MEET THE TEAM
Our team is made up of dedicated and passionate people who are committed to excellence in making the best product while providing genuine customer service.
LYDIA PASS || CEO, FOUNDER
Lydia has a bachelors degree in Apparel Design and Production Management from Auburn University. While in college, she was a scholar for the Fashion Scholarship Fund in 2018 and 2019. She gained experience in design and production through an internship with Hunter Bell. After graduation in August 2019, she was the Design and Production Coordinator for Storie Apparel. She now resides in Auburn, AL and is a full time entrepreneur. She is currently a freelance fashion designer and seamstress with her primary focus being Stelona Shoes.
GAGE MORRISON || CMO
Gage has a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Auburn University. While there, he also minored in Business and Engineering Technology, as well as Philosophy. He joined Lydia in 2018 as a partner for Stelona shoes during his junior year, and he has been helping to refine the company ever since. After graduating in 2019, Gage is gaining experience at an advertising agency as a Search Engine Marketing Specialist.
SCOTT MCGLON || PRIMARY ADVISOR
Scott has a proven entrepreneurial track record of building and managing multiple profitable startups since 1998 within five different industries (e-commerce, retail, manufacturing, transportation, and real estate). With his seven wholly-owned or majority-owned startups, all were profitable and debt-free, and the majority boasted YOY growth of 15%+. McGlon holds minority ownership in four startups and advises 10+ early-stage startups as of 2020.
"Both founders have shown all the right characteristics to make their startup a success. They have truly chased the vision, and continue to knock out milestones consistently. Lydia and Gage are true optimist as they tackle the challenges of building a very unique shoe company!"
Scott McGlon, Mentor
“Lydia and Gage are innovative leaders and passionate startup founders ready to disrupt the shoe industry. They are equipped with unparalleled tenacity, confidence, zeal, and a spirit of excellence. I am incredibly excited about the impact they continue to make as they help us figure out our Stelona Style!"
Dr. Olivia Cook
Stelona Shoes, LLC is headquartered in the New Venture Accelerator Building at Auburn University.