Why RSS?

Our Mission 

Our mission is to help businesses succeed by matching the right job seeker to the perfect job!

Our Values 

Accountability: We create partnerships with our clients and provide personal support to the job seeker. We hold ourselves and others accountable to do the right thing.

Honesty: We believe in open and honest communication. We build trust, unity, and strengthen relationships while creating a positive staffing experience.

Integrity: We encourage others opinions, believe in transparency, and take the time to reflect and cultivate self-improvement.

Respect: We respect the worth of every company and individual. We take pride in our ethical principles and our ability to act accordingly.

Passion: We strive to improve ourselves and our roles within Referral Staffing Solutions. We embrace change to make improvements for our clients and employees continually.

Shobi Nunemacher – Owner/President

Shobi opened Referral Staffing Solutions (RSS) in January of 2014. She entered the staffing world in 2007 when she started in an entry-level role with a National Staffing Firm in Madison, WI. Shobi quickly fell in love with the staffing process and truly enjoyed finding the right fit for her clients and employees alike. She quickly moved up with that organization while attending Madison Area Technical College. After graduation, she applied for and became the Branch Manager. Four years later, an opportunity with a smaller, Wisconsin based company presented itself in Sparta, WI. This new opportunity allowed her to continue along the career path she fell in love with while returning to her “hometown” area. Shobi saw a chance to open her own business, where she could continue providing top-notch service to clients and employees, and she established Referral Staffing Solutions. 

Referral Staffing Solutions takes the time to understand your business. This means we work alongside you and your department leads to find the right candidates with the desired skill sets. Understanding your company’s culture helps us focus our recruitment efforts towards the right candidates to meet your business’s needs. Some of our most popular options include the following:

    • Direct-Hire
    • Temp-to-Hire
    • Temporary
    • Payroll Services

You can reach Shobi Nunemacher by phone at (608) 487-9470 ext 701 or by email at shobi@referralstaffingsolutions.com.

Matthew NunemacherSales Director

Matt was born and raised in La Crosse, WI. He has been in the catering industry for over 20 years and has owned and operated his own catering business for more than ten years.

Matt has been a vital part of Referral Staffing Solutions growth since inception. He brings his business experience and talent for striking up conversations with anyone to Referral Staffing Solutions in his role as our Sales Director. Matt spends his time in the community spreading the word about Referral Staffing Solutions and learning about businesses that could benefit from our services. Send him an email at matt@referralstaffingsolutions.com to say “Hi” and let him know what your staffing needs are!

Karie FeistLead Talent Recruiter & Risk Management

Karie Feist was born in Edgerton, Wisconsin. At the age of 5, Karie moved to the Vernon county area. After completing High School, Karie worked in Child Care and Development before transitioning to the HR field. Before starting with Referral Staffing Solutions, Karie worked as an HR Specialist/Recruiter for a family-owned trucking company. In that position, she had the sole responsibility of sourcing outstanding candidates for 19 different terminal locations across the Mid-West. Karie is an experienced Recruiter with the ability to utilize many different avenues in search of qualified individuals. She prides herself on attention to detail as well as creating long, lasting relationships with candidates and clients alike.

As our Lead Talent Recruiter at Referral Staffing Solutions, Karie strives to find the “perfect fit” for Clients and Candidates! In addition to recruiting talent, Karie leads the Risk Management initiatives for RSS, including managing workers compensation claims. Karie can be reached at (608)790-9075 or via email at: karie@referralstaffingsolutions.com

Julie LanahanLead Talent Recruiter & Payroll

Julie Lanahan moved to Sparta, WI at the age of 9.  She graduated from Sparta SAILS Charter School in 2006 and went on to receive her CNA certification.  After working in the medical field for a few years, Julie decided to make a career change.  She accepted a position where she managed a payday loan store. After five years in that role, she was ready for additional growth which led her to further her education.  Julie has since received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Southern New Hampshire University.


As a Talent Recruiter with Referral Staffing Solutions, Julie recruits and screens candidates, works directly with clients, processes payroll, and manages our social media sites. Julie can be reached at (608) 487-9470 or via email at: julie@referralstaffingsolutions.com

Becky MillerOperations Specialist

Becky was born and raised in La Crosse County. She grew up in a small town which taught her strong values, such as helping others. Becky graduated from Melrose – Mindoro High School and then moved to Ladysmith, WI to attend college at Mount Senario. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. After college, Becky moved to Shakopee, MN and began her career with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Becky spent 12 years in her role as a Records Specialist where she assisted office staff and helped the general public.  The next opportunity Becky took on was as an Assistant Coordinator of Kids’ Company as well as the Early Ed-Ventures Programs at Jordan Community Education. In this role, she helped care for children and support families. 


In 2018, Becky followed her dream to move back to the La Crosse area to pursue more opportunities to help others. She then joined an ambitious team with Referral Staffing Solutions, as the Assistant Talent Recruiter in July of 2019.  Becky looks forward to assisting you with your calls and upcoming visits to our office. You can contact Becky as (608) 487-9470 ext. 706 or by email at becky@referralstaffingsolutions.com.


Without a doubt, I can say that Referral Staffing Solutions has been the best Staffing Agency I have worked with in my 12 years of HR experience. They do a fantastic job of taking time and effort to learn your culture so they can streamline their recruiting efforts to find your ideal employee. This has helped with employee retention, and has a wonderful overall effect on all of our team members.
– Jason

Shobi goes out of her way to go the extra mile for her clients!
– Rolan

I think one of the best decisions of my life was to ask Shobi and her staff for a job. At the time, I was out of work and looking to get back into the workforce. I was placed in a job & she continues to make sure that I am happy with where I am. Many places don’t build relationships like that. I have even worked with her husband, Matt. Two super cool positive people in my life that care about who I am and where I want to go in my life. I really appreciate everything they have done for me. 
– Scott

I love working with the staff at RSS! Seriously – Shobi, Sarah, and Gail know their stuff. I am starting to use them for payroll services and onboarding. They do so much more though, and I hope that be able to use them for their staffing solutions soon. Great business and a great team!
– Allison

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