lab named Harper who keeps her on her toes.  She has a soft spot for animals and would adopt all if she could.  She is a beach girl at heart, loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoys all kinds of music, dancing, and concerts.  April is excited to be joining the team and can’t wait to work with everyone

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Tasha Haddock
Senior Recruiter

Tasha Haddock joined LaunchPoint PEO in 2020 and brings over 10 years of experience in customer service and Human Resources. Born into a patriotic military family, Tasha’s original career plan was to join the USAF as she places high value on service before self. A passionate life student, she thrives on genuine connections; helping others to unlock their unique potential. When not in her professional realm, Tasha can be found adventuring outdoors or at the ball field with her two boys.

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Miranda Trudell
Recruiter 

Miranda has lived in Luray, Virginia for 15 years, and graduated from Luray High School in 2019. She is currently pursuing a degree in business with a focus on marketing & management. In her spare time, she likes to take her puppy on little adventures to Lake Anna for a boat day! Miranda has many years of customer service experience and previously came from an assisting position. Miranda looks forward to learning and growing with this company!

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Thelma Poock
Recruiting Assistant

Thelma Poock joined LaunchPoint PEO as a Recruiting Assistant during the summer of 2019. She brings with her a wide variety of experiences, including a past career in education, where she served as an elementary and special education teacher, along with being a parent educator. As the spouse of a now retired USAF member, Thelma was given the opportunity to live in a multitude of places, having a number of volunteer positions supporting military families and the local community. Thelma strongly believes that reaching out and helping others by making a positive impact is top priority. She views her position at LaunchPointPEO as a way to help others by linking them with a job that will move them forward in their career. Thelma and her husband have raised two children that are now adults out on their own. Two golden retrievers fill the empty nest! Thelma and one of her goldens volunteer together as a certified therapy team visiting nursing homes and library reading programs.

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Sydney Knight
Recruiter

Sydney began as an Account Manager with LaunchPoint PEO in 2021 and, after a brief hiatus, Sydney transitioned into the Recruiting department. Sydney is a former cast member of Walt Disney World, completing the Disney College Program in 2019. Sydney is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communications at Liberty University. Sydney comes from a proud military family and enjoys spending their time together traveling (Especially to Disney!) and adventuring outdoors.

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Rachel Aleshire
Payroll Clerk

Rachel Aleshire graduated from Bridgewater College with a Bachelor of Science in Communication, Technology, and Culture. Rachel joined LaunchPoint PEO in February of 2021. She started as a HR Assistant but has recently transitioned into the role of Payroll Clerk. Rachel enjoys playing games with her family and friends and hanging out with her dogs in her spare time. She also loves acting and has been involved in her local community theater and haunted house attraction for many years, which also got her involved with special effects makeup. Rachel is excited to continue to gain experience and to grow with LaunchPoint PEO.

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Eric Mathews
Payroll Clerk

Eric Mathews has recently rejoined LaunchPoint PEO  once again in January of 2022 as a Payroll Clerk. He left to move out on his own but has returned to continue his education. He has settled into his old role quickly and is performing better than ever. We are happy to have him back! His spare time is spent on a wide variety of hobbies, from video games and programming to creative writing and composing music.

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Travis McCoy
Payroll Clerk

Travis has recently started with the Launchpoint PEO Payroll team.  He has previously worked in Banking, Tourism, Retail, and also at an Escape Room.  He resides in Luray with his partner, Jake, as well as 3 dogs and 2 cats.  In his free time, Travis enjoys participating in local theater productions and going to wineries and breweries.  He is a self-proclaimed super nerd who attends comic conventions and constructs his own costumes/props.  Travis is excited to be part of the Launchpoint team and gain new skills in this role that he may use to better himself for what the future holds.