Chamber of Commerce

Santa Cruz, CA

IATSE Local 134

San Jose, CA

Prison Arts Project

Various Locations, CA

Pajaro Valley Loaves & Fishes

Watsonville, CA

Life Lab

Santa Cruz, CA


Candice is professional, well-informed, responsive, and community-minded. She provides comprehensive and high quality HR consulting services and generously shares her expertise through her work with non-profit organizations, community workshops, and her electronic newsletter. She has done a great job with recruitments for our small non-profit, Pájaro Valley Loaves and Fishes. Our Board truly appreciates her guidance and support of our organization and mission.

- Brooke Sampson, Board of Directors, PVLF

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Santa Cruz, CA

Elliott Management

Sacramento, CA

Build | Groh

Santa Cruz, CA

Elliott Investments

Fresno, CA


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Venus Spirits 

Santa Cruz, CA

The Penny Ice Creamery 

Santa Cruz, CA

Pacific Cookie Company

Santa Cruz, CA

Sante Adairius

Santa Cruz, CA

Soif Wine Bar and Merchants

Santa Cruz, CA

Kitchen Witch Bone Broth

Santa Cruz CA

Candice was incredibly warm and welcoming, immediately helping me to find ways to address my staffing concerns and set in motion the creation of our Employee Handbook.  When COVID forced us to close, I immediately called Candice for advice on how to best handle a leave for my employees. Her answers were empathetic, thoughtful and informative. Throughout the shelter in place orders, Candice has provided a wealth of resources over email, through webinars, and her regular newsletters. I cannot recommend Candice highly enough.  Her help has been crucial to our business and I know it’s a relationship I plan to continue for years to come!"

- Meredith Keet, Owner, Ethos

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Capitola, CA

Botanic & Luxe

Santa Cruz, CA

Pacific Trading Company

Santa Cruz, CA

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Yoga on Beach


Yoso Wellness

Santa Cruz, CA

Luma Yoga

Santa Cruz, CA

Agile Monkey

Santa Cruz, CA


Candice has been able to assist and help protect Yoso Wellness Spa when I have been faced with new challenges I would not have known how to navigate with employees on my own, in making sure everything was done correctly crossing all the "t"s and dotting the "i"s. 

I am grateful to have the ability to work with Fortress and Flourish for all big and small HR related needs. I  know that without the knowledge, skills and services provided Yoso would not be able to continue to grow in the ways which we have.

- Jennalee Dahlen, Owner, Yoso Wellness

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The Curated Feast 

Santa Cruz, CA

Communication Service Corporation 

Soquel, CA



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