Kristin Shelly, the founder of Asheville Explore Tours, has lived in Asheville for the last 13 years and has been a working artist most of her life. She is a recognized photographer and has documented her adventures abroad and around the United States. Her work can be viewed @
A native North Carolinian and a recent graduate from App State in Branding and Graphics, Layson moved to Asheville recently and is busy exploring.
Brand Strategist/Media & Communications Director
"I started visiting the Asheville area over 40 years ago and it was love at first sight. I loved it so much that I moved to the area in 1994 and have been sharing its treasures and sights and stories with others ever since. I'm excited to share Asheville with you YOU and especially its rich history and heritage. We will visit some unique places that "only the locals know about" as well as the known places of interest"
Tour Guide/ Asheville Heritage Expert
NC native Polly Ross has called Asheville home for the last 30 years. Polly is a retired physician, having started AVL's first HIV clinic back in the early 90's. World travelled she is most proud of having biked across the USA. A beer, hiking and craft enthusiast you are sure to have a blast with Polly at the wheel
Tour Guide/ MicroBrew Expert
Music lover and all around Asheville gal for over 15 years, Christine shares her extensive local band knowledge on our blog "Christine On The Scene". Follow it to stay up to date with the freshest and best music in AVL. "After early retirement from teaching 7 years ago, my local music passion grew, and I wanted to spread the love and joy of the sounds that these incredibly talented, beautiful artists bring to me."