Who We Are

Darcey McAllister


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.

Wendi Modarelli


Wendi Modarelli has about 20 years of experience in consulting, outsourcing and hands on HR management in a variety of industries including technology, hospitality, biotech, manufacturing, agriculture and non-profit. 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.

Katie Choi


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.

Urszula Roman


Urszula Roman has 15 years of hands-on Human Resources experience in the in-house and outsourced HR settings. She enjoys partnering with clients on providing human resources solutions that meet their business and people goals. While considering herself to be a true generalist, her focus is on projects and programs in employee relations, compensation, training & development, and compliance HR functions.  She holds SPHR, SHRM-SCP certifications, Certificate in HR Management from the University of Washington, and an advanced degree in Economics from the University of Economics in Katowice, Poland.  

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. Industry expertise in technology, hospitality, transportation and health services. 

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”!