NineBar Creative

Volume 17

NineBar Creative
Volume 17

Friday, December 1st @ 7:30PM

Doors open at 7 PM and the program begins at 7:30.
When we sell out there will be standing room, so arrive at 7:00 to claim your seat.
Free parking is available in the lot across from The Grove House, while supplies last.

Tickets cost $9 online and $10 at the door.



Rebecca Gallo

Rebecca Gallo has been a park ranger, physical therapist, medical computer systems consultant, and census worker, among other things. After a self-imposed year-long sabbatical, she moved to Asheville and now considers herself a teacher, a traveler, and a writer. She teaches at the Key School at Carolina Day, travels to Europe every other year or so, and writes about her life's adventures at


Jonathan Salter

Jonathan Salter received a B.A. degree from Williams College, majoring in mathematics and music, an M.M. from IU and a D.M.A. from UNCG in clarinet performance. His dissertation was about the musical applications (and implications) of chaos theory. He currently works as a professional clarinetist and software developer for web-based pharmaceutical discovery research applications. He also has a fourth degree black belt in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. Jonathan lives in Asheville with his wife, 2-year-old daughter and Pembroke Welsh Corgi.


Harry Pierson

Harry Pierson received his PhD in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. After teaching for several years at the university level, he held business positions in insurance and finance, leading to his becoming a Member of the American Stock Exchange, trading options on the floor of the exchange for his own account. His tenure on the AMEX was largely bracketed by the start of the great bull market of the 1980s, and the crash of 1987.

After leaving the AMEX, he took a position as VP of Risk Management and Proprietary Trading at County NatWest Securities. For the past 25 years, he has been Principal Consultant at DREJ Consulting, with clients including the NYSE, Citibank, and Pfizer Inc.

More details about tonight's presentation can be found at


Barton Barton

Barton Barton’s greatest passion and calling in life is to inspire people to discover their innate ability to express themselves. She activates this through serving as a Story Choreographer, Speaking Coach and Facilitator. She is Artistic Director of Story Choreography Projects that connects community to the artistic and expressive process of personal stories and performances.

Barrie is also a Speaking Coach with Stand and Deliver Asheville, a presence-based presentation and communication skills coaching firm for corporate professionals, organizations and entrepreneurs.

Her teaching style combines her highly developed and insightful perspectives of body language, presentation mastery and adult learning methods with her talent and passion to motivate and encourage everyone to reach their finest potential.

Story Choreography Projects next event starts in March focusing on Friendship as the theme.


You take the stage! We are taking 4 volunteers after intermission to do a "relay" on a continuous 20-slide presentation;you improvise a talk without knowing what is coming next.

The result? Hilarity! We’ll do a sample before intermission and invite two volunteers to try it out after intermission. Each volunteer will receive a free ticket to the next PechaKucha Night Asheville on Feb. 23rd, 2018!!!


Craig Plocica

Craig Plocica and his two daughters traveled for a school year in ‘16/’17. His girls were in fourth and fifth grades. He and his wife Sheryl decided to heed Mark Twain’s words–don’t let school get in the way of a good education. Sheryl joined RoadSkool frequently on the road, but did not join the trip because as she says, “The Visa bills just keep coming.”


Trey Scott

Trey Scott is the Founder of - a "Tinder" for Start-ups and Investors. As of earlier today, WatchPitch is available in beta in the Apple Store. It addresses the frustration of deal flow inefficiencies for entrepreneurs and investors. A former reporter and Producer with CBS News, Trey is Executive Producer and owner of Three Flames Productions, an Asheville-based film production company crafting films and media content that inspires, engages and empowers through beauty, integrity and story.


Barry Krusch

Barry Krusch has worked as an instructional designer, senior instructional designer, and project manager since 1991. His client list includes Bank of America, Wachovia, American Express, Chase, Hartford Life, Knowledge Transfer International, Procter & Gamble, and many others.

Barry is also author of several books. His first book, The 21st Century Constitution, published in 1992 by Stanhope Press, was reviewed by New York Law School professor Richard Bernstein in his book Amending America. In that book, Professor Bernstein stated that the The 21st Century Constitution “may well be the most thoughtful and thorough reframing of the Constitution yet attempted.” His second book, Would the Real First Amendment Please Stand Up? was published in 1996. He has an entry in the Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, and has appeared on C-SPAN.


Joan Naylor

Joan Naylor has lived in Barnardsville, NC, for 25 years. Trained as an Occupational Therapist, Joan worked in health care for 30 years. Joan travels with her husband Andre, who does travel Occupational Therapy, and lived this year for 4 months in Hawaii and 3 months in Florida. Joan has two children, Ryan and Megan and three grandchildren. Joan and Andre have lived in Maine, NC, SC, Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Tennessee, Missouri , Alaska , Hawaii, France, Scotland and England.