Staff Bio

Colleen MalmassariSHRM-CP, PHR

  • Position
  • HR Director
  • Since
  • 2021
  • Alma Mater
  • Central Washington University
  • Specialties
  • AgricultureBusiness ConsultingClient Advisory ServicesOperationsRemote OfficeWenatchee Office

Hi, I'm Colleen.

I graduated from Central Washington University with bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Spanish. My career journey began in public accounting, where I provided audit services to clients across various industries. Over my 11-year tenure at Moss Adams, I transitioned into the role of Recruiting Manager, specializing in sourcing top-notch accounting talent.

My passion lies in assisting owner-operated businesses and professionally-managed enterprises in creating better workplaces for their team members. I’ve held HR leadership positions at two of Eastern Washington’s largest fruit growing and packing operations. My expertise in Federal and Washington state employment laws, along with a focus on employee-centered strategic initiatives, provides a unique perspective to complement our financial and tax team resources.

I am a Certified Professional (CP) of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and hold a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) credential from the HR Certification Institute. Currently, I volunteer with the Cashmere Museum & Pioneer Village, serve on the board of the local SHRM chapter, and contribute to Safety Advocacy Growth Empowerment (SAGE), a Wenatchee-based nonprofit dedicated to ending violence.