Meet the YS Talent team

Mike Youngblood

President and CEO of YS Companies, Inc.

Mike began his career in the staffing industry in 1986 as a franchise owner of a national temporary staffing company.  With a three-room office and a lot of willpower, YS has grown into a multiple location staffing provider focusing on “Improving lives…One job at a time.”  Most recently, Mike has launched our latest venture, The Hire Scene, an online virtual hiring platform based on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University.  In his spare time, Mike loves to run, cycle, swim and compete in triathlons.

Sandra Youngblood

Vice President of YS Companies, Inc.

Sandra joined Mike in opening their first temporary staffing office in 1986.  Sandra’s mission has always been to provide candidates that exceed client expectations.  In that regard, she is always seeking ways to attract top talent to the organization in the most efficient way possible.  When not on a traveling adventure with Mike, Sandra enjoys reading, paddleboarding, boating and visiting family.

Emily Perry

Accounting and Compliance Manager

Emily joined the YS Companies team in 2004. She manages the back office operations and ensures that YS Companies and its subsidiary companies stay in compliance with federal and state regulations. When Emily’s not crunching numbers, you can find her spending time with family, friends and her dog, Gracie, enjoying the beach, or cheering on the NC State Wolfpack! Go Pack!

Tracy Hodge

Corporate Operations Manager

Tracy originally joined the YS Companies team in 1994 as a part-time receptionist. In 1996, she officially joined our team as a full-time recruiter.  Today she serves as our Corporate Operations Manager.  In addition to training new employees, maintaining our applicant tracking system and assisting with the development and implementation of new policies and procedures companywide, she also manages one of our on-site facilities in Western North Carolina, needless to say, she is no stranger to traveling!