Director of Payroll & HR

Erik Winston

While in college, Erik started his career serving at-risk youth in Southwest Missouri as a director of an afterschool program and Youth Pastor. As a bi-vocational pastor, Erik also worked as the Human Resources Manager/Director of Operations for a digital security and surveillance company. While in this role, Erik gained valuable experience in employee relations, payroll, performance management, and policy and procedure development.


Over the last three years, Erik has served as a Human Resources Manager in the real estate industry, advancing his education as a SHRM-Certified HR Professional and returning to school to work on an MBA in Human Resources Management.


Erik and his wife, Melissa, enjoy watching all things Marvel and Star Wars with their two boys, Malachi and Isaiah, and their two puppies, Kylo and Ahsoka. In his free time, Erik is a competitive powerlifter and helps run a counseling office in east Kansas City with his wife.


Long Story Short

2007 - 2016

Human Resources Manager/Director of Operations at DVR Systems

2016 - 2018

Executive Director of Non-Profit Youth Outreach Facility

2005 - 2007

KPMG LLP Senior Assurance Associate

2018 - Present

Co-Owner of 510 Counseling Group

2020 - 2022

Human Resources Manager for Clemons Real Estate, LLC


Earned Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional Credential


Director of Payroll & HR at Fortiviti