Board of


The Board of Directors of the Black Mountain Center for the Arts is made up of a group of passionate and knowledgeable volunteers, who are dedicated to bringing the arts to our community. Board members are elected to three-year terms, attend monthly meetings, assist with fundraising and events, and offer their professional expertise in support of the Center.


Board meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in serving as a member of the BMCA Board of Directors, please email

Anastasia M. Prendergast, Board Chair

Managing Attorney - Prendergast Law


Julie Wilcox, Vice Chair

Semi-retired Psychotherapist

Retired Teacher of Students with Behavioral and Learning Disabilities


Sarah Berglund, Secretary

Lover of the Arts and Volunteerism


Philip Arnold, Treasurer


Casey Conner

Real Estate Broker, Nest Realty

Glenn Cox

Vice-President of Administration, Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Former Executive Director, HandMade in America


Benjamin Ford 

Born and Raised in Black Mountain where he has been in business since he was 14

Realtor, Native Real Estate, for 20+ years

John Hall

National Board Certified Teacher, ArtSpace Charter School


James McKimpson       

Retired Instrumentation and Controls Engineer


Albert Milton 

Retired, Owner John Deere Distributor


Archie Pertiller Jr.

Alderman, Town of Black Mountain


Lori Turley

Black Mountain Resident and Community Volunteer

Elizabeth White

Webmaster, Dyndrite Corporation