meet the team.

Hello there. We are pleased to meet you! We may be a little quirky and weird, but we are here to make things easy for you.

A few quick things before you get into the deep stuff:

Alyssa is owns over 300 books in her personal library. Chloe won first place in a hog riding competition three years in a row. And Garrett’s favorite weather is beanie weather.

Garrett Tichy


Garrett Tichy is the Founder and Owner of hygge coworking, hygge FIT and little hygge, the co-founder of That’s Novel Books, and a co-founder of the @supportlocalorelse movement. A strong advocate for Charlotte, Tichy is well-known for his natural ability to build diverse and inclusive communities of professionals – both online and in-person – who appreciate and thrive on the power of connection to elevate an initiative, a workplace and a city.

When he’s not rocking his yellow shoes at a workout, eating bread at Lincoln’s Haberdashery or hanging at any of the numerous coffee shops he loves, he’s usually baking pie with his daughter, Olivia.

Alyssa Pressler

Marketing Director

Alyssa is proudly from Upstate NY, but she doesn’t miss the snow and has been basking in the sunshine in Charlotte since 2017. You can usually find her with a book or an easy mug filled with coffee in hand. Alyssa helped launch our hygge book club when she was still just a member, but she knew she had the drive to do more so she joined the team and later opened up That’s Novel Books, a used bookstore in hygge camp north end.

With her background in journalism, digital marketing and social media management, she’s here to help us connect with you and answer all your questions.  She makes being part of the hygge fam even more special.

Chloe Barksdale

Membership Director

Chloe is one of those Charlotte unicorns we keep hearing about. She grew up right here, and her love for the city and its people shine through in everything she does at hygge. As the membership director, Chloe will help see you through all things membership related, from your tour to signing up and getting settled in the fam.

Before joining our team, she spent three years with Not Just Coffee – one of our incredible coffee partners – and found her love of interacting with and helping people there. She drinks her coffee black (but indulges in an iced matcha now and then) and loves a good hike or bike ride during her free time.