LoLo is on a mission to keep the local vibe alive.


Clark Harris, Co-Founder

Clark is an artist at heart and his vision has helped grow the LoLo Gifts program from a simple idea to a scaling business in just over 2 years. Clark also is a certified Deep-water-tech diver as well as a private pilot and knows how to stay cool under pressure. Clark is a native of Wilson, NC, but it could be argued his true home is in the woods or on the banks of a river with a fly rod. He also spent 100 days in silence on a fundraising campaign in honor of his late mother to "Silence Cancer".


Matthew Simpson, Co-Founder

With more than 20 years of executive experience in technology, Matthew has seen the convergence of software and marketing firsthand. He has been involved as founder or consultant on multiple SaaS (software-as-a-service) products. Most notably, he helped build the product and sales organization at MemberClicks, which sold in a highly successful exit in 2017. Matthew has built true expertise in sales and business development.  He is a native of Nashville, TN and played on the 1990’s ACC Champion Wake Forest Men’s Basketball team. He's the father of two and often loses a game of chess to his 6 year old son.


Ellie Wigodsky,

Program Director

Ellie has over 10 years of marketing, event planning and hospitality management experience with independent local businesses. In addition, she is a certified English language teacher and taught English in southern Spain for 2 years. She is a native of Winston-Salem, NC. Outside of work Ellie enjoys playing tennis, dog parenting, cooking for friends, serving on the Board of Organic Growers School and traveling abroad (she’s visited 27 countries).

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Josh Crews,

Full Stack Developer

Josh has 10 years of experience developing web applications. He is a native of Auburn, Alabama and went to school at UNC Chapel Hill. He lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife Stephie and four kids.

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Jordan Stone,       

Community Manager

Jordan is an Asheville native, which means he spends most of his free time outdoors. Though he has lived in a number of other places, he was drawn back to the spirit of Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. He strongly believes in the mission of LoLo to Keep the Local Vibe Alive; it's the heart and soul of a community. Jordan is a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys archery, throwing axes and leather working.


Jessica Sullivan,

Client Success Coach

Jessica brings 10 years of experience in Real Estate Marketing to the LoLo team. From real estate sales training, (she’s well-versed in Ninja Selling), to working directly with agents on their personal marketing strategies, to working with vendors within the industry, she has a variety of real estate know-how. Though raised in the Waynesville, NC area, Jessica has called Charlotte, NC home for over 10 years, where she lives with her husband and 6-year-old son and their clowder of cats. When she’s not working on success plans you’ll find her reading or daydreaming about the next place she’d like to visit.

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Gabe Matza,

Vendor Outreach

Gabe was born in Hawaii but has learned to call Asheville home after graduating from UNC Asheville. Gabe loves the outdoors and funky fun that Asheville has to offer. Gabe’s background is in psychology and sociology and after many years in the service industry he is elated to work for a company whose mission he believes in. He loves animals, traveling, sports, the outdoors, brewing and cooking. He can usually be found out playing disc golf with his magnificent canine companion.


Caleb Parsons,

Vendor Success Coordinator

Caleb is a native of Saluda, NC and joined LoLo first as an intern and then assumed a full-time position as Vendor Success Coordinator. He graduated with a bachelors in History from Emory University in 2017, and embarked on a three-month long bike tour through Europe before relocating to Asheville. In his free time, Caleb enjoys going to the YMCA, playing soccer, trail running, reading, and trying out new recipes.