About Bark

Bark helps keep more than 5.2 million children across the U.S. safe online and in real life. Founded in 2015 by CEO (and dad of two) Brian Bason, Bark monitors online activities for potential issues like cyberbullying, sexual predators, adult content, depression, acts of violence, suicidal ideation, and more.

Our award-winning technology monitors text messages, emails, YouTube, and 30+ social media platforms, sending timely alerts to parents and guardians. Bark stands out from other solutions by providing a digital safety net that’s more effective and efficient than manual spot-checking while simultaneously preserving children’s privacy. You don’t get access to everything — Bark only sends alerts when it detects potentially concerning issues.

After the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida, Bark decided to extend its services to all K-12 public and private schools in the U.S. — at no cost to them or their communities. Offering content monitoring, web filtering, and a Parent Portal for after-hours alerts, Bark for Schools is trusted by more than 2,100 districts to help protect students from digital dangers.

For media inquiries, email us or visit our newsroom. You can also learn more on our FAQ page. Other questions or comments? We’d love to hear from you.

The Bark Team

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Renee Abrams

School Safety Manager

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Paul Alexander

VP of Engineering

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Brian Bason

CEO

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Megan Bell

Director of Creative Operations

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Jordan Bissell

Creative Content Strategist

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Ronda Bobier

Regional Sales Manager

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Jacob Bortz

Data Annotation and Reporting Day Shift Lead

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Hannah Brintnall

Customer Support Specialist

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Natasha Brown

Data Annotation & Reporting Overnight Lead

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Stephanie Carlson

Data Annotation & Reporting Manager

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Sean Chancey

Senior Graphic Designer

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Anne D'Anella

Quality Assurance Manager

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Ryan Darcy

Data Annotation and Reporting Day Shift Lead

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Jackie Dasso

Lead Product Designer

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Beka Dominguez

VP of Customer Success

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Bonnie DuMont

Senior Customer Support Specialist

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Marco DyRivera

Customer Success Manager

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Jaaron Fields

Customer Support Specialist

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Anna Forsey

Data Annotation & Reporting Manager

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Dara Freedman

Affiliate Relationship & Office Manager

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Daniel Grammer

Creative Editor

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Justin Hackney

VP of Marketing

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Brandon Hilkert

CTO

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Whit Honea

Data Annotation & Reporting Manager

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Brian Hubbard

Senior Customer Support Specialist

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Andrew Hyte

Software Engineer

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Uduak Ita

Customer Support Specialist

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Breanna Jamison

Junior Designer

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Andreea Jefferson

Data Annotation and Reporting Day Shift Lead

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Brittany Jones

Customer Support Specialist

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Titania Jordan

CMO/Chief Parent Officer

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Kaden Judd

Customer Success Manager

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Adina Kalish

Director of Media Relations

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Bill Klasnic

Regional VP, Bark for Schools

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Brynn-Marie Kloster

Online Community Manager

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Aaron Krask

Customer Support Specialist

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Stephanie Maiwurm

Regional VP, Bark for Schools

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Krystal Mayo

Regional Sales Manager

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Matt McKee

VP of Business Development

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Katey McPherson

Regional Sales Manager

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Adam Mulholland

Senior Customer Support Specialist

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Jami Nesbitt

Director of Data Annotation and Reporting

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Gabrielle Parris

Graphic Designer

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Olivia Petet

Customer Support Specialist

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Michael Pham

Customer Support Specialist

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Jeff Reistad

SVP, Bark for Schools

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Brian Richards

Director of School Safety

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Brandi Riley

Data Annotation & Reporting Manager

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Paola Rivera

Product Enablement Manager

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Leslie Rogers

Customer Success Manager

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Alexis Santiago

Customer Support Specialist

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Austin Schuman

Customer Support Specialist

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Trent Scovell

CFO

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Caroline Scruggs

Marketing Manager

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Jodie Sherrill

Community Manager

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Drew Smith

Customer Support Specialist

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Krista Smith

Social Media Coordinator

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Christine Suarez

Data Annotation and Reporting Day Shift Lead

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Kristen Tripolitis

Customer Support Specialist

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Skylar Walker

Director of Business Development

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Misty Watson

Data Annotation & Reporting Overnight Lead

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Robyn Werling

Data Annotation & Reporting Overnight Lead

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Chuck Wiles

Customer Support Specialist

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Branden White

Customer Support Specialist

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Jasmine Willman

Online Community Manager

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Christopher Yudichak

Engineering Lead

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Haley Zapal

Senior Copywriter