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
Email: [email protected]
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.


Kim Strauch, Recruiter
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 352-840-5760

Kim joined Talent Center in 2019 as a Recruiter with a special focus on IT and Health Care professional roles.  Kim is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) as well as a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).  Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with minors in Information Systems and Psychology, Kim worked in software development and project management for ten plus years in the managed care and education fields in New Jersey prior to moving to the Ocala, Florida area in 2015.  Kim brings persistence and passion in working with candidates to find the next step in their career journey.

Kim is excited to work with students and professionals at the Talent Center, matching their talents with the talent needs of area businesses, and being a part of seeing the region grow and reach its fullest potential.


Christopher Wilkinson, Recruiter
Email: [email protected]
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.


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