Zara Kramer is the kind of person who can't sit still. She has spent her entire life being a trend-setter, and business is no exception to that. Working first in marketing for a Fortune 100 Defense Contractor, she made the jump to entrepreneurship where she would remain for the rest of her career. She founded a successful marketing and advertising agency, the first in the Southwest United States to serve only technology clients. Next up was a global management consultancy firm where Zara focused on improving operational efficiencies in multiple industries, including architecture and publishing. In order to fulfill her passion for being a disruptor and setting the example, rather than simply blending into the crowd, Zara entered the independent fiction publishing world and created Pandamoon Publishing.
At Pandamoon, Zara has found her passion, her joy, and her bliss. She believes that today’s publishing company should be built upon the spirit of collaboration, cooperation, and compassion. She leads the company with the heart of a servant leader, expressing gratitude daily for the opportunity to make dreams come true for talented writers to become successful published authors and those desiring to work in the industry to do so with a company that provides the resources, support, and training they need to succeed in their careers.
Allan Kramer has enjoyed a long and storied career in the technology sector. Finding his love of aviation in the U. S. Air Force, Allan spent the next few decades for Fortune 100+ aviation, aeronautics, and defense contracting companies. Climbing the corporate ladder, Allan started as an engineer, journeying from there to head sales and marketing departments, and then moving to operations where he rose to the rank of CEO. Allan has successfully navigated and conquered every job bestowed upon him without fail. When you want a company to succeed, Allan is the person you call upon to do the job.
These days, Allan is an angel investor in Pandamoon. As his knowledge of the company and the atypical publishing industry grew, so did his interest in being a part of the publishing revolution that Pandamoon started. He has transitioned from being on Pandamoon’s Advisory Board to leading day-to-day operations for the company, where his valuable experience in lean manufacturing processes guides development of a strong infrastructure upon which the company is built and now thrives.
Rachel is an avid reader, a sometimes writer and knitter, a cat owner who loves tabletop games, and a denizen of the internet since before usernames could be customized when signing onto dialup. She currently lives in Los Angeles and is in an ongoing war to keep her tea from taking over her cupboards.
She graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of the Arts in Theatre. After working for several years in the software industry, she transitioned into a life as a freelance editor. Her diverse background includes stage management for the performing arts, software test development and engineering, and marketing and operations in both theatre and small business.
Cheri started with the Acquisitions Team as an eager volunteer reading submissions. She has been reading novels since she was a pre-teen, and has since developed a passion for the written word. Years of Creative Writing and English Literature courses flamed her love of books until she sought a career in the publishing world.
Cheri graduated with honours in the Applied Business Technology program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and worked up the proverbial ladder where she worked in a window manufacturing company. Since her first child was born, nearly eight years ago, she has been a stay at home mom. She lives in BC, Canada, with her four young children, her husband, and their dog.