Bryan Shockley President

Bryan is our fearless leader. He graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1987 and quickly made his mark on the business world. Eager to give entrepreneurship a try, Bryan and his wife, Amy, launched their own staffing firm in 1994. He provides the company with vision, direction and well…Focus. His support of the entire staff is legendary.

Bryan and Amy use their management skills on the home front as well; wrangling their family of six children. They are committed living a healthy lifestyle in mind, body and spirit, making time for Crossfit, outdoor family activities and involvement in their local church.


Dee Dee is the last person you would want to compete against in ‘80s music trivia. A self-proclaimed geek, she has a love of sci-fi and fantasy books and movies and never met a cat she didn’t like.

Prior to joining Focus in 2016, Dee Dee spent four years working in project management and over 18 years in office management and administration for companies in various industries including software, telecommunications, and marketing. In 2017, she earned her Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) credential from the American Staffing Association.

Dee Dee is a Georgia native who loves to bake and has tried practically every hair color under the sun. Her future endeavors include running more 5K races and meeting Keith Urban.


Amber is practically famous, if you count being an extra on a few episodes of Nashville and The Vampire Diaries. In our office, she is famous for her British accent and her impeccable spelling and grammar.

After receiving a B.A. in Public Relations from Auburn University in 2012, Amber spent four years in the sales and marketing consulting industry, where she held roles ranging from account manager, sales division manager, and director of HR and recruiting. She brings her passion for helping both clients and job seekers to her role as a Recruiter at Focus.

Amber is a native of southern Alabama. In her free time, you can find her spending time outside, preferably at a beach or on a boat, cheering on the Auburn Tigers, listening to live music, or enjoying a good margarita.

Kay Hyatt Senior Corporate Recruiter

Kay is a Corporate Senior Recruiter at Focus of GA.

Beth Cain Business Support Manager

There are few hats that Beth has not worn at Focus. She started as a recruiter and was promoted to onsite manager, then corporate trainer, risk manager and support manager.

Beth is a Nashville native and a graduate of Kennesaw State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business management. She has been with Focus for over 15 years.

As a wife and the mom of two boys, Beth can’t remember the last time she sat on the couch for longer than fifteen minutes.

Lisa Stokes Operations Manager

Lisa laughs in the face of challenge and welcomes every new one.  With more than 20 years of industry experience, Lisa is the consummate professional, consistently exceeding expectations and racking up multiple performance awards.

She began her recruiting career as a VAR in the aerospace arena, where she quickly honed her HR and staffing skills, resolving staffing challenges across multiple industries.

Lisa was born and raised in Georgia, loves to travel, is a trivia whiz and an avid researcher.

Maria Limon Reporting & Quality Assurance Specialist

When she is not deftly handling the many tasks required to keep the Focus office humming, Maria loves getting out into nature. She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in science and early childhood education. She started with Focus on August 2001. She handles back off duties and provides support to the HR department.

She grew up in South Texas and speaks both English and Spanish. Maria enjoys photography, traveling, watching UFC and learning about history. She likes to think outside the box both in and out of the office.

Terri Pavuk Sales Manager

Stop by Terri’s desk to ask her what’s cooking and she’s likely to whip you up a tasty amuse bouche. She is famous for her baking and culinary skills and aspires to be the next Master Chef. She brings that same determination to her role as Focus’ Sales manager.

Terri is an Atlanta native who grew up in the Decatur/Stone Mountain area. She started out as a Human Resources Specialist at Canada Dry. When they were purchased by Cadbury Schweppes and moved to Stamford, CT, Terri was not interested in going with them. She accepted a sales position with the staffing agency that supplied Canada Dry with temporaries, thinking it would do until she found an HR position.

It turned out to be the best move she ever made. She could relate to HR professionals since she had walked in their shoes. She could help not only with staffing but with any other business needs as well. She built many great relationships over the years and still works with some of the same HR professionals she has partnered with for almost 30 years.

She has been married for 30 years and has a 21 year old son who attends Kennesaw State University.

Rene Beach Recruiter

Rene began working Focus in April of 1999. Upon completing an internship with the marketing company that provided services for Focus, she was introduced to Bryan who offered her a job as an administrative assistant. During her time at Focus she has worn many different hats, but enjoys her work as a recruiter the most.

She was born and raised in the Atlanta area, but enjoys the quiet that living on the outskirts of town provides. Rene enjoys hiking, riding bikes, playing tennis, roller skating, and playing board games with her husband and three kids. She also likes (in no particular order) hedgehogs, jelly donuts, and water skiing.

Beach life is the best life!

Russ Burchfield Sr. Recruiter

Russ is a Senior Recruiter with Focus. Russ began his staffing career in 2012 and quickly found his niche in making the right culture matches for both employees and clients. He learned the ropes with large, industrial clients and worked his way into professional staffing.

Russ is a native Georgian. In his free time, you can find him in his home gym, workshop, or watching anything on football or wrestling. Russ also enjoys traveling with his beautiful wife.

Ashley Swint HR Coordinator

Ashley is the HR Coordinator with Focus with over 6 years of customer service and management experience under her belt. She graduated in 2011 with a certification in Entrepreneurial Management from Southern Crescent Technical College and then went on to study psychology at Gordon State College.

Ashley was born and raised in Georgia. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, running and taking trips to the dog park with her German Shepherd. She also enjoys painting and photography as a hobby. She is an avid coffee drinker and aspires to put a smile on the face of every person that she meets.

Tammy Huynh Marketing Specialist

Tammy is the Marketing Specialist at Focus. From website editing to marketing collateral design, Tammy has that creative eye.

She is graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelors in Sociology, minor in Education Psychology, but has built an award winning Graphic and Marketing Design portfolio during her college career.

She’s interested in people from how they interact to how they function, sparking interest in taking on Sociology. Her love to mentor students, sparks her interest in Education Psychology. Finally, her obsession with design built her design career.

Despite the busy schedule, like the average, she spends a lot of time on YouTube or Netflix, maybe too much time.

Patricia Tooker Recruiter

Patricia started her recruiting career in 2011 working with Technical and non-technical recruiting, with both smaller and fortune 500 clients.

She joined the Focus of Georgia team in 2018, working with a variety of clients and positions. She focuses on direct hire positions, researching and making it as easy as possible for our clients to hire the right person for the job. She works with a wide variety of industries, companies, and open positions, including C-level, hard to fill roles, technical and non-technical positions.

Patricia spent the first part of her life in Minneapolis, MN., but fell in love with Georgia and found her home here.

In her free time, she can be found spending time with and walking her dog. Being involved with groups helping veterans, animal rescue, or her latest venture, coordinating face masks for health care professionals and high-risk neighbors.

Roberto Reyes Recruiting Assistant

Roberto started in staffing back in 2012 with mainly Industrial Staffing. For a year, Roberto decided to work as a delivery driver, but realized it wasn’t for him. Roberto likes working in the Staffing Industry because he enjoys the feeling of knowing that we can help someone with a job and help them make an honest way of living.

Roberto actually worked with Russ since 2011 when he first entered the work force and basically has been working together since then. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors. He’s not a big movie or tv show person but like watching Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, or any comedy movies! Other than that he is a big Youtube Fan. He likes to play soccer, basketball and do anything that keeps him busy.