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...
Deanna Cashel

Deanna Cashel

Deanna Cashel Deanna grew up on a farm in a small town, Harrodsburg, Kentucky. She has always been a giver and a nurturer, so she decided to pursue becoming a therapist. Deanna then moved to Radford, Virginia and got a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in German from...
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,...
Salley Williamson

Salley Williamson

Salley Williamson Development and Communications Specialist Salley Williamson grew up in the lowcountry of South Carolina. After high school, she migrated to Montana, where she lived for 10 years before moving to Asheville in 2008. She received a BA in Social Work...
Talia Scarpelli

Talia Scarpelli

Talia Scarpelli Talia Scarpelli joined Open Hearts in April 2017 after several months of volunteering and getting to know the many artists. Previously, Talia studied art at the University of Alabama, where she wrote political cartoons for the school newspaper and did...
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...