Kate ZirkleKate Zirkle

Marketing Manager
Start date: April 2009

What is your background?
I have a Bachelors degree in Advertising with minors in Marketing and Psychology from Kent State University. I began my career in Marketing Research in Akron, OH and then moved to the sales side of Cleveland.com before coming to Embrace.

Fun fact: I started in the call center at Embrace and worked my way over to the marketing department.

Do you have any pets currently?
Currently I have a very large Doberman named Beau and a black cat named Midnight.

What is your favorite pet-related memory?
One of my earliest pet memories is romping through the snow in Colorado with a relative’s Husky named Tony. He was my buddy for the day and stayed by my side as we made snow forts and angels. I believe Tony was the start of my love for animals.

What’s your favorite thing about Embrace?
It’s honestly really hard to narrow it down for my favorite thing about Embrace. I love working for a company that cares about its employees and customers alike and strives to do the right thing every day. Bringing our pets to work and Friday happy hour would also top the list of my personal faves.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to stay active, enjoy the outdoors, and try new things. I play volleyball, softball and have recently tried my hand, er foot, at kickball. I also enjoy going to concerts and volunteering at local animal rescues.

What is your favorite quote?
“Only those willing to continuously go beyond their comfort zone experience continuous growth.”

Anything else we should know about you?
I have an affinity for beards and the color purple.