Team Build 

Want an incredible team? Hire incredible people. Meet ours.

Kristina Gundlach 

Founder & CEO

Mia DeVesta

Recruiting Enablement Manager 





Superpower of choice: always having the exact amount of needed change in her back pocket. 

As Build’s Recruiting Enablement Manager, Mia is the team’s go-to for all things onboarding, process improvement, reporting, and Star Wars. After 2.5 years with Build as a Sr. Recruiting Manager, Mia shifted into her operations leadership role, and she is loving every minute of supporting the team.Mia loves making intricate desserts, watching B-rated horror movies with her husband, Justin, and taking her daughter, Alina, to the beach.

Superpower of choice: time control.

Kate Mckenzie 

Sr. Recruiting Manager – Team Lead

Mau Cleofe

Recruiting Coordinator

Kate joined Build Staffing as a recruiting coordinator, but as business needs changed, moved into a full-time recruiter for Build’s contract/temp-to-perm client and has since pivoted onto the contingent team where she is now a Senior Recruiting Manager and Build’s Recruiting Team Lead. Having zero recruiting experience when she joined, Kate says she loves the work so much, she wishes she had discovered recruiting much earlier in her career. When she’s not working, you can probably find her on some adventure with her son, Will.


Superpower of choice: teleportation. 

Maureen “Mau” Cleofe has been working for Build as their recruiting coordinator for 6 months now. Mau worked in a staffing agency for 5 years and it made her realize that helping people in their journey to find their dream job is her passion that’s why working for Build now is a dream come true for her. She is also a Mom of two – and having the opportunity given by Build for her to work from home is a blessing. She can now spend a lot of time with her kids while fulfilling her professional goals.  


Superpower of choice: time travel. 

Sophia Holbrook

Recruiting Manager

Kinkaid Grady 

Recruiting Manager

Sophia is a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. After first testing the waters with a legal education, she decided that working with people was a better fit for her. Sophia has a background in fundraising, canvassing, project management, and assisting elected officials and company leaders. Outside of work, Sophia loves spending time with family, trying new restaurants, hitting the gym, and blogging. Sophia hopes to bring her experience meeting team-oriented goals to Build. She started with the team in January 2022 and is excited to learn, grow, and help candidates create meaningful connections to elevate their careers.

Superpower of choice: mind reading.

Kinkaid joined build as a Recruiting Manager, where he will serve on the Total Talent Solutions team. Through his career in Operations and HR leadership, he has enjoyed his ability to build and support strong, connected teams. He decided to switch his career to recruiting when met with the opportunity to join a team that truly cares about one another and embodies a positive culture. He recently celebrated his 10th anniversary with his wife, Amber. Kinkaid often finds himself behind the cover of a book or in the kitchen, sharing his love of cooking with his two children – Addison and Harper. He keeps himself centered by spending time outdoors – preferably hiking and camping. 

Superpower of choice: the ability to fly.

Jordan Casto

Recruiting Manager

Sandra Guardado

Recruiting Manager

Jordan has 10 years of experience working directly with clients and individuals, ranging from small start-ups to government organizations. She has a proven track record of constantly exceeding quota and loves doing it all with a smile. Jordan earned her Business Economics degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a beach girl at heart. In her spare time, you can find her reading, trying out any brunch spot, and exploring with her husband and dog, Guinness.

Superpower of choice: eat/drink whatever she wants and still stay in-shape. 


Sandra has worked in both a sales and HR capacity since 2014. During her professional experience, she struggled to find a career that matched her desired growth trajectory; until 2021, when she discovered recruiting. She enjoys building rapport with her clients, having tangible metrics, and constantly learning new market trends. Currently, Sandra resides in the Bay Area, loves family time with her husband and son, and absolutely enjoys peanut butter ice cream.

Superpower of choice: the ability to clean/organize in an instant.


Alyssa Hinshaw

Recruiting Manager

For Alyssa, it was Build’s values and “people first” mentality that ultimately determined her career shift from Full-Service Marketing to full-time Recruiting. Coming from a professional background that required an aptitude for client management and relationship building, Alyssa is extremely excited to continue to help quality businesses grow while also assisting people with finding their dream jobs – the best of both worlds! Outside of work, you have a great chance of catching Alyssa in a SoulCycle class or exploring new dog parks and trails with her husband, Paxton, and their two dogs, Koda and Sage.
Superpower of choice: teleportation.