What We Do

Know Me creates tools that help people with communication disabilities connect with others and be more clearly heard. Our larger goal is to provide both them and their teams with a system of tools and support that will increase independence, improve health, and build closer relationships – and ultimately a higher quality of life for both them and their teams.

Our Team


Susan Hollobaugh

Susan’s interest has always been in education and training, from her time as a school teacher to her work at General Motors and DTE Energy. This experience came in handy when her son was born with multiple special needs. It led to the development of several “tools” to help him be known, which grew into an unruly pile of notebooks and charts, and finally to the development of Know Me. When she’s not working, you’ll find Susan playing in the dirt or protecting trees.


Brandon Smith

Brandon is a NC State graduate who studied Computer Science and has been with the development team since late last Fall. He’s always enjoyed web design and programming, but when he isn’t coding, you can find him playing the drums, camping with friends and family, and trying new craft beers. He also makes the best cup of coffee in the whole office. Hot too.


Katie Magee

Katie is a UNC Chapel Hill graduate who studied Communications and Spanish. Her vibrant energy and ready smile are contagious and have helped make Know Me a great place to work. This fall, she will move to Spain where she will be teaching English and mastering her Spanish. Katie loves to run, bake, and travel.


Chathan Driehuys

Chathan is studying Computer Science at UNC Chapel Hill. A veteran at Know Me, he has been working with Susan from the beginning. Even though he loves spending lots of time in front of his computer working with hardware and software applications, he also enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, reading XKCD, and is partial to cats.


McNair Mitchener

McNair is a UNC Chapel Hill senior studying Sociology and Entrepreneurship. From an early age, he worked for a non-profit farm stand where he learned some skills in running a small business and how to pick the best tomato. McNair’s passion for telling and hearing stories drives his love for traveling, art, reading and meeting new people.


Audrey Copeland

Audrey is studying Computer Science at Barnard College in New York City. She is excited to be a part of the development team, where she gets to use her favorite technologies and work on products that make a difference in people’s lives. In her free time Audrey enjoys outdoor activities like running, and hiking, as well as her daily bike rides to and from work.

Friends of Know Me


Kevin Magee

Kevin’s passion is helping grow technology startups. Two decades of sales and marketing experience has taught him that the digital world teaches something new every day. When not wrapped up in technology, you’ll find Kevin on his bike or planning travel with his family in their quest to enjoy the great coffee shops of the world.