Meet Our Team

We believe, and specialize in finding the perfect fit to deliver rewarding careers and grow great brands.

About the Owners

With over 130 franchise business owners and over 275 recruiters, our team can tailor recruiting searches to fit your specific needs in the U.S. and Canada.

It is fitting that John & Elizabeth have chosen to represent the Northwest Region for Patrice & Associates because they love to spend time in the wide-open spaces that the Northwest provides and take advantage of the big cities. They love to travel and have visited all of the states in their region, have lived in Oregon for over six years and John also lived in South Dakota as a young man.

John joined Patrice & Associates as a successful and award-winning executive in the aerospace and renewable energy sectors. He has concentrated his career on team building, project management, engineering and operations as well as focusing on start-up ventures since 2000. In these roles he was responsible for building and mentoring high-performing technical and manufacturing teams of which he is extremely proud. John has been involved in partnering and developing both clients and suppliers alike. Some notable accomplishments include the development and certification of the friction stir welding process used to manufacture the Eclipse 500, the first time this advanced manufacturing process was FAA-approved for use in primary structural assembly of aircraft. He also served as Chief Engineer for the NASA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy program for Universities Space Research Association. He is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines and holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering.

Elizabeth serves as a volunteer chaplain at two healthcare facilities, which include both memory care residents and medical rehab patients. This experience has given her a chance to connect with and encourage people of all walks of life. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Journalism/Public Relations.

Our Approach

John & Elizabeth are committed to working with clients, candidates and franchisees in a way that upholds the high standards of the Patrice & Associates family. Our actions and words reflect the core values of Patrice & Associates which are Respect, Excellence, Service & Teamwork.

Our office is devoted to working hard and helping others. Whether you are a job seeker in the hospitality, retail or service industry, a hiring manager looking for top talent or a potential franchisee, we stand ready to represent your interests to the best of our ability. Along with our local office, the nationwide presence of Patrice & Associates offers a proprietary database of over 400,000 candidates used by our team of over 200 recruiters.

Community is important to our business, our town and our family. We strive to build community with our employees and business contacts as we reach out to participate in projects that offer practical benefits. For John, that is demonstrated by his volunteer time at the local high school, helping students prepare for college and beyond.

Fulfilling Careers | Successful Partnerships | Community Empowerment

Both John & Elizabeth strive to build strong teams as they bring together job seekers, employers, franchisees and the community.

Trust Patrice & Associates to help you improve your life!

What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

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    Doug's Hospitality Recruitment Skills Found a Job for Glenn!

    I cannot say enough good things about Doug. He was a joy to work with and if I ever need a recruiter I will call on him. Thank You, Glenn Davis   Have a Hospitality Recruitment Specialist work for you for FREE Doug's Hospitality Recruitment Skills Found a Job for Glenn!
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    Hospitality Recruiter "helped me land this job"

    I would like to say that I had the most wonderful experience working with Roberto. He was very kind and knowledgeable.  He helped me pick a company that was the right for for me. He was a helping hand throughout my entire process. I know I am the one who interviewed, but Roberto's  conversation and tips helped me land this job. I am so fortunate to have worked with Roberto. He was a wonderful recruiter.   Career Coaches that help you for FREE Hospitality Recruiter "helped me land this job"
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    Hospitality Recruiters Truly Care!

    My experience with Roberto was wonderful.  I have never gone through a recruiter before and Roberto was an amazing first experience.  Roberto was very helpful and walked the experience with me. I felt like he really cared and truly happy for me when I  got the job. I would definitely recommend Roberto to anyone who wants to feel like someone is going through the process with them he made me feel like he was genuine! Thank you Roberto! -Arleen Roberts   What kinds of jobs does a Hospitality Recruitment Specialist have for me? Hospitality Recruiters Truly Care!
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    Let a Hospitality Recruiter Find You a Job!

    My experience with Patrice and Associates has been the best experience ever,  while listening to my needs and making them happen has been a journey of wonderful opportunities. Thank you Daniel Avery. It’s been a blast working with you and you turned my mountain into a mole hill. -Joleen Phelps   How to work with a recruitment specialist Let a Hospitality Recruiter Find You a Job!
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    Hospitality Recruiters Can Help You with Your Resume!

    Ken Welch did an amazing job helping me find new job opportunities. He helped me build up my resume and even got me ready for potential interviews. He kept me updated constantly and before I knew it, I had many options of restaurants I could send my resume to. With his help, I got the job at my first choice and now I can’t wait to be their new manager. It was a very easy process and I thank Ken for all his help. Sincerely, Rich Fletcher   What kinds of jobs does a Hospitality Recruitment Specialist have for me? Hospitality Recruiters Can Help You with Your Resume!