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Ryan Mitchell: Co-Founder

A published author, full time blogger, and world explorer; Ryan Mitchell has been building exciting things all his life.  His entrepreneurial ventures have been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Associated Press, and many other places.  His latest endeavor: Advent Coworking, where he hopes to build a community of like minded individuals to thrive together.

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Kevin Giriunas: Co-Founder

I am a structural engineer by education, IT project manager by position, and an avid art enthusiast. After an opportunity to showcase artwork at a local gallery, the outpouring of community support and love was life changing. This has inspired me to create an empowering community by blending art, technology, creativity, and positive energy to change the world for the better. Advent Coworking, here we come!



Ali Washburn: Community Manager

A self proclaimed “typical millennial” striving for a full life, and avoiding a cubicle. Ali co-hosts a podcast about relationships, teaches yoga, produces video projects, and is a hopeful entrepreneur. Ali is passionate about creativity and connecting with people, and is thrilled to join Ryan and Kevin as the Advent Community Manager. 

Members At Advent Coworking

  • Ashley Bennett
  • Lucas Keipper
  • Sarah Batista
  • Kendra Shillington
  • Jamal Dawkins
  • Milton Irizarry
  • Courtney Ketchie
  • Will Holman
  • Ben Wilson
  • DeOren Robinson
  • Adrienne Craighead
  • Ali Washburn
  • James Funderburk
  • Charlie Comero
  • Tommie Pressley
  • Daniel Ruch
  • Corey Larkins
  • Jackie Johnson
  • Brian Formato
  • Rashan Carraway
  • Will Hortman
  • Bilal Soylu
  • Lisa Speer
  • Chris Roland
  • Jessica Roland
  • Leigh Sellers
  • Juan Garzon
  • Brian Tatum
  • Ken Yelverton
  • Beau Sinclair
  • Nick Graber
  • Joey DeCamilla
  • John Nickerson
  • Stephen Lane
  • John Stefano
  • Yameen Thomas
  • Richard Brooke
  • Carol Calvert
  • Jimi Thompson
  • RJ Hen
  • Frank Wenz
  • Will Lilly
  • Genesis Jones
  • Yvette Valle
  • Megan Riley
  • Julia Anthone
  • David Sinclair
  • Michael Calloway
  • "Zen Jay" Jackson
  • Quentin Williams
  • Muhammad Hutasuhut
  • Mindy Miller
  • Alyssa Bitner
  • Beth Hahn

Non-Profits Working At Advent Coworking

  • Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • Lily Sarah Grace Fund
  • Leadership Charlotte
  • Charlotte Engineers without Boarders
  • Belmont Neighborhood Association
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • On Eagles Wings Ministries
  • Our Bridge
  • NC Wildlife Federation
  • IABC