Anna Helgeson

Anna Helgeson

Grants Manager Anna enjoys giving money away to strangers who are working to keep our culture creative and curious. As a grants administrator, she has ensured that hundreds of artists and scholars have the resources they need to complete their work. As an artist,...
Sara Crawford

Sara Crawford

Bookkeeper Sara was excited to begin serving as Full-Charge Bookkeeper for Asheville Area Arts Council in 2011. She majored in Accounting at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and has worked with several local organizations as an independent Bookkeeper...
Edie Weichert

Edie Weichert

Operations Manager Edie Weichert grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, and after many years away she’s returned to Asheville. She currently holds a Master’s degree in arts administration from Winthrop University, and is working on a Doctoral degree from...
Mamie Fain

Mamie Fain

Program Manager Mamie has had a spirited appreciation for the arts since childhood. Always surrounded by creative educators and art enthusiasts, it was only a matter of time before joining the field herself. She is a graduate of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South...
Katie Cornell

Katie Cornell

Executive Director Bringing people together through the arts is Katie’s passion, and that is just what she tries to do as the Executive Director of the Asheville Area Arts Council. Along with AAAC’s dedicated Board of Directors, she works to amplify what is happening...