From Tobacco

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

Adam Klein

Chief Strategist

Tim Scales

Director of Growth

Caroline DeConto

Director of Membership

Garry Lyon

Administrative Director

Steve Bullock

Community Manager

Mable Rogers

Events Manager

Clarisse Smith

Security and Operations Manager

Laura Zabinski

Business Operations Manager



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.