Marketing and Customer Service
Kristin Nikodemski - Marketing Manager
Kristin has been a part of the Arborjet team since November, 2014. She joined the company as a Product Marketing Manager, bringing with her 4 years of green industry brand support and development. At Arborjet, Kristin’s focus began by building and expanding the company’s non-injectable product market. In Spring of 2016, Kristin was promoted to Marketing Manager, continuing her focus on the Horticulture Line, while collaborating with other product managers to oversee the Marketing Department.
Kristin’s passion for the industry began as a child, when she would help her father design and tend to their own landscape. As she got older, she got her first job working at a garden center, and found herself constantly bringing home a variety of plants to cultivate in her own garden. Later, Kristin attended Salve Regina University, where she received her BA in Studio Art. In this role, Kristin oversees and manages all messaging, branding, advertising, strategy, and development of new and existing horticulture products. She supports the needs of the national sales team, and manages Arborjet’s horticulture website (TheDirtOnDirt.com) Kristin is also a content contributor as well as a member of The Dirt on Dirt community.
When she has free time, Kristin spends her summer in her own garden growing a little bit of everything! She also likes cooking, reading at the beach, drawing, and working on new crafts.
Zac Purinton - Customer Success Manager
Zac began working with Arborjet early in 2016 as an Inside Sales and Technical Support Representative. In December of 2018, Zac was promoted to Customer Success Manager, taking on the responsibility of all Customer interaction. He has a wide variety of responsibilities at the Arborjet office – primarily managing the fielding of Customer Technical Product questions, repairing equipment, and AP/AR procedures. Zac doesn’t stop there, as he also assists in Marketing, Tradeshow management, and sales reporting to support the national technical team members. Zac also manages the Winter Webinar series that educates the industry on Arborjet’s products and processes.
As an avid golfer, Zac began working on golf courses to enjoy the game without paying greens fees, but soon he was hooked and made himself a career out of it. With nearly 20 years in the green industry, Zac’s prior focus was on turf. He spent six years as an Assistant Superintendent at three different golf courses, and 8 years holding various positions from greenskeeper to irrigation and spray technician. Zac also spent time selling turf care products. In addition to his experience in the industry, Zac has a Bachelor of Science in Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences from UMass, Amherst, and has held a MA Commercial Pesticide Applicators and Pesticide Sales License.
Aside from his obvious love of golf, Zac enjoys spending time with his wife and raising their daughter, as well as sailing and playing guitar.
Doug McPherson - Regulatory & Compliance Specialist
Doug is a graduate of James Madison University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Environmental Science. During his time at JMU Doug worked as a research assistant assembling flora of the Smith Creek restoration area. After graduating Doug worked as a gas chromatography and mass spectrometer analyst for two Boston area companies who were contracted by NOAA in the natural resource damage assessment of the Deepwater Horizons oil spill.
Doug began working at Arborjet in early 2013, and has earned his Master’s Degree from Northeastern University in Project Management with a concentration in Managing Technical Projects. Recently, Doug has transitioned to a new role with Arborjet as the Regulatory & Compliance Specialist. As well the meeting facilitator for the Product Development Team, and his primary responsibility is managing the labeling and registration of both existing and new products.
Doug enjoys being physically active and spending time with his family, enjoying athletic events, yard work, and exploring nature.
Jason Sigman - Inside Technical Sales Support
Jason joins to Arborjet taking on the role of Inside Sales and Technical support, bringing with him eight years of industry experience. He is an ISA certified arborist and a MA certified arborist and has extensive experience working with tree companies which allowed himself to become familiar with plant healthcare, tree removal and pruning off a rope, with a crane, and out of a bucket truck.
Jason received his Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Forestry and Arboriculture from UMASS Amherst and an Associates degree in Horticulture from North Shore Community College. Jason found his passion for the industry through landscaping work with his father. In his spare time, you can find Jason fishing, spending time with family, or playing with his dog Luna.
Janice Robichaud - Sales/Marketing Associate
Janice began working with Arborjet in early 2019 in a new role of Sales & Marketing associate. She brings with her 5 years of marketing and business development experience in various industries, from food & beverage to manufacturing and also has 3 years’ experience with event and tradeshow management. Janice graduated from Salem State University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration concentrated in marketing, and has also an associate’s degree in Graphic Design. She has a wide variety of responsibilities at Arborjet – primarily handling AP/AR procedures and customer service, tradeshow management, and advertising.
In her free time, you can catch Janice hiking local trails with her dog Cody, participating in ten pin bowling tournaments with friends, or hitting up a local music festival.
Cara Markiewicz - Sr. Marketing and Design Specialist
Cara is the Senior Digital Marketing and Design specialist at Arbrojet. Cara has a Bachelor’s Degree from Salem State University focused in Graphic Design Major with a Minor in dance and has 5 years’ experience in Ecommerce marketing.
Cara has always had a passion for gardening and learning about different plants and is pleased to join Arborjet to gain even more knowledge about the industry. Some of Cara’s hobbies include Dance, Gardening and Interior Decorating. She started dancing at the age of 4, and now she is able to express her passion as a teacher, teaching all ages three times per week. When she’s not dancing you can find Cara enjoying the outdoors or the beach while spending quality time with family and friends.
Allison Keir - Media Specialist
Allison is our Media Marketing specialist and started working at Arborjet in November 2018. Allison brings with her 13 years of experience in the film and media industry. She has earned her a Bachelor’s degree in History and minor in English from the University of California San Diego and a Master’s degree in Gastronomy with a Communication Focus at Boston University. Allison has extensive experience in the film industry, previously working in Boston, NYC, Los Angeles and San Diego.
Allison has always felt passionate about nature, wild life and the health of our environment and people, which allows her to merge passion and expertise in her role at Arborjet. She manages the online media channels for Arborjet and The Dirt on Dirt, and also manages all video production for the marketing and research department. In her off time, Allison is typically at the beach, mountains, doing yoga or with friends and family finding or making delicious food to eat.