What JSG is Thankful for this Year


While the question, “What are you thankful for?” may be overused this time of year, its relevance has never been more on point. Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to reflect on what we are thankful for. And this year there’s been many reasons to be grateful.

We took the time to ask each person in our office what they are thankful for this particular year. If you are anything like us at Johnson Search Group, your reasons might include a hot job market, good health, the opportunity to be around family, or the chance to go to work every day and do something you love.

Perry Paden, Johnson Search Group’s SVP, is thankful for the great men and women who selflessly serve or served our country, especially his daughter who is currently serving in the United States Navy. He also reminds us we should thank them for these sacrifices year-round, and not just during the month of November.

Shahna Jacks is thankful for the health and employment of her family and, of course, her new recently finished patio.

Mining Team


Dana Belstler is thankful to be a part of a great team at Johnson Search Group, and for the opportunity to work with such great clients and candidates every day.

Jeremy Johnson is thankful for his family and a job that gives him the opportunity to positively impact people’s lives.

Nick Crider is thankful for starting a new career he loves, and the recent success of the mining industry.

Ken Heller is thankful for his relationships, both personal and professional.

Alex Price is thankful for his family, fiancé, and his dogs.

Banking Team


Krista Portolesi is thankful to work for a company that offers her the flexibility to spend quality time with her family.

Tracy Isakson is thankful to have all his kids home for Thanksgiving.

Healthcare Team


Tracey Smith is thankful for her own family and the opportunity to be a part of the Johnson Search Group family, where she gets to work in an industry that she is truly passionate about and makes a difference in the lives of people and communities. She loves connecting candidates to hospitals where they have the chance to save lives in rural communities. She’s fortunate to help keep hospital doors and services open, who truly have a passion for people.

RaChelle Pederson is thankful for her family and for the opportunity to build new relationships in her job, within the healthcare industry.

Michelle Smith is thankful for her friends, family, and a job that allows her to be a part of such a great team.

Selah Phelps is thankful for her co-workers and great management that drives her personal growth.

Marketing Team

Matthew Bennett is thankful for the opportunity to help all the hardworking recruiters at JSG put great candidates to work. He’s also extremely proud of his fiancé for recently passing the bar exam and officially becoming an attorney. Way to go, Meagan!

Nicole Clements is thankful for a job she is passionate about that allows her to try new things, her family, and the happiness her life brings every day.

Gaige Baisch is thankful for his friends, family, and the opportunity to begin working in marketing at a company as awesome as JSG.

As you can see, we have a lot to be thankful for this year. Regardless of what you are thankful for, there is no better time to step back and evaluate what you are grateful for. Whether it’s your family, a community, or a great opportunity, remember to acknowledge this with a simple thank you. From all of us at Johnson Search Group, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!