Andrew Brown is an International Consultant for small scale sustainable agriculture projects, endangered species observer, field biologist, naturalist, home orchardist, natural foods chef and teacher, artisan bread baker, home brewer, and all around lover of life…
Cecil Bothwell is currently serving his second term on Asheville’s City Council. He is author of several books, a painter, gardener and musician. He also serves on the Board of Biblioworks, an Asheville-based non-profit which builds and supplies rural libraries in Bolivia.
David LaMotte is a public speaker, author, songwriter, and Rotary World Peace Fellow. He and his wife Deanna founded PEG in 2004 after visiting Guatemala on their honeymoon. He lives in Black Mountain, NC with Deanna and their son Mason.
Paul is a full time Trauma Care Nurse with a passion for social justice and empowering youth. He is a dancer, especially in love with Argentine Tango, a semi pro ultra runner and Ironman triathlete, copper sculptor, and musician. Paul lives in Black Mountain, NC with his wife, Katherine Neville, and his son, Tyler Scouten.
Tom Patteson lives with his wife Lynn and daughter Elizabeth in Black Mountain, NC. He is an accidental theologian and architectural devotee.
Stephanie McLeskey is the chaplain at Mars Hill University, and an ordained Baptist minister through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. She is married to artist Ken McLeskey, and they have a one-year-old daughter named Libby. Stephanie is currently pursuing her D.Min through McAfee School of Theology, with a focus on the connection between spiritual practice and social justice.
Ana Lara is a senior at Warren Wilson College and double majoring in psychology and sociology/anthropology. In her college career, she has been honored for her commitment to social justice, service, and leadership. Ana is from Guatemala but has lived in the United States for 8 years.
After graduation, Ana’s goal is to continue to educate herself around issues of human rights violations to then return to Guatemala to do work around these issues, especially as it relates to women’s rights, the future of children, and the remaining work towards healing after Guatemala’s 36-year Civil War.
Sarah Robinson Bryan is originally from Columbia, SC. She studied Spanish and Christian Education at Presbyterian College. After graduation, she spent two years serving as a Young Adult Volunteer (a program of the Presbyterian Church USA). Sarah lived in Guatemala with a host family and worked with women’s groups through the Presbyterian Church of Guatemala and then moved back to the U.S. to serve in Tucson, AZ at Southside Presbyterian Church working with day laborers.
Sarah has been living in Asheville for the past three years, where she founded her own non-profit, Hands and Feet of Asheville, which has recently been accepted as a new Young Adult Volunteer site. Sarah has passed on the leadership of Hands and Feet in order to take a leadership role with PEG, we welcome her as the new Executive Director!