Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill is a Mining Engineer who started her career with Shell Mining Company.  She moved into the waste industry for BFI, managing closure projects, EH&S, then into managing hazardous waste landfills at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  She then returned to BFI as their landfill sales manager.  Contributing to her alma mater, Jill spent three years fundraising for SDSM&T, focusing on the mining sector.  She then segued into recruiting in the mining industry with Downing Teal in Denver in 2008.  Matching top end talent to the right opportunity with our clients is her passion.

“Every person has a story. Every company has an unique culture. Listening to and understanding both our clients and candidates is fascinating. A perfect match, candidate to company, is such a great accomplishment and when cultural fit, including long term growth and leadership, is the priority, the reward of finding the right person is priceless!”

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Skylie Estep

Skylie Estep

Skylie has nearly 10 years in the mining industry with several years with both Barrick and Newmont in the Elko, Nevada area. Her extensive experience in recruitment and retention of mining professionals sets her among top recruiters for the industry. She specializes in retaining high level mining professionals along with various administrative roles such as Human Resources, Supply Chain, Accounting, and IT. Along with Skylie’s recruitment background, she also specializes in streamlining human resources processes in order to gain efficiencies. Skylie’s experience in the mining industry along with her training and development in the human resources field make her an asset in various HR function such as employee relations, incident investigations, payroll, benefits, and workforce training.

Recruitment is my dream job. I truly love what I do. Knowing that I’m a part of the growth and success of our clients gives me a great sense of accomplishment and excitement that is hard to match. It’s also great to know that with each hire we are part of a new and exciting journey for our candidates – I’m part of a life changing decision for our candidates and that’s a big deal!

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About Us

Multi-faceted, the Brooks & Nelson team holds over 50 years of cumulative Mining and Natural Resources recruiting experience. This life-long experience brings a face to a name and is backed by years of successful placements.