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.


Mary Hay

Senior Director of Communications and Constituent Relations
(828) 771-2088


Philip Bassani

Alumni Relations Manager
(828) 771-3782


Renee Danger-James

Senior Director of Development
(828) 771-4066


Mary Fields

Donor Relations and Database Coordinator
(828) 771-2052


Kelly Hallock

Director of Advancement Services
(828) 771-5807


Rodney Lytle ’73

Alumni Ambassador
(828) 771-2046


Mark Newman

Director of Development
(828) 771-3756


Erika Orman Callahan

Director of Donor Relations
(828) 771-2092


Mary Catherine Wilder

Director of Foundation Relations
(828) 771-5810


Heather Wingert

Director of Parent and Community Relations
(828) 771-2076