Lisa COlvin

Lisa is Co-founder and Director of Community Relations.  She is responsible for developing and facilitating the implementation of partnership projects, community outreach and charitable functions. Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina she graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro with a degree in Laboratory Animal Science.  Lisa enjoys reading, making jewelry for her other business, and hiking in her free time.  She lives in Charlotte with her 10 year old Yorkie-Poo, Diamond.


Charles Gbenyon

“He came, and told his legacy.” – George Chapman

Charles serves as Co-founder, Social Media Account Manager and Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs.  With over 10 years of outdoor experience and a background in finance, he is responsible for building integrated programming that includes content, cost analysis, quality specifications, and outcomes related to projects.  He also co-leads hikes, and outdoor events with other team leaders. Charles enjoys, camping, running, cooking, and the Arts.  He continuously strives to build upon the foundation of excellence set for him by his parents Glacia V. Neal (Financial Representative) and the late Charles C. Gbenyon (Journalist, and editor in chief of the Liberian Broadcasting Station).

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Ali Steele

Co-Founder Ali Steele is Issa Vibes’ Director of Outdoor Programs, Inventory Manager and creative consultant.  Ali lends his knowledge of African culture, race theory and music to his role; creating innovative social media campaigns, engaging a diverse audience, and guiding, moderating and supporting client communities through platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.   Whenever he is not working with the Issa Vibe team Ali dedicates his time to running the Ethnic by Ali organization and touring to promote his latest album entitled “Raw”.