Christa:Christa* has lived in WNC for almost 20 years. In her spare time, she loves to travel, create artwork and jewelry, hike and kayak.
She spent years raising her family, studying massage therapy, getting a college degree, and working in food service before finding herself at AFG Distribution.
She is a great speller but can’t type without making millions of typos and she has an unnatural obsession with Kenny Loggins.
*Please note that Christa may secretly be a spy or ninja of some sort. We aren’t sure, but we’ve begun a thorough investigation into the matter.
Julia loves calling the mountains her home! Any weekend over 70°, she can be found out on the river with her dogs. She likes music in any form and will take any chance she gets to go to a show or festival.
She loves her job here because you can ask questions like: “What astrological sign are the ninja turtles?”
For the past twenty years, Lisa has lived in Central Florida, but her heart’s been in Asheville. She and her four legged friend, Eli, have finally returned permanently, after visiting Asheville several weeks a year for many years now. Moving “home” was inevitable, and AFG Distribution offered the perfect opportunity to make that dream come true.
One of her most memorable adventures was not by foot or tire, but by water -- A five day jet ski trip to the Bahamas that began on the Florida Coast! This trip ended with a bang, with stops by Coast Guards and Customs officials of all sorts who proceeded to search their crafts for illegal substances, adding five extra hours to the already exciting adventure.
Lisa has a fascination with gourmet foods, wine, motorcycles, racing, good local Asheville music, and she is absolutely obsessed with Aussies (Australian Shepherds that is!)
Lisa is living the dream being back in Asheville amongst her broad circle of friends that are, at heart,family- and a big one at that!
A poet, musician, visionary, proud father of six beautiful children and husband to a goddess of a wife, Max was born in Argentina and recently moved to Asheville to get away from the hustle and bustle of his hometown Miami.
Driven by pure passion, heart and desire to keep learning and growing, Max is a true “guererro de la luz”
Max mostly loves playing with his son Enoch, collecting sneakers, vinyl records, art, action figures & tattoos. He spends his days producing music, writing, cooking, and researching metaphysics, occult studies & conspiracy theories, all while raising his family and working at AFG (the freaking best job he has ever had!).
Check out his music at:www.KingdomKomeMusic.com
Amy hails from Massachusetts! In 1998 she decided to leave her hometown of Holyoke; first stop Asheville, NC! That’s when the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains captivated her soul. Amy loves to travel! From California to Vermont, Canada to Mexico, including places like the Bahamas and Honduras. She has 8 girlfriends that she travels this great nation with. She has became Cicerone certified as a beer expert & was honored by the JCI as a Lifetime Senator for her community services & fund raising.
She loves her partner Jeff & helps raise his teenage son. She’s a member of Freedom Biker Church & attends Zumba classes. Amy enjoys hiking, kayaking & tossing balls to 1 of her 4 dogs. Tattoos, motorcycles, the color purple, wine, a romantic Nicholas Sparks book & her family make her smile.
She loves Love, kindness, nature, being crafty, warm summer days and campfires on starry nights. Her bucket list includes: skydiving, laying in a villa in the Turks of Caicos, driving a convertible mini Cooper around the streets in Italy & retiring before she’s too old to enjoy her freedoms.
He grew up in NC and lived in NC all his life but he is no stranger to traveling. Adam has traveled the country since he was 14 years with his BMX team aka second family from Southern California to New York City to Daytona Florida.
Time off the bike was spent shredding the slopes of NC but wishing he could be back in Vail, Colorado. Now he lives mostly through the enjoyment of his dog Joplin, she is Adam’s hiking, biking, backpacking, and a daily reminder of pure happiness! He has lived in Asheville for 4 years now and loves it more and more every day, between the people the mountains and the endless amounts of festivities, Asheville is what he calls home!
Hobbies: waking up to coffee, backpacking, kayaking, mountain biking, music, hiking, basically anything active…but then washing it all down with a good IPA.
Brad is a native North Carolinian, who’s lived in Greensboro and Wilmington, but his heart is in Asheville, and he’s lived here since 2003 and loves it. He’s also lived in Vermont for a short gig, and Colorado for a long one.
Brad loves the mountains, and enjoys hiking, camping and snowboarding.
In addition, he likes traveling and spending his spare time with his wife Kim and dog, Hazel. Brad’s other favorite things are music (especially live music), watching college basketball (Go Heels!), eating good food and drinking tasty beer.
Though she has lived all over the country & has spent a great time sleeping on the cliffs of San Francisco, traveling to the glaciers of Alaska, living in the woods for months at a time at the Rainbow Gathering in Modoc California, froze in Minnesota, roasting in Texas, She finally settled in the best area: Asheville NC!
She enjoys sewing & cross stitch, hiking/camping, photography, red hair, hot chicks, roses, gardening, randomness, intellectualism, sarcasm, magic, working hard, strong women, inspiring people, making people laugh, dancing, cooking awesome food, sexy shoes, working out, eye makeup, cherries, coffee (dark with extra sugar and extra cream), avocados, passion, being right, knowing my job well, writing, selling smoking accessories, hanging out with family making things, collecting rocks, puzzle & trivia games, antiquing, flea marketing, cats, horoscopes, tight-lacing, and making art of all mediums.
She has close friends and family, and is very comfortable being open about anything. She is very unorganized and too opinionated. Somewhat obnoxious in nature she is used to questioning stares to abnormal behavior and comments she quite often makes. Spelling and losing/finding things are her biggest challenges...
Originally from NYC, but having recently migrated from California, Marlowe is stoked to call the Great Smoky Mountains of Asheville, NC home. An avid outdoor enthusiast, he is most passionate about snowboarding and hiking, basketball and golf. When not outdoors, you can oftentimes find him grooving at shows, playing a mean game of hold’em, or enjoying all the craft suds Asheville has to offer.
A true sports die-hard Marlowe eats, sleeps and breathes his NY clubs (NYM/NYJ/NYR/NYK). While a big fan of Carolina BBQ, don’t be surprised to hear him complain about the lack of quality pizza/bagels outside of ‘the city’. Marlowe is a happy-go-lucky soul who is all about good vibes, and is elated to have found a home with his AFG family!
Greg is an avid family/community man. Throughout most of the year he is coaching/volunteering at youth league sports events. Greg has three children and a wonderful woman that means the world to him.
After growing up in upstate S.C. Cathy has lived in WNC for 29 years. She loves Asheville and living in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. She enjoys people watching, flea markets, sewing, reading, collecting local art, vintage hats & clothing, vinyl records, and antique photographs of random people. She loves traveling and spending time with family, mermaids, Halloween, dark roast coffee and people who appreciate the funny side of things. Cathy loves to bake. Especially rich, decadent chocolate desserts. No relation to Betty Crocker although they share skills and a last name.