Meet The Team
By profession, Patti is an interior designer, who studied at the University of Memphis. She is semi-retired but spends much of time advancing Upstairs Artspace. She and her husband Tom relocated from Hilton Head, SC, to Tryon in 2017.
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Board Director/Vice President
Alexia is the Collections Manager at Greenville (SC) County Museum of Art. She is also a producing artist. Her master's degree in Fine Art is from Clemson University. She and her husband live in Saluda
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Sarah Schroth, Ph.D.
Sarah brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Upstairs Artspace. She was the Director of Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and has more the 20 years of experience with emphasis in development and communications.
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Cathey is a native of North Carolina, living in Saluda. She is a retired art teacher, who has now devoted her life to her art. She has been a supporter of Upstairs Artspace for many years, being both the Board Secretary and Interim President.
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Ashley joined the Board in 2022. She owns and operates The Nest Artisan Market, a boutique in Tryon. She and her family have lived in Tryon since 2012 and are highly involved in community life. She attended Art Institute of Atlanta.
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Steve joined Upstairs Artspace in the spring of 2022 as the Gallery Manager. Previously, he had written about the gallery for local magazines. By profession, he is a writer and promoter.
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Jessica is the owner of A Taste of Olives and Grapes in Tryon. Contemporary art embraces an electric array of styles and techniques created by artist from diverse backgrounds. It is an inclusive celebration of the richness of human experience and perspective. I am excited to be involved and share my culinary art with like-minded people."
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Christy is a graphic design and marketing professional with her own agency, South Creative, Inc. She also works at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Marketing Department, handling all aspects of promoting plays. She joined Upstairs Artspace's Board of Directors in September 2022.
Becky is a US military veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm. She is active in the local community, serving on several Boards. She is the owner/instructor at The Hive Studio at the Mill Spring Ag Center. She is an experienced fundraiser and excellent manager.
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Sandra is an attorney who specializes in healthcare law. Prior to becoming an attorney, she was a registered nurse and director of nursing. She has served on many boards throughout her career, including being president for two nonprofits. Her experience in advising nonprofits on fiduciary obligations, conduct of business and ethics is invaluable.