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An Update: New Hires at Forthea!

An Update: New Hires at Forthea!

Forthea is offering a large number of marketing jobs in Houston, TX. We’ve recently had some new folks join our internet marketing team and we would like you to meet them. Congratulations to our new hires at Forthea!

Katrina Kokoska

Katrina Kokoska- Organic Team Leader

Hi. My name is Katrina Kokoska, and I am so excited to be joining the Forthea team as Organic Team Lead. Here’s a little bit about me. I am a graduate of Florida State University (Go ‘Noles!!!) where I received a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing. After that I went to the University of Texas to get a graduate degree in Advertising. I’ve spent most of my career doing digital marketing, and I absolutely love it. I really can’t imagine doing anything else. From SEO to social media plans to email marketing to web development, I really dig it all.

I live here in Houston with my fiancé, his amazing son, and my sweet dog, Stanley.  In our free time, we like to stay active doing pretty much anything/everything outdoors. Next up on our calendars is the Texas Reds Steak and Grape Festival for some steak and good old fashioned grape stomping, and then the Zombie Charge 5K, because it’s really good practice for the Zombie Apocalypse. Finally, there are few things that make me happier in this world than Diet Dr. Pepper.


Michael Ashby- Developer/Male Model

I’ve spent the last 14 years working with web design and web development in one form or another.  I enjoy designing beautiful web interfaces almost as much as I love to code them.  My interest in computers, and the web in general, started as a hobby in school and now I’m fortunate enough to get to do this for a living.

After spending the last year working as a freelance designer/developer, I decided to throw my hat back into the corporate ring to see if there was a company out there that was a good fit for myself and my family.  By chance, I found Forthea through a mutual friend of the company and was invited in for an interview.  After sitting through a few interviews the weeks before at other companies, I instantly noticed that Forthea was different during my initial visit.  A month later I was offered a position and gladly accepted.  I’m excited to be with Forthea and I look forward to what the future holds.

Kristina Vera- HR Generalist

1KristinaMy name is Kristina Vera and I recently started at Forthea as an HR Generalist.  I’m from the Houston area and absolutely love this city! I graduated from the University of Houston in 2010 and  I have always enjoyed working in jobs where I get to interact with great, interesting people every day. Before Forthea, I was a recruiter and I’m very eager to continue in the HR field here. I’m so happy to have the opportunity to work for an amazing company like Forthea and I’m so excited for a future here!

Outside of work, you can normally find me participating in one of my favorite activities. I love shopping (mainly for shoes), going to concerts and my favorite thing to do is try out new food at all of the different restaurants I can find. I also have the best dog in the world, a black Labrador Retriever named Max who is my spoiled brat.

Preston Foose- Social Media Intern 

Entering my last semester of college at the University of Houston, I have been accepted into the professional internship program at Forthea.  Here I would receive class credit but 1Prestonmore importantly, experience in a professional environment where I could practice some of the trades I have learned in the classroom the past few years.

Now came the fun part of looking for a company that was willing to give a college student an opportunity to come in and learn the ends and outs of their day to day operations.  I knew I wanted to be in the field of marketing, sales, representation, etc.  I eventually came across a posting for a Social Media Intern at an Interactive Marketing company called Forthea.  I figured, let’s give it a shot.  I apply, two weeks later I attend an interview, another week later I am offered the position.

Now here for almost two months, I am still learning something new every day I come into the office.  Luckily, I feel surround by a very ambitious team who helps me and explain things to me in a way I can thoroughly understand.  Although still new to the expanding field of Interactive Marketing, I feel very fortunate to be part of Forthea and enjoy being a helping hand in our team progress.

Chris Pappas


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