Let’s Get
Offline.

It’s a simple concept, really, and one that your mom was right about all along: go out and play, make friends, and step away from all those screens.
We want you to rediscover your joie de vivre, which won’t come from scrolling your feed or binging another rerun. This is where we come in: your local concierge, serving up the inspiration and motivation to help you fall in love with where you live, one month at a time.
Because life’s too short to be stuck on the couch.

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
Chief Operating Officer
Annalaura Cromwell
Annalaura Cromwell
Director of Community
Hannah Sobhan
Hannah Sobhan
VP of Sales
Ramy Kerdany
Ramy Kerdany
Head of Growth
Page West
Page West
Lead Developer
Andrew Cromwell
Andrew Cromwell
Developer
Kealia Pasquariello
Kealia Pasquariello
Sr. Community Manager
Dexter Phuong
Dexter Phuong
Social Community Manager: RDU
Bex Hyman
Bex Hyman
Account Executive: RDU
Julia Elleman
Julia Elleman
Account Executive: CLT
Jensen Savannah Nichol
Jensen Savannah Nichol
Social Community Manager: CLT
Natalie Becker
Natalie Becker
Events Community Manager: CLT
Kacie Bates
Kacie Bates
Customer Support