Meet Our Team

Our advancement office is staffed by outgoing, charismatic, and dedicated individuals fully committed to our community and its vision for the future. We’re here to help you find a way to make an impact; questions and ideas are always encouraged.


Zanne Garland

Vice President for Advancement
(828) 771-2038


Philip Bassani

Alumni Relations Manager
(828) 771-3782


Renee Danger-James

Director of Development
(828) 771-4066


Kelly Hallock

Director of Advancement Services
(828) 771-5807


Mary Hay

Director of the WWC Fund
(828) 771-2088


Rodney Lytle ’73

Alumni Ambassador
(828) 771-2046


Mark Newman

Director of Development
(828) 771-3756


Erika Orman

Donor Relations & Events Coordinator
(828) 771-2092


Mary Catherine Wilder

Director of Donor and Foundation Relations
(828) 771-5810


Heather Wingert

Parent and Community Relations Manager
(828) 771-2076