Michelle MoriartyVice President of Staffing Operations
Sharlene TheakstonDirector of Recruiting
Julie Brown is the President of SDI Staffing. She started SDIS in 1995 and specializes in placing temporary and direct-hire employees throughout Southern California for the insurance and financial services industries. Julie is a California Licensed Fire/Casualty Agent and a Certified Staffing Professional. She is a member of the American Staffing Association (ASA) and California Staffing Professionals. She is the past president and current treasurer of the San Diego Chapter of California Staffing Professionals and is the director for the San Diego Chapter on the state board. She is active in San Diego Insurance Women and PWI, where she has served numerous roles including president. She actively participates as a member of the Independent Brokers and Agents of San Diego, and the Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS) San Diego Chapter. In 2008, Julie was asked to join the steering committee of the San Diego Chapter of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF). She also teaches insurance and personal development classes to clients and industry organizations.She has been recognized with numerous awards, including SBA’s “Women Owned Business of the Year for San Diego and Imperial Counties,” “Employer of the Year” by the San Diego Workforce Partnership, “Women Who Mean Business” Award from the San Diego Business Journal, “Insurance Woman of the Year” from PWI, “Associate Member of the Year” by the Independent Brokers & Agents of San Diego, and the Career Sponsorship Award by the OPT Program at Grossmont College for her dedication to educate young people about the insurance industry.
Prior to founding SDI Staffing, Julie spent more than 12 years in insurance both at carrier and agency level in Southern California and North Carolina. From sales and customer service in both personal and commercial lines, to operations manager, Julie learned the insurance industry.
She is a native of San Diego, married with two children, a daughter and a son, and enjoys camping, reading, and attending her kid’s athletic events. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in Economics from the University of California at San Diego. During race season she can be found every other weekend at Barona Speedway watching her son and husband racing dwarf cars.
Vice President of Staffing Operations
Michelle has been with SDI Staffing since 1997. She has an in depth knowledge of CA Employment Laws, a proven record of effective organization, and project management expertise that helps keep the company on top of staffing and technology trends. As Vice President of Staffing Operations, she is responsible for the profitability and strategic direction of division operations, ensures organizational effectiveness, identifies and implements best practices, maintains and updates technology, assesses legal and risk management, implements company human resource policies & procedures, is responsible for the accounting processes, and maintains the company website and marketing efforts.
- Certified Staffing Professional (CSP)
- Member of the American Staffing Association (ASA)
- Former Board Member of CSP San Diego Chapter (Secretary) 2020-2022
- Former Board Member of AFWA San Diego (Social Media Director) 2019-2020
- Former Board Member of HTHMA Parent Association (Webmaster) 2015-2018
Although Michelle has traveled quite a bit being a military dependent, she has always been rooted to San Diego. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and fishing whenever she gets the chance, but mostly spending quality time with her husband, daughter, family and friends.
Director of Recruiting
Sharlene has been with SDI Staffing since 1998. She is most passionate about recruiting, helping candidates find a successful career in insurance, and assisting clients with finding the top talent they are seeking. Currently, Sharlene works as the Lead Account Manager. She evaluates applicants on their skills, education, work history, personality and salary requirements. She also works with clients to assist them in their search for applicants that have the experience and skills they are seeking for their office. Sharlene is an active member of Professional Women in Insurance, California Staffing Professionals and the American Staffing Association. She is trained in CA Employment and Sexual Harassment Law (FMLA, Meal & Rest Periods, Exempt & Non-Exempt Employees, etc.).
Sharlene was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She enjoys traveling as well as spending time with her husband, their two Labs, family and friends.
Dallas joined SDI Staffing in 2021. She brings with her nearly 10 years' Account Management experience in Personal and Commercial Lines. As an Account Manager at SDI Staffing, Dallas is able to use her Insurance experience in helping both employees and employers build long-lasting relationships. She is also an active member of the Association of Insurance Professionals (San Diego Chapter) and has obtained her Certified Staffing Professional designation (CSP).
- Certified Staffing Professional (CSP)
- Employment Committee Chair San Diego Association of Insurance Professionals (SDAIP)
When she’s not acting as a career match-maker, Dallas enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her Shih-Tzu.
Rosa originally joined SDI Staffing in 2007 as a Staffing Assistant and has returned to our team in 2022 as a Recruiter. She brings with her a wealth of administrative skills from a variety of industries to include Workers’ Compensation Law, Insurance, and Family Law. Her legal experience was obtained through working for Workers’ Compensation Attorneys and her insurance experience was acquired while working in the Underwriting Department of a well-recognized Insurance Carrier. Rosa has also taken a number of Organization and Human Resource workshops that give her key skills in managing her current position.
Rosa enjoys living in beautiful La Mesa, CA. In her spare time, she loves to read and bake.
Nancy joined SDI Staffing in 2022 and brings several years of sales and leadership experience, including 5 years in Commercial & Personal Lines. She is very passionate in educating people about insurance and wants to further her experience into leading others in this industry.
Nancy was born and raised in San Diego and is fluent in English & Vietnamese. In her free time, she enjoys doing outdoor activities, trying new restaurants, spending time with her family, music, playing the piano, and going to the beach.