MEET THE SALES TEAM

Sales

Phil Stern
Phil Stern

Director of Sales

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

I love being surrounded by people who share their passions for health, fitness and nutrition with me. I’m inspired every day.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Be in the mountains.

Words to live by:

“Big changes come from a succession of small changes. It’s OK if the first changes seem almost trivial. The challenge is to get moving, even if the movement is slow at first.” – Dan & Chip

Cody Sunkel
Cody Sunkel

Senior Outbound Sales Manager

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

Our staff and our customers are one in the same. We live this stuff every single day, and we’re lucky to be constantly surrounded by like-minded, active and passionate people.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

I geek out on anything movement oriented, from Jiu Jitsu and Parkour to climbing and gymnastics. Outdoor adventures are also top priority.

Words to live by:

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

Kyle Broderick

Market Development Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

I love working with like-minded people who all have unique goals outside of work. I also love how I don’t have to act a certain way at work. I truly can be myself here.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Running, backpacking, or hiking. I love all outdoor activities!

Words to live by:

“Hunger is the best sauce.” – My grandpa. Being hungry to exceed makes life much more enjoyable.

Katie Cascino

Market Development Representative

How do you stay active?

Long walks on the beach… as well as hiking, biking, running, CrossFit, and yoga!

My bucket list includes:

Ski the Swiss Alps, complete my first Triathlon, & hike the Appalachian Trail – just to name a few.

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

I make a mean margarita.

Phil Stern

Phil Stern
Director of Sales

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

I love being surrounded by people who share their passions for health, fitness and nutrition with me. I’m inspired every day.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Be in the mountains.

Words to live by:

“Big changes come from a succession of small changes. It’s OK if the first changes seem almost trivial. The challenge is to get moving, even if the movement is slow at first.” – Dan & Chip

Cody Sunkel

Cody Sunkel
Senior Outbound Sales Manager

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

Our staff and our customers are one in the same. We live this stuff every single day, and we’re lucky to be constantly surrounded by like-minded, active and passionate people.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

I geek out on anything movement oriented, from Jiu Jitsu and Parkour to climbing and gymnastics. Outdoor adventures are also top priority.

Words to live by:

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

Kyle Broderick
Market Development Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

I love working with like-minded people who all have unique goals outside of work. I also love how I don’t have to act a certain way at work. I truly can be myself here.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Running, backpacking, or hiking. I love all outdoor activities!

Words to live by:

“Hunger is the best sauce.” – My grandpa. Being hungry to exceed makes life much more enjoyable.

Katie Cascino
Market Development Representative

How do you stay active?

Long walks on the beach… as well as hiking, biking, running, CrossFit, and yoga!

My bucket list includes:

Ski the Swiss Alps, complete my first Triathlon, & hike the Appalachian Trail – just to name a few.

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

I make a mean margarita.

Trace Evans

Market Development Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

The people, the commitment to deliver outstanding customer service, the lifestyle. All around – the awesome company culture and the great office environment!

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

I love adventure – and going camping and hiking in the mountains with my girlfriend Shannon and our dog. Playing ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse, mountain biking, rafting, and trail running come in at a close second!

Words to live by:

Carpe Diem. Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Cooper FitzGerald

Inbound MDR & Team Lead

Coming soon!

Ryan Murray

Market Development Representative

How do you stay active?

I love to workout, ski and play golf as much as possible.

My bucket list includes:

Ski in Switzerland, watch a Rockies game from the dugout, go to the Masters, go to Coachella, watch the Avs win a Stanley cup.

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

I am a pro at making half court granny shots.

Alexis Ryan

Market Development Representative

How do you stay active?

Anything that gets me outdoors with my pup – hiking, biking, running, skiing, etc. I also spend a lot of time on a yoga mat.

My bucket list includes:

Too many things to count! But if I had to pick one, it would be to travel and backpack somewhere in East/Southeast Africa – Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, or Zambia.

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

It’s a secret!

Trace Evans
Market Development Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

The people, the commitment to deliver outstanding customer service, the lifestyle. All around – the awesome company culture and the great office environment!

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

I love adventure – and going camping and hiking in the mountains with my girlfriend Shannon and our dog. Playing ultimate Frisbee, lacrosse, mountain biking, rafting, and trail running come in at a close second!

Words to live by:

Carpe Diem. Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Cooper FitzGerald
Inbound MDR & Team Lead

Coming soon!

Ryan Murray
Market Development Representative

How do you stay active?

I love to workout, ski and play golf as much as possible.

My bucket list includes:

Ski in Switzerland, watch a Rockies game from the dugout, go to the Masters, go to Coachella, watch the Avs win a Stanley cup.

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

I am a pro at making half court granny shots.

Alexis Ryan
Market Development Representative

How do you stay active?

Anything that gets me outdoors with my pup – hiking, biking, running, skiing, etc. I also spend a lot of time on a yoga mat.

My bucket list includes:

Too many things to count! But if I had to pick one, it would be to travel and backpack somewhere in East/Southeast Africa – Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, or Zambia.

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

It’s a secret!

Brian Sidney

Market Development Representative

How do you stay active?

Weight training, running, mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, and adventures with my Husky.

My bucket list includes:

Skydiving, traveling abroad (mainly Italy, Ireland and more tropical places), swimming with sharks, more scuba diving, go to the Masters Tournament. 

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

I can kind of juggle which is fun to bust out of nowhere.

Rick Siegrist

Market Development Representative

How do you stay active?

I train at a couple of studios in town but outside of that, making time to hike, play basketball or checkout different movement methods and workshops around town.

My bucket list includes:

South America…but more specifically Peru. I want to hike in to Machu Picchu.

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

Ha…I’m remembering every weird thing I’ve ever seen a friend do – but I was never that guy. 

Kaitlin Taylor

Market Development Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

The people and the energy! I’ve never been in a work environment where I instantly felt at home.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Running or hiking in the mountains, exploring new places, and cooking.

Words to live by:

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, and drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hannah Newberry

Manager of Inbound Sales

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

I love the people I work with and feeling challenged every day.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Running, hiking, backpacking, and just being outside.

Words to live by:

Love people and use things because the opposite never works.

Brian Sidney
Market Development Representative

How do you stay active?

Weight training, running, mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, and adventures with my Husky.

My bucket list includes:

Skydiving, traveling abroad (mainly Italy, Ireland and more tropical places), swimming with sharks, more scuba diving, go to the Masters Tournament. 

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

I can kind of juggle which is fun to bust out of nowhere.

Rick Siegrist
Market Development Representative

How do you stay active?

I train at a couple of studios in town but outside of that, making time to hike, play basketball or checkout different movement methods and workshops around town.

My bucket list includes:

South America…but more specifically Peru. I want to hike in to Machu Picchu.

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

Ha…I’m remembering every weird thing I’ve ever seen a friend do – but I was never that guy. 

Kaitlin Taylor
Market Development Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

The people and the energy! I’ve never been in a work environment where I instantly felt at home.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Running or hiking in the mountains, exploring new places, and cooking.

Words to live by:

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, and drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hannah Newberry
Manager of Inbound Sales

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

I love the people I work with and feeling challenged every day.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Running, hiking, backpacking, and just being outside.

Words to live by:

Love people and use things because the opposite never works.

Erika
Erika Aldeborgh

Software Sales Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

The people who make up our team! I look forward to coming to work everyday and experience FOMO when I am not there.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Head to the mountains for hiking, camping, climbing or rafting. Summer in Colorado is my favorite.

Words to live by:

“How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.” -Annie Dillard

Drew
Drew Bower

Senior Software Sales Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

My comrades & the innovation of this company. Everybody brings a unique attribute and attitude to our atmosphere, which makes me excited to come to work everyday.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Skydiving, snowboarding, biking. Anything that keeps my adrenaline at a constant high.

Words to live by:

“There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” – Robert Kennedy

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Jess Christin

Software Sales Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

The best part of working on the Zen Planner team is being surrounded by like-minded people who are driven, outgoing and supportive it truly makes coming to work enjoyable and fun!

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

When I am not working I love being outside hiking or running and either cooking or going out. Denver has so many quality, locally sourced restaurants which I am a huge supporter of.

Words to live by:

“Make mistakes, take chances, be silly, trust yourself and follow your heart.”

Ashley Kretschmar
Ashley Kretschmar

Software Sales Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

I don’t just consider these people my co-workers, I consider them my friends! I’m genuinely happy to come into the office and be around this amazing group of people.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

I love being outside and hanging out with friends. Typically after work I’m at the climbing gym or the pilates studio, Fierce45!

Words to live by:

“Good attitude, good day. Bad attitude, bad day.” -Joan Sergio (aka my mom)

Erika

Erika Aldeborgh
Software Sales Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

The people who make up our team! I look forward to coming to work everyday and experience FOMO when I am not there.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Head to the mountains for hiking, camping, climbing or rafting. Summer in Colorado is my favorite.

Words to live by:

“How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives.” -Annie Dillard

Drew

Drew Bower
Senior Software Sales Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

My comrades & the innovation of this company. Everybody brings a unique attribute and attitude to our atmosphere, which makes me excited to come to work everyday.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Skydiving, snowboarding, biking. Anything that keeps my adrenaline at a constant high.

Words to live by:

“There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” – Robert Kennedy

Jessica Christin

Jess Christin
Software Sales Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

The best part of working on the Zen Planner team is being surrounded by like-minded people who are driven, outgoing and supportive it truly makes coming to work enjoyable and fun!

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

When I am not working I love being outside hiking or running and either cooking or going out. Denver has so many quality, locally sourced restaurants which I am a huge supporter of.

Words to live by:

“Make mistakes, take chances, be silly, trust yourself and follow your heart.”

Ashley Kretschmar

Ashley Kretschmar
Software Sales Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

I don’t just consider these people my co-workers, I consider them my friends! I’m genuinely happy to come into the office and be around this amazing group of people.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

I love being outside and hanging out with friends. Typically after work I’m at the climbing gym or the pilates studio, Fierce45!

Words to live by:

“Good attitude, good day. Bad attitude, bad day.” -Joan Sergio (aka my mom)

Christopher Mierzwiak
Christopher Mierzwiak

Partner Manager

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

I’ve been part of the MMA and Jiu Jitsu community for over 7 years. I love being able to help support the growth and success of the industry that has given me so much.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

When I am not working my life revolves around training. When I’m not in the office you can find me on the mats.

Words to live by:

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly” – Robert Kennedy

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Jeff Spagnola

Partner Manager

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

THE PEOPLE!! Being surrounded by amazing like-minded friends and coworkers, while supporting and helping grow the fitness and health industry/lifestyle.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Hmmmmm…put simply, anything outdoors or physically engaging! Creating memories with awesome friends and family while taking advantage of the gorgeous state of CO. More specifically—CrossFit®, snowboarding, backpacking (to alpine lakes), reading, olympic lifting, bay area sports, meditation and lastly…drinking a cold one while getting down and dirty with an epic game of Ticket to Ride!

Words to live by:

“Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” – The Great Bambino, The Sandlot

Ali Fifer

Market Development Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

The people! Everyone here inspires me in many aspects of life. I look forward to coming to work every day.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

I try to get outside as much as I can. I love climbing, hiking, yoga, camping, and traveling.

Words to live by:

Life is what you make of it – make it amazing! 

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Anneke Efinger

Market Development Representative

How do you stay active?

I absolutely love skiing, trail running, yoga, and soccer.

My bucket list includes:

Heli ski in Canada, summit all Colorado 14ers, hike the Grand Canyon, watch a World Cup final in person- the list goes on!

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

I know just enough Chinese to make you believe that I know Chinese.

Christopher Mierzwiak

Christopher Mierzwiak
Partner Manager

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

I’ve been part of the MMA and Jiu Jitsu community for over 7 years. I love being able to help support the growth and success of the industry that has given me so much.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

When I am not working my life revolves around training. When I’m not in the office you can find me on the mats.

Words to live by:

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly” – Robert Kennedy

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Jeff Spagnola
Partner Manager

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

THE PEOPLE!! Being surrounded by amazing like-minded friends and coworkers, while supporting and helping grow the fitness and health industry/lifestyle.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

Hmmmmm…put simply, anything outdoors or physically engaging! Creating memories with awesome friends and family while taking advantage of the gorgeous state of CO. More specifically—CrossFit®, snowboarding, backpacking (to alpine lakes), reading, olympic lifting, bay area sports, meditation and lastly…drinking a cold one while getting down and dirty with an epic game of Ticket to Ride!

Words to live by:

“Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” – The Great Bambino, The Sandlot

Ali Fifer
Market Development Representative

What is the best part of being on the Zen Planner team?

The people! Everyone here inspires me in many aspects of life. I look forward to coming to work every day.

My favorite thing to do when I’m not working:

I try to get outside as much as I can. I love climbing, hiking, yoga, camping, and traveling.

Words to live by:

Life is what you make of it – make it amazing! 

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Anneke Efinger
Market Development Representative

How do you stay active?

I absolutely love skiing, trail running, yoga, and soccer.

My bucket list includes:

Heli ski in Canada, summit all Colorado 14ers, hike the Grand Canyon, watch a World Cup final in person- the list goes on!

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

I know just enough Chinese to make you believe that I know Chinese.