Since the beginning, Shop Where I Live has had one mission: to help local small business owners sell together online, exposing their businesses to more potential customers in their communities.
What started out as a simple website solution in 2017 to help crafters in their community to sell outside of one day craft fairs, has now turned into a solution that multiple communities across America rely on to help their small businesses sell together online & their community to shop local through one website.
Co-Founder & CEO
Before devoting her work to helping small businesses and communities sell online together, Cherie was a small business owner herself, selling her products both locally and via online outlets. It was that experience that led Cherie to find a better way to help small businesses leverage their shared connection and help customers discover and buy from local businesses easier through a single customer experience.
Cherie has her Masters and Bachelors from the University of Northern Iowa, and fun fact, is one of twelve children in her family.
Co-Founder & CTO
Robert had an epiphany one day after talking to his co-founder, Cherie, about a recent local craft show they attended. With such low attendance due to weather, there had to be a better way for people to support and buy products from local vendors. He got to work on the first prototype soon after and the first of many local marketplaces was born.
Robert has an A.A. in Computer Science from San Diego City College. He served for 5 years in the U.S. Navy, with tours in Europe and the U.S. as a military journalist before getting into web design and development.
Angela manages overall marketplace submissions and serves as technical support to businesses, helping to ensure their success through the platform and share what they have to offer with their local communities. She enjoys getting to know some of the small business owners and community partners, and hearing personal stories and experiences about their businesses and communities. Angela assists in managing social media and marketing efforts to engage customers and businesses across our platforms.
Customer Support Manager
Carly’s professional career varies from youth work, to volunteer management, to event and travel planning, to stay-at-home-mom. In all of her professional roles, she has excelled in relationship building, program management and community outreach.
After taking a brief pause in the professional world to raise two little ones, Carly jumped on the opportunity to join the team at Member Marketplace, Inc. She works with small business owners and supports them on how to best represent their business and products on our multiple platforms.
National Partnership Manager
Jody worked as the membership services and growth specialist at a large chamber of commerce where she developed revenue growth strategies and led the business Support Innovation Council – composed of local business leaders, tasked with creating and monitoring community wide small business support strategies.
As the National Partnership Manager, she uses her experience to help create solutions for partners across the U.S.