Meet the Team
Founder & CEO
As the sole owner and senior consultant at Arlyn Recruiting, Stephen brings twenty-five years of people management and sixteen years in legal recruitment to the table. He focuses his expertise on career coaching, training, personal development, recruitment, and client relationships. Stephen has a formal education in Business Administration and Management and a strong Human Resources background. When he is not driving his wife and two daughters crazy, he is involved within his community as a board member and past president of the Deep Cove Rowing Club. During the past fifteen years Stephen has continued to present at Capilano University and Vancouver Community College for both the Paralegal and Legal Administration Assistant programs, and, he remains an active member of the Capilano University Paralegal Advisory Committee.
Senior HR Advisor
With over fifteen years’ experience in recruitment and people management, Jean draws on a background in both public and private sectors including human resources and labour relations. In addition to overseeing the temp division, Jean also works in permanent placements and career coaching. Outside of the office, Jean is passionate about fitness, acting as a volunteer fitness instructor at the YWCA, as well as a talented artist with work displayed in shows and west side Vancouver coffee shops. Whether it be at a local café or on the beaches of Hawaii, Jean finds the beauty in any situation.
Senior HR Advisor/Career Coach
Diane has been employed with Arlyn Recruiting since 2004. Prior to joining Arlyn, Diane worked 20+ years in law firms, beginning her career as a Legal Administrative Assistant. She holds her CPHR designation, is a graduate of the HR Diploma program at BCIT, and has an undergraduate in Psychology and Sociology from SFU. Diane is a Certified Coach through SFU and has completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. In addition to recruiting, Diane works as an HR consultant and collaborates with Office Administrators to find solutions for HR concerns. Firms also seek out Diane’s assistance to transition individuals from the firm’s employment to another environment, or to attain leadership or peak performance skills.
Diane also offers coaching services on the individual level. Please see our coaching section for additional information on these services.
Amber joined Arlyn Recruiting in November 2017, after graduating from the University of British Columbia in May. She holds a BA in English Literature, and is currently learning the ropes of recruitment through Arlyn Recruiting. In addition to recruitment, Amber is also spearheading Arlyn's marketing and advertising initiatives.
Anna joined Arlyn Recruiting in July, 2017 after beginning her career in the financial industry. Her interest in human resources is born from a desire to create positive, stress-free work environments. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and is currently studying HR Management at BCIT, with the goal of obtaining her CPHR designation. Anna enjoys promoting financial literacy, swimming laps and unwinding with her Siberian husky, Piko.
Julie van Leeuwen
Julie joined the team in early January 2017 as an HR assistant, and provides support to both the recruitment team and the candidates. She completed her BA with a Major in Communications in June 2015 at Simon Fraser University. Julie is completing her HR Management Certificate at SFU with the goal of obtaining CPHR designation in the near future. In her free time, you can find Julie on the soccer pitch, a baseball diamond, or hiking in the North Shore mountains.