Staff

  • 28 Bobby Bennett
    • Retail Director/General Manager

      Bobby began with Four Seasons in 2016 as the Hospice Home Store Manager and truly enjoys making a difference within the community. Now as the Retail Director/General Manager, Bobby oversees both Home Stores and the Warehouse, as well as the many volunteers who faithfully work in the stores. By managing the Home Store through stewardship of donations given, building a strong volunteer team, and leading by example the Home Store is able to give back funds through the Foundation that directly impacts Four Seasons Hospice patients that may not have a pay source for their care.

      Born and raised in Hendersonville, Bobby graduated from Hendersonville High School in 1988 and then attended Blue Ridge Community College. He worked 23 years in corporate retail with Walmart / Sam’s Club and was fortunate to remain within the local area the entire time. He worked his way up the ladder from beginning as a part-time sales associate in 1994, holding several management positions, and eventually being promoted to Store Manager. As the Store Manager, Bobby lead a team of 12 assistant managers and over 300 associates which became excellent training ground for his role at Four Seasons. His attention to detail, work ethic, and strong knowledge of merchandising has led to a very successful career.

      As a child, Bobby rode his bicycle downtown to the same building (a Western Auto) where the Hospice Home Store sits today. When he started at Four Seasons, he even found some of the old wood shelving that was in the original Western Auto store and used them to build a new cash wrap counter for the Home Store. Repurposing the reclaimed wood pays honor to the rich history of our community and speaks to the heart of the Home Store operations.

      Bobby has been married for 25 years to his wife Patti. They have 2 children together, Kaitlyn and Andrew, both of whom attend school in Hendersonville. Bobby enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his family, and being active in his local Church.

  • 18 Celena Lawter
    • Operations Manager Home Store of Buncombe County

      Celena began at Four Seasons as a volunteer on Saturdays at the Home Store of Henderson County from December 2017 into 2018. In January 2020 she got the opportunity to work for Four Seasons as the Operations Manager of the Home Store of Buncombe County and excitedly joined the team. She has many favorite parts of her job, but she is most passionate about the mission of Four Seasons and loves being able to support the organization in her role. She enjoys hearing stories from customers about how their lives have been touched by Four Seasons, as well. Celena graduated from AB Tech in 1994 with a Criminal Justice degree. She worked for Wilsonart for 25 years, as a plant worker for 15 years, and in the customer service industry for 10 years. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors, particularly the lake or beach with a good book in her hands. She married her college sweetheart and together have 5 “fur babies” they love dearly. One of the biggest blessings in her life is being “Gigi” to her sweet Godson.

  • 38 Lynn Penny
    • Donor Engagement Officer

      Lynn initially joined the Four Seasons family as a member of the Foundation Board in 2016 and happily joined the staff in January 2019 as a Donor Engagement Officer. She has been in non-profit and business development for the past 10 years, working with local, regional and national organizations including: Flat Rock Playhouse, The Cliffs Communities, Advent Health, Penny Insurance Agency and No Barriers USA. Originally from Los Angeles, Lynn is also a professional actress, with a BFA in Theatre from Southern Methodist University. She worked in the film and television industry in California and continued that work in the Southeast when she and her husband, Will Penny, relocated to North Carolina in 1994. In 2011 she accepted the position of Director of Development for Flat Rock Playhouse, which opened her eyes to the rewarding work of non-profit fundraising. She is passionate about connecting individuals and businesses with opportunities to enrich and change lives, which is what brought her to Four Seasons. Lynn is grateful and honored to work with an incredible team to raise funds for this vital, regional health care organization. Lynn and Will have four incredible daughters and two adorable, very spoiled pups! She loves spin classes, running, traveling, friends, and most of all, quality time with her precious family.

  • 5 Ann Ray
    • Finance and Administration Manager

      Ann joined the Foundation team in September 2019 as the Finance and Administration Manager. In this role, Ann maintains financial records for the Foundation and provides executive level administrative support. She also manages all financial processes, budget tracking, and reporting, working closely with the Board of Directors, Finance, and Executive Committees. Ann leads her department with assurance and calm. She is well organized and successfully balances many tasks at once. She loves working with her fellow staff members and appreciates everyone’s dedication to establishing processes for excellent work. Ann’s background begins with a B.S. in Mathematics from Iowa State University. She has previously worked as a math teacher, software support, and as the Business Manager at a church in Cincinnati for over 20 years. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, crafts, and her family and church friends.

  • 17 Sheryl Seigler
    • Operations Manager of Home Store of Henderson County

      Sheryl joined the Home Store team in September 2017 and is the Operations Manager of Home Store of Henderson County. Sheryl oversees the daily operations of the Home Store, assists the Retail Director/General Manager in setting goals, and creates a welcoming shopping environment for all customers. Her favorite part of her job is interacting with customers and creating a warm environment for staff and customers alike. She also enjoys seeing the unique items they receive and hearing the donor’s story behind them. Sheryl holds an Accounting degree from Wayne Community College which allowed her to own and manage two businesses of her own for over 30 years. Her entrepreneurship skills and her natural talent for sales and connecting with people were excellent foundations for her role at Four Seasons. While both her Christian bookstore and flower shop were open, she and her husband welcomed their only daughter into the world, as well. Sheryl enjoys reading, visiting her daughter and son-in-law, and fellowshipping with friends at her church.

  • 24 Jeff Shank
    • Assistant Manager Home Store of Henderson County

      Jeff began at Four Seasons in July 2018 in the Home Store of Henderson County on Main Street. He is now the Assistant Manager of this home store, supporting the Operations Manager. Jeff works closely with the volunteers to create a unique and welcoming shopping experience for each customer who walks in the store. His favorite aspect of his job is meeting and interacting with the customers. He especially enjoys sharing the mission of Four Seasons, as he is passionate about the organization’s work. Jeff graduated from Ohio State University with a B.A. in Photography, but has worked a wide variety of jobs over the years including 22 years in the print industry, 8 years in the banking industry, and 2 years as a Criminal Research Assistant. In addition to these, he has also worked as a florist, jewelers apprentice, and provided data entry support for First Citizens Bank. In his limited free time, Jeff enjoys watching movies on the Hallmark Channel, working on craft projects, yard work, and frequenting local restaurants.

       

  • 23 Hubert Sylvester
    • Assistant Manager Home Store of Buncombe County

      Hubert joined Four Seasons in December 2019 as the assistant manager of the Hospice Home Store of Buncombe County. His rich background in retail has prepared him well for his new role at the home store. His favorite part of his job now is working with his team and helping the faithful customers that visit the home store. Hubert worked with Walmart/Sam’s Club in several capacities during his 20 years there including Department Manager, Support Manager, Membership Coordinator, and Team Leader. In his free time, Hubert enjoys visiting with his family and friends.

  • 13 Leisl Vale
    • Foundation Administrative and Marketing Assistant

      Leisl joined the Foundation team in January 2020 as the Administrative Assistant and transitioned into a dual Marketing Assistant role in May. In her current role, Leisl provides administrative support to both the Foundation and Home Store teams in addition to the Marketing team. Her favorite part of her job is learning from her talented co-workers and creating branded marketing materials for events, social media, and the website. Leisl graduated from Samford University in 3 years with a B.A. in Communication Studies. She also holds a M.S. in Strategic Communication and Public Relations and is certified in Strategic Communication, both through Purdue University. Throughout high school and college, Leisl worked a variety of customer service jobs to support her schooling, including a 6-year stint in the movie theater industry. She has also worked for the fundraising department and writing center at Samford and in the food service industry. In her free time, Leisl enjoys spending time with her husband, playing her violin, and practicing her favorite passion- writing. She is excited to see where her future with Four Seasons will take her and eagerly takes on any challenge thrown her way.

  • AV 2 Anna Vogel
    • Donor Relations Manager

      Anna began her relationship with Four Seasons as an Elizabeth House Volunteer shortly after moving to Hendersonville in 2010. Over the next ten years, she became an active volunteer and community resource for several area churches and organizations.

      In September 2019, Anna joined the Foundation as Donor Relations Manager, supporting her team as the first point of contact for donors and the administrator of the Foundation’s revenue database.

      Born and raised in the rural farmlands of Michigan, integrity became not only a personal value for Anna but a primary way of being. Her early education focused on Business Administration, Finance, and Real Estate. However, life brought diversity and added a variety of experiences to Anna’s portfolio such as Youth Ministry and Practice Builders Healthcare certifications. She is also experienced in personal caregiving, compassionate communication, corporate culture and values training, and collective think-tank concepts.

      Anna consistently carries a strong work ethic accompanied by a genuine sense of humor, forgiveness, and creativity. She brings thirty-five years of diverse experience and education to her role that includes Clinical Health Management, Sales and Marketing, Residential Construction and Commercial Land Development, Municipal Business Development, Property Management, Food Service and Hospitality, Team Building and Volunteer Training.

      Anna feels privileged to serve alongside such a unique group of individuals, all of whom share a never-ending spirit of giving. In her free time, Anna and her husband, Steve, enjoy time with their five children, visiting neighbors, and exploring the hiking trails near their home west of Laurel Park.

  • 7 Paige Wheeler
    • Foundation Executive Director

      A native of North Carolina, Paige joined the Four Seasons Foundation team in 2019 as the Major Gifts Officer. In January of 2020, Paige was promoted to the position of Executive Director of the Foundation. As the Executive Director, Paige leads the Foundation and Home Store teams in reaching strategic goals and planning. Paige is a graduate of Brevard College and UNC-Asheville, holding degrees in Marketing and Liberal Arts. Paige has held previous positions that include Interim Director of Advancement, President and CEO, Executive Director and VP for Marketing and Development for organizations such as Southern Highland Craft Guild, The Health Adventure, Brevard College, and Christ School. She has also served as a member of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Board and chaired the Governmental Affairs Task Force for the Asheville Chamber of Commerce. Her career in fundraising began at her first alma mater, Brevard College and she has since raised over $60 million throughout her career in annual fund and capital campaigns.

      In 2008, Paige received the YWCA of Buncombe County Woman of the Year Award. Paige ensures that she is updated in fundraising trends and attends conferences as she considers herself a life-long learner. She values building long lasting relationships and enjoys matching the right person with the right project and feels this is when we experience true success.

      Paige has felt a wonderful connection to Four Seasons because of the care her father received through Four Seasons hospice.  Her father passed away at Elizabeth House during Christmas in 2005.  The care her father received as well as the support her entire family felt during that time is a major catalyst for her desire to raise funds through the foundation so others may receive the same type of loving end of life care. Paige loves to travel with her husband, Frank. She has two adult sons, Andy and Chris Johnson, and one stepdaughter, Morgan.  Paige and Frank are also active members of Arden First Baptist Church.