Dan Simmons, CPC, is the founder and president of Animal Science Monitor and premier recruiting firm Continental Search. He started his career in 1991 and focused on recruiting for animal agriculture in 2002. Dan has since filled roles in over 100 companies across the US and Canada.
Jim Hipskind has a 37-year track record in manufacturing, processing, and engineering recruitment. His vast expertise spans areas such as human resources, transportation, agriculture, sales, quality assurance, and feed mill management. Jim believes in quantifiable achievements, favoring candidates who can validate their value for substantial compensation.
Rick Pascual, CPC, is the practice director for Ruminant Health and Nutrition at Continental Search. He manages all dairy and beef research and recruiting. Rick joined the firm in 2015, where he began as a Talent Scout and quickly advanced to dairy recruitment after showing promising talent.
Trish Valenzuela, CPC, is the practice director for Monogastric Health and Nutrition at Continental Search. She handles recruitment and related projects in swine and poultry health and nutrition. Trish has been with the firm for over seven years. A former flight attendant, Trish also has a degree in Marketing.
Maria Codilla, CPC, is the Practice Manager for Pork Production/Processing at Continental Search. She has the latest opportunities for swine farm managers, nutritionists, geneticists, and veterinarians. Maria first joined Continental Search as Content Manager. Her impressive interpersonal skills earned her promotion to Talent Scout then to Feed Mill Recruiter.
Shiena Destura is the newest addition to the Continental Search team. She’s starting her career as the firm’s Content Manager after completing her BA in Communication. Shiena works on building the firm’s brand and creating high-value original content. She helps Dan with revitalizing the Animal Science Newsletter.