Contact Us

LEAF Schools & Streets, LEAF International & LEAF Festival could not be possible without the contribution of our fantastic Staff & Board.  In addition to the 280 festival staff that come together twice yearly for our flagship festivals, our year-round staff fuel our mission daily!


Central Staff & Year-Round Crew  

Executive Director & Founder | Jennifer Pickering
LEAF Schools & Streets Director | Jocelyn Reese
Development Director | Adam Bowers
Performing Arts Director | Ehren Cruz

Chief Financial Officer & Production | Leigh Maher
Chief Operations Officer & CFO Assistant | Elena Chu
Operations Manager | Ford Willis
Community Arts Coordinator | Schree
LEAF International Coordinator | Georgia Beasley
Volunteer Director | Chelcie Spencer
Communications Director | Cortina J. Caldwell
Food Vendor Director | Remy Gritta
Vendor Director | Chelsey Grey 
Healing Arts Director | Sonya Costello
Sponsorship Director | Stacy Alonzo
EMErgence Coordinator | Edward Link
LEAF-To-Go | Sarah Onanian     
Special Staff Lunches & Advice | Mike Compton 
Many LEAF Festival Team Leaders that are superstars
& many fabulous Interns!

Current Job Openings

 There are no current openings.

LEAF Contact Information

Customer Service:
828.68-MUSIC [686-8742]


Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-2pm

Online ticket sales questions:

Mailing Address:
377 Lake Eden Road

Black Mountain, NC 28711

Physical Office Location:
East Asheville Recreation Center on Tunnel Road. Note: LEAF is continuing to use the Black Mountain mailing address for regular mail.  If you are sending a package please call the LEAF office at 828-686-8742 for the correct address.

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Thank you, LEAFers, for inquiries and feedback. LEAF is a small non-profit organization with a big vision.  We are always seeking to improve within our capacity and opportunities. Your insight helps!
“I have for over 25 years experienced many festivals and events 
all over the USA.  LEAF is one of the most organized, 
interesting and impressive I have attended.”
 – Another festival owner and organizer