Businesses by Industry

  • Advertising/Marketing

    ATRÉVETE LLC

    Iliana Hernandez ’17
    Phone: ‪(828) 423-0224‬
    Email: atrevete.llc@gmail.com

    ATRÉVETE LLC serves forward-looking organizations seeking expertise to grow and sustain their work through diverse storytelling rooted in equity and creativity
    Vision: dare yourself to imagine (see) a world where we connect across platforms towards collective joy and justice
    Values: transparency, transformation, social justice, trust, culture
    Services Provided: Brand management; Brand creation; Social Media Management; Graphic Design; Storytelling; DEIA Consulting; Grant Making Management; Marketing Consulting; Email marketing; Content Planning and Management; Copy Editing

    Latinx-Owned, LGBTQIA+ Owned, Woman-Owned

  • Agriculture/ Forestry

    Gaining Ground Farm – Leicester, NC

    Aaron ’02 and Anne Grier
    Phone:‬ (828) 545-2315
    Email:‬ sluderbranch@yahoo.com
    Instagram: @Gaininggroundfarm
    Website

    Gaining Ground Farm is a diversified vegetable farm providing organic produce to restaurants, tailgate markets, and CSA members in and around Asheville, NC.


    Hickory Nut Gap – Fairview, NC

    Amy ’00 and Jamie ’00 Ager
    Phone:‬ (828) 628-1027
    Instagram: @hickorynutgap | Facebook: hickorynutgapmeats
    Website

    At Hickory Nut Gap we value and respect the complex relationships between humans and nature. By using regenerative agriculture and ethical animal welfare practices, Hickory Nut Gap produces the highest-quality, best-tasting meats to ensure we all thrive from the ground up.

    Woman-Owned


    Smallholding Farm – Morganton, NC

    Ellie Goldstein ’20 and Daniel Bryant
    Phone:‬ (404) 805-4299
    Email: Smallholdingwnc@gmail.com
    Instagram: @Smallholdingfarm
    Website

    Ellie and Daniel are a small farm practicing minimal to no till and organic techniques. Smallholding grows a diverse array of vegetable crops, flowers, herbs, and eggs from their layers. Smallholding is located in Morganton North Carolina. Catch them at East Asheville tailgate, through their CSA, encompass farm CSA, FEED AVL farm, or find them online to see where their vegetables are being sold!

    Woman-Owned


    West AVL Gardens – Asheville, NC

    Geneva Bierce-Wilson ’10
    Phone:‬ (828) 318-6053
    Email: biercewilson@gmail.com
    Website

    West AVL Gardens provides weekly-monthly garden maintenance in West Asheville, NC.
    Summer Services: Hand Weeding, Pruning, and Tidying
    Winter Services: English Ivy Removal, Fruit Tree Pruning, and Tidying

    Woman-Owned

  • Architecture/ Engineering

    Andropogon Associates – Raleigh, NC

    Martha Eberle ’07
    Phone: (919) 800-0523‬
    Email: eberlem@andropogon.com
    Instagram: @andropogonltd LinkedIn: #Andropogon Associates, Ltd
    Website

    Founded nearly fifty years ago, Andropogon is an MBE-certified landscape architecture and ecological design firm committed to the principle of “designing with nature,” creating innovative, beautiful, and evocative landscapes inspired by the careful observation of natural processes and informed by environmental research. The firm’s designers have applied their ecological design approach to a broad range of sustainable site design, planning, ecological restoration, and innovative stormwater management projects. Andropogon’s body of national and international work includes early examples of innovative green strategies that have withstood the test of time. The firm was proud to be honored as the 2018 ASLA Landscape Firm Award in recognition of its work.

    Latinx-Owned

  • Art/Design

    Alday Art Studio – Hendersonville, NC

    Sarah Elliott Alday ’14
    Phone: (828) 782-9279
    Email: aldayartstudio@gmail.com
    Website
    Social Media: @aldayartstudio

    Our Studio offers Murals, Tattoos, Piercings, Tooth Gems, Fairy Hair, Logos, Graphic Design, Fine Art, & Custom Art Commissions. Owners Sarah Elliott Alday & Esaü Garcia Alday, and their son Azül Elliott Alday reside in Asheville, NC and have traveled throughout the Southeast, painting murals for almost six years, and are thankful to currently create with a team of four additional artists, at Alday Art Studio in Hendersonville, NC. Contact Us to Design a Custom Creative Project for You! Grateful to Everyone for their Support! All the Gratitude, Creativity & Joy to You All Infinitely! May you all have a sweet Now always!
    Latinx-Owned, Woman-Owned


    Functional Heirlooms

    Wendy (Thoreson) Eggerman ’12
    Email: Functionalheirloommaker@gmail.com
    Website
    Social Media: @functionalheirlooms

    Wendy makes everyday pottery to brighten your day and elevate the moment. Known for her matte earthy colors and surfaces inspired by the patina of antiques, these pots are truly one of a kind.

    Latinx-Owned, Woman-Owned


    Little River District Studios, LLC – Asheville, NC

    Kathryn Beattie ’87
    Phone: (828) 275-2405
    Email: Leadinggreendist@aol.com

    LRD Studios provides individual studio spaces partitioned within a large older (but completely updated) building off Glendale Ave. This is a working studio, not zoned for retail or public access, though sales by appointment are fine. Washout sink, kitchenette, WiFi included for everyone’s use. 24/7access, security DVR on premises.

    LGBTQIA+ Owned, Woman-Owned


    Moon Rabbit Craft – Black Mountain, NC

    Stefanie Riggs ’15
    Phone: (630) 914-4526
    Email: Moonrabbitcraft@gmail.com
    Social Media: @moonrabbitcraft

    Introducing Moon Rabbit Craft, a unique artisanal venture founded by Stefanie in the charming town of Black Mountain, NC. Specializing in handwoven and naturally dyed creations, Stefanie’s dedication to her craft shines through in each piece she meticulously creates. From unique cowls to elegant scarves, her items feature natural fibers beautifully dyed with materials like indigo and black walnut, reflecting a harmonious blend of nature and artistry. With a passion for preserving traditional techniques and a love for the environment, Moon Rabbit Craft offers a collection that embraces both authenticity and sustainability.

    Woman-Owned


    Oh Possum Outlaw

    Elaina Blount ’20
    Phone: (704) 689-8343
    Email: elainablount2020@gmail.com
    Instagram: @ohpossumoutlaw

    Screenprinted designs on Vintage/thrifted clothing, for Opossum lovers and weird art appreciators.

    Woman-Owned


    Papercraft Miracles LLC – Buffalo, NY

    Janna Willoughby-Lohr ’04
    Phone: (855) 472-7375
    Email: info@papercraftmiracles.com
    Instagram/Facebook/TikTok: @papercraftmiracles
    Twitter/Pinterest: @papermiracle
    Website

    Papercraft Miracles is an eco-friendly handmade paper art company. They make magical things out of paper that bring meaning and connection to people’s lives. They create handmade papers & stationery, paper flowers, handbound books and plantable seed bombs that grow when planted in the ground. Specializing in sustainable weddings and events, corporate orders and custom projects.

    LGBTQIA+ Owned, Woman-Owned

  • Construction

    Harvest Sun Construction, LLC – Edgewood, NM

    David Patterson ’89
    Phone:‬ (505) 239-8829
    Email: dnpatt@hubwest.com
    Website

    Harvest Sun Construction, LLC is a residential remodeling company based in Edgewood, NM doing work in the Albuquerque and East Mountain areas of New Mexico. Dave has been in business since 2004 and has done large and small projects. He currently focuses on small to medium remodeling projects such as bathrooms, kitchens, flooring and decks. He believes in doing the job right the first time and listening to the clients wishes and concerns, which in turn has led to the majority of jobs being repeat customers and through word of mouth.


    JAG and Associates Construction, Inc – Asheville, NC

    Jody Guokas ’22
    Phone:‬ (828) 252-4205
    Email: info@JAGGreen.com
    Website

    A Custom home builder serving Asheville and the surrounding area with a focus on green building and sustainability.


    Shelterwood Construction – Fayston, VT

    Colin Lindberg ’01
    Phone:‬ (802) 793-2028
    Email: Colin@Shelterwoodconstruction.com
    Website

    Shelterwood Construction is a custom residential homebuilder focusing exclusively on building energy efficient, net-zero, homes for clients in central Vermont.


  • Consulting

    AlexanderHancock Associates

    Jacob Ratliff ’18
    Phone:‬ (704) 892-5097
    Email: jacob@alexanderhancock.com
    Website

    AlexanderHancock Associates is a boutique management consulting and training firm that has helped 150+ organizations improve performance through helping managers confidently and effectively have strategic conversations with their direct reports. Since its founding in 1990, AlexanderHancock has trained over 4,000 managers in Fortune 500 companies, and has an extensive track record of measurable and sustained results. AlexanderHancock’s most popular training programs include “Improving Performance,” “Coaching & Developing Your Team,” “Influencing Across the Organization,” and “Writing for Results.”

    LGBTQIA+ Owned


    Western Integrated Systems – San Francisco, CA

    Jim Hughes ’61
    Phone:‬ (415) 989-1777 x 714
    Email: jim.hughes@westint.com
    Website

    WIS is a reseller of software and hardware products for various EMC applications and professional services. WIS was founded in 1981 with offices in AZ and CA. We have an extensive customer base in the Western area of the US. Our products and services serve customers in many industries in the government sector (Federal, State, County and City), commercial entities and educational institutions.

    Veteran-Owned

  • Event Services

    Flowers by Alana – Estacada, OR

    Alana Weintraub ’06
    Phone:‬ (850) 450-9411
    Email: alana.prana@gmail.com
    Facebook
    Instagram
    Website

    Flowers by Alana is a boutique floral design studio servicing Oregon and Washington clients with romantic, garden-inspired event flowers. We specialize in weddings, funerals, corporate events, and also teach seasonal flower design courses in our studio.

    LGBTQIA+ Owned, Woman-Owned


    Pensacola Parade People LLC – Pensacola, FL

    Audrey Preston ’04
    Phone:‬ (850) 696-7566
    Email: info@paradepeople.com
    Facebook
    Website

    Pensacola Parade People, located in Pensacola, FL, is the city’s only store dedicated to parade supplies. Carrying a wide variety of Mardi Gras beads, throws, decorations, and wearable items, PPP has the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices. Parade People is open to the public October through May annually and online year-round.

    Woman-Owned

  • Finance / Insurance

    ALFIE – Asheville, NC

    Jon Sarver ’94
    Phone:‬ (828) 776-8632
    Email: Jon@alfieloans.com
    Website

    ALFIE is a community-based private debt fund that provides construction financing for real estate projects in NC and SC.

  • Food / Beverage Services

    Boonville Barn Collective – Boonville, CA

    Gideon Burdick ’10
    Phone:‬ (707) 901-7110
    Email: gideon@boonvillebarn.com
    Social Media: @boonvillebarn
    Website

    Boonville Barn Collective is a woman-owned farm that’s been producing unique chile powders since 2012 in the resource-rich Anderson Valley in Northern California, including our signature Piment d’Ville.

    In addition to chiles, Boonville Barn grows a plethora of dry beans, olive oil, and for those lucky enough to live close by, fresh strawberries.

    Woman-Owned


    Budgies Bakeshop – Candler, NC

    Brianna Perras McColl ’11 and James McColl ’12
    Phone: (828) 365-8441
    Email: Budgiesbakeshop@gmail.com
    Website
    Facebook: facebook.com/budgiesbakeshopp | Instagram: @budgiesbakeshop

    Family owned from scratch bakery and coffee shop committed to being a welcoming and safe space for everyone.

    LGBTQIA+ Owned, Woman-Owned


    Fonta Flora Brewery – Morganton, NC

    Todd Boera ’08
    Phone: (828) 475-7501
    Email: todd@fontaflora.com
    Facebook: @fontaflorabrewery | Instagram: @fontaflorabrew
    Website

    Fonta Flora Brewery integrates the soul of agriculture with the artisanship of zymurgy to create a menagerie of rustic and savory libations. With an emphasis on seasonal flora, Fonta Flora brings English tradition and Belgian inspiration to the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.

    Fonta Flora utilizes local artists to help conceptualize the notion that fermentation is yet another medium for creating art. This uniquely artisan approach to beer yields a sustainable product filled with culture from our very own community. Locations in Morganton, Nebo, and Charlotte.


    Leading Green Distributing, Inc – Asheville, NC

    Kathryn Beattie ’87
    Phone: (828) 275-2405
    Email: Leadinggreendist@aol.com

    Leading Green provides refrigerated transportation of locally produced goods, and regional pickup and delivery for local distributors. Routes to restaurants, stores, distribution centers within 5 hours of Asheville. Also provide recycling of difficult materials to businesses. Reasonable rates, sustainably managed to keep fewer vehicles on the road.

    LGBTQIA+ Owned, Woman-Owned


    Robert Rust Foods – Winston-Salem, NC

    Adrian Smith ’11
    Phone: (336) 692-4621
    Email:adrian.smith@robertrustfoods.com
    Social Media:@robertrustfoods

    The story of Robert Rust Foods is 75 years in the making. In 1947, Robert (Bob) Rust bought a Cushman scooter to sell hotdogs in Shelby, NC. In 2022, Robert’s grandson, Adrian Smith, restored the scooter, founded Robert Rust Foods, and began making burritos and bowls, with lots of hands-on love, in Winston-Salem.

    They still sell hot food out of the scooter at farmers markets, breweries, and other events, but their products can also be found in grocery stores across North Carolina. Their burritos are cooked, rolled, and wrapped by people, not machines. Each ingredient is carefully selected for flavor and texture. The burritos and bowls feature big, chunky ingredients and attentive care throughout the entire process. You can taste the difference.


    Taproot Coffee Roasters – Hickory, NC

    Alison Blount ’17
    Phone: (806) 407-8348
    Email: Hickorycoffee@gmail.com
    Social Media:@taprootcoffee
    Website

    Taproot Coffee promotes interdependent relationships between neighbors by holding space for fresh ideas, new friends, and good coffee. The only coffee roaster in Hickory, NC, Taproot sets the standard for the foothills, roasting weekly in small batches, making quality accessible to everyone from the back of a renovated school bus.

    Woman-Owned, Christian-Owned

  • Health Services

    Campbell Endeavors, LLC – Hilo, HI

    Nancy J Campbell, LMT ’86
    Phone:‬ (808) 321-2209
    Email: nancy@campbelllmbt.com
    Website

    Campbell Endeavors is the Medical Massage Therapy practice and fine arts provided by Nancy Campbell, LMT. She is also a continuing education provider for the massage community as well as a creative wellness in the workplace presenter for local businesses.

    Woman-Owned


    Community Herbals – Fairview, NC

    Heidi Berkovitz ’96
    Phone:‬ (828) 707-6681
    Email: naturegal2004@hotmail.com
    Facebook
    Website

    Heidi Berkovitz, BA Ed. is a clinical herbalist and educator specializing in locally sourced, grown and wildcrafted plant medicine. She offers a wide array of handmade herbal products, classes and consultations. A unique addition to her practice includes free book check out featuring herbalism and natural health, and the use of a variety medicine making equipment by appointment. Visit her website to learn more.

    LGBTQIA+ Owned, Woman-Owned, Locally owned


    Live Lively Yoga -Princeton, NJ

    Sophie Schnitzlein ’20
    Phone:‬ (908) 616-9552
    Email: livelivelyyoga@gmail.com
    Facebook | Instagram
    Website

    Live Lively teaches functional movement, social emotional learning, and embodiment utilizing a client based approach to enhance and celebrate wellbeing in all individuals. Live Lively shares both traditional and adaptive offerings however, we specialize in working with individuals who have intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities. We embrace a verity of modalities to share inclusive and adaptive wellness.

    Woman-Owned


    Windcrest Animal Hospital – Wilmington, DE

    Morgan Dawkins ’92
    Phone:‬ (302) 998-2995
    Email: dawkinsdvm@verizon.net
    Website

    Veterinary Hospital provide general practice and ER care for cats, dogs and exotic species.

     

  • Hospitality

    Pine Gables Cabins on Lake Lure – Lake Lure, NC

    Jim ’80 and Robin ’82 Proctor
    Phone:‬ (828) 779-3100
    Email: pinegables@aol.com
    Facebook
    Website

    Eight vacation rental cabins. Four historic cabins and four new log cabins.

    Woman-Owned

  • Legal Services

    Integrative Law Center – Burlington, NC

    J Kim Wright ’81
    Phone:‬ (336) 538-3100
    Email: kim@integrativelawcenter.com
    LinkedIn
    Website

    Shouldn’t your legal documents align with what matters most to you? They can. Integrative lawyers work with sustainable businesses to create contracts and relationships that reflect your commitment to people, planet, and profit. We bring those skills to other legal documents: wills, trusts, separation agreements, and more. Internationally known for her work with the Conscious Contracts(R) model, Founder, J. Kim Wright has returned to North Carolina to offer her expertise from coast to mountains. She also works with Earth Lawyers on projects that recognize our interconnectedness.

    Woman-Owned


    The Law Office of Three Merians – Brooklyn, NY

    Three Merians ’94
    Phone:‬ (310) 963-2421
    Email: threeemail@gmail.com
    LinkedIn

    At it’s heart, legal negotiation is the art of bringing people together. When we want to start businesses, hire employees, or create business relationships, all parties want to be happy and successful. Your contracts and negotiations can reflect that mutual goal if they are conducted ethically and cooperatively. We specialize in small business foundation, consultation, and guidance. Licensed to practice in both New York and Georgia.

    Woman-Owned

  • Mental Health Services

    Nicola Simmersbach PsyD LMFT LPCC – Sacramento, CA

    Nicola Simmersbach PsyD LMFT LPCC ’86
    Phone:‬ (916) 952-8594
    Email: denicola@drnicola.net
    Website

    California licensed psychotherapy practice

    LGBTQIA+ Owned, Woman-Owned


    Paz Counseling

    Lily Paz y Miño ’16
    Phone:‬ (561) 819-2685
    Email: Lily@pazcounseling.net

    Paz Counseling offers mental health therapy services to teens and adults who reside in FL. Lily specializes in working with people with anxiety, depression, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. She uses Exposure & Response Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Exposure & Response Prevention.

  • Photography

    Brian Phillips Photography – Lebanon, PA

    Brian Phillips ’98
    Phone:‬ (717) 756-7667
    Email: brian@brianphillipsphotography.com
    Facebook | Instagram
    Website

    Brian is a commercial photographer specializing in real estate and commercial media, including 3D virtual tours, floor plans, drone photography, and walk-through videos. He also does headshots/lifestyle photos, event photography, and some portrait work.


    Shutterbug’s Creations- Jessup, MD

    Charlotte Hayes ’03
    Phone:‬ (919) 699-4599
    Email: spyder.bug@gmail.com
    Facebook | Instagram
    Website

    Shutterbug’s Creations specializes in fun family and wedding photography with the professional touch of 20+ years of experience combined with a artist’s background. The result is stunning photography that captures personalities, expressions, and special moments, not just “cheese” smiles.

    Woman-Owned

  • Real Estate

    Christy McFadden – Realtor at Greybeard Realty – Black Mountain, NC

    Christy McFadden ’92
    Phone:‬ (828) 215-7634
    Email: christy@greybeardrealty.com
    Website

    I’m a local Realtor. I love working with buyers and sellers in WNC. I am loyal and dedicated to my clients. I love using my local knowledge, as well as my real estate expertise helping others!

    Woman-Owned


    Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage – New Bern, NC

    Al Mack ’76
    Phone:‬ (252) 636-7962
    Email: almackhomes@hotmail.com
    Website

    Realtor for the New Bern NC area. Waterfront and Retirement Home Sales.

  • Recreational Activities

    Center Stage Dance Studio – Asheville, NC

    Michele Mockler Lee ’73
    Phone:‬ (828) 654-7010
    Email: dance@centerstage1.com
    Website

    Center Stage Dance Studio is a top rated dance facility in Western North Carolina, with over 40 years of experience. Center Stage offers classes in a variety of styles for children through adults. Unique among among dance studios in the area our faculty hold degrees in dance, early childhood education or have performed professionally. The success of Center Stage lies in maintaining positive relationships with our students and forming a life long love of dance.

    Woman-Owned


    The Gear House – Randolph, VT

    Robin Crandall ’16
    Phone:‬ (802) 565-8139
    Email: Randolphgearhouse@gmail.com
    Social Media: @thegearhousevt
    Website

    The Gear House is a bicycle and outdoor gear shop in the heart of Vermont specializing in sales, service, rental, and consignment. Winter months showcase ski sales and service, showshoes, fat tire bikes, and much more. The shop is welcoming to all ability levels and has a variety of local and state maps for multi-use trails. Stop in and say hi!


    Immortal Gear Repairs – Asheville, NC

    Reily Kennedy ’12
    Phone:‬ (828) 435-3901
    Email: immortal.gear.repairs@gmail.com
    Instagram: @immortal.gear.repairs
    Website

    Immortal Gear is a soft-goods and hardware repair service company whose main objective is to extend the life cycle of recreational clothing and equipment. Immortal Gear focuses on environmentally friendly practices by offering durable sewing repairs, repurposing and upcycling of worn-out goods, promoting sustainably sourced materials and helping to keep synthetic “forever materials” out of landfills.

    Along with helping the individual recreation enthusiast maintain and repair their well-loved outdoor gear, Immortal Gear caters to a significant but under-served customer base of outfitters, summer camps and school outdoor programs in Western North Carolina that have large investments in clothing and gear inventories. Those Inventories suffer from hard use and abuse, and Immortal Gear’s professional services cost-effectively extend the viability of gear inventories and eliminate the need for frequent and expensive replacement. Good for the environment and good for the bottom line, Immortal Gear is doing well by doing good!

    Woman-Owned


    The Hub Bike Co-op – Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Ruby Simione ’18
    Phone:‬ (612) 729-0437
    Email: thehub@thehubbikecoop.biz
    Instagram: @hubbikecoopmpls
    Website

    The Hub is a worker-owned cooperative, bicycle retailer, and also offers full-service bike repairs. The Hub strives to promote worker autonomy and welfare, as well as equity, diversity, inclusion, and environmental stewardship in the greater Minnesota cycling community.

    LGBTQIA+ Owned, Worker-Owned


    Windmill Bike Tours – Arden, NC

    Charlie Talley ’81
    Phone:‬ (828) 280-1260
    Email: charlietalley@bellsouth.net
    Instagram | Facebook
    Website

    Windmill Bike Tours offers small group bike trips for a range of abilities. Bikes used include both 24 speed hybrid and electric bikes.

    The Netherlands has a network of bike paths of over 12 thousand miles. Lodging is on restored barges. Interesting fact: there are more bikes than people in The Netherlands.

    In Italy rides are on quiet county roads. Accommodations are Bed and Breakfasts housed in recently restored farmhouses referred to as cascinas.

    In 2024 offerings will include a bike and barge trip in France and self-guided trips in Ireland.

    Dutch-American-Owned

  • Retail

    Village Fabric Shop – Winston-Salem, NC

    Kelsey Brown ’12
    Phone:‬ (336) 893-8516
    Email: kelsey@villagefabricshop.com
    Social Media: @villagefabricshop
    Website

    Village Fabric Shop is a retail fabric shop specializing in sustainable apparel and quilting fabrics. VFS also carries notions, natural dyes, kits, and patterns. Taking inspiration from WWC’s Free Store, VFS has a Reuse Shop where customers can exchange gently used fiber craft items for store credit. The store also offers classes and summer camps.

    Woman-Owned

  • Wholesale/Distribution

    Industrial Tape & Supply Company- Marietta, GA

    George P. Whitman IV ’99
    Phone:‬ (770) 422-1660
    Email: gwhit4@industrialtape.com
    Website

    Industrial Tape is a premier converter, printer, and distributor of tapes and supplies used in industry.

The WWC Alumni Business Directory is for informational purposes only. The information contained in this directory was provided to Warren Wilson College by alumni business owners. The College is not providing financial support or services to any of these businesses and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any transaction or interaction between you and any business listed. The College reserves the right to refuse to include a business or to remove a business without notice if it does not align with the mission and values of Warren Wilson College.