Our Story

Offline was born in the basement of Durham’s American Tobacco Campus in 2012. Fresh off of graduating top of his class in chemical engineering, Founder and CEO David Shaner had turned down a lucrative job offer to slum it in the startup world and pursue his passion: a company that used tech for “good” and measured success when it created moments that brought people together in the physical world.
Over the next few years, our team rallied around the core belief that creating such a product was both possible and very much needed in our modern world. But startups are never easy. It took six years, tens of thousands of hours, four different iterations of the business model, and a whole lot of caffeine to create the Offline you know today: a subscription service that actually gets people out into the real world, experiencing something new in their cities every single month.
Today, we’re proud to have a business that makes money by fulfilling its core mission. Our revenue comes 100% from our subscribers, nothing is #sponsored, and we’re able to help local businesses grow without charging them a dime. The result? A product with mutually assured success for all: our members, our partners, and in turn, our city. The very definition of a win-win-win.

OUR COMMUNITY

We create thousands of IRL moments between members and partners that help communities thrive.

Every month, we play matchmaker between thousands of members and a choice network of incredible local businesses, creating a positive feedback loop of exploration, local love, and economic growth. But talk is cheap—we’ll let the data take it from here.
16k+ members and
400+ partners
$6M+ spent by members at local restaurants
250k+ IRL
experiences
At the end of the day, everything comes down to community, and ours is held together by our Code of Conduct, a community contract that keeps the good vibes flowing during the thousands of monthly interactions between our members, our partner businesses, and our team. Everyone opts-in and commits to keeping the Offline fam healthy, happy, and harmonious.

OUR TEAM

We’re a renegade team of entrepreneurs, creatives, developers, and business consultants—all brought together by a shared passion for GIFs and a common goal: to harness the power of technology and turn it into a tool that helps people rediscover and reconnect with the world around them. In short, we’ll opt for dine-in over delivery every time.
David Shaner
David Shaner
Founder + CEO
Taylor Smith
Taylor Smith
Vice President, Product + Engineering
Annalaura Cromwell
Annalaura Cromwell
Vice President, Marketing
Hannah Sobhan
Hannah Sobhan
Vice President, Programming
Ramy Kerdany
Ramy Kerdany
Vice President, Growth
Stephen Larson
Stephen Larson
Chief Revenue Officer
Page West
Page West
Lead Developer
Andrew Cromwell
Andrew Cromwell
Developer
Dexter Phuong
Dexter Phuong
RDU Social Media Manager
Bex Hyman
Bex Hyman
Senior Account Executive
Annie Migliore
Annie Migliore
CLT Social Media Manager
Julia Elleman
Julia Elleman
Senior Account Executive
Brianna Osorio
Brianna Osorio
CLT Social Media Manager
Kacie Bates
Kacie Bates
Head of Member Success
Addie Smith
Addie Smith
Account Executive
Kristen Taber
Kristen Taber
Head of Partnerships
Kristen Casey
Kristen Casey
TB Social Media Manager
Juliet McCann
Juliet McCann
TB Social Media Manager
Janani Krishnan
Janani Krishnan
Partnerships Manager