Meet the TriStarr Team
Part of what makes the professionals at TriStarr stand above the rest of the employment agencies and recruiters is our genuine commitment to the communities in which we live. Members of the Lancaster, PA business community are familiar with principals, Joan and Scott, because they give back in so many ways. Giving back at TriStarr goes beyond business development and networking – we have a culture of good people giving back every day.
Joan PaxtonFounder, Chief Administrative Officer
Natasha D’Orazio, PHRManager, Development
Lauren Hunter-Parrish, CSPLead Staffing Manager
Miranda CrouseRecruiter/Administrative Assistant
Founder, Chief Administrative Officer
After 30 years of being "the boss" here at TriStarr, I have stepped back from the daily duties of president and will now work on more “behind the scenes” projects. My main focus will be on compliance and internal training. However, while they may not see me as much, I will still be paying close attention to our clients and how our role as their staffing partner needs to evolve to keep pace with an ever-changing workplace. I suspect I will never really “retire” from TriStarr, but I am hoping to make room for my terrific staff to bloom into the stellar professionals I know they are. And I hope to remain active with some of my favorite community organizations.
Scott has been a partner at TriStarr for over 22 years, where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the Staffing and Professional/Direct Hire Recruiting divisions of the business. Scott provides consulting to clients specifically in personality and behavioral assessments in selection and team dynamics. He also provides consulting services to non-profit organizations’ search committees for executive director, president and other senior leadership positions. Being active day to day with a wide variety of clients who turn to TriStarr for help recruiting, he has a unique and up-to-date pulse of the current state of the workforce. Scott is an active member of the Lancaster County community, having served on several boards and serving currently as Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as Board Chair of the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic. He lives in Lancaster with his wife, Laura and has three children, two daughters; 27 and 24 (both off the payroll!!), and son, 20 – in college.
Director of Finance
I am the director of finance, responsible for all accounting functions of TriStarr. I handle payroll, technology, and communications. Accounting is my career of choice. I earned my accounting degree from York College, and have been in the accounting field since 1986. I started my career as a staff accountant for Tyson Foods and moved on to be the accounting manager for Charles Chips. I joined the TriStarr team in 1996.
My Commitment to the Community
I focus my community service on young people in our community. I have been a Girl Scout leader, and I volunteer with my church’s youth group. I also look forward each year to participating in the United Way’s Day of Caring.
Natasha D’Orazio, PHR
My job is to understand the human resource needs of a client and ascertain that TriStarr is a viable resource for support. I can help by asking the appropriate questions to understand a client’s wishes so that our team can find the best-suited person or service.
There and Back Again
I started in the staffing industry in 1994 – a week after graduating from Gettysburg College. My first 20-year stint in staffing was in the industrial world. I started as a staffer and eventually moved into other roles in training, managing and developing new clients. Eventually, I needed more time to spend with my family. But after a year off, the staffing industry was calling my name again.
My Commitment to the Community
I am currently a member of the Lancaster SHRM and the scholarship committee. I have also been on the board of the Workforce Investment Board Youth Council, taught Human Resources in Spanish and English for Assets, and graduated from Leadership Lancaster in 2004.
Lauren Hunter-Parrish, CSP
Lead Staffing Manager
As a Certified Staffing Professional and our lead staffing manager, I oversee our team of staffing managers to provide the best service possible. I work with companies throughout Lancaster County and the Susquehanna Valley to find the best administrative and office professional employees in the area. If you’re an employer, I will help you find the right fit for your open positions and temporary needs. If you’re a job seeker, I’ll work with you to explore employment options and hopefully get you out to work. Making a successful match is very satisfying. TriStarr has been my home for years. I registered with TriStarr for temporary work in 2007, after relocating here from North Carolina. A week later, I was called to interview for an internal position and the rest is history. My husband and I live in downtown Lancaster and enjoy supporting the local shops and businesses.
Lauren Finger, CSP
As a Certified Staffing Professional and staffing manager, I help clients find the best administrative and professional employees. I evaluate existing hiring needs and prepare a staffing plan to accomplish goals.
Focused on Clients and Candidates
I assist our clients by recruiting strong candidates. As a staffing manager, I exercise judgment and discretion with skilled candidates, and effectively source, interview and match candidates to current and future job requirements. This role requires the ability to create employment partnerships with candidates in order to effectively manage their career search.
My commitment revolves around my work and family. I have two young children, and am actively involved in their sports, school, clubs, etc. I love seeing my children grow every day and am always looking forward to what tomorrow has to bring.
As a staffing manager, I help clients and job candidates find the right fit. Workplaces and personalities are dynamic and varied. It’s very rewarding to analyze a client’s particular need and identify the right candidate to meet that need.
After relocating from California, I was a temporary worker for TriStarr for many years before joining the corporate TriStarr team. Consequently, I’m confident in TriStarr’s procedures for matching candidates to client opportunities because they personally worked for me! Here at TriStarr, I feel so at home that I want to bring that feeling of workplace compatibility to every client and candidate we bring together.
Volunteering for our community, especially our school district, is important to me. Our family enjoys exploring Central Pennsylvania State Parks and biking all over Lancaster County. We love watching wildlife in action, especially our dog, lizards and turtle!
My focus as a staffing manager is to place our top-notch candidates into fulfilling positions with our exceptional clients. With years of experience working with tech start-ups in a variety of capacities, I understand the nuances of placing the right people for the right job. My human resources experience enables me to perform assessments, pre-screening and interviews to ensure the correct match for both our candidates and our clients.
Commitment to Community
Having relocated here from New England over 20 years ago, Lancaster is now home. My family loves to support local businesses and charities. I have sat on the St. Peter’s Preschool board, the Manheim Township Superintendent’s Lay Advisory Committee and St. John Neumann Parish Council, among others.
As a staffing manager, it is my goal to be an advocate for both Lancaster area businesses and job seekers. I work closely with area companies to determine their staffing needs and match them to candidates who are aligned with their goals, values, and skills.
I was born in Illinois and moved to Pennsylvania during high school. I came to TriStarr as a candidate for temporary work myself, after looking for a new career. I was ecstatic to join the TriStarr family and now am working hard to live up to TriStarr’s ”good people guaranteed” motto. I love photography and spend my free time exploring new locations and taking pictures with my wife and looking after our many pets.
I am a professional recruiter working on direct hire placements, in a variety of industries. I specialize in building organizational teams and key leadership growth strategies. I am able to locate the best available candidates in hard-to-find places. I work with companies that have definitive needs with concise business models.
Structure and Team Building Mean Success in Life and Business
My career started in the military as I served as an officer in the U.S. Army. It is there that I learned structure, team building and best practices in life. I transitioned into civilian life in the mortgage and banking sector, building a mortgage company from the ground up. While overseas, I was given my first opportunity in executive search. I expanded on this, gaining valuable experience working for a recruitment firm in Philadelphia, PA. I continue doing the same thing today, helping people and businesses alike solve problems as part of the TriStarr organization.
As a recruiter and an administrative assistant my job is to help find the best candidates to fit our clients’ needs. I conduct the in-person interviews to learn a little bit more about our candidates. I support the staffing managers with their clients’ needs as well as help the candidates in their searches.
I graduated from Bloomsburg University in May of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a minor in emergent media. I joined the TriStarr team in January of 2019. When I am not hard at work, I am spending time with wonderful pets or exploring with my friends.
Recruiter, RPO Services
As a recruiter in our RPO department, my role is to initiate the screening process for our clients and present them with the best candidates possible for the job. A big part of being successful in this position begins with helping the candidates and guiding them through the interview process in the hopes that the client will hire the candidates that I have carefully reviewed and determined are a good fit for the position.
I graduated from Alvernia University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a double minor in behavioral health and psychology. I began working for TriStarr in 2017, about a year after graduating from college. My commitment starts with my two-year-old daughter. In my free time I love exploring the different activities and things that Lancaster has to offer us.
Recruiter, RPO Services
I am one of the recruiters in our RPO department. My role requires that I do the general intake of all our candidates to find those who best fit the needs of our clients. I am conducting phone interviews in order to learn a little bit more about our potential candidates.
I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in August 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and general management. I started my career with TriStarr shortly after graduating in September 2019. When I am not working, I spend my free time with my friends and family, I also love to take road trips to explore places outside of the area.
Front Office Administrator
I am the front office administrator. It is my smiling face that greets you at the door and my happy voice that answers the phone. I also support the staffing managers. If you are a new candidate, I will guide you through the application/acceptance process from resolving testing issues to scheduling your interview to completing your paperwork. I am also here to answer any general questions you may have.