A passionate teacher and Asheville native, Dr. Kevan Frazier taught Urban History at the college level for some twenty years and has written and spoken about his hometown for as long. He’s earned high praise over the years from his students for making history relevant, accessible, and enjoyable through his great storytelling. As the founder of Asheville by Foot, Kevan will make sure you have a remarkable experience.
Kevan’s book, Legendary Locals of Asheville is a collection of 150 biographical shorts on the women and men who founded, built and rebuilt Asheville. Check out the website for more information about the book including ordering.
Sharon Fahrer moved to Asheville in 1996 partly because of its rich history and architecture. A noted local historian, Sharon, through her history consulting firm History at Hand, has done a number of projects for she began the Family Store Project with Jan Schochet to capture the memories of people who remembered Asheville downtown in its prime and to better understand her adopted home. Sharon has a B.A. in Geography from Clark University and a Masters of Urban Planning from Wayne State University. She is highly accomplished guide and loves to welcome folks to Asheville.
Sharon’s new book, A Home in Shalom’ville: The History of Asheville’s Jewish Community documents the rich history of the Jewish community in Asheville and was written in honor of the Jewish Community Center’s 75th anniversary. Check out the website for ordering information.
Rick Fornoff has a called Asheville home for more than 30 years. A outstanding public speaker and communications consultant (through his firm Message Clarity), Rick is a master story teller and loves to help guests learn about the people and events which have shaped Asheville. His active volunteerism with the Asheville Downtown Association keeps Rick in the know about all the latest happening downtown.