The Team

Lee McAlilly

Co-Founder

Lee is a guitar player and web developer who brings a love of simplicity to Original Fuzz. Prior to launching Original Fuzz he worked as Lead Developer at Wingard Creative, co-founded Brooklyn-based digital marketing firm Electric Orange Creative, and helped pioneer social media marketing as the first employee at YouCast.

A Mississippi native and Nashville resident, Lee seriously enjoys designing great products for guitar players, and continues to write and record music.


Brit Hessler

Head of Design

Brit heads design and is the creative facilitator for our Nashville design studio. She received her BFA in Fiber and Material Studies from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and studied Haitian Vodou and African textiles. Her passion for comparative mysticism, the cosmos and all things ineffable help to maintain a much needed balance within the space and the minds of contributors. You can follow her work at bhessler.com.


Desmond Smith

Lead Contributor to our magazine

Desmond is a guitar tech based in Nashville. You can often find him out on the road with a band or playing a gig with an array of local bands. He's also a lead contributor to our magazine about guitar, The Fuzz Guide.


Zach Lever

Co-Founder

Zach is a Jacksonville native that has been infatuated with the guitar for 17 years. He has extensive experience as a private guitar instructor and has lectured in various workshops at Camp Jam in Atlanta, Georgia, including advanced lead guitar technique.

In between picking, he managed to squeeze in a law degree and practice for a few years. Zach is now devoted to building useful tools for guitar players, but still finds plenty of time to gig around town and record new tunes.