T. J. Person
As founder, vice president and co-owner of Employment Edge, TJ brings 30+ years of collection, human resource and staffing experience. He specializes in employment law, human resource disciplines, collection practices and business policy. TJ is certified by the American Staffing Association (ASA) in employment law with a Certified Staffing Professional designation. Active in the community, TJ serves as board chair for the Sioux Empire Safety Village. He is a product of Dakota State College and a U.S. Army veteran. Aside from business, he enjoys comedy, spending time with his family, working in his garage, and attending sporting events.
As co-owner and vice-president of Employment Edge, Luanne offers an extensive background in payroll and bookkeeping. With her husband Kent, Luanne owned/operated a retail gift shop in Sioux Falls for 20 years. A native of Sioux Falls, she is an active church member and serves as the organization’s finance officer.
Co-owner and president of the corporation, Kent’s background includes 20 years as owner of a small business and 15 years of sales experience. He has held several leadership roles in the community, which include serving on the Sioux Falls School Board and the Children’s Care Hospital and School Board of Directors. Along with a variety of community service activities, Kent is an active member of his church.
Have you ever wondered what happens to “old English teachers”? Sometimes they go to work for their former students. Linda Hallstrom (aka “Miss Wickre”) was Kent’s high school English teacher. As front office manager, she is still making sure that Kent dots his i’s and crosses his t’s. With her background in education, public relations and journalism, she is a valuable asset to our business.