Market Colors was started by Lizzie Randazzo. Market Colors sells handmade products from Africa. On the Market Colors team is Robyn Batts, Michelle Hockenbrocht, Erin Lawless, and Allee Rodenbaugh.
Lizzie Randazzo - CEO, Founder & Brand Director
After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Lizzie dedicated a year to studying nonprofits, developing her business plan, and praying through how she could support the artisans she had come to know through her many visits to Africa. Since Market Colors was brought to life in 2011, Lizzie has seen God provide for her team and artisans in very real ways, time and time again. You’ve never met a dreamer like Lizzie. Founding Market Colors was only the beginning, with each passing year she continues to dream up ways for our artisans to thrive and live the best story they can. She is deeply passionate about justice and giving a voice to the voiceless. This desire drives everything she does and how she leads our team. Lizzie is a big fan of candles, crazy lipstick, and her husband Marco. Everytime she walks into a room you can count on her to ask intentional questions and make you laugh. She is the an incredible leader and we are constantly inspired by her vision and passion for Market Colors. If she was running for president, we’d all vote for her!
Allee Rodenbaugh - Creative Director
Allee has never met a stranger -- we don’t know if it has to do with her southern roots or the ridiculous stories she tells, but we do know that we are better for it with her on our team. Allee is an advocate for our artisans and relentlessly pursues her passion for bringing light into the darkness. Thriving in the role of office DJ, Allee keep us energized with music and her snack drawer. She has lived all over the world, most recently in New Delhi, India, and her heart beats fast for empowering women in poverty, Allee brings incredible insight to how we work with our artisans. She has a gift for bringing life and excitement to ideas through print and web design. She graduated with a degree in Graphic Design, and likes to make all things pretty.
Carlin Johnson - Office Manager
It doesn’t matter how gloomy of a day it is, if Carlin is there, everyone’s pain goes away. She keeps Market Colors in line with to do lists, folders, and her snazzy organizational skills. Yet somehow at the same time, we couldn’t have hired a better office cheerleader. Graduating with a degree in Marketing, Carlin’s ability to network and to make lifelong friends starting from a little gmail exchange is astonishing. She’s won our Malawian widows’ hearts over with her smile, grace, and smooth dance skills. Her experiences and studies have helped her develop a strong passion for leveraging the business sector’s influence for lasting impact. She’s a connector, sustainer, and life-giver and she never fails to let us miss the #1 new pop song (and makes sure we hear it on repeat it least 10 times in one day).