Our senior-level team of boots-on-the-ground investigators deliver valuable insights to our client partners
Katrina has worked tirelessly in her years of research to build a female-focused, full-service qualitative consultancy that specializes in creating client customized design by combining methodologies from traditional in-person research with online and mobile approaches. Gaining an overall picture of a consumers’ world is a key factor in Katrina’s and her company’s success. Over the years, she has developed an impressive range of verticals and focused KNow’s studies on how products, services, and industries interact with participants’ lives.
Katrina is also Co-Host of The Research Inclusion Project podcast (T.R.I.P.) and Co-Founder of Scoot Insights and is an active member of Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Women in Research, the Qualitative Research Consultant Association (QRCA), ESOMAR, and the Insights Association where she serves as a Laureate, West Coast Chapter Board Member and Data Integrity Initiative Council Member.
As the Director of KNow Research, Tara helps our team run efficiently so we can meet our clients’ needs. Tara hails from Glendale, California, and holds a B.A. in Humanities from California State University, Northridge. In her extensive experience in entertainment/media qualitative market research, Tara has scheduled and recruited participants, streamlined information databases and data collection, and met target quotas. She has also produced numerous large-scale weddings and events with her company, Event Science Weddings, and has experience in creating marketing campaigns for small businesses, including social media influencing and curation.
In her free time, she loves traveling with her husband, and playing with her three kids at home in Austin, Texas.
Emily, a University of California, Berkeley grad, has become a dedicated researcher, writer, and communicator, having grown as our Coordinator since joining the team in 2020. In her time in the insights industry, she’s discovered a passion for logistics and project management and loves supporting our clients and strategists, and working with our participants.
Outside of work, Emily enjoys living and staying active in San Francisco – running by the Golden Gate Bridge, trying new trivia spots, and playing in sports leagues with her friends.
As a results-oriented, socially-conscious marketing strategist with 17+ years of experience leveraging consumer research and human experience insights to grow and develop brands, Molly specializes in delivering engaging, insightful, clear learning and guides our analysis and reporting deliverable development.
To balance out her analytic side, Molly became a certified Vinyasa Yoga and Chair Yoga Instructor, which inspires her curiosity to seek endless possibilities in work and in life and keeps the team at KNow flexible!
Well-versed in both quantitative and qualitative processes, Shira is able to jump into any part of the research process where an extra hand is needed, or she can manage a study from start to finish. Her years of experience in NYC advertising agencies and media companies have made her a well-rounded cultural strategist, consultant, and analyst.
Shira loves to travel with her family and splits her time between Chicago and Florida, where she graduated as a proud University of Florida Gator.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Julia holds bachelor’s degrees in both Anthropology and Marketing. She uses these two academic disciplines to explore how human culture and behavior affect economic decision-making. An experienced golf caddie, Julia also works with the Western Golf Association and is a proud recipient of the life-changing Chick Evans Scholarship.
In her free time, Julia can be found planning her next travel adventure or enjoying a good book. She loves to explore her current home of Madison, frequenting new restaurants and music venues.
In addition to assisting the KNow Research team, Sadie is Marketing and Entrepreneurship & Innovation dual major at at the University of San Francisco. Drawing from two different areas of business, she values the importance of evolution in an ever-changing world, and storytelling to not only understand, but serve clients.
Beyond her studies, Sadie is passionate about community organizing, and works part-time as a studio assistant with local Bay Area artists.
Casey earned a master’s degree in marketing research in 2003 from The University of Texas at Arlington and was immediately drawn to digital qualitative work from the earliest days of online bulletin boards. Since then, she’s excelled at both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, social media research, and digital approaches in industries ranging from consumer packaged goods to pharmaceuticals.
Casey is also a pioneer of MRX podcasting, now serving her knitting passion as a podcast producer and co-host of VeryPink Knits, a top YouTube knitting channel.
Lauren has worked for over 25 years in business development, marketing strategy and communications development. She graduated from Duke University cum laude with a B.S. in Biology and Classics, and received her MBA as a Longhorn Scholar at the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. She’s held roles across multiple industries, nonprofits, and top public institutions conducting customer segmentation, best practices and competitive assessments, as well as marketing research and growth strategies. The diversity and breadth of her work experience help bring a unique, holistic perspective to each new problem.
Lauren lives in Austin, Texas with her family and two hilarious doodle dogs where she manages a community garden with her husband, and is responsible for grounds and beautification work at the local high school.
Brittney’s experience includes over 15 years leading international and domestic projects across various industries ranging from fitness trackers to personal care products to media and devices. She has experience working across a wide array of consumer segments and specializes in Millennials and Gen Z.
Her area of expertise is in designing and running digital qualitative studies to uncover consumer lifestyles, behaviors, and motivations. When she’s not expertly leading digital qualitative immersion projects, she can be found cultivating tomatoes in her garden at home and discovering new travel destinations around the world.
Lisa’s passion is understanding people through asking the right questions, listening carefully, and building a rapport that allows for greater understanding and empathy. Her expert facilitation, energy, collaborative working style, and flexibility ensure the strategic insight is delivered and is taken on board across the business. Her down-to-earth style, willingness to listen, and determination to deliver the best possible research, whilst having some fun along the way, make her a great addition to the KNow team.
When not expertly moderating, Lisa is Chair of Local Families with Bleeding Disorders, organizing informal social events and webinars that bring families from across London and the South of England together in an informal way, to connect and support one another.
Vivianne is a psychologist and a trilingual moderator with 17 years of experience working with international teams, designing, moderating, and analyzing qualitative projects.
Research specialties include Advertising Evaluation, Concept Development and Optimization, Products and Services Evaluation, Packaging and Reputation studies for clients in Education, Hispanic Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Fragrances, Personal Care, Beer and Spirits, Technology and Healthcare industries.
Vivianne partners with KNow to interview people from diverse backgrounds, in Spanish and English, in the US and Latin America.
KNow collaborates with trusted partners to design and execute research to validate and confirm insights, unlock information about target audiences, and inform brand strategies, product design, and overall business strategy
Broad Projects Solutions is our go to source for expert project management and recruiting. We love their focus on sinking their teeth into the big stuff – the more complex the better – with accurate, efficient, no nonsense project management. KNow partners with BPS on projects that include international/multi-market fieldwork, mixed methodologies and custom/database recruiting.
Southpaw Insights is a small but mighty, woman-led team skilled in quantitative research methods that range from traditional to cutting edge. Southpaw combines creative methodologies and a unique way of looking at the world with smart, sophisticated analytic techniques. Head Southpaw and founder, Jessica Broome, PhD, leads a team in executing research and providing actionable insights for our clients. Southpaw partners with KNow Research on general consumer and B2B studies.
Longitudes Group is an industry-leading sports marketing research and consulting company. As a pioneer in geographic-based demographic research in golf, fitness, outdoor sports and travel, Longitudes Group offers data-driven consumer insights, distribution planning and sales force productivity research, consumer demand modeling, consumer segmentation research and collaborating with KNow on health, wellness, fitness and sports initiatives.
Logica Research excels in creating customized marketing research solutions for complex business questions. Logica provides financial services companies, fintech companies, and growing organizations the insights they need for product development, service enhancements, and communications that will improve people’s financial lives, deepen brand engagement, and drive business growth. KNow partners with Logica on financial services projects and the Future of Money study; understanding Americans’ mindset around money.