BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Anna E. Knott,
Judy Bond, AVP, Store Manager ll, TD Bank
Denise M. Drury, M.A. Curator, Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University
Kerri Hampton-Pyle – Vice Chair
Jennifer Pickering, LEAF Executive Director
Cherry Lentz Saenger, Former Professor Mars Hill College – Secretary
Randy Shull, Artist & Owner of Pink Dog Creative Studios - Chair
David Starkey, Director, Asheville Lyric Opera – Interim Treasurer
David Starkey is the founder and director of the Asheville Lyric Opera. In their 14th season, ALO produces opera and education programs year round. Prior to coming to Asheville, David performed as a professional opera singer and opera director based out of New York City. In addition to working with the ALO, David teaches at Mars Hill College as a music professor and is President of Vision Productions, the areas largest theatrical production company. David regularly acts on the national level as a consultant for cultural non-profits. With over 15 years of arts and business experience David is a champion of the time tested belief that communities are built through the sound disciplines of Cultural Entrepreneurs.
Larry Turner, Artist
Born in south Georgia and grew up in Zephyrhills, Florida. Attended University of South Florida and UNC Chapel Hill obtaining a degree in history. Received Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Emory University and practiced dentistry for 30+ yrs. before retiring 6 years ago. Has lived in Asheville area since 1974. Passionate about art.
Hedy Fischer, Pink Dog Creative Studios
Greg Lucas, Dan Lucas Foundation
Michael Cortes VP First Citizens Bank