Colby Deal

Colby Deal

Colby Deal Colby is a musician and artist who joined Open Hearts Art Center in May 2021. Originally from Alabama, he moved to Asheville in 2016 after visiting and falling in love with the music and art community. When he discovered Open Hearts Art Center, he saw his...
Anne Wray

Anne Wray

Anne Wray Anne Wray was born in Kentucky. She attended Warren Wilson College in the early 80s, majoring in fine arts and minoring in religion. She fell in love with the area, and after graduating, made Asheville her home and never left. She has worked in many jobs,...
Ashley Riddle

Ashley Riddle

Ashley Riddle Local to the area, born and raised in Marion, NC, Ashley studied special education and recreation management at Appalachian State University. She is attending the MSW program at WCU, starting in fall 2021, to become a LCSW. Ashley plans to continue to...
Tom Preston

Tom Preston

Tom Preston Tom has been working in the mental health field since 1984. Most of his time was spent as a substance abuse counselor for the Buncombe County mental health entity Blue Ridge Center in the Intensive Outpatient program, the Neil Dobbins Detox Center, and in...
Lyric Powers

Lyric Powers

Lyric Powers Lyric is a native Ohioan but has lived in Western NC since 2002 with her partner and child (b. 2003). She has a background in design, having worked as a freelance web and graphic designer for over ten years before shifting into a caregiving career. In...
Bryan Ottaviano

Bryan Ottaviano

Bryan Ottaviano Senior Program Manager and On-Site Qualified Professional Bryan is a performer, writer, healer, director, and choreographer, hailing from New England. He has been working in professional theatre for nearly twenty years. Some of his favorite roles...