Established in 2003

Tri-State Staffing is honored to impact lives by providing high quality and compassionate care that is patient and customer-centered.

We are proud to offer services that set us apart from the competition by providing quality temporary services that are compassionate and reliable. We specialize in recruiting highly competent and qualified staff to fill any needs that a facility–hospital, long-term care establishment, and medical offices.

-Justin Bentzinger

Meet Our Team

Tri-State Staffing is operated by a small team located in the Northwest Kansas area. The team is brought together with a passion for helping the under served rural communities in our service area.


Justin Bentzinger




Sara Smith comes to TSS with a long resume of healthcare and customer service. She has worked in Emergency Medical Services as a Medical Assistant, Nurses Aid, and a Shift Manager. This, along with her get it done personality, has prepared her for her current positions and meeting the goals at TSS. Sara Smith joined the Tri-State Family in May of 2021; Sara worked in the Call Center providing staffing needs for our facilities. While working at the call center, Sara assisted with covering CNA shifts that were requested with short notice.In March of 2022, Sara made the discission to work facilities full-time traveling in Colorado and Kansas. In August of 2022 Sara sustained a back injury that prevented her from continuing to travel and work as a CNA. In October of 2022 Sara started Recruiting for Tri- State finding passionate, caring, dedicated staff to work in the facilities, and various other positions that Tri- State staffing has to offer. Later Sara became the Marketing and Public relations coordinator for TSS. She travelsto offer our services to other facilities in Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. Helping this company of 20 years grow. Sara has become a Certified BLS instructor, and is excited to get Tri-State Academy growing with classes every week. We are blessed to have Sara as a very vital part of the Tri-state Family. In Sara’s time away from work she enjoys spending time with her kids, and helping people in the community.

Sara Smith

Recruiter/ Marketing & Public Relations

785-728-2146 Ext 1042


Marla comes to TSS with experience in all areas of office work. She worked as an Administrative Assistant, Office Manager and then went into the Accounting Department. Marla is the controller at TSS and affiliated companies. She is responsible for payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, capital outlay, budgeting, and all areas of finance. Marla is responsible for all contracts, negotiating contracts and maintaining contracts. Additionally, Marla takes care of all real Estate including,Real Estate leases and other Real Estate transactions. As one of the Directors, Marla additionally shares other responsibilities and supervises various staff. In Marla's spare time when she's not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and many grandchildren.

Marla Kerrigan

Finance/Property Management


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Rico Dominguez

Web App Developer


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Bradley Parker



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Lela Elliott