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Development Director

LuAnn Arena

LuAnn Arena has a strong background in literacy tutoring. LuAnn first became a literacy tutor in her hometown of Rochester, NY. After spending several years traveling the U.S. as a musician she returned to school at SUNY New Paltz earning a BFA in Graphic Design. She has run a successful freelance design business since 2006. LuAnn relocated to Asheville in the fall of 2013 and returned to tutoring at the Literacy Council of Buncombe County. LuAnn was ready for a change and the opportunity to become a team member of the Literacy Council's staff was the perfect fit. LuAnn is looking forward to using her skills in support of the Literacy Council and its mission. In her off time LuAnn enjoys making music and art as well as yoga, biking, blading and reading. She also enjoys spoiling her friends and her two cats.



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