Say Hello To Our Newest Team Members

As our business continues to grow, we welcome our newest employees to the team. Join us in saying hello to this impressive group. Read on to find out more about each of them, in their own words.

Jody Schmidt

Accounting Specialist

Hi, my name is Jody. I lived in Oshkosh, WI with my son (he’s 20 now) for many years prior to moving down here in 2013 when I got married in August.

I have two dogs and a cat (my boys). I enjoy watching movies and drinking beer in my backyard. I served in the Army and Army Reserves for a total of 9 years; first as a Petroleum Supply Specialist and then as an Ammo Supply Specialist. I was deployed to Bagram, Afghanistan from 2003-2004 where my unit helped supply ammunition to units going on various missions throughout Afghanistan.

I am an active member of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) in Kenosha where I am the youngest and only female that attends meetings. In April I was able to be a guardian for my dad on his Honor Flight; he was one of 101 veterans that were able to fly to Washington, D.C. to see the monuments.

Jenny Brasfield ZMac Team

Zach Ketzer

Carrier Executive

Hi! I’m Zachary Ketzer. I’m a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and certificates in Community Based Learning and Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Upon graduation, I also received the Distinguished Communication Graduate Award honoring my personal growth throughout my years in college.

Outside of work, you can usually find me with my girlfriend of three years, Erica, and our new Alaskan Husky puppy, Luna. We live in a penthouse apartment in downtown Racine, so if you’re ever in the neighborhood you’ll most likely see us walking around with her. Don’t be afraid to say hello! Some of my other hobbies include: fishing, video games, puzzles, and trading stocks. I’m also an avid sports fan. The Minnesota Vikings (SKOL!) and the Milwaukee Brewers are my two favorite teams. This is the year for both these teams to win their first championship!!!

I couldn’t be more excited to begin my career with ZMac as a Carrier Executive. Over the last few weeks, everyone has been so helpful and welcoming. It truly does feel like one big family in this building. I’m looking forward to learning a new set of skills and continuing my personal growth with ZMac!!

Rich LoCascio ZMac Team

Valerie Schwalbe

Carrier Executive

Wherever you go, go with all of you heart. This is a motto I live by. Anything I decide to focus on, deserves my dedication and full attention. My new position at ZMac will allow me to dive deep into the transportation industry and I am ready to give it my all. I am very excited to learn and be a part of this hardworking team.

I started out my career as an office manager for a non-profit company where I learned the ins and outs of basic reception work. After graduating from high school, I pursued a career as a professional dance instructor. I began instructing about 8 years ago at a local studio. After spending so much time at the studio, I became the office manager of their home studio. I later took the position of Director of Sales and Operations at the same company where I learned a lot about how to manage others and run a business.

This last position inspired me to go back to school for my Associate’s degree in Business Management. I graduated from WCTC in Pewaukee May of 2017 with honors. During my time at WCTC, I had so many great teachers and learned so much about becoming a better business person.  My last semester I was lucky enough to land a paid internship with Victoria’s Secret, Pink where I began working after graduation as a Sales Associate. After a few months there, I pursued a management role as their Merchandising Flow Supervisor. Pink was a great place to get an education on high paced selling tactics and how to deal with unhappy customers. My career path has been interesting and I can’t wait to see where it takes me to next!

Whenever I am not working I love to spend time with my pup, Kimbo Slice. I also love to fish and ride my R6, whenever this Wisconsin weather allows. I still dance, but not nearly as much as I would like to or should be doing. I love to do crafts and DIY projects, anything where I can break something and put it back together in a more appealing way. This year I just started my first raised garden, so lots of time in the yard. The rest of my spare time I spend at the range with my .43, practice makes perfect!!

Thanks for inviting me to be a part of the team!

Alan Nickel ZMac Team

Tim Thrall

Carrier Executive

Hello, I’m Tim Thrall, I recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with my Bachelor of Science in Business management. I am 26 years old and was born and raised in Racine, WI. I enjoy being outside and playing any sport (golf, baseball, softball, cornhole or bags depending on where you live.)

I have 2 dogs Laila and Josie, any chance I get I take them out. My relaxation is out on the links or fishing out on the lakes. I’m that guy that grills out in 3ft of snow. Love traveling and experiencing new things, cultures, and of course FOOD! Catch me at the Wrigley Field sitting in the bleachers. GO CUBS GO!!

Bradley Roberts ZMac Team

Stephani Rangel

Carrier Relations

Hi, I’m Stephani. I have a 4 year old son, Leo, who is my pride and joy. I’m excited to share that I’m getting married in just a few short months! I come from a big family where I am the oldest of 5 children.

One of my favorite things to do is to spend time with my family. I love taking Leo to the nearby park to play. I’m a big Disney fan and my family takes semi-annual trips to Walt Disney World. In fact, we’re planning on honeymooning in Disney in September! We have 3 hermit crabs that Leo named: Maui, Tamatoa, and Pluto. (Did I mention we’re all big Disney fans?)

I also love to dance. I’ve been dancing since I was 3 years old and I’ve danced everything from ballet to poms. Now, I spend my nights teaching poms and hip hop dance classes at my local studio. I’m so happy to be a part of the ZMac family.

Johnny Stanaway ZMac Team

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