Advance HR Services

Neil Walker SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Our Team - Our Strength


Neil Walker - Human Resources Consultant
May 2014 – Present, Bakersfield & surrounding counties, California
Using his 35 years of HR experience, Advance HR Services assists individuals and small businesses maneuver through the minefield of complex California and Federal compliance topics. 

Manager - Human Resources / Security / Media Relations
Kern Oil & Refining Co.
September 1991 – May 2014, Bakersfield, California
Manage all general areas of the Human Resources Department including payroll, oversee refinery security, and act as company spokesman for media-related activities. Former positions included that as Refinery Safety Manager.

Personnel / Safety Manager / Public Relations
Carnation / Nestle Foods
August 1987 – September 1991, Hanford, CA
Managed all areas of human resources, labor negotiations, public affairs and safety program of a 900-employee food processing plant in central California.

Human Resources Representative
Getty / Texaco
June 1979 – August 1987,  Bakersfield, CA
Assisted in all areas of human resources and labor in the Bakersfield District, Kern River Oil Field.

Math & English Teacher - Junior High
Santee and El Tejon School Districts
September 1974 – June 1979, Counties of San Diego and Kern, CA

United States Air Force
March 1966 – January 1970, Assignments: Texas, Kansas, Florida, California & Tripoli, Libya 


  • Rotary Club of Bakersfield Breakfast (Past President)
  • Bakersfield Elks Club
  • Cooks from the Valley  (Providing a taste of home with barbecued steaks to our military worldwide)
  • Make A Wish - Volunteer room makeover work
  • Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra - Endowment Foundation (Secretary/Treasurer).  Former BSO board member.
  • Golf
  • Travel

Neil Walker - Human Resources professional

Neil Walker - Human Resources professional


Mike Burnett - Coaching, Training & Developing Winning Solutions for Sales & Sales Management


Burnett Consulting Services


June 2016 to Presnt

Sales Manager - Sparkle Uniform & Linen Service, Bakersfield, CA
August 2011 – June 2016

Director of Sales - Western Region USA, KBC (Koechlin, Baumgartner & Cie.), Lorrach, Germany
October 1992 - October 1995

Owner - Burtex-California, Los Angeles, CA

November 1976 - August 2011

Sergeant E-5, Squad leader
United States Army

Armored Cavalry
August 1965 – August 1969, 


  • VP, Board of Directors, Textile Association of Los Angeles
  • VP, Board of Directors, Spartan Booster Club, La Canada High School (CA)
  • Membership Chair, Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Bakersfield West
  • Rotarian of the Year 2014/2015

Mike Burnett - Sales & Sales Management Consultant

Mike Burnett - Sales & Sales Management Consultant


We strive to help business owners develop a solid foundation and business strategy so they can be successful. We will work to improve sales, productivity, organization, company culture, and employee relations. Find out how we can help you and your business today!