About Bark

Bark helps keep more than 5 million children across the U.S. safe online and in real life. Founded in 2015 by

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 1,900 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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Antonio Adams

Growth Marketing Manager

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Paul Alexander

VP of Engineering

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Brian Bason

CEO

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Megan Bell

Senior Creative Manager

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Jordan Bissell

Digital Communications Coordinator

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Stephanie Carlson

Data Annotation Team Lead

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Vanessa Cartwright

Lead UI/UX Designer

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Viviana Castaneda

Family Online Safety Specialist

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Sean Chancey

Senior Graphic Designer

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Anne D'Anella

Quality Assurance Lead

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Jackie Dasso

Lead Product Designer

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Beka Dominguez

Director of Customer Success

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Bonnie duMont

Family Online Safety Specialist

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Anna Forsey

Data Annotation Team Lead

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Dara Freedman

Office Manager

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Daniel Grammer

Creative Editor

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Brandon Hilkert

CTO

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Whit Honea

Data Annotation Team Lead

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Nicole Howard

Family Online Safety Specialist

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Brian Hubbard

Family Online Safety Specialist

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Andrew Hyte

Software Engineer

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Breanna Jamison

Family Online Safety Specialist

Brittany Jones, Family Online Safety Specialist

Brittany Jones

Family Online Safety Specialist

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Titania Jordan

CMO/Chief Parent Officer

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Kaden Judd

Family Online Safety Specialist Lead

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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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Nastasha Kruger

Family Online Safety Specialist

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Sharelle Lowery

Family Online Safety Specialist

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Stephanie Maiwurm

Regional VP, Bark for Schools

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Matt McKee

VP of Business Development

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Adam Mulholland

Family Online Safety 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

Family Online Safety Specialist

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Michael Pham

Family Online Safety Specialist

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Rene’e Pittman

Family Online Safety 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 Team Lead

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Paola Rivera

Product Enablement Manager

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Leslie Rogers

Family Online Safety Specialist Lead

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Austin Schuman

Family Online Safety Specialist

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Caroline Scruggs

Marketing Manager

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Jodie Sherrill

Community Manager

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Drew Smith

Family Online Safety Specialist

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Skylar Walker

Director of Business Development

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Chuck Wiles

Family Online Safety Specialist

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Branden White

Family Online Safety Specialist

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Jasmine Willman

Online Community Manager

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Christopher Yudichak

Engineering Lead

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Haley Zapal

Copywriter