Residential Team

The residential team at our therapeutic boarding school are vital to the overall experience at Asheville Academy.  We pay particular attention to providing a variety of ages and experience levels in our residential staff to ensure the safety, structure, and support needed for these young girls.

Our residential life staff come to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of therapeutics which provides them with the framework of how to build relationships, how to communicate assertively, and how to role model skills and tools. We train all of our staff and hold them to the high expectations of supporting the students and offering a safe place for the students to practice their newly learned skills.


Rebecca Gebb
Program Director
Rebecca is a WNC native with a passion for the outdoors and its therapeutic...

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Brooke Pastene
Team Manager
Brooke is originally from Pittsburgh, PA (GO STEELERS). She attended...

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Joy Thoma
Team Manager
Joy has been with Asheville Academy since May of 2014, where she originally started as a Mentor...

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Joe D'Urso
Team Manager
Joe D’urso is a New Hampshire native who relocated to Western North Carolina in early 2012 ......

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Branson Brown
Director of Recreation Services
Branson Brown is the Director of Recreation Services at Asheville Academy for Girls...

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Zachary Hopkins
Staff Development Coordinator
Zachary moved to the Asheville, NC area in 2011 from the high deserts of Utah...

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AJ Jones
Program Development Coordinator
I have been working in the adolescence mental health field for the past 4 years...

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Robin Mitzelos
ONA Supervisor
Robin graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a...

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