Bill & Judy Carson
Bill & Judy Carson
Kit Carson-Trubey

FOUNDERS

Over a quarter of a century ago, three people, related by blood, love, and consonant ideals, joined together to "save the good stuff," a serendipitous gesture that still resonates at the Orchard at Altapass today.
Please take a moment to read a few words written for Judy Carson and to the founders. The poem was recited and thoughts added during the celebration of her life on May 7, 2021.
THE ORCHARD TEAM

The Orchard at Altapass Foundation is fortunate to have so many dedicated people who have come together in support of our mission. Without them, the Orchard at Altapass couldn't exist as a vibrant, active, and above all, FUN destination.

Executive Director

Beth Hilton

Board of Directors

Bob Ammann Chairperson
Marie Beach — Vice President
Hal Brown Treasurer
Bill Jones
Rose Stein
Kristen Trubey
Bill Carson— former CEO
Beth Hilton ex officio
Beth Hilton — ex.officio

Administration

Sam McKinney Sustainability Coordinator
Kate Groff — Development Director
Germaine Galjour Admin Coordinator
Crystal Hughes Bookkeeper

Store

Alicia Sillman STORE MANAGER
Haley Andrews Asst Store Mgr
Halie Gouge Associate
Katryn Pippert Associate
Sydney McIntosh Associate
Joanna Romero Stocker
Marcus Piercy Associate

Grill

Anna Horcher — Grill Coordinator
Bernice Masiello — Cook

Apple Shed

Jamie Shriver
Johanna Schlabach

Field

Jon Jirka — FIELD MANAGER
Ramiro Chavez Field Specialist
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Volunteers

Continued thanks to the the Toe River Model Railroaders, Jerry Leaders, Warren Harding, Caleb Taylor, and Pooky plus two additional volunteers who just dropped by and stayed to help. They are "on stage" in the red barn all day, every Wednesday.

We would also extend a hand of gratitude to Ann Kernaham for her well-loved and cared for train set which will take up residence with the model Clinchfield Railroad Project.






And to Robert and Patti Lance a huge thank you for their generous donation of a Kawasaki ATV, already a well-used fixture along the Orchard trails.
And a shout out to former board member and new volunteer, Elaine Percival; Lori Weaver; computer guru, Alan Womack; and our new field volunteer, George Brothers.
Elaine Percival
Lori Weaver
Alan Womack

CONTACT

ADDRESS:
1025 Orchard Road

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Blue Ridge Parkway
(mile marker 328.3)

PHONE:
828-765-9531
TOLL-FREE:
888-765-9531
STORE:
828-467-4282

EMAIL:
information@altapassorchard.org

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REOPEN MAY 2023

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The Orchard General Fund
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