Trish Bowen-Banister

Franchise President/Recruiter

Trish, the heart and soul of Snelling of NoCO, serves as a Recruiter and the Franchise President. Her passion and dedication to success radiates throughout the office. Trish truly cares about client, candidate, and employee satisfaction, as well as the well-being of her staffing team. She believes a successful business starts with happy employees – and it shows! Trish has been recruiting and training employees for almost 20 years, mostly in the higher education arena, following her B.S. in Psychology and Sociology and her M.Ed. in Education.

Trish’s favorite pastime is her work and caring for her clients, employees, and business. She loves spending time with her husband, two children and two stepchildren, and of course, her dogs, Max, Roscoe, and Molly, whom her kids say she loves as much as them! Trish enjoys the outdoors and enjoying a glass of wine on her flower-filled patio.

Melanie Ecker

Director of Client Relations

Melanie, a Colorado native and graduate from Colorado State University with a degree in Social Work,  is not only a staffing expert, but she is also Snelling’s little ray of sunshine. Her smile is so contagious even our clients can feel it through the phone. Her multi-faceted staffing approach not only recruits candidates with exceptional qualifications, but also those who can assimilate into a company’s culture effortlessly. When not at work, you can find Melanie spending time with her family… and probably still trying to work! Melanie loves being outside with her two sons and husband, Eric, playing golf, hiking, skiing and her newest hobby, fly fishing.

Her past positions working in various educational settings have given her great insight on people and empowering them to reach their fullest potential.  She says she has found her perfect job… “career matchmaking!”

Michelle Jabs

Director of Recruiting Operations

Michelle is a University of Wyoming alumni and serves as the Director of Recruiting Operations at Snelling.  Michelle’s background is also in education, specifically student retention.  She has a knack and passion for building relationships, resulting in an impressive network of talent and resource for her clients.  Michelle has also spent a majority of her career building successful retention teams for career colleges.  She has a keen eye for workplace culture and works hard to ensure candidate and client are a stellar match!

Michelle is the proud mom to four boys, and she loves watching them participate in all of their various activities from marching band to football!  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Christopher, watching the Denver Broncos, as well as gardening, camping, fishing and playing with her beloved pooch, Sophie.

Katie Littell


Katie Littell, Snelling of NoCO’s newest recruiter, works diligently and collaboratively with our recruitment team to find the perfect fit for candidates and clients. Katie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Human Resource Management. She was born and raised in Kansas but also enjoys traveling as she recently spent three months living in Barcelona, Spain and exploring Europe!