How We Got Started
GiftHopper's co-founders realized that it doesn't take a lot to convey a simple, meaningful message to another person. While doing (or sending) something thoughtful is theoretically not complicated, it can be so easy to miss opportunities to follow up with others. Seeking to make it incredibly easy to brighten someone's day, LittleSomething.com was launched on July 11, 2008. Since then, the team has focused on the need for business owners to have an easy but meaningful way to say thank you to their customers. GiftHopper was launched in early 2016 to provide a streamlined and customized "thank you" service to small businesses across the United States.
Who We Are
GiftHopper is a family-and-friends business with operations in Altoona, Pennsylvania in the heart of the beautiful Allegheny Mountains. We are a very entrepreneurial bunch. Here's a little more about our owners...
Matthew Garber is a native of Bellwood, PA and attended Grove City College. After serving in youth ministry, Matt led communications and operations for three startup companies, followed by a time as director of a non-profit family counseling organization. Matt serves as the Director of GiftHopper. He doubles as a law school student, attending classes in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he resides with his wife, Christina, and their children.
Originally from Philadelphia, David Glickman moved to State College, PA in his late teens where he established his first business - a restaurant selling Philly cheese steaks. Eventually he joined the Kirby Corporation where he became an international speaker and sales trainer. Dave has owned and operated several successful businesses including Virtual Office Systems and Apex Global Fulfillment. Dave and his wife Ginny reside in State College.
Jason Garber is a Bellwood, PA native. He is a talented computer programmer and the owner of AppCove, a high-level website application development company. He loves building things and doing creative building projects with his kids on their mountain property near Altoona.
Curtis Eckard also is from Central PA where he attended Jersey Shore Senior High School. Curt then continued his education at Penn State where he majored in Supply Chain and Information Systems. He explored his passion for entrepreneurship with Penn State's Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program. During his last semester of his undergraduate education he joined the GiftHopper team, where he serves as lead Project Manager.