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 ( 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.

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 Arborjet. Cara has a Bachelor’s Degree from Salem State University focused in Graphic Design Major with a Minor in dance and has over 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. Cara’s responsibilities include keeping the website content up to date, managing all email advertising and graphic design. In her free time, you can find Cara teaching dance classes, at the beach, or spending quality time with family and friends.