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Darrell Alston
Founder, CEO and Lead Designer
In 2018, Alston launched Bungee Oblečení, a brand of luxury sneakers and upscale athleisure wear, based on sketches he created while incarcerated. In 2020, Alston expanded his footwear and apparel lines, debuting new styles for men and women. Bungee Oblečení is now sold in select boutiques and Foot Locker. Find more of Alston’s story here.



Robert Purvey, Business Development

Robert Purvy

Director of Business Development

Purvy’s career is shaped by experience at top brands including Reebok (technology, production and footwear development in US and Asia), adidas (Head of Worldwide Basketball business unit), Vans (Director of Footwear Development), and1 (Executive Brand Director and Brand President), Hoka One (Director of Footwear), and Algenesis Materials (EVP of Products). He has expertise in product development, sourcing, manufacturing, and quality assurance.

 Melissa Jacobs, Communications

Melissa Jacobs

Communications Director

A journalist for more than 20 years, Jacobs has worked in newspapers, magazines, TV and new media. Most recently, she spent a decade as an editor at Main Line Today, Delaware Today and The Hunt. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Jacobs is the author of two novels. She serves on the board of directors of Wings For Success and Valley Forge Park Alliance.