ABOUT USDream. Build. Grow.
Embark Marketing is a boutique food and beverage marketing agency serving San Antonio and the surrounding areas. With today’s growing digital world, we believe that the key to any restaurant, coffee shop, bakery or bar’s success is the customer’s ability to eat, drink, experience and share easily. At Embark Marketing we provide creative marketing solutions that drive traffic to your website, social media & storefront.
KIM BEECHNER, M.A., FOUNDER
Owner and foodie, Kim Beechner, has taken her love for dining experiences, and turned it into a passionate business.
Kim’s love for food and drinks began with an early career in the service industry, and her travels around the world. Her experience bartending, serving, and managing in restaurants and bars allowed her the opportunity to get up close and personal with food and cocktails, while really exploring the concept of great customer service. Additionally, her travels have allowed her to experience a variety of cultural dining experiences and culinary treats.
This experience, combined with her educational background in International Business, Marketing and Communications made for the unique niche that is Embark Marketing. Kim received both her Undergraduate and Masters degrees from the University of Incarnate Word.
JEREMIAH CASTILLO, M.A., SENIOR DESIGN TECH
Jeremiah Castillo has been designing and developing since 1996. He studied computer science for three years at the University of Wisconsin – Madison before moving to International Relations. He switched majors as he commissioned into the United State Air Force. During multiple deployments, Jeremiah decided to build upon his skills he learned in college and began learning user experience design, brand management, dynamic programming, as well as expanding his knowledge with various design and development software. Jeremiah has designed multiple brands for companies across the United States and Europe. Has built custom applications and designs for companies like Konica, FreshOne Food, and Clear Solutions. He has helped build multiple non-profits and market them throughout Guatemala and Africa.
Jeremiah has built 1000s of sites using WordPress and other content management systems. There is no requirement or design that cannot be met. It all starts with a vision of what is needed.
Jeremiah is a senior php and java programmer and is part of multiple developer groups. He is currently a team member with the new PyroCMS group. As part of the Embark Marketing team, Jeremiah finds ways to bring clients needs into functional web and mobile applications.
KODY MELTON, PHOTOGRAPHER
Kody’s food and cocktail photography expresses what cannot be tasted by the viewer. He has a unique ability to find fresh angles, and brings something very special to Embark Marketing.
While his photography is frequently featured in local publications such as the San Antonio Express News, he has also been included in national publications such as Travel and Leisure, People, Forbes Travel Guide and Playboy.
CAROLYN CAMPA, MARKETING ASSISTANT
Carolyn Campa graduated in from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.B.A in Marketing. She also interned for Embark Marketing for the Summer and Fall semester of 2017. Now she is back as a Marketing Assistant.
Carolyn is a native San Antonian and lover of cats. While a student at UTSA, she found her niche in social media by running two animal accounts for the UTSA community, rowdy_squirrels and chap_cat. She turned her passion of social media into a career in the digital marketing world.