“Knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining. Raven’s presentation to our group was a highlight of our week in Asheville.”  ~Timothy Mullins, Washington, D.C.

Raven* believes that the study of those who came before can inspire us to stretch our own limits and stories can lead us to make meaningful inner change. She also sees how seemingly insignificant experiences can instigate powerful realizations if we really pay attention. It is the blending of these themes and a gift of connecting with people that fuels her passion for storytelling.

Raven created Herstory Asheville Tours  to tell the stories of women from the city’s past and present. The city’s Urban Trail subcommittee later asked her to begin offering guided Urban Trail Tours. For over twenty years she has written of her thoughts and experiences for several publications and is a regular contributor to regional magazines.

Raven is available as a guest speaker, a tour guide to show and tell some of the city’s history that you might not find elsewhere, and as a storyteller for special events and schools as time permits. She is a member of the National Storytelling Network and was named one of 2010′s Women of Influence by the YWCA.

*Note: Prior to her name change, you may have known Raven as ‘Brenda.’