Nina Barron is a Human Resources Professional with four years of formal HR experience plus 15 years administrative experience, including positions as a Payroll and Benefits Specialist at Whole Foods Market in Portland and as Human Resources Officer for the New Hampshire State Air National Guard.
As an HR generalist for Whole Foods, first in Seattle, Washington, and then in Portland, Maine, Nina gained expertise in many aspects of HR, including leave of absence, workers compensation, recruiting, onboarding, and payroll and benefits.
Prior to that, Nina was an active duty member of the United States Air Force for nine years where she served in various administrative, records management, and office management roles. For the past six years, she has served in the Air National Guard and is currently stationed at Pease Air National Guard Base in Newington, New Hampshire where she is Personnel Officer for the Force Support Squadron. She has also worked for the American Red Cross.
“I like being involved in all aspects of organizations—from management, leadership, strategic direction, and the employee perspective—so HR seemed the perfect fit for me,” explains Nina. “With its broad range of specialties and its ever-changing nature, I never get bored. There’s always some way to help someone in a meaningful way.”
Nina holds a Master’s of Science in Human Resources from Brandman University in Irvine, California.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Nina saw an opportunity to move back to the east coast from Seattle in 2012 when an HR position at Whole Foods in Portland opened. She now lives in Windham with her husband and Pit Bull Terrier, “Mel.” She enjoys long walks in the woods, outdoors/nature, snowboarding, running, travel, and considers herself a “foodie.” Nina also volunteers in the community with various organizations.