Palombi, Katy
Director of Development

Katy is a native South Carolinian, but has been in the Asheville area for over 25 years and certainly calls it home.  After graduating from Clemson University with a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, she moved to Colorado, where she explored the many natural wonders of the west.  She worked in Recreation Resource Management and Outdoor Education for over 10 years. 

After the births of her two daughters, she found her way to the world of Finance and Operations. She most recently served for 5 years as the Operations Manager for RiverLink, a local nonprofit that promotes the environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River. She spends her free time hiking, backpacking, skiing, and enjoying the river with friends and family. Katy is also the parent of a recent FBRA graduate and is grateful for the opportunity to work at a school that offers exceptional learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.