We are STOKED to announce that Stephanie Ananian is the new Community Manager of HQ Charlotte!  This lady exudes positivity and is-  smart, determined, reliable, creative… we could go on.  We are so lucky this spunky, blond-haired, California girl has crossed our path and are excited to have her join our team! 

Want to learn a little bit more about who she is? Keep reading!



Where did you go to school and what did you major in?

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo majoring in Economics and Entrepreneurship.  

**Cue anthem**

How did you know you wanted to major in business? Who/what inspired you?

I started college as the great recession was hitting.  Enough said.

What are you looking forward to most about this job?  

Helping build the community here in Charlotte, and being a part of it as it grows.

Your thinking face: do you look straight ahead, up, down, or close your eyes?

Up and to the corner.




How many cups of coffee in a typical day?

Average, probably 4-5…. I sound awful.  I really love coffee.  






What’s the first thing you do when you get back from work?

Put on comfier clothes.  

Which actress do you wish you were best friends with?

Melissa McCarthy.  Dibs on her.





What meal could you eat for the rest of your life?

Breakfast: Oatmeal

Lunch: Chicken Poppyseed salad

Dinner: Steak

If you had a billboard about yourself in Charlotte, what would it say and show?

“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life… -Mary Oliver” … after you get out of traffic  -Stephanie Ananian

Do you have any strange Phobias?

I really hate flying.

I also really hate palmetto bugs, if that’s even a phobia.

Are you a hummer or a singer?


What song do you sing in the shower?

What song don’t I sing in the shower?  Lately, it’s been Lady A’s album.  

What’s your spirit animal?

A lioness.  She’s fierce and protects her little ones.  

Celebrity crush

Jack from This Is Us- Milo Ventimiglia

Describe yourself in a song title

Run the World -Beyonce 

If we came to your house for dinner what would you prepare for us and when are we coming?

Chili Verde Burritos and Margaritas. It’s a California thing.