Tessa was born and raised in the west central Minnesota town of Alexandria.  Tessa graduated from Alexandria Area High School where she excelled at Soccer and various other extracurricular activities.  After high school, Tessa went on to attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Minneapolis where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Human Resources Development in May 2021.  During Tessa’s senior year of college, she was given the opportunity to intern with Skyline Search Partners and quickly became very interested and excited about the recruiting industry.  The recruiting industry hadn’t been an avenue she knew much about until the internship opportunity with Skyline.  As the internship and final spring semester neared completion, Tessa realized this was the type of company and occupation that would interest her long-term.  Upon graduating from the U of M in May 2021, Skyline was fortunate to bring Tessa on as a full-time employee where she has continued her passion and goals of succeeding in the recruiting industry.  Tessa’s recruiting focus is primarily within the fields of Healthcare and Operations while also diving into the technical fields of Information Technology and Technical Sales.  

Tessa comes from a family of five, including her parents and two older siblings.  Outside of work, Tessa enjoys mostly all water and snow activities especially snowboarding, surfing, and just relaxing on a boat in the middle of a lake.  She also enjoys being out and about with friends and family, and trying new restaurants! 

Tessa’s favorite athlete is Alex Morgan as “she has always been an inspiration to me since I began playing soccer as a child and has continued to be an inspiration as she empowers women both on and off the field.”  When it comes to music, Tessa’s #1 choice is Rhianna because “all of her music whether old or new continues to stay authentic to her style and can tell a story through her music. I also think Rhianna has a voice that is so unique and not easily replaced, which is why she stands out to me so much.”