About Us

Headquartered in Pontiac, Michigan, LocalHop currently serves organizations and businesses throughout the United States. It all started with three friends who needed a better way to find local events. Tired of bouncing between websites and social media pages, they decided to do something about it. The LocalHop events app launched in 2015, providing organizations and users with a free tool to both find and promote local events.

Since then, LocalHop has evolved, providing several other event management tools and services to community organizations of all sizes. What began as a fun project to help people find events in their community, turned into an opportunity to help local organizations connect more with the patrons they serve.

Groups like yours drive the development and direction of LocalHop services. We are committed to providing your organization with the tools you need to reach more of the communities you care about and at a price you can afford!

Mission Statement

LocalHop is dedicated to providing local organizations and businesses the products and services to promote and manage their events and activities to effectively reach and acquire new patrons within their communities. We intend to make enough profit to generate new services and updated features to our family of organizations as well as providing a rewarding work environment to our employees. Our goal is to provide the best products available at an affordable cost to organizations of all sizes, regardless of financial or personnel restraints.

Our Team

Robert Bales

Co-Founder

Bob is in charge of business development and sales for LocalHop. Bob loves Mexican food and tequila, but is very afraid of spiders.

Matt Russell

Co-Founder

Matt keeps everybody on track and runs around waving his arms a lot, freaking out about whatever is going on. He loves the outdoors, old buildings, good beer, and arguing about “what makes for good music”.

Jason Myers

Co-Founder

Jason manages our data analytics and also makes sure we have enough money to keep the show running. He likes huge spreadsheets and eating candy.

Kirk Russell

VP of Business Development

Kirk lives in Kalamazoo MI and always is telling them how much better it is. His job duties include watching Dora the Explorer cartoons, knitting, and practicing his jazz hands. He loves Kalamazoo and the great beer that city has to offer.

Rachel Sussbauer

Marketing Director

Rachel makes sure things look professional and does her best to make sure the guys in the office are not eating week old pizza for lunch. Rachel loves German food, horror movies, traveling, and watching Impractical Jokers.

Courtney Tyll

Operations Manager

Courtney expertly handles the operational details of the LocalHop Mothership. She lives in New Baltimore, Michigan, but you can’t even tell by her accent. Courtney plays hockey and likes macaroni and cheese.