Tatiyana Franklin-Thomas


Location: Spokane


Tatiyana is a Recruiter for our Spokane branch whose core responsibilities are to connect with, interview, and place job seekers. She enjoys the fun and motivating environment Atlas Staffing has created. The team takes pride in their work while being friendly and helpful to everyone who walks in the door. With a degree in Anthropology, Tatiyana has the tools to build rapport and trust with our candidates and clients. Her goal is to learn the best recruiting methods from seasoned recruiters as she incorporates her previous career knowledge.


Born in Spokane but raised in California, she gained diverse experiences in bridal consulting and behavioral therapy. She found success in these positions by consistently listening to her customers.  But her greatest joy is in being a mother to her young son. And last but not least, she has traveled to Mexico and the Dominican Republic and plans to travel to a new country every year!


Get To Know Tatiyana


When you were 5 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was younger, I wanted to be a dancer. I still love to dance, but I prefer to keep my hobbies as just that.


What was your first job?

My first job was for a company called P.S. by Aeropostale, a children’s clothing store. I started working there the day I turned 16 and stayed until college.


If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed three books, what three would you take?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, How to Be a Stoic by Massimo Pigliucci, and a wilderness survival guide I have yet to find.


What’s your favorite piece of technology of all time?

The simple telephone – it allows us to connect with family far away. I feel like smart phones took it all a bit too far.


What’s your favorite quote?

“All is well.”


What’s your spirit animal and why?

A sea turtle. They explore huge distances while taking their home with them.


Do you have a hidden talent?

I’m pretty good at nail art and love crafting in general.


What’s your nickname and how’d you get it?

My childhood nickname was ‘Taterbug,’ which manifested because my name starts with a T. As an adult, I hope no one ever refers to me as a Potato Bug. Tati will do!


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