NineBar Creative

Volume 18

NineBar Creative
Volume 18

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.



Tina FireWolf

As an Author, Singer and Facilitator of Remembering, Tina FireWolf, “The Cosmic Farm Girl” is causing a “Remembering” of Inner Peace by combining her feral farm girl upbringing, background in Science & Leadership, and her rockin’ multi-tonal vocalizations. Tina is accelerating and simplifying personal development, and is dedicated to joyfully stopping the “seeking outside of oneself syndrome”. She shares the HOW of Self Leadership & Personal Healing by empowering folks to sing themselves into Sustainable Inner Peace and free their Creative Soul. Purchase her book Beneath the Chatter: the wise self awaits or her new CD “Medicine Within – Vocalizations to Free Your Soul.” You can connect with Tina at


Blaine Greenfield

Blaine Greenfield, a retired college professor of marketing, moved to Asheville nine years ago with his beautiful bride Cynthia. He has since become a volunteer consultant for Mountain BizWorks, SCORE and the Small Business Center at ABTech, and he also hosts a radio show on WPVM. In addition, he publishes BLAINESWORLD—an entertaining and informative blog. (To get a free subscription, send an email to: and put SUBSCRIPTION in the subject line.)


Maggie Ullman

For seven years Maggie served as the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Asheville where she directed the city’s sustainability programs, projects, and policies. Her ability to institutionalize sustainability, align complex goals across multiple stakeholder groups, leverage resources, and implement successful programs resulted in an impressive 28% municipal carbon reduction for her community.


Jeff Mason

Jeff Mason is a force of nature, cultural ambassador, connective tissue and venture communist. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking with a BFA in Producing. Afterwards, he spent 10 years in Los Angeles working in the film industry. When asked what he does, Jeff sometimes states, “I ask questions,” but self identifies as an artist focusing on collage, mixed media, photography and storytelling. He’s amused when associates refer to him as a “man about town.” He volunteers for many creative nonprofits, hosts Tunes and Tangents, a weekly radio show on 103.3 Asheville FM and contributes to the website Jeff is the creator of dunnoisms, a project based around a post-existential ghost named Dunno.


Cecil Bothwell

Cecil Bothwell is an editor, investigative reporter,
biographer, novelist, poet, musician and painter based in
Asheville, and has received national awards from the Association
of Alternative Newsweeklies and the Society of Professional
Journalists for investigative reporting, criticism and humorous
commentary. Former news editor of Asheville City Paper, former
managing editor of Asheville’s Mountain Xpress and founding
editor of the Warren Wilson College environmental journal
Heartstone, he served for several years as a member of the
national editorial board of the Association of Alternative
Newsweeklies and currently serves on the boards of two
international educational nonprofit organizations working in
Latin America. His weekly radio and print journal, Duck Soup:
Essays on the Submerging Culture, remained in syndication for
10 years.
He was first elected to Asheville's City Council in 2009
and was re-elected in 2013.



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 June 1st, 2018!!!


Keith McDade

Keith is currently an Associate Professor of Sustainability Studies at Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville. He runs the MS program in Sustainability Studies, and is a Director of the Reese Institute for the Conservation of Natural Resources. He is a board member for Village Focus International in Laos, and was an agroforestry extension Volunteer with the US Peace Corps in The Gambia, West Africa. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment (SACEE) for the City of Asheville, an Advisory Committee representative on the City of Asheville’s Comprehensive Plan process, a representative on the City’s Climate Change Resilience Plan, and was a 2017 graduate of Leadership Asheville. He has a Natural Resources and Environment with a focus on Sustainability Behavior, Education, and Communication from the University of Michigan and Master’s degrees in Community and Regional Planning and Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon. He aims to learn, help others (when possible and appropriate), and enjoy life at every chance he gets.


Hamish Ziegler

The author of The Happy People of Asheville, What Makes a Joyful Town, became a life coach after discovering Asheville and the Positive Psychology movement. He is also a university instructor of English, published writer, woodcarver, environmentalist, avid tennis player, father of two and a happy husband. He has pursued inner, spiritual work as part of men's groups for over twenty years.

His novel is entitled My Father's Empire about America's imperious foreign policy and he has co-written the comedy screenplay Space Potatoes, recounting the unique psychological fitness of couch potatoes for the long Mars Mission.

At home in Miami, Florida for over two decades he was a water man, living aboard a boat anchored offshore, diving, sailing and exploring the Keys, Bahamas and Everglades. Now he is a mountain man in the hills and hollows of Appalachia going on twenty years. Hamish Ziegler CHLC, is a licensed Holistic Life & Happiness Coach working in the Asheville area. His door is always open to new people who want to be happier.



Amy Kosh

Amy Kosh is a Certified Life Coach registered with The International Coaching Federation. She holds a Certificate in Positive Psychology and is a Kripalu Registered Yoga Teacher, (E-RYT 500). Additionally she holds an MFA from Bard College, and an MA from American University. She has presented workshops in Integrative Meditation®, Wellness Coaching for the United States Navy, and a variety of yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, and workshops in Positive Psychology. Currently she offers life coaching to private clients around the united states and here in Asheville, she has taught resilience class at Next Step Recovery. She facilitates two free Monthly Positivity Slams where people can learn tools for living happier.

Amy began coaching after a very successful, twenty-year career as a university professor, and work in research and development at Johnson & Johnson, Leica Camera and She remains a consultant for Sigma Camera. When not coaching she can be found hiking in the woods and trails with her camera and her dog, Velo, or you might catch a glimpse of her riding a shopping cart down to her car in any number of parking lots around Asheville.


John Kreisher

John is a CU-Boulder-trained rocket scientist, engineer, and acro-monkey who currently works with two emerging technology startups in Asheville. Better Than Unicorns is a virtual reality company that builds unique immersive experiences. And Fractal Dynamics is a cryptocurrency startup aimed at proper crypto and blockchain education. 
As a multipotentialite, John loves to dive really deep into different ideas, art forms, and areas of expertise. He cares just as much about WHO he is working with and the collective values of the group as much as the project itself and seeks opportunities to co-create with others in a way that makes the world a better place. He is a passionate lover of disruptive technology and the change that it can bring.