Damien Valdez is a Recruiter. His core responsibilities are finding the absolute best fit for any potential candidate by connecting and building rapport in meaningful ways. He strongly believes the family atmosphere at Atlas Staffing is unmatched in the company’s culture. By leaning on his sales experience and interpersonal skills, he believes his interactions with candidates will continue to excel and help the company succeed.
Damien graduated from Prairie View High School in Henderson, Colorado. He obtained an associate degree from Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona. He also earned a telecommunications certification from Rio Salado College.
Get To Know Damien
When you were five years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to join the Army.
What was your first job?
I worked at Papa John’s in my hometown in high school.
If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed three books, what three would you take?
If I were to pick just three books, I would have to say The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket, Of Mice and Men by john Steinbeck, and 1984 by George Orwell.
What’s your favorite piece of technology of all time?
I’d have to say my phone. It’s such a vital piece of tech for any function of life now a days.
If you could pick one celebrity or historical figure to have lunch with, who would it be?
Denzel Washington. To chat with him would be amazing, that is if I’m not absolutely starstruck.
What’s your favorite quote?
“One day, the people that didn’t believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.” Johnny Depp
What’s something completely random that nobody would’ve guessed about you?
I am a fraternal twin. My brother is just two minutes older than me.
Do you have a hidden talent?
I’m passionate about cooking and grilling! I love smoking meats. My go-to meats are ribs and pulled pork.
What was your first car?
2015 Hyundai Elantra