Staff Bios


William R. Wood, President

A graduate of the University of Tennessee with a business major, Bill attained an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University in 1995.  Bill and his wife, Jennifer, started Wood Personnel Services after completing their undergraduate degrees in 1988.  Bill marked the 27th anniversary of Wood Personnel Services in July of 2015.



Stephanie Cavin Baker, TSC, CSP, Marketing Manager

Stephanie graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice from Belmont University.  She joined Wood Personnel Services in January of 1998 as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Search Division.  She was then promoted to Marketing Coordinator in 1999 and has been the Marketing Manager for WPS since 2000.  She brings with her several years of customer service and staffing industry experience.


Tonya Davidson, Manager of Information Technology

Tonya began her career with Wood Personnel Services in 1997 as a Human Resource Assistant. After exploring different aspects of the company, Tonya found her niche when she assumed the role of Systems Administrator in 1999. Once she received her Bachelor in Professional Studies with a concentration in Information Technology from Tennessee Tech University, she was promoted to Manager of Information Technology. She oversees all aspects of technology at WPS.


Todd Drumright, CSP, Area Manager, Lebanon and Nashville Industrial

Todd attended Nashville Technical Institute while working in the hospitality industry.  Todd began his career in the staffing industry as a recruiter in 1994.  After being promoted to On Site Manager, Todd managed a staff in Smyrna for seven years, eventually becoming the Branch Manager.  Todd joined Wood Personnel in 2003 as Operations Manager and most recently has been promoted to Area Manager over our Lebanon and Nashville Industrial office.



Lisa Gilder, Branch Manager, Murfreesboro

Lisa graduated from Motlow State Community College with an Associate Degree in Education and has over 14 years of Human Resource Management and Staffing experience. Lisa recently joined Wood Personnel in March, 2014 as a Recruiter and has since been promoted as Branch Manager of our Murfreesboro office.


Amanda Rogers, CSP, Area Manager, Murfreesboro & Cool Springs

Amanda started with Wood Personnel in 2002 and has held the title of Human Resource Specialist, and Sr. Human Resource Specialist in our Rutherford County Office. Amanda spent six years in the Rutherford County office staffing both light industrial and clerical accounts. Amanda was promoted to the position of Area Manager of our Cool Springs office in 2008 managing accounts in Williamson, Maury and Marshall counties. Amanda is now the Area Manager for the Cool Springs and Murfreesboro Offices.


Wendy A. Vallely, Area Manager, Nashville Office Support

Wendy grew up in East Tennessee and attended Roane State Community College where she majored in Business. Wendy started her career with Wood Personnel Services in April of 2008. Before joining WPS, Wendy worked with Enterprise Rent a Car as a Recruiting Supervisor. She then went on to work with several Fortune 500 companies including Cort Business Services and ACS Multimedia Advertising. Wendy’s main focus is to successfully manage the Nashville Office Support division and maintain client relationships. She has over 15 years experience in Corporate Account Management.


Karen Wells, Regional Account Manager

Karen Wells has over 10 years of staffing experience that includes sales, negotiations, relationship building and personnel supervision.  She began her staffing career in 1999 as a branch manager responsible for all aspects of staffing.  She then became a Territory Manager where she focused on Business to Business marketing and sales. Karen joined Wood Personnel Services in 2010 and is our Regional Account Manager for Middle Tennessee.



Marianne Finch, Operations Manager

Marianne graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. Marianne joined Wood Personnel Services in 2010 as a Human Resource Specialist and was promoted to branch manager of our Nashville Office Support division in 2014. In 2015 Marianne became the Operations Manager for Wood Personnel and is responsible for the sales and daily operations of our Murfreesboro, Cool Springs, Lebanon and Nashville Offices. Marianne brings with her several years of customer service and hospitality industry experience.