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Founder and CEO

Lucine studied Business and Accounting at East Carolina University and NC State University before starting the staffing company in 1981. She later grew the company to include over 5 locations in more than 3 states, and serves a client base of more than 2,500 throughout the Southeast and Midwestern United States. Services quickly progressed to include background screening, drug screening and paternity testing.

Following the devastation of Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, Lucine realized the need for a contracting division and thus, Atlantic Gulf Coast Contracting, Inc. was born. She acquired various government contracts to provide staffing for disaster relief and clean up services on military bases in NC, FL, and MS. Today our contracting division has grown generously and continues to provide services on military bases in MS, FL, NC, SC, KS and TN.

Lucine is a visionary leader with the ability to motivate others, and has a proven aptitude with attracting and maintaining a success-oriented staff. Currently she holds a National Association of Personnel Services Certification as Staffing Specialist, and continues to bring energy and growth to the company.

Operations/Accounting Manager

Kate received her BA in Economics/Business Management from SUC at Buffalo, NY and has over 30 years experience in accounting and management services. Prior to joining our team, Kate worked as Financial Reporting and Reinsurance Accounting Manager with Unity Mutual Life Insurance Company and American General Life Insurance Company.

She currently oversees our accounting and screening departments, maintains vendor relationships, and works with our marketing, sales, and staffing departments to develop new business. She also assists with the implementation portion of proposals, cost analysis and bid amounts.

Screening Manager

Pam joined our team in 2002 and quickly took our screening department by storm. She is DATIA certified as a Certified Professional Collector Trainer for both Urine and Alternative Specimen Collections; Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc. certified Level C Trainer and Level D1 Operator of the Alcotest 6810; Psychemedics Certified Hair Sample Collection Technician; Certified Escreen123 Trainer and Collector; Medtox Laboratories, Inc. Echain Certified Collector.

Not only does she train and certify our staff in-house, but she ensures confidential and secure distribution and storage of background checks and drug screening records, while maintaining compliance with screening regulations.

Government Contracting Manager

Twenty year veteran of the United States Navy Seabees and Chief Petty Officer, Clark Zaleski joined the Blue Arbor team in 2006, bringing invaluable experience and knowledge to our contracting company. Post Navy career highlights include Quality Control Manager for KBR [on MACC Ivan Projects], Site Manager & Regional Quality Control Manager for the Perini Corporation, Safety Officer for US Embassy security upgrades in Europe and Central Asia, and Construction Manager for the BOS contractor CH2M Hill/V.T. Griffin Joint Venture at NAS Pensacola, FL. His experience spans from managing multimillion dollar projects, to proposing, planning, and executing projects in the USA, Bolivia, Cuba, and the Orient.

Currently Clark oversees contracting projects on SeaBee Base Gulfport, MS, Keesler AFB Biloxi, MS, NAS Pensacola, FL, and Shaw AFB Sumter, SC.


Russell earned a BS Engineering Operations degree from NC State University and a MBA from East Carolina University. He has 30 plus years experience with public and private sector projects in engineering, materials, construction, manufacturing and general management (managing organizations with as many as 1000 employees). Russell also has 20 plus years experience as Point of Contact and Contract Manager with companies providing products and services to military and civilian federal agencies, as well as various state government agencies.

Russell's first project upon joining our team was the procurement of a GSA contract for Schedule 736: Temporary Administrative and Professional Staffing (TAPS). He currently serves as our GSA Contract Administrator throughout our nationwide service area.