Member Spotlight: Alli Kendrick

Joining a coworking space means working alongside people who are chipping away on any number of projects or innovations. Our member spotlight series is designed to help you get to know what other Duo Works members are working on, so that you can have deeper conversations in the kitchen or maybe even collaborate on a project or two. For this spotlight, it was our pleasure to interview Alli Kendrick.

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Get to Know Alli

Alli Kendrick is Director of Sales at Embark: a company that provides DNA testing kits for dogs that will tell owners about their canine’s ancestry and disease risk. But Embark is more than a product, or even a company. It is a promise to share the journey of a lifetime with dogs and their owners. Owners invite Embark, via their dog DNA test and website, into their homes to help them understand and care for their dog like never before. And Embark invites its community to join in making new discoveries in dog health, wellness, care, and understanding via research questions, continual results updates, blog posts, social media, and events. Learn more about Embark at

Alli, where are you originally from, and when did you move to Austin?

I was born in Rochester, MN, and came to Austin for college in 1997 and never left.

What inspired you to join your company?

I joined Embark before we started selling our tests to the public. My dream job was to work with dogs.

What’s going on with your business right now?

Right now our business is exploding in a good way. Hopefully, you will see more Embark employees in the office in the near future.

What do you like most about our coworking community?

We love everything about Duo Works. The huge windows in the office, the quiet working space, the interesting people.

If we see you in the kitchen, what should we chat with you about?

Ask me about the non-profit that my husband and I run (Black Fret – a music non-profit that provides grants to musicians).

What are you currently watching or reading?

I’m currently binge watching The Good Place season 2.

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell, is the co-owner of Duo Works. She's recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is the founder of Workology. Follow her on Twitter, @jmillermerrell.

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