Kimber Lawson '13

Kimber Lawson '13During my senior year at UNC Asheville, I began developing a production company that organizes and promotes music festivals. Our major project, Gratifly, is a 5,000-person festival that heavily promotes painters, installation artists, and educational workshops in addition to a range of international music acts. Our next project is the purchase of a large tract of land in Western North Carolina that we will then develop into a music venue, permaculture farm site, and community space. The skills that I gained at UNC Asheville have played a major role in my development as a leader and arts enthusiast and I am endlessly grateful for the support of my rockstar professors (Leisa Rundquist, Kate Zubko, and Eva Bares just to name a few).