MEET THE SALES TEAM

Sales

Marissa Blake

Sales Development Representative

How do you stay active?

Because I do not have a dog of my own (…yet), I stay active by stealing all of my friends dogs to take on walks or hikes. While I am not with the fur balls, I enjoy skiing, indoor climbing, and sand volleyball during the winter, while in the summer you can find me surfing, wake surfing, or hiking 14ers.

My bucket list includes:

In 2018 I would like to:
1. Be able to hold a handstand for 60 seconds
2. Take a trapeze class
3. Read at least one book per month
4. Have all of my friends gather at a sushi restaurant and spread out in groups throughout the room, then start a drum-line with chopsticks.

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

I have a creative flare for arranging flowers and have executed many beautiful weddings!

Kyle Broderick

Account Executive

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

Senior Sales 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.

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Jess Christin

Account Executive

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.”

Marissa Blake
Sales Development Representative

How do you stay active?

Because I do not have a dog of my own (…yet), I stay active by stealing all of my friends dogs to take on walks or hikes. While I am not with the fur balls, I enjoy skiing, indoor climbing, and sand volleyball during the winter, while in the summer you can find me surfing, wake surfing, or hiking 14ers.

My bucket list includes:

In 2018 I would like to:
1. Be able to hold a handstand for 60 seconds
2. Take a trapeze class
3. Read at least one book per month
4. Have all of my friends gather at a sushi restaurant and spread out in groups throughout the room, then start a drum-line with chopsticks.

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

I have a creative flare for arranging flowers and have executed many beautiful weddings!

Kyle Broderick
Account Executive

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
Senior Sales 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.

Jessica Christin

Jess Christin
Account Executive

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.”

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Anneke Efinger

Sales 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.

Trace Evans

Inbound Senior Sales 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

Team Lead

Coming soon!

Ashley Kretschmar
Ashley Kretschmar

Senior Account Executive

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)

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Anneke Efinger
Sales 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.

Trace Evans
Inbound Senior Sales 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
Team Lead

Coming soon!

Ashley Kretschmar

Ashley Kretschmar
Senior Account Executive

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

Ryan Murray

Senior Sales 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.

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.

Caroline O'Neill

Sales Development Representative

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

I love how healthy Zen Planner is; not just in our commitment to living active lifestyles, but also in how we’re encouraged to just be real. There are times where we need to grind and get things done, but there are also moments of depth, silliness and celebration that make me really excited to go to work each day.

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

I love to fly fish, run with my dog and read.

Words to live by:

“Where good is sewn, good is collected.”

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

Ryan Murray
Senior Sales 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.

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.

Caroline O'Neill
Sales Development Representative

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

I love how healthy Zen Planner is; not just in our commitment to living active lifestyles, but also in how we’re encouraged to just be real. There are times where we need to grind and get things done, but there are also moments of depth, silliness and celebration that make me really excited to go to work each day.

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

I love to fly fish, run with my dog and read.

Words to live by:

“Where good is sewn, good is collected.”

Andrew Ottinger

Sales Development Representative

How do you stay active?

I love playing pick-up soccer, skiing, hiking and mountain biking. When I don’t have time for any of those I try to get to the gym.

My bucket list includes:

I want to go back to South America and check out some more countries down there and continue working on my Spanish. Patagonia in particular is on my bucket list.

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

It’s not much of a secret among my friends but I am becoming a decent home brewer.

Rob Schuler

Sales Development Representative

How do you stay active?

Skiing, hiking, fishing, climbing, biking, and running!

My bucket list includes:

Go to Peru, New Zealand/Australia, and ski Japan.

Words to live by:

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Teddy Roosevelt

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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

Cody Sunkel
Cody Sunkel

Director of Sales

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

Andrew Ottinger
Sales Development Representative

How do you stay active?

I love playing pick-up soccer, skiing, hiking and mountain biking. When I don’t have time for any of those I try to get to the gym.

My bucket list includes:

I want to go back to South America and check out some more countries down there and continue working on my Spanish. Patagonia in particular is on my bucket list.

What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

It’s not much of a secret among my friends but I am becoming a decent home brewer.

Rob Schuler
Sales Development Representative

How do you stay active?

Skiing, hiking, fishing, climbing, biking, and running!

My bucket list includes:

Go to Peru, New Zealand/Australia, and ski Japan.

Words to live by:

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” -Teddy Roosevelt

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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

Cody Sunkel

Cody Sunkel
Director of Sales

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

Kaitlin Taylor

Account Executive - Websites & Digital Marketing

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

Brian Sidney

Account Executive

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.

Kaitlin Taylor
Account Executive - Websites & Digital Marketing

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

Brian Sidney
Account Executive

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.