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Meet the Anchorage Team

Meet the Competentia team in Anchorage, Alaska

Competentia’s Alaska office is based in Anchorage. From their base midtown, the team travels every month to our clients’ projects and offices, from the city center to the North Slope.

Anchorage is part of Competentia’s NSA operation, headquartered in Houston and focused on the Oil & Gas industry in Texas, Alaska, Louisiana and nation wide.


Sherill Lumba

Sherill joined Competentia to lead the Alaska team. She brings over 11 years of staffing experience serving the Alaska oil and gas industry. She strives to build trust in relationships and to deliver excellence in customer service to clients, contractors, and coworkers. Sherill was born and raised in Juneau, AK before moving to Anchorage where she is an alumna of East Anchorage High School. She loves spending time with family. Sherill is a proud mom of a 4 yr old boy and a 12 yr old pit bull. On her down time you can find Sherill singing karaoke.




Abby Hansen

Abby has worked within the field of Human Resources for ten years, serving in various capacities within the HR function. Her goal is to ensure our employees feel they are all valued and part of a family. Abby was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and have a pet dog named Kato who is part Shiba Inu and part Siberian Husky, also known as a “Shusky”.
In her spare time she enjoys various forms of outdoor recreation such as hiking, fishing, and mountain biking. Abby looks forward to working with our clients, building strong collaboration, and providing all the support thy need.




Alena Melbourne

Alena’s career in Human Resources has spanned through various industries and organizations throughout the years. She lives in Anchorage, but was born in the former Czechoslovakia, and upon coming to the US she lived in California until a spontaneous trip brought her to Alaska just over 3 years ago. She loves new adventures and exploring life through experiences, capturing moments through photography, and challenging herself to try anything at least once. Alena’s diligence, organization, and natural curiosity in people and their interests has proven to be effective in delivering top notch service to Competentia’s employees and coworkers.

And she likes puns; seriously, she’s actually quite “punny.”



Jennifer Svensson

Jen joined Competentia in 2015 and never looked back! Born and raised in Houston, TX, she has naturally spent the last 12 years working in oil and gas with a focus on staffing and recruitment. She is passionate about getting people connected and making sure her clients and contractors alike are taken care of! She and her husband, Bo, have a little 3-nager named Olivia and head down to the beautiful brown waters of Galveston as much as possible to cool off from the Texas heat.





Corinna Espinoza

Corinna has been with Competentia nearly a decade and is an essential part of the Finance Team. She assists with various accounting duties and dedicates most of her time to supporting our clients financially and working with our employees during their tenure

Growing up on military bases, she has travelled the world but is proud to call Houston home. In her spare time, she attends her son’s sporting events and likes to relax by watching re-runs on HGTV.

She enjoys a summer backyard barbecue with family with a little bit of karaoke mixed in every now and then!



Office: +1 (907) 802-4035

Alaska Energy Building
4300 B Street, Suite 103
Anchorage, AK 99503


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