Meet us



Matt Rohdie

CEO & Founder


Has been a local caterer for the last couple of years. He was previously a social worker with the City, a part time Coast Guardsman, and

a restaurant manager and cook.



Phone- 434-806-6202




Jen Downey

Art Director


Has been a crafter for many years, lighting up local craft fairs and co-ops with her reborn lamps and hand made shades. She has been a free lance writer for the last several years and working on her own book.






Charles Owens

General Manager


Charles Owens is the retail and wholesale general manager at Carpe Donut. Born in the DC area, Charles lived in New York City for 12 years making his living as a jazz musician. For the last 8 years since moving to the Charlottesville area Charles has worked in operations at Best Buy, as a salesman at Volvo of Charlottesville and as an underwriter at State Farm. Working at a family-owned business like Carpe Donut allows Charles the flexibility to pursue his music career while being a key member of the Carpe Donut team.



Phone- 540-223-2439




Jim Downey

Operation Manager





Phone- 434-218-0386




Nell Downey

Event Planning




Phone- 434-465-9561




Brigette Davis


Wholesale Donuteer




Phone- 434-960-0065




Ioan Sabau

IT and Web Developer


Ioan is in charge of web and graphic design aspects of our business.