Associated Staffing

711 East 25th Street

Kearney, NE 68847





Ryan Dennhardt

Senior 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.


Jason Gifstad

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Jason joined Associated Staffing in October 2017. He has over 20 years of sales and customer service experience, as well as 10 years of experience in the hospitality/timeshare industry working as a sales/marketing manager in Orlando, Fla. Jason enjoys playing golf, spending time with his niece and nephew, and cheering on Husker football. He was born and raised in Kearney, and is proud to once again call it home!


Marissa Morgan

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Marissa joined Associated Staffing in July of 2018. She’s just a small town girl, born and raised in south central Nebraska. Marissa has nearly 20 years in customer appreciation services, 10 years of healthcare experience, and 5 years of insurance sales and financial risk protection. Marissa enjoys attending events and attractions around Nebraska as well as introducing her son to new experiences and travel. Marissa is most happy when she’s being Aunt Seesa to her 3 nieces. Marissa lives in Kearney with her son.


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.


Joal Sochor

Professional Division Manager               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.

“Joal was available 24/7 to answer text messages and phone calls. He was always pleasant, optimistic and sure that we were going to find the perfect fit. He was honest and forthright with all information and expectations of interviews and offers.”
– Julie F., Professional Division, Kearney


Erin Blauhorn

Professional Division Recruiter             Email Erin >

Erin joined Associated Staffing in July 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. Erin has been working in the Human Resources field since 2004 and loves to see people thrive in their careers. Her activities and hobbies include church and school activities, riding horses, being outdoors, running, and spending time with family and friends.