Meet Our Staff


Andrea Abrams, Talent Center Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 352-840-5770

Having a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Communications and being able to draw on knowledge and experience from a background in Human Resources, Marketing and Property Management has been beneficial while serving professional candidates at Talent Center.

Originally from upstate New York, Andrea has also lived in San Diego, CA and Charlotte North Carolina. In Ocala since 2004 and involved in Workforce Development services since 2011, Andrea is fortunate to have worked in both the Business Services and Career Services for CareerSource CLM. She is a Certified Workforce Development Professional, Certified Professional Resume Writer, and Certified Business Services Consultant.

Staying up to date on the latest career seeking tools and trends along with thinking out of the box to develop positive outcomes are core activities that make working at the Talent Center exciting. Collaborating with local business partners , education partners and colleagues are Andrea’s favorite part of the job.


Mary Terrell, Senior Business Development Coordinator
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Phone: 352-840-5757

A long-standing Workforce Development professional and native Floridian, Mary Terrell has been with the Talent Center since its inception. As a Certified Resume Writer and Business Development Coordinator, Mary has developed key relationships with a variety of businesses who she partners with to connect Talent Center professionals in transition and recent graduates of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties.

A Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida, 11 plus years’ experience with the Department of Children and Families and a variety of roles with CareerSourceCLM have woven a rich history of experience identifying needs and connecting those needs with resources. A wealth of knowledge in employment services and business services; Mary’s contribution in serving our business partners and applicants are limitless.


Christopher Wilkinson, Recruiter 1
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Phone: 352-840-5761

Chris is a graduate of Buena Vista University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Criminal Justice and Psychology.  As a Recruiter and Certified Resume Specialist, he assists students and professionals in launching their job search campaign and helping them navigate the multi-step process towards employment.

Today’s labor market is ever-changing and presents many challenges.  Chris looks forward to providing the most current resources candidates need to pursue and obtain their career objectives.


Joshua Paugh, Career Development Coach
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Phone: 352-840-5760

Joshua has an eye for talent and a passion for assisting students and professionals in achieving their career aspirations.  Through adhering to current labor market standards and utilizing relevant workforce development resources, Joshua can provide Talent Center candidates with an individualized experience designed to address their specific job search campaigns.

Joshua holds a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security with an emphasis in Public Health Preparedness from Pennsylvania State University along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from St. Leo University.  He has resided within Marion County since moving from Colorado in 2008 and has supported his local community in multiple capacities ever since.

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