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.

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.

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.

Jasmine GeorgeJasmine George

Tool Development Lead & DEO

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, climbi

ng up rock walls, or taking pictures of the vibrant life in the Triangle.

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.

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 family… or on the couch taking a nap. She loves helping our ZipSprout clients, and local organizations, achieve success.

AT_Two-Trees-Blue_ZSAlex 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.

katie benedetto jonesKatie Benedetto Jones

Frontend Web Developer

Katie’s our frontend developer and designer! Katie loves refining design and user experience to deliver a joyful, consistent experience across ZipSprout marketing sites and apps.

Andy Jones

Backend Web Developer

Andy is our resident geek. He loves backend development and working with large data sets to deliver the muscle of a powerful database and scraping tools.

megan hannay
ZipSprout Alumna: Megan Hannay, Cofounder

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

Want to help our team grow?

We’re always on the lookout for new matchmakers.

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