Leah Campbell and Nanette Mattox, co-founders of Vibe, have enjoyed more than 10 years of friendship after each moved to Cary in 2008. Both are from the Northeast and raised in lively Italian families that loved family, food and entertaining.
Both also wanted to launch a second career and start a business, so they teamed up. But what to do? After serving on an exceptional committee comprised of a dynamic group of professional women, they decided to work on a venture that would foster opportunities for women in business. They found the best way to provide this support was to open a different kind of space where women would want to work and would experience the entrepreneurial benefits and resources of a coworking community. After a number of fits and starts, ebbs and flows, Vibe was born.
Leah Campbell has a varied 20-year career working in the fields of public relations, marketing, and administration. One common thread with all of them -- and what she enjoys doing most – is connecting people. Whether it was arranging a play date for her son, a love connection for a coworker, or an introduction between two enterprising solopreneurs, she has spent a lifetime playing matchmaker.
Opening Vibe allows her to continue on this path, only on a grander scale by providing an inviting space for professionals to connect, collaborate and grow.
Leah, like her dad, has a gift for gab, as well as a head for useless facts and a love of old movies. She has one son who needs to visit more often and a husband who is an all-around good egg.
Nanette Mattox For the last ten years Nanette has worked as a solopreneur graphic designer for small business clients and non-profits. Nanette has a long career in retail department store advertising, catalog and marketing as a senior level art director and graphic designer. She has managed teams of highly productive creatives in a fast-paced environment and interfaced with all levels of senior management. She has a strong has multi-tasker, organizational, solution-finding, “get it done” work ethic. She’s been active with The Heart of Cary Association’s Events Committee and has held numerous board positions on various PTAs. She and her family have enjoyed living in Cary for the past 10 years. Nanette’s passion for cooking had her working part-time at a local kitchen store, loving chatting with customers about shared foodie experiences.
Nanette’s freelance career and experience with the isolation of working from home led her to the concept of embracing the emerging coworking concept but fashioning a space where professionals – especially women -- will be comfortable and connected, yet able to focus and do a deep dive into their work.