Krysten Reilly


Position: President, NoDaWeen

Bio: I moved to Charlotte (specifically NoDa) in the summer of 2020 from Portland, Maine where I was working as the General Manager of a seaside hotel and restaurant. My husband received a teaching position at UNC Charlotte and so we moved down for his career without knowing much about Charlotte. Knowing our personalities, a close friend of ours who has lived in Charlotte for longer, suggested that we move to NoDa and we could not be happier here! We love being able to walk everywhere, we love the historic nature of the neighborhood, the art culture that you can experience everywhere you go, and of course all of the breweries (we’re craft beer people).

In my spare time, I also run with my husband, NoDa Tree Save (@nodatreesave), an advocacy campaign focused on educating and highlighting tree save importance and concerns in the neighborhood and throughout Charlotte. I also am a “small time” artist (@below.the.trees) and so you may see my work at TAC Gallery or around various artisan markets around the city.

Hometown:  Fairfield, CT

Elected Date: 2023

Chad Maupin

Vice President

Position: Vice President, Rezoning

Bio: I have lived in NoDa since 1999, when I moved to Charlotte after living in other parts of North Carolina for most of my life. I bought and renovated the tiny mill house behind The Mercury, at the corner of Mercury and North Alexander. I did the work myself on nights and weekends, so it took a while. I did not have a working bathroom for six months, so I had to join the Johnston YMCA for, um, personal needs and hygiene. A few years later, my newlywed wife Jessica and I then moved to 35th to renovate a bigger house for a family. I have worked in various fields of construction and construction manufacturing for the past 20 years. I have a teenage daughter, Eleanor. For the most part, I am a family guy with a pretty normal, boring life. But I love our life in NoDa.

Hometown:  Raleigh, NC

Elected Date: 2022

Matt Betzel


Position: Treasurer, IT Support

Bio: I’m a native Charlottean. I’ve lived in NoDa for about 5 years after moving back to the area from Washington, DC. My wife, Lindsay, and my daughters, Margot and Stella, and I enjoy the people, parks, pizza, and coffee in the neighborhood.

Hometown: Charlotte

Elected Date: 2022




Brennon Harrison


Position: Secretary, Crime and Safety Committee Liason

Bio:I moved to Charlotte in October of 2012 from Boone after graduating from Appalachian State, first residing in the Third Ward of Uptown. Many of my friends lived in Noda and much of my free time was spent partaking in the numerous activities the neighborhood offers. In the spring of 2013, I moved into the Renaissance and haven’t left the neighborhood since, placing down permanent roots by purchasing a townhome off of North Davidson in 2020. I love exploring the outdoors and have a passion for environmental and sustainability causes.
Hometown: Greenville, NC
Elected Date: 2023

2023 Board Members

Gerry Kingsley

Position: Greenification Committee Liason

Bio: Born and raised in Buffalo (Go Bills!!), I’ve lived in Charlotte since ’98. My wife Leah and I (and our dog Allie) moved into NoDa in 2020. I’m an avid bicycle enthusiast, and do a fair bit of hiking and backpacking.  Checking out live music is a favorite pastime. Hit me up if you have any questions or want to grab a drink.

Hometown:  Buffalo, NY

Elected Date:  2023

PA Rowe

Position: Welcome Committee, Social Media Liason

Bio: I moved to Charlotte in January of 2020. Even though I love to travel, I’ve always had North Carolina as my home.  I grew up in Hickory, went to college in Boone, and then worked for eight years in Winston-Salem before moving to Charlotte.

In my free time I enjoy checking out our local restaurants and breweries, cooking new recipes, exploring technology and new trends, listening to live music, and running off to the North Carolina mountains, which are my happy place. I’m eager to get back to traveling once it’s safe to do so again. If you see me around the neighborhood please say hey – I’d love to meet you!

Hometown: Hickory, NC
Elected Date:  2022

Adam Spears

Position: Business Council Liason

Bio: I moved to Charlotte in 2010, and attended JWU after graduating from “The” Ohio State University. In 2013 I opened Local Loaf. Local Loaf is in its 10th year. Kristen Ford and I are so glad to be a part of such a supportive community.

In my free time, I love spending time with our dogs, riding bikes and trying new spots to eat. I love to travel, and I love any opportunity to go to the beach.

Hometown: Portsmouth, OH
Elected Date: 2023

Krysten Reilly

Position: NoDaRioty Committee Liason

Bio: I moved to Charlotte in 2010 to attend Queens University, where I majored in Business with a minor in Marketing and Graphic Design. I currently work along side Adam Spears at Local Loaf situated in what we like to consider the heart of residential NoDa. Adam and I moved to NoDa in 2015 and we could not have chose a better community. 

In my spare time I enjoying checking out new restaurants, going on bike rides and runs, and hanging out with our 3 dogs. 

Hometown: Pawleys Island, SC
Elected Date:  2023


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