Meet The Team

We are awesome. 

Obviously, these Zooka people

Zooka is a full-service marketing agency that drives changes in consumer behavior. Our team has a diverse skill set, built with strategists, writers, designers, animators, video editors, and paid media specialists that enable us to deliver integrated campaigns. We’re smart and frugal. We always try to spend our client’s money like it’s our money.

When you ask each other “OK, who do we want to work with?”, we hope the obvious answer is “Obviously, these Zooka people”.

We never want to pass up on great talent, as such, we’re always looking for talented people to join our team. Check out our careers page for open opportunities.

Steve Decker


Steve is the founder and CEO of Zooka Creative. For more than 25 years, Steve has focused on helping companies use the web and interactive technologies for competitive advantage. Prior to Zooka, Steve worked for Deloitte for 5 years, and also for a tech start-up. Steve earned his MBA from USC, where he received the Albert T. Quon Leadership Award and was selected as the commencement speaker. Steve also serves as a board member for the Visual Media Alliance.

Brianna Sauter

Account Manager

Brianna Sauter earned a BS in Strategic Communication, Advertising Emphasis, and Media Studies Minor from the University of Colorado Boulder. Bri joined Zooka in 2023 and has in-house and agency experience from various past work experiences. Her creativity, innovative thinking, and comprehensive understanding of the industry’s latest trends allow her to provide a fresh perspective to her role as Account Manager.

Jeff Heid

Content Director

Jeff leads Zooka’s strategy team. He holds a Master’s Degree (MFA) in Creative Writing and has taught at the college level. Jeff brings 9 years of professional writing and messaging experience through the agency, nonprofit, and enterprise work. Before Zooka, he served as the Assistant Director of the Center for Literary Arts in San José.

Sarah Coffey

Design Director

Sarah Coffey is an experienced graphic designer with more than a decade of industry experience. She ensures optimal client satisfaction by staying abreast of the latest design styles and trends. Sarah’s proficiency extends across a spectrum of tools including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, WordPress CMS, CSS, HTML, and more. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from SUNY New Paltz.

John Leary

UX Director

John Leary has over 18 years of design experience tying design concepts to business and customer goals. John improves user experience through data-driven design decisions and approaches creative problem-solving from many different perspectives.

Matt Hall

Motion Graphic Designer

Matt is one of the original Zooka team members and has been with the company since 2006. He has 17 years of professional design experience and his field of expertise includes photography/video, special effects, and animation.

Kathlen Moreno

Sr. Content Strategist

Kathlen earned a BS in Marketing and a minor in Economics from San Jose State University. She joined Zooka in 2018 and specializes in web content development, e-commerce marketing, social media, and performance reports.

Shaquille Jivraj

Front-End Developer

Shaquille is a seasoned developer & digital designer with a proven track record in marketing and advertising. His expertise spans art direction, interaction design, prototyping, print, and web development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in design and visual communications from Farmingdale State College, showcasing a robust background in arts and design.

Pets of Zooka

In a virtual work environment, we have frequent visitors.


Chief Snuggle Officer




Treat Acquisition Specialist


Senior Copywoofer

Ringo & Bingo

Menace #1 & #2


Design Companion


Barketing Manager


Contentment Creator


Pawject Manager

Ikko & Nikko

Chief Clawity Control

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