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?”
Amy is originally from Massachusetts, but has now lived in NC for over 20 years. She has recently become a new mom to her beautiful daughter, Saylor Rain, and also has an 18 yr old step son that she & her fiance raise full time. At this point in time, she fills her mornings by "Movin Mamas" walking groups with their babies at the park, story time at the local library, Kindermusik classes and activities that help simulate her toddler's mind. When she finds time for herself, she enjoys traveling with her girlfriends, a tall beautiful glass of wine, a sappy Nicholas Spark book and tossing a ball to her 3 dogs.
She loves the emotions involved with LOVE, kindness, nature, being crafty, warm summer days and campfires on a starry night. 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.
Things Amy is not good at: Being mean, cooking and driving slowly
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.
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.
From beach bum to mountain man…
Kinzie grew up overseas from the Phillipines, to Cuba, to Germany.
He has lived in NC since 1998, and has called Asheville his home since 2009. He shares his life with his lovely wife Erin, Lola the cat, Buckley the dog, and most recently, his first child, Ella, born in March 2018.
Loves: getting outdoors, family time, singing and playing guitar, enjoying a craft beer, tubing down the river, traveling, eating at local food trucks, catching a live show and just plain livin’!
Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Jesse relocated to the mountains of Western North Carolina in 2018. Before joining the team at AFG, he taught high school history and civics. He enjoys live music (especially Umphrey's McGee, Phish, moe. and STS9), traveling, skateboarding, and trivia.
Shane is a Maryland native that has been living in Asheville, NC since 2012. He fell in love with the spirit and culture of Asheville on his various trips visiting the area.
Jeff is a WNC native and loves being able to live in one of the best places in the country! Outside of work you can find him at a local venue catching a show, jamming with friends on mandolin, browsing vintage stores, and ending the day at one of Asheville's great bars and breweries.
Austin is an Asheville native who has called this town home for the last 25 years. You can usually catch a sighting of him grabbing a cold one with the homies or with a tight line on some river or lake. Austin is an avid outdoor enthusiast and fisherman who graduated from Western Carolina University with a double major in business administration/law and Marketing ( Go Cats!)
Vanessa was born in Central Mexico and moved to the Asheville area at a young age. She worked 10+ years in the restaurant/bar industry, along with working as a Spanish interpreter before coming to AFG. Si Habla Español!