About Us


Michael joined the Accents on Asheville staff in 2003. Prior to Accents he was the Executive Director of the McDowell County Tourism Development Authority. In addition to a couple of degrees in Music, Michael holds a TMP certificate from the Southeast Tourism Society. He also plays Trumpet in a local orchestra, a Scottish brass band, a jazz band, as well as a variety dance band. Some of his hobbies include fly fishing, exploring the mountains and hiking with his family.

Direct Line: (828) 251-4222
Email: michaelr@accentsonasheville.com


Deb is an Asheville native who delights in sharing Western North Carolina and all there is to offer our visitors. As the Director of Sales she has lead the Accents on Asheville team since 2002 in creating the best Asheville experience possible. Creativity is her middle name and under her guidance, Accents on Asheville has become a leading Destination Management Company.

Direct Line: (828) 251-4224
Email: debb@accentsonasheville.com


Lynn has called Asheville home for 15 years and has been a part of Accents on Asheville for more than 8 years. With a background in travel and tours for military spouses and having resided in many different countries she understands the planning and details necessary for a successful meeting or event. With degrees in Graphic Design and Business Administration coupled with her knowledge, love of the arts, and history of Asheville, your conference planning for the destination of Asheville you couldn’t be in better hands.

Direct Line: (828) 251-4214
Email: lynng@accentsonasheville.com


Josh comes to Accents on Asheville with years of corporate event experience, running programs all around the United States and in over 15 countries around the world. A graduate of Virginia Tech’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program, he enjoys the challenge of making sure no detail is overlooked to ensure every group has a successful event. Josh is an avid outdoor and adventure sport athlete, and makes sure to take advantage of all that Asheville has to offer!

Direct Line: (828) 251-4215
Email: joshc@accentsonasheville.com


A Destination Management Company is a professional services entity that possesses extensive knowledge, expertise and resources that are distinctive to its local area. Accents on Asheville is the only full-service DMC in Western North Carolina that specializes in the design and execution of group events, activities, tours, transportation, program logistics, and many other convention and meeting services frequently requested. We use our long established relationships with local vendors to leverage each client’s buying power and provide the highest quality of service in a cost-effective manner.

Benefits include…

  • One contact and payment to keep the details simple.
  • Knowledge of the finest local venues, caterers, décor, transportation and special event services.
  • On-going relationships with vendors to obtain the best quality, service and negotiations.
  • Creative ideas for special events, team building, special recognition for VIPs, speakers and those challenging situations.
  • Access to, and experience with, the newer, exclusive and unique local venues and restaurants.

Accents on Asheville Program Design Assistance Includes…

  • Events, activities and team building opportunities that support group needs and desires.
  • Integration of the corporate identity/message through the theme of the event with the use of logos or color schemes, and by paying specific attention to the unique corporate culture business challenges and opportunities of your group.
  • Implementation of activities that meet the focus of the meeting. Whether you gather for team building, ice breaking, social opportunities, relaxing or a rewarding time, the venue, beverages and food will fit appropriately.
  • Personalized service with southern hospitality.

Accents on Asheville Logistical Assistance…

As a subsidiary of Young Transportation, Accents on Asheville provides logistical assistance with:

  • Building a manifest spreadsheet.
  • Coordinating all reservations via on-line sign up.
  • Accommodating changes, updates and cancellations whenever necessary.
  • Provide safe, reliable and modern equipment that meets the needs of any size group.
  • Provide private, secure VIP transportation with a smile.


  • TSAE
  • GSAE
  • MPI
  • AENC
  • ASAE
  • ADME
  • IMG

Partial Client List

  • Bank of America
  • Pfizer
  • Michelin
  • American Bar Association
  • McDonalds
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Catholic Healthcare
  • Southern Living
  • Newell Brands
  • RJ Reynolds
  • Volvo
  • Smith Barney
  • Valvoline
  • Sysco Foods
  • BMW
  • TV Guide
  • HGTV
  • Applebee’s
  • Smithsonian
  • Joe Gibbs Racing
  • Ingersol Rand
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Honeywell
  • Wachovia
  • Biltmore Estate
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Mont Blanc


  • Milliken
  • Ag First Farm Credit
  • Frito-Lay
  • Nextel
  • Standard Coffee
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Alstom Power
  • NC Bar Association
  • CrossLink Ortho
  • AIG-Valik
  • Arvin Meritor
  • Thermo Fisher
  • Brighthouse Financial
  • Mohawk Industries
  • American Honda
  • Mellon Bank
  • General Motors
  • Clark American
  • Vistage
  • Mediacom
  • USA Network
  • Southeast Toyota
  • DeRoyal
  • Southern Forest Products
  • TN Bar Association
  • Solvay Pharmaceutical
  • SC Home Builders
  • Golden Corral
  • Daimler Chrysler


  • Service Alliance
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Eli Lilly
  • Charter Communications
  • Schwan’s
  • Hinman Dental
  • Merek Utilities
  • NC Airport Association
  • Carolina Farm Credit
  • IADC
  • Kroger
  • Colonial Life
  • AT&T
  • Edward Jones
  • Harvard University
  • Dynamix
  • Tropicana
  • HCA Healthcare
  • Michelin
  • Synnex
  • McKesson
  • General Motors
  • Home Depot
  • Wells Fargo
  • Walt Disney
  • Cisco Systems
  • Abbott Labs
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • DaVita