About US

“I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us”. ~Charles Dickens

Children are the greatest blessing and that’s why we do what we do. We are passionate about helping children grow and learn. That’s why we spend countless hours researching the best items for your child and conveniently deliver them to you door.

Katherine Zerkel and Zack

Katherine Zerkel, Founder & President

Hi everyone! I’m Katherine Zerkel, aka Katherine, Kat, or mostly these days, Zack’s mom. 🙂 I’m also the founder of Milestones. I won’t bore you with all the details of my life, but here’s a little about me. Prior to becoming a mom, I had a career background in insurance and finance.  Our family started off like many, with our dogs, Sahara & Taku and my horse, Tetlin. Like many couples we longed for a little one and our journey to becoming parents was a bit rocky. But, in the beginning of 2016 we were blessed with our son Zack and our lives forever changed in the most wonderful way. Like many moms I decided to take some time off work. I quickly learned that parenting can be so overwhelming at times. You are constantly worried about what’s good for your little one, if they are eating enough, sleeping enough, pooping enough, crawling, walking and talking when they should.

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Nicole Krenzke

Nicole Krenzke, Vice President Research & Development

Hi, I am Nicole Krenzke, Mrs. Krenzke or my favorite, Aunt Cole. I grew up in Alaska and my husband Matt and I love calling this great state our home. I am a primary elementary teacher and aunt to 11 kiddos. We are lucky enough to live about three minutes from my brother and his three young boys. Matt’s brother and his two kiddos are also nearby. The other nieces and nephews are further away in Alaska and California, not allowing us as much Aunt and Uncle time as we’d like. I spend my days teaching and this is currently my eleventh year as an elementary educator. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education with an emphasis on reading. I have loved children for as long as I can remember, back to my sister and me playing baby dolls and playing school when we were young. My passion is for teaching young students (my kids). Anything related to early literacy and instilling a love of reading and learning in a child’s life makes my heart happy. When my forever friend Katherine told me about Milestones and her vision I was honored and thrilled to come onboard with her and help this company grow.

The Milestones Purpose

Development. Engagement. Fun.

It’s simple…to do our very best. Give our customers the best products and best service, provide our employees with the best place to work & grow professionally and give our best back to our community and children in need through our volunteer and donation efforts. We know hungry children have a hard time learning. That’s why we have partnered with the Children’s Lunchbox program and for every box you purchase, we will donate a meal to a hungry child.