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Pinnacle Travel Staffing - the leading placement provider of Psychiatric & Correctional Travel nurses throughout the nation.

A Little Bit More About Us

For over 20 years, we have led the way in the placement of Psychiatric and Correctional Travel nurses throughout the nation. When working with us, you will find that relationships are at the heart of our core values. We promote a team atmosphere where we say what we do and do what we say, holding true to our commitments. Continuously, we strive to build, grow and foster these lasting and impactful long term relationships between all of our nurses and internal staff.

Interested in joining our team? Don't hesitate to call us at (716) 775.9452 or apply online today. 

Meet Our Team

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MARTY RASTELLI

Founder and CEO

After nearly two decades working in various roles in the travel nurse staffing industry, the company Marty Rastelli recruited for before founding Pinnacle Travel Staffing, eliminated the Psychiatric and Correctional division. While some would be devastated over their employer’s decision but remain complacent with it, Marty capitalized on his own epiphany. With over 20 years of industry experience as a Travel Nurse Recruiter and Director of Recruitment, he realized that the need to fill jobs in this area wouldn’t vanish simply because his current employer would no longer service this forgotten niche. In fact, he immediately recognized that there was, and remains a tremendous call to fill positions for Psychiatric and Correctional nurses. He left and launched Pinnacle Travel Staffing in 2017, where he proudly sits at the helm, supporting an energetic staff with a mission to build relationships and support for every single one of their clients.

You’ll often hear Marty repeat that “Pinnacle wants to work with their nurses for 13 years, not just 13 weeks.” In order to do so, he prides his business model on nurturing each individual relationship first. “It’s most important – the good relationships that we have. And we preach it,” he says. With faith and family as his founding principles, he manages and promotes a positive work environment that translates into successful careers for Pinnacle clients.

He totes this faith and family, sometimes literally, into his office every day. Born last into a larger-than-life Italian family of seven, Marty learned from a tender age how to stand out and survive. Often times, his family would pack their van and go, cramming all seven into one hotel room. Being the youngest sibling, Marty jokes about always being the one to sleep on the floor. While his family didn’t live lavishly, they loved hard and made the most of every moment. “It made us close and able to deal not only with each other, but with hard circumstances.” He and his siblings, two of whom also work alongside him at Pinnacle, carry tremendous respect for their late parents, who instilled appreciation and decency down into their bones. “My Dad used to say, ‘If you don’t lie, you never have to remember what you said,” and that sentiment is not only what Marty teaches his staff but has cemented as a building block for his business legacy. “We are never going to do the wrong thing when people aren’t looking. We continuously do the right thing.”

Pinnacle’s steady growth each year and constant daily bustle since breaking into the nurse staffing scene, proves Marty and his team are setting themselves apart from the competition because they know what they know and they know it well. As the company leader, every client can be comfortable knowing that Marty and all of his recruiters understand the wants and needs of nurses and what they go through, providing ease and trust during every step of the process; and to provide additional support, Marty is available 24/7, willing to speak with any and all of his employees as needed.

When he isn’t at work or spending time with his family, you will find him coaching judo, wrestling, baseball and football. And don’t be surprised by his stature, Marty comes from a family of judo champions and is 3rd degree black belt! But at the end of the day, he is happiest at home with his wife, Stacy and their three sons: Landen, Nicolas and Cooper.

“This isn’t about me. I have a lot of people counting on me. I pride myself on accomplishing what we can control while helping thousands of people. Through extension of our employees both in the office and in the field, we are helping patients throughout the country. And that is a good feeling and something we can all be proud of. The rest is up to God.”

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TINA TAYLOR

Vice President

Started working for Pinnacle Travel Staffing in 2017.  She is a graduate from Niagara University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  Working closely with Pinnacle’s CEO, her duties include office management and executive administration.  She oversees Human Resources and the administration of company policies, accounts payables, accounts receivables, purchasing and invoicing.  Prior to working at Pinnacle, Tina worked in Human Resources and Recruiting for several years, at which point, she decided to take time off from the corporate world to focus her time on raising her children.  While raising her children, Tina worked at her family’s Martial Arts and Fitness Center part-time, performing various administrative and accounting duties, as well as event planning.  An interesting fact…Tina is a black belt in judo, along with her sister and two brothers!

 

Tina has been a lifelong resident of Grand Island, NY.  In her spare time, she enjoys working out, outdoor activities and spending time with her family and friends.

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JACK DOBMEIER

Director of Recruitment

Jack Dobmeier started at Pinnacle Travel Staffing in February of 2018. Before that, he worked in Sales and Management for 8 years. He currently resides in Tonawanda, NY and attended the University of Notre Dame. Outside of work, Jack spends his time with his wife, Bree, and their dog. Jack enjoys being outdoors; he is an avid hunter and spends time playing recreational sports like disc golf and golf.

 

Jack believes in honesty and values being open to growth in all aspects of life.

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RICK SCHMITZ

Director of Marketing

Rick brings a wide range of abilities and expertise to his position at Pinnacle Travel Staffing.  His experience includes operations management and sales, as well as event planning - where he has a proven track record of taking an event from initial client contact to a smooth and successful completion of the event. 

 

Since that time, Rick's role has expanded to include marketing and advertising - where he maintains social media, employee recruitment and marketing/planning client events such as the Pinnacle Island Golf Tournament.  Rick wears many hats in his day to day role, whether it be building operations, IT or web site updates.  His ability to jump in and assist where needed has made him an indispensable member of the team.  He's also shown himself to be a valuable team player, willing to assist with co-workers projects with enthusiasm.

 

His boundless energy and enthusiasm extends to his personal life as well.  Rick and his wife juggle raising a young family and a dog, along with an active lifestyle that includes golf, volleyball, skiing, travel and boating.

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure" 

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NICHOLE MANGOLD

Healthcare Recruiter

Nichole is a 1996 graduate of Kenmore West High School. After graduation she decided to go to Niagara County Community College to begin to pursue a degree in Forensic Pathology. While going to school she also worked full-time as a Restaurant Manager at Anderson’s. In 2000 she gave birth to her first daughter and 2001 married her high school sweetheart and had 3 more children. She left the restaurant industry in 2007 to become a stay at home mom. Nichole re-entered the workforce in 2015 as a pre-school teacher at St. Francis of Assisi Early Childhood Center. She stayed there for 4 years until she was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to come work for her cousin’s company and become a Healthcare Recruiter for Pinnacle. She currently resides in Tonawanda, New York with her husband Shawn and 4 children Gianna, Justin, Jordyn and Ayla.

 

Nichole has been working at Pinnacle Travel Staffing for one year.

 

Her favorite motto is: In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take

 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family. She loves sports especially when her kids are playing which are football, basketball, baseball, and soccer. Go Warriors!!!

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JOE PELLIGRINO

Healthcare Recruiter

Joe came to our family after 14 years at his previous employment looking for a life change. He is a father of 3 beautiful girls Miley, Kendall, and Brooklynn.

 

He enjoys traveling and playing golf when he is not working or being a father. He also coaches his kid’s softball teams. He is a self-motivator and strives for excellence.

 

“You Miss 100% of The Shots You Don’t Take”

                              -Wayne Gretzky

                                                            -Michael Scott

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DON SCALISE

Healthcare Recruiter

Don is a Grand Island native that has spent a majority of his career selling information technology.  He joined Pinnacle Travel Staffing in November 2020.  Don has been and is active in his community with Grand Island Little League,  the Grand Island Golf Club,  the Knights of Columbus, and music ministry at St. Stephen Church.

 

He and his wife have three children and his favorite motto is:  90% of the game is half mental (Yogi Berra).    

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ERIK EISENHAUER

Healthcare Recruiter

He has been with the company since August 4th, 2020. Before Pinnacle Erik worked as an outside sales Representative and has worked in Sales for the past 7 years. Erik is from Buffalo New York, and for college attended Valley Forge Military College and Niagara County Community College.

 

Erik currently resides in Williamsville, NY and is very active from the outdoors to recreational sports especially Snowboarding in the winter, and Golf and Softball during the spring and summer. Hunting and Fishing are other activities in his spare time he is very passionate about. Erik is very big on spending time with is family and says he would not be where he is today without them and their support.

 

Quote: “Shooters Shoot”

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Dave Zebker

Healthcare Recruiter

Dave eagerly joined the Pinnacle Travel Staffing family in late 2021.  He is a 1994 graduate of Grand Island High School, where he first met Marty.  Next stop was off to Erie Community College for Criminal Justice and Business Management.  Dave first dove into the corporate world where he spent 8 years at GE Capital, in auto finance, collections and repossession.  He then grew tremendously within sales, collections and management positions.

Dave currently resides in the great community and village of Kenmore.  You’ll find him exploring Buffalo with his 2 sons, girlfriend and friends. He is a HUGE NHL hockey fan, especially his beloved Buffalo Sabres. A lot of free time is spent golfing, going out to dinner and attending as many Sabres games as possible.  He would love to travel the world to experience new places and cultures.  All in all, he is happy and grateful to find a home here at Pinnacle!

 

"I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution" Wernher von Braun

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Arieanna Rastelli

Healthcare Recruiter

Arieanna “Anna” is a 2018 Graduate from Niagara Wheatfield High School. Shortly after graduation she moved from Niagara falls to Grand Island and began college courses online at Maryville University for Forensic Psychology. She also started courses at Niagara County Community College in hopes to become a Registered Nurse like her father. After completing a majority of her classes, she was offered a recruiting position at Pinnacle where she realized her true passion was Nurse recruiting!

Arieanna has 3 dogs, loves to travel, and enjoys spending time with her huge family!

 

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Pat Proctor

Healthcare Recruiter

Pat joined the Pinnacle Travel Staffing team on January 25th of 2022. Before joining Pinnacle, Pat worked as the Director of Business Development at Niagara SPCA and worked for his family’s business, Rainbow Air Inc where they did helicopter tours over Niagara Falls for over 24 years. Pat was born in Niagara Falls, NY and was a graduate of Univ. at Buffalo with a degree in History.

 

Pat currently resides on Grand Island with his wife and three children where he enjoys coaching youth sports, where their kids participate in. Pat is still involved in Tourism in downtown Niagara Falls and is currently the Chairman. Pat enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys rooting for the Bills, Sabres and Yankees.

 

Quote: “If I can change, and you can change, everybody can change!” Rocky IV

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Ashley Kopf

Healthcare Recruiter

Ashley is a 2005 graduate of Buffalo State college, for her undergrad, and a 2008 graduate of University of Buffalo. With a degree in Art Education, Ashley taught for about 5 years on and off. In 2011 she had her first son and in 2013 her second son. After having her children, she switched careers and helped manage her family’s business.

After working for about 5 years with her family she decided to get back into teaching. Ashley is currently resides in Grand Island with her husband Brian and her 2 children Lucas and Joey.

Ashley has been working for pinnacle for about 6 months.

Her motto is “you get out of life what you put in it”

In Ashley’s spare time she enjoys attending all of her children’s sporting events, and supporting all of the Buffalo sports teams.

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Todd Lee

Healthcare Recruiter

With over 20 years of experience in sales, Todd Lee is a consummate professional with a passion for family, work, and sports. He is known for his ability to build strong relationships with clients, often exceeding their expectations, and consistently ranks as a top-producing salesperson.

Todd is a devoted husband of over 30 years and a proud father of four children - Jackie, Justin, and twins Jodi and Jenna. He considers his wife to be the love of his life and cherishes the time they spend together, whether it's summer nights on the patio or Sunday Fundays on the boat. As a doting grandfather of two grandchildren, Todd finds immeasurable joy in their presence, keeping him young at heart.

Prior to his career in sales, Todd was a successful athlete, competing in several sports and earning numerous accolades. This experience taught him the importance of discipline, teamwork, and perseverance, all of which he applies to his work in recruitment.

When not working, Todd loves watching and playing sports, particularly the Buffalo Bills and Sabres, golfing, disc golfing, boating, and playing cornhole. He believes that sports teach valuable life lessons and bring people together, and he often incorporates this passion into his work with clients.

As a Christian man, Todd's love for God is his top priority. This is followed by his deep love for his family, which he balances with his successful career in sales. Todd's commitment to his work and clients, combined with his dedication to his personal life, make him a well-rounded and respected member of his community.

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Taylor Benton 

Healthcare Recruiter

Taylor is a 2018 graduate from Niagara Wheatfield High School. Shortly after high school she continued her education at Buffalo State College. In 2022 she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Health and Wellness) and finished her Masters in Business Management in 2023. While in school, she also played short stop for the Buffalo State Softball team for 4 years and was a captain for 2. Taylor likes to spend her free time working out, enjoying the outside weather, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills and Sabres.  

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Alan Minney

Accountant

Seasoned accountant. Lived in WNY most of my life except for four years in St. Pete FLA. Four grown children and six grandchildren. Loves sunny days and live music.

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