Alyssia (AJ) Leach


“I’m inspired by fellow GripTape alumni who decide their passions are worth pursuing, and I’m  excited to encourage them along the way.”

AJ develops what’s next.

AJ is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at GripTape. Here, she is working to launch a startup that focuses on encouraging adult learning. This learning model pairs adults with their own Champion to have a soundboard, accountability, reflection, and feedback — all in effort to help adults wake up their passions. Her role includes product and service development, research, fundraising, and building a company structure.

AJ recently completed a degree in marketing. Ironically, this was also the topic of her GripTape Learning Challenge in her junior year of high school. Since then, she has served in every youth-led position GripTape offers including being a Challenger, YLB member, Champion, Peer Entrepreneur, Lead Peer Entrepreneur, and Podcast Developer and Host. She loves using her effective communication skills and creative marketing insight to build inclusive spaces and connect communities.

When AJ is outside the office, she spends her free time growing her social presence, hitting her monthly reading goal on her Kindle (Kate), and planning themed dinner parties. 

GripTape team member since 2018
Location: Louisville, KY