Associated Staffing

1023 W. 2nd

Hastings, NE 68901

Our Hastings branch is located on 2nd street in the Clock Tower Plaza, right next to the Ace Rent to Own, but before you pass Allen’s grocery store.

“Always very pleasant and very professional with all our interactions. With their help building my resume and their resources, I found the perfect employment for me. Thank you for being there when I needed the help. So very much appreciated.”  - Lisa S., Hastings

Ryan Dennhardt

Operations Manager               Email Ryan >

Ryan joined the Associated Staffing family in August 2017. He has many years of experience in training and development leadership roles as well as a business owner. Ryan is a graduate of Grand Island Northwest High School and studied at Wayne State College where he played football and eventually transitioned to playing professional indoor football for the Iowa Blackhawks. Ryan lives in Kearney with his wife and two daughters, and enjoys CrossFit and camping.


Rob Riedy

Business Development Manager               Email Rob >

Rob joined Associated Staffing in May 2014. He is a graduate of Dana College where he majored in economics, marketing and business administration. Prior to joining Associated Staffing, Rob was self-employed for more than 10 years. He owns Riedy Enterprises Inc., a commercial and residential rental property business. Rob lives in Grand Island with his wife, Kristin, and three kids.

Rob covers the Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney areas.


Wendy Heath

Senior Recruiter                                                    Email Wendy > 

Wendy joined Associated Staffing in 1998 and was promoted to Senior Recruiter in 2017. Prior to Associated Staffing, she worked in customer service for a Hastings company. Wendy grew up around the Hastings area where she lives with her husband and three children and actively volunteers for school activities. 


Joal Sochor

Direct Hire Recruiter                               Email Joal >

Joal joined Associated Staffing in May 2017. A graduate of Hastings College, Joal has extensive recruitment and leadership experience. Prior to joining Associated Staffing he was a Regional Account Manager for Aureus Medical Group as well as a Director at Lifegate Church. Joal is extremely passionate about people and helping change lives for the better. Joal is highly involved in his local church and loves spending time with his wife and three children.


Stacey Van Pelt

Recruiter                               Email Stacey >

Stacey Van Pelt joined Associated Staffing in October 2017. A graduate of Peru State College, Stacey has more than 15 years of experience in customer service, leadership, and learning and development. She also has experience in travel and tourism, insurance, banking, credit card sales and mortgage lending. Stacey is an avid reader and loves to help others. She lives in Hastings with her husband, Joshua.