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Teresa Shuler


Collaborating with a recruiter should feel like having your own personal career agent. Athletes and musicians have agents to negotiate their compensation packages and guide them through their careers and so should you. For over 25 years Teresa Shuler, the Founder and Owner of Aspen Careers, LLC has used her expertise of the legal landscape to guide individuals through their unique career journey. It is this commitment to viewing every person Teresa works with as an individual with a unique history, aptitude and vision for their lives that has created the foundation of Aspen Careers.

Teresa has an associate degree in Entrepreneurship. In addition to exercising her passion for helping others she co-founded a preliminary beauty pageant to the Miss Ohio / Miss Ohio Teen USA organization which she directed for nine years. Actively bolstering young women to become the best version of themselves and working with them to become capable and secure future leaders is a reward all its own.

In her spare time, Teresa enjoys being with her husband, four children, and five grandchildren. Especially fun is the annual family camping trip, in a cabin of course, not a tent.

Feel free to contact me at any time at or 614.992.1010.

Lavinia Mason


I am a seasoned Legal Recruiter with 12 years’ experience in the industry. My recruiting career began in Southern California with a nationally recognized recruiting firm. I was very successful in placing high-level support staff and paralegals. I then began attorney recruitment and have excelled in this arena as well. I am excellent at identifying candidates for positions that are extremely difficult to fill. Relationship building is my passion.

What are people saying about me?

“Lavinia outsourced three or four other recruiting firms that are supposed to be the best of the best.  She was always a pleasure to work with.”

Lavinia Mason is a “veteran” within the industry and a force to reckon with because of her in-depth knowledge of the trends, coupled with a consistent track record with placements, an extensive network of potential employers, and keen insight of knowing people. In the first 90 seconds of the initial phone interview, the conversation was never one-sided but you recognize certain traits and know she has “integrity” unlike most recruiters that give you false hope and promises of opportunities with your information eventually landing in a database of unknown contenders.”

“She is an outstanding recruiter and has extremely strong skills at seeking out and locating hard to find candidates, developing relationships, and identifying candidates with the right skill sets for particular jobs.”

Feel free to contact me at any time at or 614.992.1010.

John Choma


I am a 30+ year recruiting and HR veteran. Most recently I’ve recruited legal and other professionals for a Columbus-based Fortune 100 company before retiring in 2019.

My job at Aspen is to source and qualify candidates for our various legal openings across the country. I still like helping people advance their careers and placing them in jobs where they can be successful. I enjoy the challenge.

Out of the office, I am a father and grandfather. I keep busy with my family and friends. My wife Barbara and I are looking forward to traveling in our retirement and I am still working on my golf game.

Feel free to contact me at anytime at or 614-992-1010.

Cindy Forby


I am a Staffing Specialist for Aspen Careers. I assist the team with reference checks, on-boarding, and harvesting resumes to allow for a seamless recruiting process and candidate experience. My 5+ years in the customer service industry has allowed me to assist in process improvements, client and candidate satisfaction, as well as developing creative ways to source talent for our recruiters.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, playing softball and kayaking. I have a pet pig named Johnson.

Feel free to contact me anytime at or 614-992-1010.