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Herb Arnold

Former Board Vice President

Herb has been an equality activist for over 25 years in Charlotte, NC followed by involvement in the Asheville, NC LGBTQ community. He started this crusade while working on the sponsorship and planning committees with the Human Rights Campaign in Charlotte, NC. This effort was further highlighted with involvement in the Mecklenburg County business community when Herb developed programs and meetings for the Charlotte Business Guild, the areas LGBTQ business association.
Upon moving to Asheville, NC, Herb worked with WNCAP and their yearly Raise Your Hand Fundraising dinner and auction, as well as participating as an Ambassador for their Dining Out for Life program.
Herb is currently the Director of Sales with Biltmore Farms Hotels. He has a BA in Psychology and Communications from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. This will be Herb’s third year serving as Vice President on the Blue Ridge Pride Board of Directors.

Tony Bayles

Festival Director

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Tony Bayles, a Louisianan native, offers his talents and expertise with clientele throughout the USA in projects ranging from design consultation and implementation in the arenas of interior/exterior design, theatrical design, weddings and business events, landscaping, and costume design. He spearheaded an exhibition of over 80 works of art in Atlanta for World AIDS Day. Helped with the move of the World AIDS Quilt into its current warehouse location in Atlanta. His mission in life is to seek truths by melting divisions that cause unhelpful, harmful societal norms, he openly collaborates with others to find answers and solutions for a unified humanity. Whether he is creating optimal living spaces or facing a challenging design, he believes each person should love their life by accepting and embracing new insights and wisdom to carry forward into the future.

Allen Brasington

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Allen Brasington, III has called Asheville home for more than 13 years. He is a native of Darlington, SC and holds a degree in Political Science from Francis Marion University and certificate of Master of Auctioneering from Southeastern School of Auctioneering.

Currently, Allen is the General Manager and Community Outreach person at Jonas Gerard Fine Arts in Asheville's River Art District, President of the Board of Loving Food Resources, President of  Asheville Breakfast Rotary Foundation and Immediate Past President of Asheville Breakfast Rotary. In addition, he has served on a variety of other local boards and advisory committees for local nonprofits, political and civic organizations with an emphasis on fundraising, demographics and community outreach.

Allen's passion is promoting equality and unifying our community based on the gifts our differences bring to the table for a common good. In Allen's spare time he enjoys home projects, reading, gardening and entertaining at his home just north of Asheville which he shares with Lucy, his four-legged furry companion.

Michael David Carpenter

Former President, Board of Directors

Michael-David was elected President of the Board of Directors in January of 2016. It‘s MD’s vision to build Blue Ridge Pride Center in to a solid community resource center that supports the community through education and advocation, other non-profits that share BRPC’s values, and to create memorable celebrations.

MD is the owner of Michael-David Entertainment, which, in the past, produced several events for Blue Ridge Pride, including the Miss Blue Ridge Pride Pageant (through donated services).

MD has volunteered for many organizations including March of Dimes, Bares-it-All for Breast Cancer, Hope’s Chest and the United Way, to name a few.

Colgate Darden

Director, Movie & Mixer Program

Sister Margarita del Encanto

Treasurer, Board Events & Operations Liaison

Other Roles: Fully Professed Sister, Founding Member, Irreverent Mother & President BOD at Beer City Sisters.

Biography: Born and raised in Arecibo, PR, from evangelical parents. My world always turned around good will and help for the needy. For a long time did missionary work abroad alleviating the need for the Dominican brothers. I grew up around music and theater, of which I wrote, produced and acted in many of them. I earned a bachelor’s degree in theology, but I never got to practice. I found a slightly different way that I always knew where the light, forgiveness and love are based. Today I put into practice the lessons learned and the charity I am passionate about.

When Did You Discover Your Calling?

I met the Sisters in Orlando and they talk to us about the Community and their mission. I wanted to join right away and a few months later we heard that a new house was being form in Jacksonville. Talking to the Sisters from Jacksonville I realize there’s so much I can get and give that decide to be part myself of the House.

Religious Belief: Unconditional Love

Favorite Quotes: I AM.

Thomas E. Dula

Former Member, Board of Directors

Tom has spent 25+ years working in the Longterm Care Health Industry.  He currently is the Administrator at The Laurels of Summit Ridge.  Tom has volunteered all of his professional life with various organizations including Rotary, meals on wheels, habitat for humanity and LGBT organizations.  Tom was the chair person for the Holland Michigan Area PRIDE for 3 years turning the festival from an inside event hosting about 100 people to an outside festival with attendance of 2500.  Tom and his husband Arni are passionate about the LGBTQ+ community and they are excited to be here in Asheville and to get involved.

Gina Duncan`

Director, Welcoming WNC Business Alliance Program

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Before settling in Western North Carolina, Gina Duncan was a long-time leader in Florida’s business, political, and LGBTQ communities.

Gina worked in the mortgage banking industry for over 30 years, serving as Wells Fargo’s Regional Manager for East Florida.  She managed 26 branches and over 250 employees. She also chaired Wells Fargo’s Eastern Region LGBTQ Employee Resource Group, overseeing 40 chapters that stretched from Maine to Mississippi.

Gina has served in leadership roles with the Human Rights Campaign and the LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce in Central Florida. She was the first elected transgender President of a major Chamber of Commerce in the United States. Gina also served for seven years as the State Director of Equality Florida’s Transgender Inclusion Initiative, overseeing a 1200-person advocacy network to advocate for transgender rights.

Gina has garnered many awards for her  service to community: She was recognized as one of the 100 LGBT Movers and Shakers in Florida.  Her awards include the Trail Blazer Award (Orlando LGBT Center, 2016); the Diversity Champion’s Award (Florida Diversity Council); the Debbie Simmons Community Excellence Award (Come Out With Pride, 2018); Community Champion of the Year (Pride Chamber, 2019); the Torch Lifetime Achievement Award (National Trans Visibility March Foundation, 2021), the Diversity Honors Award (Harvey Milk Foundation, 2021) and a Lifetime Achievement Award (Equality Florida, 2021). She has been featured on the cover of Orlando Weekly, Watermark and Florida Trend magazines.

Gina has served as an internationally recognized trainer and speaker, specializing in transgender dynamics in the workplace, classroom, and society. She has led over 400 workshops in transgender cultural competency. She works with corporations, elected officials, law enforcement, the media, school boards, colleges, governmental agencies, HR organizations, (she is certified by SHRM), universities, and non-profit organizations. Her goal is to improve awareness, knowledge and understanding of the transgender and gender non-binary community.

Nancy Sue Ellyson

Director, Entertainment

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Nancy Sue works the Pride tent with "Pride". She is our public face, selling Pride merchandise and spreading the word with a smile and free hugs!

Nancy Sue says that, being the new kid in town, she felt blessed to have met Morgan, who got her started with Blue Ridge Pride.

Nancy Sue moved to Asheville in February 2017 from Austin, Texas, not knowing a soul and yet, knowing that Asheville is where she belongs.

In Austin, Nancy Sue worked various day jobs for online technology companies including Facebook and She had the pleasure of working her dream jobs in the live-music industry, including those of radio and television personality.

Looking to the future, Nancy Sue hopes to settle into the Asheville community, becoming more involved in non-profits and, of course, Blue Ridge Pride!

Allison Fender

Director, Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce – Blue Ridge Region

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Allison is a native to the mountains of Western North Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training (Mars Hill College) and a Master's of Science Degree in Physical Therapy (Western Carolina University). She is pursuing a Doctorate of Health Science with a concentration in Neurology (University of Maryland).
Recently, Allison and her wife launched a new business, Unified Therapies ( Through it, they seek to offer the community services that address physical and mental health together. They are committed to improving health care for ALL and are excited to be joining the Blue Ridge Pride team.
Allsion is in the process of securing certification as an LGBTQ-owned enterprise from the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. As the Director of the Blue Ridge region for the newly formed Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, she hopes to bring this opportunity to other LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs in our region.
When not helping others, Allison and her family travel, mountain bike, and hike, taking pictures of all of their experiences.

Amy Fisher

Secretary, Board of Directors | Board Liaison to LGBTQ Elder Advocates

In 2013, Amy began her LGBTQ+ advocacy work through QORDS Camp (Queer Oriented Radical Days of Summer) as a regional team member to support queer and trans youth and youth of LGBTQ+ caregivers through a music based social justice camp. She also has found a specific passion in working toward equality for LGBTQ+ elders and serves as a board member of the LGBTQ Elder Advocates of WNC. As a Master of Public Health student, she also partners with Land of Sky Regional Council on Aging to provide staff sensitivity training on LGBTQ elder health disparities, specifically in long term care facilities. She also sees power in recognizing intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community to understand and support the multiple layers of discrimination and oppression many LGBTQ+ people face.

Amy identifies as queer and uses she/her pronouns. She lives with her partner Kim and their 2 fur babies, Lucy and Salchi. She is lucky to call Asheville her second home after moving here from PA in 2008. Since then, she has worked at Mission Children’s Hospital as a certified child life specialist providing psychosocial support for hospitalized children.

Steven Franklin


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Steven is from Waynesville, NC, and works with a local accounting firm. He graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from North Carolina Wesleyan College and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from East Carolina University. He is currently a candidate for CPA licensing, having completed three of the four examinations thus far. In his free time he loves taking hikes with his boyfriend Jesse and their dog Ranger. He is thrilled to be a member of the board and to provide his professional expertise to assist Blue Ridge Pride. It is an honor to serve the western NC LGTBQ+ community and to give back.

Iosvany Gispert

Member, Board of Directors

Iosvany Gispert moved to Asheville, NC when he was 23 years of age, and since then, he has been fighting for equitable access to medical care for minorities living in rural areas. He currently works as the Associate Executive Director for WNCAP, a local non-profit that is dedicated to preventing new cases of HIV/AIDS and promotes self-sufficiency in people living with HIV. He believes that every person should have the right to quality healthcare services.

"As a member of the LGBT+ community, I believe we should always find common ground and be united", says Iosvany.

Elio Gonzalez

Member, Board of Directors

Elio J. Gonzalez, Owner of Gonzalez Diaz Enterprise, came to the US as a Cuban Refugee in 1968 and made North Carolina his home. He acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1978. Elio’s passion to be involved in the community led him to create Gonzalez Diaz Enterprise; and through this business, Elio has been able to be a community advocate and assist people in need. Elio has been involved with helping the community in many varied aspects including the following events/collaborations/interpretations: Carnaval Carolina, Latin American Festival, Fiesta Latina Asheville (2012-2016), Several LAWA collaborations, worked with Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and mostly his inspiration of MGLA was turned into a reality. Elio J. Gonzalez is the founder of MGLA Miss Gay Latina Asheville. The pageant was created to show the beauty and richness of the World’s culture through the illusion of female impersonation. The pageant started in 2008 with great support from the community and sponsors, this year we will celebrate its 12th year anniversary. On July 6, 2019 Gonzalez Diaz Enterprise is launching a new endeavor Mister Gay Latino Asheville. Elio is currently the Patient Assistance Specialist Director at the Western North Carolina Community Health Center (WNCCHS).

Michael Hoeben

Director, Community Partnerships; Vice President, Board of Directors

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Miami-born Michael Hoeben is a queer trans man, husband, father, and human rights advocate committed to community welfare optimization by shifting how we engage and interact with human beings on all sides of this shared experience. After graduating from Boston University with a BS in Communications, Michael carved out a career as a freelance researcher/writer, which both informed and strengthened his understanding of systemic oppression strategies and impacts. This learning deepened his desire to be an active part of dismantling these forces. In 2019, Michael took the career-change leap and landed in community health where he focused on transgender health and HIV prevention/care services, education, outreach, and development through THE HIVe 828. In 2020, Michael and his wife, Myela, launched OUTthINK Studio, a queer-centric digital arts studio, believing in the power of seeing and celebrating the "Other" as critical in breaking down the biases and barriers that continue to divide the human family. Michael currently serves as the Director of Communications at the Tzedek Social Justice Fund, a local trust-based philanthropy leader that redistributes money, resources, and power to support systems change and community healing in Asheville, North Carolina. Michael’s passion is intersectional social justice work, knowing that a values-based lens is critical to correcting the systemic wrongs that continue to impede meaningful representation and inclusion for all people. Michael is sincerely grateful to be part of Blue Ridge Pride, as this organization plays a key role in continuing to pave the way towards greater equality and equity in Western NC.

James King

Pageant Director

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  1. James King has been in Asheville, North Carolina for 16 years. Cosmetologist by day and performer by night, James is a very creative and driven individual. As Euphoria Eclipse, his drag persona, he has created and assisted in several platforms for Newcomer entertainers. James is new to the Blue Ridge Pride family and is eager to share new and fresh ideas with how to better and help the community. Using his drag platform, he loves to help and assist any entertainer to find drag and express themselves through the art. After 15 years of performing, he is eager to be a part of an organization where he can assist in helping the community. As a Cosmetologist, he works in a very LGBTQ friendly and accepting workplace at The Beauty Bar in Asheville, North Carolina. Working with his salon owner, they have hosted Drag Queen Story Hour within their salon to raise awareness of the art and promoting acceptance to the youth of tomorrow. He is eager to help with the Blue Ridge Pride Pageant to continue its legacy. Coming from a pageant background in drag, he is excited to bring his knowledge to the Blue Ridge Platform.

Danielle LeMaster

Vice President, Board of Directors

Danielle moved to Asheville in October 2015, to continue her career in Catering Sales and to fulfill her lifelong dream of living in Western North Carolina.  As a California native, Danielle longed to find a community that embraced individuality and compassion for others. Asheville has not only exceeded her greatest expectations but it's also where she met the love of her life, Kasey. Being an alumna of the University North Carolina School of the Arts, she knew Asheville would someday be the place that she calls home. When asked to join Blue Ridge Pride Board, she knew this was her opportunity to give back to a community that's embraced and loved her ever since she arrived. This will be the first board Danielle has served on. She is honored to support and serve the LGBTQ+ community in all ways possible.

Bennett Lincoff

Board Member, At-Large (Former President)

As a Board member of Blue Ridge Pride, and as President for 2019, I look forward to working with Tina White, our outstanding Executive Director, and with the many volunteers who work with Tina, to expand the Blue Ridge Pride mission beyond the annual Pride Festival, to include new and inclusive programs to better serve the LGBTQ+ community of Western North Carolina.

I moved to Asheville with my husband, Konrad, in August 2016, after living in New York City for 37 years. I spent most of my career as a copyright lawyer in the music industry. Prior to that, I worked at the New York Legal Aid Society. And prior to that, I spent two years working in rural California as a volunteer with the United Farm Workers Union. Cesar Chavez was an early and strong influence on me. Cesar encouraged me to go to law school.

One compelling factor for me about living in Asheville is the many opportunities to participate in the betterment of my adopted community.

In addition to my involvement with Blue Ridge Pride, I also serve as a member of the Board of Directors of  WNCAP (the Western North Carolina AIDS Project).

I have also become certified as a Community Advisory Committee Volunteer for the NC Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program for Buncombe County. In that capacity, I inspect assisted living facilities, acting primarily as a residents’ rights advocate. I am President of the Advisory Committee for 2019.

My husband and I came to Asheville with great expectations. So far, our experience has exceeded our wildest imaginings. By every measure important to us, the quality of our lives has improved since moving to Asheville.

Dave Lofland

Member, Board of Directors

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Dave relocated to Asheville with his husband Blair in the Fall of 2019.  They moved to Western North Carolina from St. Petersburg, FL via a quick 9-month stint in Denver, CO so as to be closer to family and make Asheville their home.  A Cincinnati-native, Dave attended and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Miami University of Ohio.  He later obtained his Certified Financial Planner(TM) designation, as well as an Accredited Domestic Partner Advisor(TM), and has spent the majority of his career working in the financial services industry, specifically in wealth management.  Today, he leads national sales and strategy as the Senior Managing Director for Ascent, a multi-family office that is part of U.S. Bank Wealth Management.

Throughout his career, Dave has been actively involved as a trustee on the boards of several nonprofits across the U.S.  A few to mention include the Cincinnati Parks Foundation, New Avenues for Youth, Regional Arts & Culture Council of Portland, Portland Business Alliance, Portland Center Stage, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, and Tampa Museum of Art.  Further, he has been an active volunteer, ambassador and supporter in the LBGTQ space, including Equality Florida, Basic Rights Oregon, and Our House of Portland.

Anxious to become involved in the Asheville community following the Covid-19 lockdown, Dave joined the board of Blue Ridge Pride in early 2021.

Jenn Lutz

Director of Volunteers

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Jenn Lutz (She/her/hers) is the up-and-coming Director of Festival Volunteers for Blue Ridge Pride. Moving from Atlanta just prior to the pandemic, she’s excited to dive into the LGBTQ+ community in Asheville and create inclusive volunteer experiences for everyone at Blue Ridge Pride.  

Jenn formerly worked for Out Georgia, the LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce. Developing events, networking, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ business owners and entrepreneurs. Now she’s Director of Agency Relations at MANNA FoodBank striving to build food security for everyone in WNC.  

Jenn and her native-to-Asheville partner, Maggie, along with their rescue dog, Honey, love to hike our beautiful mountains and spend weekends enjoying the local breweries.  

Perry Martino

Procession Team

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Perry Martino is working on getting the Welcoming WNC Procession organized and streamlined to assure a smooth, fun start to the festivities ahead of the festival .

Perry assisted last year registering participants and organizing at the starting point. He enjoyed meeting all the different folks excited to partake in the procession and followed behind them  to ensure all participants stayed the course!

Perry and his husband Russ along with their furry child Teddie moved to Asheville in November 2014 from Miami Beach, Florida. He opened the same concept store, Perfect Gifts which  he had in Miami Beach on Biltmore Avenue. The business was sold two years ago and now he and Russ work on their own Real Estate investments here in Asheville. Prior to Perry's ten years owning retail stores, he worked in NYC at various banks in the mortgage industry.

Perry states shortly after meeting Tina Madison White, he and Russ instigated having a pride parade, which developed into the procession. They are thankful to Tina being able to make it happen!

Perry is excited to now be part of Blue Ridge Pride and is looking forward to meeting all the others at Blue Ridge Pride he has not yet met!

Autumn McCarver

Member, Board of Directors

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Autumn grew up in Asheville, NC.  She moved away for several years to Charleston, SC and NYC but her love for the mountains and my family pulled me back home. Autumn spent 13 years in the nonprofit world through Feeding America Food Banks. She fell in love with the nonprofit world. 

Currently, she is a licensed real estate agent in both NC & NYC.  Her secondary passion is education. She is owner of WNC Real Estate & Educational Institute which provides real estate courses and soon courses in HerbologyWhen she is not working, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her St. Bernard mix, Amos.  She is excited to be a part of this organization and looks forward to contributing however she can.

Dr. Rachel Muir

Oral History Project Lead

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I am a retired scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey and I continue to pursue my vocation and avocation in environmental science as a scientist emeritus working with local federal offices and private efforts to research and protect endangered species and teach at local schools and institutions about conservation. When I moved to North Carolina from Washington DC about 5 years ago I did not realize that human rights, and the rights and welfare of THE LGBTQ community, were also endangered in this state, and now, our nation. Just as diversity in the natural world supports and sustains a complex world in the face of change, diversity in the human world strengthens us and enriches our lives; it opens our eyes to the new and the possible. I want to be part of the effort to protect that diversity and the dignity OF all people. Blue Ridge Pride gives me the opportunity to combine my professional skills and my passion for justice to promote equality for all.

David Perry

Director, Fundraising / Development; Member, Board of Directors

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David Perry is a native of North Carolina. He retired from federal service after 36 years in a variety of political and agency leadership positions. He was most recently Deputy Director for the US Small Business Administration (SBA) in Georgia and SBA National LGBTQ Outreach Director.

Prior to joining SBA in 1998, David served 16 years on the staff of US Congressman W.G. (Bill) Hefner (NC-8). He was appointed manager of a constituent services office at age 25 and later served as a domestic policy advisor on Capitol Hill.

As Deputy Director for Georgia from 2010 - 2016 he managed the delivery of SBA small business across the state. He developed and managed formalized partnerships with elected officials, corporate leaders and organizations representing diverse communities including African American, Hispanic, women, Veteran, seniors and LGBTQ.

As National LGBTQ Outreach Director from 2013 until 2016, David developed and managed SBA’s partnerships with national LGBT organizations, including the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the National Black Justice Coalition.   He represented SBA as part of a team that designed and executed the LGBT Business Builder, a two-year multi city initiative to increase the number of LGBT certified small businesses and raising awareness of SBA programs within the LGBTQ community.

After retiring from SBA, David worked with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce to establish its Stakeholder Engagement Initiative, a continuation of his work as SBA’s LGBTQ Outreach Director.

David is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. As a member of the university’s student legislature in the late 1970s, David introduced and secured passage of UNCC’s first LGBT nondiscrimination resolution and sponsored the bill chartering the school’s first Gay Student Union.

In 2019 he was recognized by Business Equality Magazine’s as one of 50 LGBTQ Legacy Leaders Over 50 in the U.S.

Jacqueline Rollins

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Jacqueline (“Jacqui”) Rollins grew up in Johnson City, TN. She left the region for several years, returning home in the midst of Covid-19 as a woman – much to the surprise of many acquaintances.

Today, Jacqui earns her keep as a data scientist. She breaks apart complex problems in order to develop end-to-end solutions [more specific term?]. She loves to martial Big Data in support of … social justice, education, and coalition-building.

Jacqui is an avid musician. She performs with several local acts in Asheville’s electronic and punk scene.  She particularly enjoys outdoor concerts. “They are a fantastic way to engage people and to attract individuals not yet reached. They also serve as a platform to promote visual and musical artists in the community.”

Jacqui also enjoys creating generative art using her expertise in data science. You can enjoy some of her artistic and musical compositions at GitHub, YouTube, SoundCloud, and LinkedIn.

Jacqui hopes to use her platform at Blue Ridge Pride to engage volunteers in a variety of community service projects. She is particularly eager to bring the community together to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ youth through initiatives that address needs like housing, health care, and supportive families.

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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | or For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  

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