Meet the Sprout Specialists

We run marathons and corn mazes. We root for roller derby teams, tutor adult non-readers and teach middle schoolers to code. We love our local breweries and crave neighborhood coffee.

We’re the ZipSprout folks, and we’re just as local as you are.

Funky glasses. Just another job perk.
Funky glasses. Just another job perk.

megan hannayMegan Hannay


Megan developed the ZipSprout process and manages the team of Matchmakers. She also contributes planning and UX expertise to the ZipSprout app and oversees internal and external content strategy. You can read her column on local marketing in Marketing Land or hear her interviews with members of the local ecosystem in her weekly podcast, The Zip.

claudiaforzsClaudia Cruz


Claudia enjoys greatly connecting with new people, awesome causes and making good things happen. ZipSprout houses her joy for hard work, team building and new challenges! She enjoys lifting heavy things, cross training and preparing for ultra endurance events.

Candice Green
Candice Green

Matchmaker & Blogger Engagement Specialist

Candice loves ZipSprout-ing because it gives her the opportunity to connect and engage with people from a variety of places. She also plays tennis and volleyball on the weekends with her friends! 

Munsie Davis


Munsie is a veteran of the non-profit arts world who loves the fact that being a Matchmaker allows her to create situations where everyone wins. In real life, she vents her curiosity for exploration by venturing into world music, ethnic cuisine, healthy lifestyles, and so much more.

Jasmine GeorgeJasmine George


Jasmine loves to be involved in the local community and being a matchmaker at ZipSprout gives her the opportunity to do this full time. When she isn’t connecting with new people, you can find her hiking in Raleigh’s Umstead Park, climbing up rock walls, or taking pictures of the vibrant life in the Triangle.

Leigh Bhe

Fulfillment Manager

Leigh grew up in the Triangle area and has always enjoyed working with people to help them achieve their goals. On any given weekend you can find Leigh on a soccer field cheering for her daughters, or running, biking or swimming with her husband… or on the couch taking a nap. She loves helping our ZipSprout clients, and local organizations, achieve success.

garrett frenchGarrett French


Garrett is ZipSprout’s Chief Strategy Advisor. His creative brain and innovative spirit guide ZipSprout as it grows. Garrett recognized the opportunity that exists in the fragmented hyperlocal space and wanted to find a way to stitch these on and offline opportunities together into a true hyperlocal advertising network. He provides strategic guidance for new clients and is constantly looking for ways for ZipSprout to make a bigger impact.

katie benedetto jonesKatie Benedetto Jones

Web Developer

Katie’s our programmer and designer! She’s passionate about developing and refining ZipSprout to deliver the muscle of a powerful database through an elegant user experience.

Alex Thackeray

Data Analyst

Alex, an economist based in Denver, has over 10 years experience with data collection, management, and analysis for a wide range of government and private clients.  For ZipSprout, Alex helps us develop and explore our proprietary data on non-profits and sponsorships. He’s also an artist, represented by his featured photo.

Want to help our team grow?zipsprout is hiring

We’re always on the lookout for new Matchmakers.

We’re Triangle Local

The ZipSprout team members hail from all corners of the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. We’re based out of the American Underground, in quirky, techy downtown Durham, NC.