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HRT Northwest

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Passionate about helping risk takers, problem solvers and entrepreneurs succeed by supporting their human resources strategy.

About Us


Why Us?

We’re betting you didn’t go into business specifically to manage people.  Keeping up to date with changing laws, being competitive in the job market or just managing your employees can be overwhelming at times.  We’re here to help!  Whether you're just getting started, your HR “function” is a bunch of files in the payroll clerk’s office or your HR Manager simply needs some assistance, utilize our expertise so you can focus on yours.  Industy expertise in technology, hospitality, transportation and health services.


Who We Are

Darcey McAllister has over 20 years of hands-on HR experience at both the strategic and tactical level.  She takes time to learn about her client’s businesses so she can customize her support to meet their actual needs.  Her creative yet pragmatic approach results in practical solutions to often difficult problems. Darcey specializes in policy development, compensation, leave administration and employee relations including staff reductions and investigations. She holds SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP certification and earned her MBA from Seattle University.


Katie Choi has close to 20 years Human Resources experience which has included in-house HR,  consulting for multiple small and medium sized companies,, as well as managing a 13-person HR department. Katie’s approach to HR is practical and helpful; balancing necessary employment law with the factors and details of each unique situation a company may face. She excels in areas of employee relations, policy development, employment law compliance, project management, and people management.  She holds SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Washington.

Wendi Modarelli has 15 years experience in consulting, outsourcing and hands on HR management.  She enjoys helping companies solve their most challenging HR issues by tailoring individual business solutions.  Wendi's expertise lies in compensation, compliance, performance management and training.  She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration & HR from the University of Washington and holds both SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.


Why People Call Us

Here are some of the common questions we get… 

  • We just can’t seem to keep people.  Can you figure out what we’re doing wrong? 
  • We just got our funding.  Can you help us plan our people strategy?
  • We have a handbook that is 10 years old.  Can you update it? 
  • We had a harassment complaint.  Can you investigate? 
  • We plan for 20% growth next year.  Can you get us ready?
  • What is this Equal Pay Law all about?  Can you help us prepare?
  • We fired our Office Manage who theoretically managed HR.  Can you help clean up this mess? 

The answers to all of these is “YES”!

Our Services

BuildYourHR for Start-Ups


There’s so much to do when you’re starting your own business!  We realize you probably don’t need a full-blown HR function yet.  Heck, you may only have a few employees.  But there are some basics all companies need in place to comply with regulations, protect yourself and set you up for future growth.  Our BuildYourHR program will lay the foundation so your HR function can grow as you grow.    

People Strategy


While you may have the coolest technology or the perfect product, your people are still the key to making your business thrive.  We help you proactively plan your human resources strategy to maximize employee value by actively engaging them in your business.  And if something goes awry with your staff, we're there to help resolve the issue.  

Leadership Development


We recognize that many times leaders have been put in place because they were good at something other than managing people.  Whether it is individual coaching, group training sessions or building customized leadership development programs, we help managers grow into leaders. 

Pay Equity & Compensation


Pay Equity is one of the hottest topics in HR.  Recent legislation in both OR and WA encourage employers to ensure their compensation house is in order.  We can conduct a Pay Equity Analysis and help structure your compensation system for compliance as well as design compensation programs to ensure you're competitive with the market.  



Ensuring you're up to date on all the latest regulations can be a full-time job itself!  We help companies navigate the complexity between state and federal law and assist with compliance.  Topics such as the Equal Pay Law, Oregon Sick Pay, wage and hour issues or how to apply the various leave laws can be daunting.  We will work with your leadership to effectively meet compliance requirements.  



In an ideal world, all your employees will come to work, love their job and be happy.  In reality, that's not always the case.  When employees report issues like harassment or other complaints are you prepared to respond?  Investigations can be highly charged and time consuming.  Often its a good idea to bring in someone experienced in investigations who can be objective.  We'll help you resolve the issue quickly so people can be comfortable and get back to work.  

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