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We believe startups increase and diversify economic opportunity, but require cultivation. Through a connected community, curated content and workspace that tap the region’s ecosystem of experts, American Underground is the Triangle’s front door to the resources startups, their founders and employees need.

Meet the Team

Molly Demarest

General Manager

Michael English

Regional Community Manager

Caroline DeConto

Director of Membership

Steve Bullock

Community Manager

Kelsey Sawyers

Director of Operations

Justin Laidlaw

Marketing Manager

Katherine LoCascio

Director of Real Estate

Mable Rogers

Operations and Events Manager

Tarryn Henry

Startup Programs Manager

Meredith Burgess

Creative Director

Clarisse Smith

Security and Operations Manager

Garry Lyon

Administrative Director

Laura Zabinski

Property Administrator



318 Blackwell St
Durham, NC 27701


201 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701


212 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701


101 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701


213 Fayetteville St
Raleigh, NC 27601

Bring your best,
we’ll bring the rest.