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 Name EmailCustom Content Status Reviewer Review Notes Applied Updated
JULIAN MARBUTEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (828) 684-1133 | City/ST/Zip: ARDEN North Carolina 28704



Keith Robinette11/16/2211/17/22
Whitney SwensonEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (508) 686-6518 | City/ST/Zip: Asheville North Carolina 28805

Interests: I am a voracious reader with a particular interest in LGBTQ+ fiction and memoir as a way for kids and young adults especially to see themselves represented on the page. I also feel as a parent is it is important for them to read these books to help better understand their children. And frankly, for those not under the LGBTQ+ umbrella
to learn and foster greater understanding and acceptance. I am pulling together a list of books I have read and wondered if there was a way it might be useful to you. Also, I have thoughts of starting a book group for kids and/or parents.

Background: I have always been an ally and passionate about LGBTQ+ rights. My 18 yo son recently came out so now I also have a child who is LGBTQ+.
I have a very flexible schedule and can be reached via phone or text at 508-686-6518. Email is also great. whitlovesbooks@gmail.com

ContactedKeith Robinette11/6-initial email sent11/04/2211/06/22
Be GibneyEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (585) 217-2686 | City/ST/Zip: Asheville North Carolina 28806

Interests: Programs that interest me: Festival /Events, Generation Plus, Oral History, Advocacy, and Community Service Projects

Particular Skill / Role Sets I Have: Writing, Editing, Photography, Videography, Data Entry, People & Project Management

Background: I'm a queer married 41-year-old woman. My wife and I have a sweet lil doggo and live in West Asheville. We both used to work in the service industry here in Asheville. Since the pandemic, we both now work from home and are really missing people/community and looking for ways to connect outside of bars.

I have a pretty wide range of experience professionally, and I have an even wider range of interests! I have sent an email expressing my interest in being an Oral History Interviewer, but I have experience in events, admin, social media, photography, Ops, et al.

I am really looking for just about any way to serve my community!

The best way to reach me is by text as I turn email notifications off on weekends. However, Mon-Fri email gets checked constantly, so either is great! 🙂

ContactedKeith Robinette10/23-initial email sent as well as text beginning of the week; follow up text sent on 11/7. Be was speaking with Amanda about Oral History and this may be the only interest that she wishes to become involved.10/22/2211/15/22
Holly SimmsEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (828) 702-5771 | City/ST/Zip: Asheville North Carolina 28803

Interests: Writing and editing are my main interest. I don’t know beans about web design though I’m willing to learn.

Background: I am a writer and lately, quite a lazy one. My work has been published in many magazines and anthologies. I’ve been the recipient of awards locally and nationally and that concludes the swimsuit portion of the pageant, for I don’t want you thinking that I’m a better writer and editor than I am.

My ways are quiet and my energies are limited, which means that I’m not one to be out-front engaging in public rah-rahs or calling up strangers for this or that. Let’s leave that to the social queens and enthusiastic extroverts in the family. My health restricts my ability to do deep-dives but I believe I’d enjoy contributing through the mysterious back channels of writing and editing to further Blue Ridge Pride’s causes.

Now that I have thrown a lot of obstacles your way, if you still think there’s a place for me as a volunteer, give me a call! Afternoons and early evenings are best for me.

ContactedKeith Robinette10/23-sent initial email, but will reach out by phone beginning of the week; follow up text sent 11/7. On 11/12, Holly responded and said she was going to wait until the 1st of next year to begin volunteering.10/14/2211/15/22
Lisa DiBernardoEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (717) 471-2824 | City/ST/Zip: Woodstock New York 19248

Interests: I’m a practicing lawyer in Pa for 34 yrs and my wife and I are moving to Asheville end of October. For our LGBTQ + community I run the Name Change program, guiding and shepherding folx through this essential part of their journey to authenticity. Would Lov to learn your area’s reqs and dive in! Will help in any way! Thanks for all you do!

Background: Cell number any time!

ContactedKeith Robinette10/23-sent initial email to set up time to talk, will reach out by phone beginning of the week; text message sent 11/709/23/2211/07/22
Jane MaloneEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (828) 220-1170 | City/ST/Zip: Arden North Carolina 28704

Interests: Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession. Photographer/Videographer

Background: I want to photograph during the "Photographers / Videographers SHIFT 2, from 2-7 PM" on 24 September. I am available for 2 hours, between 6-8:00 PM.

Can I include my photographs or videos in my portfolio? Will I need release forms for individuals? Are there any limitations on use?

Thank you. Jane

PlacedBRPC AdminConnected to photography team08/15/2208/23/22
Melissa HoskinsEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (239) 980-2766 | City/ST/Zip: Fletcher North Carolina 28732

Interests: Events, community service projects

Background: As a queer member of Asheville it has been on my heart to become a part of the LGBTQ community in some fashion. I enjoy volunteering with other groups like food connection and transformation village, but desire community here as well. I look forward to the fun and service that I can be a part of. I can be reached in my cell. I usually work 7-5:30, but will call back or respond to emails as promptly as I can.

ContactedKeith Robinette8/19-Inital email sent, I will be talking with Melissa on 8/2508/10/2208/22/22
Jennifer Kass-GreenEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (336) 529-8126 | City/ST/Zip: Asheville North Carolina 28803

Interests: Would be interested in serving on the Board of Directors.

Background: At Explore Asheville and in my personal life I'm interested in uplifting and co-creating with the LGBTQ+ community of Asheville and WNC. I can be reached by email or phone.

PlacedButch ThompsonMet with Jenn. She submitted bio. I sent to BOD for review. Will bring up for vote07/19/2208/10/22
Christine La FeminaEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (828) 390-1332 | City/ST/Zip: Morganton North Carolina 28655

Interests: Security

Background: I am interested in any type of security related role in this years festival. I was supposed to volunteer last year and the year prior but the pandemic caused the events to be cancelled.

ContactedKeith Robinette7/18-I spoke with Christine on 5/18/22 and discussed the interest in Pride security. I will reach back out update on any information. Is there someone who needs to talk to her about this?07/17/2207/18/22
Amber AddisonEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (252) 207-5466 | City/ST/Zip: Asheville North Carolina 28806

Interests: Pride Fest

Background: Hello!

I am a store manager at Starbucks in the Asheville area. I was reaching out about how we can volunteer for Pride Fest in September! I would love to be able to set up a booth to give away water and iced coffee. Or if there is something else you need volunteers for? Please let me know as Starbucks would love to get involved. Thanks!

ContactedKeith Robinette7/16-initial email sent07/13/2207/16/22
Mary ClarkEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (649) 807-5013 | City/ST/Zip: Asheville North Carolina 28805



ContactedKeith Robinette6/27-Initial email sent; 7/16-no response yet 06/26/2207/16/22
Lindsay MurdockEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (240) 566-2122 | City/ST/Zip: Weaverville North Carolina 28787

Interests: I’ve coordinated and volunteered at plenty of different non-profit events including Bozeman Pride, so I’m happy to help at any events.

I also work in a compliance/ project management role and am happy to assist with writing and project management as needed.

Background: I’m newer to the area and want to find new ways to impact the local community in a positive way. I’ve been volunteering for 16 years in different capacities including serving on boards, fundraising, and event planning, and am happy to help in any way I can.

ContactedKeith Robinette6/27-Initial email sent; 7/16-finally got a response and will reach out and set up interview. 06/25/2207/16/22
Andrew SelkingEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (803) 465-1313 | City/ST/Zip: Franklin North Carolina 28734

Interests: I want to be a visible supporter in my small town and participate in events and community service projects.

Background: Cell phone is the best way to reach me.

ContactedKeith Robinette6/14-Initial email sent; 6/27-no response as of today. I will reach out one more time 06/13/2206/27/22
Ashley CarrEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (478) 283-8013 | City/ST/Zip: Alexander North Carolina 28701


Background: Hello! I am the therapist at a men's recovery program here in Asheville. I have a client who is very interested in getting involved volunteering in the LGBTQA+ community. His name is Caden Lucas and his email is clucas2021@gmail.com. Please let him know how he can help out! Thanks so much!

PlacedKeith Robinette6/14-Initail email sent:6/16-Caden is very interested in whatever is needed. I will be continuing the conversation with him and what fits with his vision06/10/2206/27/22
david krimmEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (270) 945-6308 | City/ST/Zip: asheville North Carolina 28806


Background: A student, moved here to Asheville a yr ago, email is the best way to reach me. want to meet and volunteer with others in the community.

ContactedKeith Robinette5/31/22-contacted by email;6/27-no response as of today05/26/2206/27/22
Ron TurnerEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (954) 579-0588 | City/ST/Zip: Asheville North Carolina 28801

Interests: Oral History

Background: This record entered by Tina after talking to Ron. He and his partner of 40 years moved here from Florida. (He is 75) He recently volunteered as a greeter at the YWCA but didn't find it interesting. I described our opportunities. He is especially interested in Oral History. He says that someone will need to help him to understand how to use the technology.
He used to run an assisted living facility in Pompano Beach and a bistro.

ContactedA WrayApplication sent to Amanda05/13/2205/18/22
Katie CarusoEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (919) 667-5773 | City/ST/Zip: Asheville North Carolina 28804

Interests: I am interested in volunteering in whatever capacity I can be of the most help. I am especially excited about opportunities to engage with community events and members and focus on areas including writing and communications.

Background: I am hoping to become more involved in the LGBTQIA+ community in western North Carolina and am so excited about the possibility of volunteering with Blue Ridge Pride. I studied biology and religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and since graduating, I have worked roles related to conservation and the environment. I also have experience in communications and community organizing. Email is the best way to reach me, and I am available anytime over email.

PlacedKeith RobinetteI spoke with Katie today via email and set up an interview for this Friday 5/20 at 1pm. My conversation with Katie was great. She is excited to become involved with BRP and open to any events that come up outside of her work schedule. She will be a great voluteer.04/26/2206/27/22
Athena kinchEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (828) 230-8040 | City/ST/Zip: Asheville North Carolina 28806

Interests: Festival /events

Background: Email or phone and day or evening is fine.

PlacedKeith Robinette5/18/22 Emailed to set up some time for an interview to discuss interests04/17/2206/27/22
Lori MillerEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (828) 421-0867 | City/ST/Zip: Asheville North Carolina 28808

Interests: I volunteered on the past for volunteer check in. Early in the day is better for me.

Background: My daughter came out as trans 5 years ago when she lived in Asheville. I wanted to attend Blue Ridgewell Pride celebration with her but she asked me to stay home. When she moved away I volunteered to help with volunteer check in and gave Free Mom Hugs the rest of the day.

ContactedKeith Robinette5/18/22 Reached out by email to see about setting up a time for an interview to discuss interests04/16/2205/18/22
Leene HermannEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (124) 885-5499 | City/ST/Zip: Asheville North Carolina 28806


Background: My main focus is to meet other older lesbians and help out with whatever you need.

ContactedKeith RobinetteTina spoke to her. Interested in Generation Plus. Keith following up. 5/23/22-Sent her an email to follow up by setting a time to talk.04/13/2205/23/22
Gina DuncanEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (407) 222-2069 | City/ST/Zip: Asheville North Carolina 28803

Interests: Programs
Speakers Bureau

Background: Reach me anytime.

PlacedButch Thompson1/10/22 Emailed to set up meeting.01/07/2202/25/22
Gina DuncanEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (407) 222-2069 | City/ST/Zip: Asheville North Carolina 28803

Interests: Programs
Speakers Bureau

Background: Reach me anytime.

PlacedButch ThompsonMoved back to Florida01/07/2205/11/22
Tate PowellEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (828) 405-8790 | City/ST/Zip: Waynesville North Carolina 28786

Interests: I am interested in Oral History, community service projects, and advocacy programs.

Background: I am particularly interested in the oral history program because it would be interesting to hear the experiences of LGBTQ+ people in WNC. I feel like our history has been silenced on many fronts and I want to be a part of the revival of these stories. I'm also interested in any community service projects and advocacy programs. The best way to reach me is by email (tatepow@gmail.com) and I am available to correspond at any time.

ContactedKeith Robinette5/18/22 Reached out by email to see about an interview to discuss interests and opportunities. It seems he is very interested with the Oral History Program;6/27-Sent to A Wray for further interview11/08/2106/27/22
Meredith HammondEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (828) 775-8694 | City/ST/Zip: Mars Hill North Carolina 28754


Background: I work with Social Work Students here at Mars Hill University who are interested in completing their junior and senior field internships within your program and would love the opportunity to speak with you about those programs and students to see if you might be interested in possibly hosting a student in the spring. I can be reached on my cell at 828-775-8694 or my office number at 828-689-1336.

Thank you and I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Meredith Hammond

ContactedKeith RobinetteButch: 5-11-2022 Never responded to email sent 10/25 sent email requesting time to chat; 5/18/22 Sent out email to try and set up a time to talk.09/27/2105/23/22
Joanne FoxEmail hidden; Javascript is required.

Phone: (980) 230-9198 | City/ST/Zip: I grew up in Brick, NJ but just moved to Asheville North Carolina 97215

Interests: I am new to the area so don’t know enough about the needs and programs

Background: I am retired from working in a corporate job with experience in accounting, budgeting, planning, purchasing. I also have interest in making art, gardening, cooking, photography. I am a facilitator of an amazing process of self discovery called SoulCollage®️. I would love to share my skills with your organization.
PS - I am a late in life lesbian, having come out at age 54. I am also a mom to an amazing 27 year old who lives in the Asheville area. I just moved here from Portland, OR.

Not Reviewedkarob@blueridgepride.orgHas not responded as of 5/11/22. Reach out 1 more time, interested to see if she would like to discuss Board of Directors opportunitiesEmailed 10-6 asking for time/day to contact and talk on the phone.5/23/22-emailed to see if still interested in volunteering.09/21/2105/23/22
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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  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com 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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