Contact Us

LEAF Community Arts comes to life through: LEAF Schools & Streets, LEAF International, LEAF Festival and LEAF Downtown AVL. This work is visioned and comes together with the leadership of our fantastic Staff, Board, Teaching Artists and Culture Keepers who fuel and fulfill LEAF’s mission year-round!

LEAF Navigators [Central Office Year-Around Staff]

Executive Director & Founder | Jennifer Pickering
Performing Arts Director | Ehren Cruz
Global Engagement Director | Schree Chavdarov
Community Relations Director | Cortina Jenelle Caldwell
Development Director | Adam Bowers
Chief Financial Officer & Production | Leigh Maher
Chief Operations Officer | Elena Chu
Communications Director | Megan Ashley Crow
Customer Service & Operations | Kyley Cross
Cultural Arts Admin | Larissa Lopez

LEAF Aviators [Specialized Crew]

Engagement Specialist | Erica Bell 
Volunteer Coordinator | Chelcie Spencer 
Easel Rider Coordinator | Marsha Almodovar
ONEmic Studio Coordinator | Nex Millen
Human Resources Advisor | Kevin L. Young, Strategic HR Business Partner

Family Adventure Coordinator | Cristal Rose Fox

Healing Arts Coordinator | Sonya Costello
Maven of Contra & Special Advisor | Mike Compton 
Plus Many LEAF Festival Team Leaders that are superstars & fabulous Interns!
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LEAF Contact Information

Customer Service & General Inquiries:
828.68-MUSIC [686-8742]
Don’t know WHO to contact? Contact Customer Service & your inquiry will be forwarded to the best LEAF contact.

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

Online ticket sales questions:

Mailing Address:
377 Lake Eden Road

Black Mountain, NC 28711

Physical Office Location:
906 E Tunnel Road by East Asheville Library. Note: LEAF uses Black Mountain address for regular mail.  If you are sending a package, call LEAF at 828.68-MUSIC [686-8742]  for correct address.

“I’m still in awe of the wonderful LEAF work you are making come true for so many people both here and many far flung places in the planet. In the joy of it all, many hurts are healed, so many fun opportunities to create and grown for all the people around you.”-Dot


Insights & Feedback

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, and your insights help and are appreciated! Email to

Request for Information

Thank you for your interest in LEAF Community Arts. As a501C3 non-profit organization and a good community steward it is essential to have healthy business practices to take great care of LEAF’s work, mission,and our amazing supporters investments. A few of LEAF’s priority values are integrity, openness, and being mission-driven. If you are seeking additional information about LEAF’s budget, policies, manuals, or other aspects please email