About Us

Giving back has always been an important core value for BZI owners Stacy Burleson and Terri Yamate-Ottengheime. “When we first founded the company, we were determined to succeed in spite of the many obstacles that came our way. As mothers of young children, we were also well attuned to our desire to nurture. Ever since BZI has been firmly established, we have made it a priority to share our success and make an impact on the community.”

Bret Harte Elementary School

Bret Harte Elementary School Computer LabBeyond Zebra, Inc. began its philanthropic efforts with Bret Harte Elementary School, a local elementary school near their office in Burbank. BZI helped fund a much needed computer lab and library facility for the children. BZI staff also participates in the school’s Career Days and various other events throughout the year.

Los Angeles Mission

Los Angeles MissionBeyond Zebra, Inc. is an active volunteer for the Los Angeles Mission.
The bond with this wonderful organization for the homeless began with a simple donation of T-shirts, and has grown to include company-wide service days: The entire BZI team helps feed dinner to more than 3,000 individuals and families at the Mission every Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, as well as participating in the annual end-of-summer block party to provide homeless children with much needed school supplies.

Anne Douglas Center at the Los Angeles Mission

Anne Douglas Center at the Los Angeles MissionIn 2004, BZI established the first ever, annual scholarship fund for graduates of the Anne Douglas Center, a 12 month education and rehabilitation program which supports homeless and displaced women. The BZI scholarship helps graduates of the program continue their studies.

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Supporting Women Business Owners

Stacy Burleson and Terri Yamate-Ottengheime, the founders of BZI, are longtime advocates for the advancement of women business owners. BZI has served on the Marketing Committee and Task Force within the Governing Group of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Leadership Forum, allowing BZI to impact women’s business issues on a national level. In addition, Stacy and Terri were trained by WBEC-West to aid in the certification process by performing site visits for potential WBE’s.