Ashley Napper – Human Resources Coordinator
Ashley joined PAYROLL EXPRESS, INC. in October of 2014 as our Human Resources Specialist. Ashley grew up in Roseau, MN. She attended Rasmussen College and received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in leadership and management. She began working for Sanford on the Psychiatric Unit. She worked closely with adult offenders and transitioned into a Unit Secretary. Ashley quickly saw that she enjoyed assisting the organization with their employee needs such as, employee orientation, conducting performance reviews, and employee relations.
Her interests in Human Resources led to obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource with an emphasis of Organizational Leadership from Rasmussen College, Fargo in 2013. Following graduation Ashley accepted a position as Service and Human Resources Manager with a local homebuilder. She was able to gain valuable experience in all areas such as: interviewing, recruitment and retention, training and development, and critical thinking skills.
When not at work, Ashley enjoys spending time with her dog Chloe, playing hockey, and spending time with friends, and family. Ashley resides in West Fargo, ND.
Angie Kitzelman – Payroll Assistant
Angie joined PAYROLL EXPRESS, Inc. in January of 2016 as our Payroll Specialist. Angie grew up in Callaway, Nebraska. She attended college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Accounting. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in math education. She has over 25 years of accounting/payroll experience.
When not at work, Angie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, watching football – especially the Huskers and Raiders—and traveling. Angie has four children, Robert and his wife Kaile, Julie and her husband Joey, Brandon and Ryan.
Lisa Gigler – Business Development Manager
Lisa joined PAYROLL EXPRESS, INC. in May of 2015. She has 19+ years of experience in sales and marketing. Lisa grew up in Mayville, ND. She attended Mayville State University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Office Services. She started her career as an Office Manager for a law firm in Grand Forks and went on to become a Cass County Court Recorder for 2 years. She then started her career in a sales office and soon moved into sales and sales manager positions.
When not at work, Lisa enjoys Minnesota lake time with her husband Doug and their Basset Clarice, spending time with family and friends and travel. Lisa and Doug live in south Fargo.
Todd Fuchs – Vice President
Todd began working at PAYROLL EXPRESS, INC. in September 2003. Darcy had decided that this “child” of hers had grown to the point where additional staff was needed. Since Todd was anxious for a change from the design/engineering industry, Darcy hired the first (only) applicant for the job!
Todd is active in the legal and legislative issues that involve the PEO industry. During the legislative session, he makes numerous trips to Bismarck allowing our clients the opportunity for direct input on issues relating to employment. Not only is Todd our government expert, he is also our authority on purchasing, collections, marketing, as well as building/grounds and IT maintenance.
Public relations and delivering the payroll packets are the favorite parts of his job – he loves to visit with our clients and employees! The personal touch of delivering payroll allows him to attend to their needs on a regular basis.
Darcy Pope-Fuchs – President
Darcy is proud of her western North Dakota roots – growing up on the family ranch with three older brothers made her the independent businessperson that she is today. Her professionalism is tinted with a sharp sense of humor and quick wit.
Having started out in the dental field, first as a dental assistant and then became a Registered Dental Hygienist. Darcy quickly discovered that her skills lie in the business world. Using those talents, she built a temporary employment agency that specialized in dental personnel – working with dental professionals throughout North Dakota and western Minnesota for over 10 years.
Give Darcy a challenge and she will thrive – and so, she started a new and unique venture. In 1995, PAYROLL EXPRESS, INC. became the first professional employer organization (PEO) in North Dakota. Soon after, she formed Overland Payroll, Inc., an administrative services organization and HR outsourcing firm.
Ongoing education and training are the fundamentals of her success. Darcy became licensed in life and health insurance, first in North Dakota and then Minnesota. The next challenge became getting her PHR certification (Professional in Human Resources) – many large companies require this credential for executives in their HR departments.
In addition to her above certifications, Darcy is active in the West Fargo Area Chamber of Commerce – serving on the Board of Directors for 8 years. She is also active in Fargo Moorhead Human Resource Association (FMHRA), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Bowman Chamber of Commerce, and Business Network International.
Darcy lives in West Fargo with her husband Todd. They have one daughter and son-in-law and now have the delight of two grandchildren! Darcy enjoys reading and working on “projects” with Todd. One quote that sums up Darcy’s personality is by Thomas Edison, “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun”.