Carolyn Bentley

HR Manager


Carolyn has been with EdgeLink since the beginning of 2005. In her current role, she is responsible for the Human Resources function with the goal of assisting EdgeLink in shaping its methodologies for the mutual benefit of its employees, candidates, vendors and client companies. Carolyn has earned her CSP (Certification of Staffing Professional).

Carolyn has worked in Human Resources for 20+ years for national and international corporations and in a variety of industries handling all functions of Human Resources, including recruitment, employee relations, training, benefits and compensation.

Carolyn received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Seattle Pacific University and her Master’s degree in the area of Adult and Continuing Education from Portland State University. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, nature sketching & painting, and hanging with family/friends. She has also conquered both Mt. Hood and Mt. Rainier.

Getting the Edge on Carolyn

Favorite quote:
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

Most desired vacation destination:
Outer Space – I would love to see the “big blue marble” hanging in space.

What is your favorite color:
Green. The place I have been to with the most “green” is Olympic National Park (in Washington State)– every shade of green you can imagine. Ireland and New Zealand are on my travel list since they have lots of lush green spots.

First job:
My first job was at the Mocha Tree (think Starbucks and a deli combined). This was way before specialty coffee drinks were in vogue and I was a “barista” before anyone knew what that was…only we just called it “wait staff” back then. The funny thing is I don’t even like coffee…people would ask my favorite blend, and I would answer, “The most popular blend is…” The other interesting thing is we had what we called “Cling-ons.” They were the people that literally hung on the gate to the coffee shop for their caffeine fix waiting for us to open the shop.

Favorite thing to do outside of work:
Enjoy nature…go for a hike, sketch/paint the amazing world we live in, or sit on my balcony to view Mt. Hood while catching up on life with family and friends.

Favorite food:
There is this amazing salad at Kincaid’s Restaurant in Portland. It is called the “Signature Seafood Louie.” It has grilled salmon, Dungeness crab and bay shrimp. Make it even better; order it with tartar sauce – not Thousand Island.