Meet the Lora DiCarlo Team!

We are women, men, non-binary, gender non-conforming, straight, and LGBTQI folks vocally claiming our space in pleasure and tech and creating products that we would (joyfully) use ourselves.

Lora Haddock – Founder and CEO


Lora has over a decade of experience in healthcare, and after an honorable discharge from the US Navy she enrolled in a pre-med program. As a self-described “anatomy geek”, Lora became fascinated with the psychological, physiological, and anatomical aspects of the female orgasm. She left med school to design functional product specifications determined to produce the perfect orgasm, drawing on years of research and anatomical data she had gathered from hundreds of women. She founded Lora DiCarlo in 2017 and began her journey towards launching new physiologically appropriate women’s health and wellness products.


Sarah Brown – Director of Marketing


Sarah has more than six years of experience in product development, marketing, branding, and retail in luxury intimate wellness and sexual health. She has managed luxury wellness brands globally, including the US, Asia, and European markets. Another self-described “anatomy geek”, she loves creating products to empower women and people with vaginas to explore and get to know their own bodies.


Lola Vars – Technical Director


Lola Vars has extensive experience with: nano-composites, polymer science, wheel thrown and cast ceramics, screen-printing, electron microscopy, color theory, residential construction, sociology, anatomy, stop motion animation, textile science, woodworking, chemistry, 3D printing and photography. She is finishing up a PhD in design focused Mechanical Engineering and is committed to being a lifelong learner who is always excited to apply a unique perspective and diverse knowledge base to any problem presented.


Dr. Ada-Rhodes Short, PhD – Senior Mechatronic Design Engineer


Dr. Short has a PhD in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University, and a research focus on design, automation, and decision-making. She brings six years experience in cutting-edge robotic and artificial intelligence work for both private industries and major research universities.


Mark Hazelton – Director of Production


Mark graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Industrial Engineering, and has more than 30 years experience in engineering, personnel management, and manufacturing. He joined Lora DiCarlo in 2017 after meeting Lora and seeing the huge potential for innovation with her inventions.


Avery Smith – Engineering Assistant

Avery is an undergraduate student at OSU studying mechanical engineering. She is passionate about being a maker and designing consumer products that push the limits.


Mazie Houchens – Engineering Assistant


Mazie is an undergraduate student at OSU in pre-mechanical engineering. She enjoys going outside of her comfort zone and diving head first into new and exciting challenges.