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

CEO

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.

Anne Shaw

Controller

Anne has been with Zooka for 6 years and is responsible for all financial operations. Prior to joining Zooka Anne specialized in Venture Capital partnership accounting where she worked at such prestigious firms as Sierra Ventures and Interwest Partners. She holds a BA in Economics, and an MBA in Corporate Finance, and a CPA (inactive).

Adrienne Colloton

Marketing and Design Operations Manager

Adrienne is a key member of Zooka’s leadership team and has been with Zooka since 2011. She strives to create and improve SOPs to make quality and accuracy integral to Zooka culture. Adrienne achieved her BFA in Graphic Design from San José State University in 2011. In 2019 she earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

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.

Natalie T.

Art Director

Natalie earned her BFA in Graphic Design from RIT, and has 9 years of agency experience. Before Zooka, she worked in NYC with her areas of expertise spanning both digital and print media.

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.

Liz Gonzalez

Project Manager

Liz earned a B.A. in Marketing from Assumption College. Before joining Zooka, Liz worked in the front office of the Lowell Spinners – the short-season Single-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox – where she created and managed game-day promotions. After leaving the Spinners, Liz joined the team of Spring Insight in Bethesda, MD as the Content Strategist.

Brett Colloton

Project manager

Brett spent the first decade of his career in the tech industry working in recruiting, sales, and program management for companies like Indeed, Linkedin, and Robinhood, among others. He is in his second year as a project manager though he initially came to Zooka as a BBQ consultant. He has managed many projects such as ground-up website rebuilds, organizational branding and identity, and marketing campaign development.

Stephan Kim

Project Manager

Stephan has over a year of experience in Account and Project Management with Zooka. He has managed a variety of different projects, including website design and development, social media support, animated video creation, and eCommerce development.

Kathlen Moreno

Content Strategist

Kathlen earned a BA in Marketing from San José State University. Kathlen has 2 years of marketing and social media management experience, which she has used to support numerous clients’ media campaigns.

Evan Hanshaw

Paid Media Manager

Evan joined Zooka in 2014 and is an expert in targeting specific audiences through social media channels and SEM. He is Facebook Blueprint certified and Google Ads certified. His skills include social media strategy and optimization, copywriting, content creation, and eCommerce strategy.

Ashley Chavez

Content Strategist

Ashley is a writer working on our content team. She has been with Zooka since 2015 and also leads our influencer marketing department (Social Insiders). She has a BS in Secondary Education, English from KSU, and previously worked as an English teacher.

Heidi Peng

Sr. Graphic Designer

Heidi earned her BA in Design Studies and joined Zooka in 2013. Her skill set includes branding, packaging design, typography, print, and digital user interface design. She has designed for both startups that needed help defining their brand and for established brands.

Reid Vizcarra

Sr. Graphic Designer

Reid earned a BA in Graphic Design from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Reid’s areas of expertise include video effects, 3D modeling/rendering, lighting/shading, and textures.

Timothy Duong

Graphic Designer

Timothy has been a graphic designer for Zooka since 2018. He earned his BFA at San José State University. His primary areas of focus include the creation of brand/Id assets and elements used in marketing campaigns. He excels at current social media trends and designing applicable posts.

Brendan

Database/Application Developer

Brendan has been with Zooka for more than 10 years. His primary focus is on architecture and building data-driven web applications.

Pets of Zooka

In a virtual work environment, we have frequent visitors.

Riley

Chief Snuggle Officer

Denzel

Surveillance

Schatzie

Treat Acquisition Specialist

Jerry

Senior Copywoofer

Ringo & Bingo

Menace #1 & #2

Atlas

Head of Pup-lick Relations

Wallace

Barketing Manager

Spud

Relaxation Specialist

Cappu

Design Companion

Samantha

Contentment Creator

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