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CEO and Founder


As CEO of The HR Trail and Chief Engagement Officer at Elite HR Connections, Amber Trail, MBA, SHRM-CP isn't just navigating the world of HR – she's redefining it. Fueled by early encounters with ineffective HR practices, Amber's passion lies in empowering HR professionals and small businesses with innovative strategies and dismantling outdated norms.

Her journey began with a resounding "no" to a traditional HR role. Instead, she found a mentor who ignited her passion for employee-centric HR. This defining moment set her on a path of over 15 years, building a wealth of experience and credentials, all while unapologetically breaking the mold.

Now, Amber's dual role allows her to champion HR transformation on both a macro and micro scale. Through The HR Trail, she is able to provide her cutting-edge practices to small businesses with the tools and strategies they need to thrive. At Elite HR Connections, she guides HR professionals through industry challenges and fosters a supportive community.

Amber's not just an HR leader; she's a disruptor, a mentor, and a fierce advocate for a more human-centered HR landscape.

About: About
About: About

Collaborative Partners

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Sierra Collins

Sierra is the Owner of Sierra Learnership Collaborative where she serves as a Leadership Development Coach, Speaker, and Trainer.  In 2011, Sierra earned her Masters in the Arts of Education from West Virginia University.  After 10 years in public education and a myriad of leadership opportunities, her passion for growth and lifelong learning fueled her desire to start her business and become a Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach so that she could come alongside individuals, teams, and organizations on their growth journeys. Sierra provides exceptional leadership speaking, training, and coaching services to youth and adult learners who strive to experience lifelong personal and professional growth.  Through her business, Sierra’s vision is to create a community of highly effective leaders and lifelong learners who positively influence the lives of others. 

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William "Billy" Zerillo

Billy embarked on his journey in the financial services sector in 2018, driven by a profound passion for serving others. As a dedicated leader, his primary goal is to make a significant impact on people's lives through sound financial guidance.

Billy has developed a unique financial approach centered around assessing individuals' financial health. Recognizing that not everyone requires a comprehensive financial plan, he understands that many people have specific financial questions seeking answers. His dedication lies in taking the time to assist clients in understanding their financial purpose. Billy firmly believes that a powerful purpose is a cornerstone for making informed financial decisions and navigating the path to future success.

Currently based in Pennsylvania, Billy shares his life with his wife and two beloved dogs. When not immersed in the world of finance, they can be found cheering on his alma mater, The University of Alabama, during football season. Beyond that, the couple enjoys quality time with family and friends, as well as indulging in their love for beach travel.

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Pam Wilson

Pam Wilson is Certified as a Whole Brain practitioner and works collaboratively within organizations to enhance the experience of every team member. She is committed to creativity and passion to connect and inspire. Her perspective offers clarity and vision from ideas to action.

In addition, Pam is a writer, licensed Master Social Worker, creative writing facilitator and book coach. She says yes to most things and then figures out how to make it happen.

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