Team Bios

BrianKProfileIn November of 2003, Brian Kotara took the helm at Davis Embroidery, Screen Printing and Promotional Products located in Ketchum Idaho. With professional experience as a CPA, Controller and VP of Business Development in various industries, Brian brings much know-how to the table.  Most importantly, Brian believes investing in your company’s “team” and utilizing each employee’s natural talents within is a win-win for all.  A number’s guy and well suited for his leadership position as President and Owner, Brian uses his skills in management, sales and accounting most effectively.

A CPA with a BBA in Accounting from Texas A & M University, Brian is an active member of his local Chambers of Commerce – The Marketing Alliance and The Chamber, both within the Wood River Valley, Idaho. Brian is also an active participant with in the Sun Valley Economic Development group and gives back to his community in many ways. A former college football player, Brian donates his time and energy as a Youth Football Coach and volunteers with Children’s Ministry at his church.

With two children away at a college, Brian and his wife, Carrie, live in Hailey, Idaho with their two dogs. When not working at the Davis Embroidery offices and showroom in Ketchum, Idaho, Brian can be found watching his alma mater – the Texas A&M Aggies –  play football. He also enjoys skiing Bald Mountain in the winter and mountain biking and hiking in the summer.

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CarrieKProfileAs co-owner at Davis Embroidery, Screen Printing, and Promotional Products, Carrie Kotara has always been present behind the scenes. In the fall of 2017, Carrie moved to the front and center of day-to-day operations. Focusing on customer service and sales, Carrie relies on her management, organizational and leadership skills. She brings many talents to the company.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          From her first day, Carrie has seamlessly integrated into the mix. Her experience in Human Resources for Goodwill Industries and Power Engineers has allowed her to instinctively understand the needs of her customers and her co-workers. With an empathetic ear and steadfast calm, Carrie guides clients through product and apparel selection towards the final delivery of a branded item. Her knack for open and interactive communication has made her an excellent team builder and dependable co-worker. If she sees a need, she steps in to offer help and solutions. Carrie knows how to get things finished while building trust and sustainable relationships. Carrie is vital to the team for support, and professionalism on all levels.

With a degree in Sociology from the University of Texas-Austin, Carrie and Brian have two adult children in college. She enjoys hiking, trail running, gardening, reading, teaching Sunday school and being involved in the community. Carrie is a lifetime member of the Papoose Club, a coach for Girls on the Run, and a member of PEO – an organization focusing on advancing women in education.

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KathyWProfileKathy Worthington came to Davis Embroidery, Screen Printing, and Promotional Products in 2003. She is proficient in many different trades and a skilled multi-tasker at heart, Kathy has the natural ability to wear many hats and to wear them well. In addition, she enjoys being able to find palatable and functional solutions to just about any problem. This is clearly her gift.

Kathy is an integral part of day to day operations at Davis Embroidery office and showroom located at 270 Northwood Way in Ketchum, Idaho. Kathy’s roles include Office Administrator, Art Department, IT Coordinator, and Sales and Customer Service Assistant.  With varied, past and professional experience, Kathy is the consummate team player who does whatever it takes to get the job done well. Her greatest reward is simple and is found in the appreciation felt from satisfied customers.

When not working at Davis Embroidery, Kathy enjoys computers, reading, music, family and working on old cars. She gives back to her community by supporting with Camp Rainbow Gold, Higher Ground and supporting and promoting Compassion International.

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JaniceHProfileJanice has extensive product knowledge and is extremely professional. Working a project from start to finish, Janice not only strives to provide a timely response to a client’s request, but also accuracy in details.  As she guides the client through various decisions, Janice ensures the selected uniform, the hoodie, or the promotional product suits their corporate branding strategy or retail needs. In addition to assisting clients nationally, Janice travels to the Jackson, Wyoming showcasing new products and promoting the company’s services. Janice believes that making clients happy is part of her job. And, it’s a job she does very well.

When not working at Davis Embroidery, Janice enjoys hiking, gardening, working on her house and spending time with her dog, Rio. She gives back to her community by volunteering at local Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley and by fostering dogs until they find their forever homes.

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JodySProfileBeing employed by Davis Embroidery, Screen Printing and Promotional Products the longest of any team member, Jody Shetler is known for putting her mind to tasks and getting things done.

Since November 1992, her pivotal role in running the production department has included, management, overseeing digitalization, shipping and receiving as well as customer service. With over 20 years of industry related experience, Jody is well known for her steady and calm demeanor and as a self-starter.

Jody is a Patagonia Certified Water Proofer and has professional memberships with the Advertising Specialties Industry and Melcoworld.

When not busy working at Davis Embroidery, Jody enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include painting, gardening and sewing.  She gives back to her community by supporting wounded warriors that are part of the local chapter of Higher Ground.

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