Asheville, NC

Current Organizers

Oby Morgan

In 2009 I founded a regional media organization called Capital At Play. I grew that company from the ground up, built its various revenue streams, and sold the company in February 2020. Leading up to that exit, I joined a start-up to help create a marketplace for private investments, allowing for small businesses to access capital more easily. I also started a personal historian company that I co-manage with my sister. Around that time, I also got married to another amazing Ashevillian and had a couple of wonderful kids. Through the pandemic, I started consulting with companies looking to grow their business by mechanizing their sales process, personifying their brand, becoming thought leaders in their industry, and engaging at scale with current and potential customers.

Alexander Cardona

Alex Cardona started his career in social work after graduating from the University of South Florida with a degree in public health. After a few years of frustration with the mental health system, Alex transistioned from social work to teaching. As a middle school physical education teacher, Alex thought that he had found his life’s purpose. Alex Created a physical education curriculum that was focused on total comprehensive fitness and was supported by local businesses in the community. After a few years in education, Alex realized that his vision was to impact youth on a national level, and focused on opening his own youth training facility. In the beginning of 2020, Alex was in the process of obtaining his personal training certification when the pandemic came. After losing his income and his career path, Alex was presented with an opportunity to own his own legal service business. Without hesitation Alex took this opportunity to help empower individuals with access to the justice system. Since starting his business in Asheville, Alex has helped both individuals and businesses get access to the justice system, started a local radio show named the Golden Key, and has become a respected business developer in the community. Alex currently is serving on the board for both the Young Professionals of Asheville, and the People’s Community and Inclusion, subdivisions of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. Alex believes that the journey of entrepreneurship is a journey of self development fueled by the balance of faith and self confidence.

Andi Graham

Andi Graham is the founder and CEO at Big Sea, a remote-first digital marketing, video production, web design and SEO agency headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since its inception in 2005, Big Sea has grown to a swelling team of 44 passionate marketers, creatives, and developers who work with organizations of all sizes, including HSN, FitLife Foods, the University of Evansville, Ohio Northern University, the University of Tampa, Mote Marine Laboratory, Accusoft, TD Synnex, Bankers Financial, The Sun Magazine, Health Warehouse, and many, many others. Andi now lives in Asheville with her husband, teen daughter, and 3 dogs and spends her weekends hiking, traveling, and skiing.

Sean Comeaux

Hatchworks Coworking. Hatch Innovation Hub. Director of Sales and Marketing for a Print on Demand business in the NE. I like to connect people.

Sean Captain

Investment researcher and business and technology journalist.