Meet Our team!

An image of Cat Edmonds, co-founder and Visionary of Connect 574
Image of Matt Sheldon, co-founder and integrator of Connect 574
Image of Calla Norman, Marketing and Communications Director for Connect 574

Cat Edmonds

Co-Founder and Visionary 


South Bend, IN


Why did I co-found Connect 574?

When I first moved back to the community in May ‘22, I was finding it difficult to meet new people who’d want to go with me to cool experiences – and that’s assuming I knew about the experiences before they happened! I decided to take matters into my own hands to make it happen.



Hidden Gem in South Bend:

Oh Mamma’s— one of the best places for a panini and specialty cheese.

Matt Sheldon

Co-Founder and Integrator


Lockport, IL


Why did I co-found Connect 574?

The idea behind Connect 574 is something that I noticed after moving back to the area in 2021. I went from having hundreds of friends and people that I would see out on the weekends in college, to a handful of friends who hadn’t moved away, and I found it difficult to find a way to just make friends, not necessarily professional colleagues.


Hidden Gem in South Bend:

No. 6 Scratch Kitchen South Bend. Great fresh and rotating menus!


Calla Norman

Marketing and Communications


Native South Bender, here!


Why did you choose to live in South Bend?

I moved away from South Bend for school and came back to pursue a job opportunity and stay close to family.




Hidden Gem in South Bend:

My favorite hidden gem is Lang Lab! They bring in amazing artists and have created a fantastic, cozy, and inviting cafe and bar. 

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