city startup labs BOARD


E. Alan Crawford II

Leader, Advocate, Manufacturing Production Manager

E. Alan Crawford, a native of High Point, North Carolina now residing in the Greater Charlotte area, spent 6 years serving his country in the Unites States Navy. Earning his Bachelor’s in Business from the University of California at San Diego.

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Craig Selimotic Danforth

Craig Selimotic Danforth is a seasoned Vice President and Wealth Advisor at Bernstein Private Wealth Management, bringing over two decades of comprehensive experience and unwavering dedication to guiding clients through the complexities that accompany prosperity. Grounded in a genuine curiosity that fuels his daily journey, Craig is committed to providing a holistic view…  Learn more…

Suzanne Fetscher

Visionary Not-for-Profit Executive Director and Strategic Consultant 


Suzanne Fetscher has more than 25 years of experience in creating innovative and relevant partnerships between artist-in-residency programs and communities. A pioneer in her field, she positions art as a catalyst for economic, community, and social capital development.  Learn more…

Joel Ford

Client Executive

Joel joined the Sentinel team in 2022 as a Client Executive and is responsible for the oversight, management, and implementation of all strategies as they relate to the management and servicing of an account.  Learn more…

Issa Hall

Issa Hall is a lawyer and founding partner of Hall & Dixon, PLLC, a law firm based in Charlotte, NC. With over a decade of experience, Issa has established himself as a litigator specializing in criminal defense and personal injury cases.   In addition to his legal expertise, Issa is also the founder of JRZY, a cutting-edge athlete news source and database.  

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Sondra Hines Yates

Multitalented Educator, Communications Change Agent, Journalist, Marketing Professional, and Fitness Coach.


Sondra has spent the majority of her career guiding students in higher education by providing them with real-world, affordable, hands-on education to transform individuals as well as our community.  Learn more…



The Center for Urban Families


Brian Lyght is a business development and strategy professional with over 30 years of combined public, private and nonprofit sector experience helping organizations improve their operational performance and achieve their mission.  Learn more…

Nia Rock

Senior Community Banking Executive
Customers Bank


Nia Rock is a Community Development Banking professional and founder of BlueSuite Solutions, Inc., a business consultancy promoting sustainable strategies for triple bottom-line results.   Learn more…