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.

Anne Shaw


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).

Ashley Chavez

Office Manager

Ashley 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.

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 brings more than 10 years of advertising and marketing experience to the Zooka team. Before joining Zooka, Liz worked at Spring Insight, an ad agency in Bethesda, MD. She also previously worked for the Lowell Spinners – the short-season Single-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox – where she created and managed game-day promotions. Liz joined Zooka in 2020.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sr. 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.

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

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