We’re a diverse group of “creatives” fiercely committed to helping pro photographers look good. When Mark Zucker started Zookbinders in 1995 we were known for providing great quality albums, and launching innovative ideas. Today, we still make great albums, and continue to be an innovator of new services to streamline post production. We know every photographer has an invisible sign on their head that says: “give me great products, make things easier, and take good care of me”. Meet the team that supports you:
MARISA ALFARO, CPA – ACCOUNTING AND HR MANAGER
Marisa started her career with Zookbinders in August 2016. She is a graduate of Robert Morris University and has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. Marisa enjoys working out, playing sports, fashion, and spending time with family and friends. She appreciates the family dynamic at Zookbinders and enjoys being part of the team.
TORI HIONIS – KEY ACCOUNT AND DIGITAL PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Tori along with husband Michael, are parents to a very fluffy, white cat named Paris, who is cared for dearly by friends when his parents are traveling the world, as professional roller coaster junkies! Tori loves to visit new places, read, spend time with loved ones, and graphic design. Tori acquired coursework studies towards Stage Management & Set Design at NIU. She’s currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business with expected completion in September 2018. After collage, she started a photography business in Chicago, to focus on her passion, and continues to run a thriving business today. She started with Zookbinders in 2012 as an album designer (because sometimes sitting at home editing gets lonely). Today, Tori is the Key Account and Digital Production Supervisor. She loves working for Zookbinders because it combines her love for photography and creativity, while challenging her every day.
ELENA DORFMAN – DIRECTOR OF IT
From Latvia and Israel to her relocation to Chicago in 1999, Elena extends over 20 years of experience in Software Development, Software Architect and IT project management. Elena speaks 5 languages, enjoys traveling and sports.
GREG MARTINEZ – DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Greg and his wife Abby have a son, Addison, and 2 cats named Caesar and Cleopatra. Greg enjoys outdoor activities which include fishing, biking, and boating. He has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and started with Zookbinders in 2005. He’s held several positions and is currently the Operations Manager. Greg enjoys the fast pace culture and growth opportunity that Zookbinders continuously offers that keeps the job anything but boring.
CHERRY V. ORLINA – CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Cherry has two “rambunctious” but angelic (when sleeping) children, Cayla and TJ. Cherry likes a lot of things that keeps her busy. Besides spending time at work, she finds enjoyment in cooking, talking to her mom who lives in the Philippines, going out with friends, serving at her kids School Board and Parent-Teacher Organization. Cherry also finds emotional fulfillment donating her time to the community either through her mom’s charity work in the Philippines and with many local organizations. She has obtained a dual Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources from DePaul University. Cherry also has a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Advertising with a Minor in Theater from University of Illinois at Chicago. She loves the abundance of grey hair, wrinkles and weight gain Zookbinders has “gifted” her through many years! But in all sincerity, Cherry finds joy in seeing her employees grow personally and professionally. She takes so much pride in “raising” them to be great performers.
MARK ZUCKER- FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mark has 2 boys Zach and David and enjoys trying to keep up with them both athletically and musically…even though they’ve surpassed him! He prefers being called by his last name, loves playing drums in a classic rock/funk band, traveling and rooting for his favorite sports teams: the NY Mets (he’s from New York), and the Chicago Bulls. Zucker started his career as an advertising copywriter and has a passion for Marketing. He was raised in the pro photography business (his father founded Capri Albums), and remembers attending trade shows as a kid (he was more of a nuisance than a contributor). Zucker co-founded Zookbinders in 1995 and is motivated by continuing to find ways to help photographers deal with a rapidly changing industry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Albany and a is a frequent speaker on all things related to helping photographers stay viable.Staying close to photographers, and anticipating the changing landscape of our industry is what keeps Zucker busy at Zookbinders.