Chris Joyell, Healthy Communities Director
Chris has served as Director of the Asheville Design Center (ADC) since 2009. ADC, which merged with MountainTrue in 2017, connects volunteer designers—architects, engineers, landscape architects, planners, and graphic designers—with projects that promote healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities. Prior to his arrival in Western North Carolina, Chris worked with the Nature Conservancy, Connecticut River Watershed Council, and League of Conservation Voters.
Chris grew up in Connecticut and moved with his wife Nicole to Asheville in 2005. They now live in West Asheville with their dogs, Uli and Bunny. Chris’s interests include running, hiking, fishing, and fantasy baseball.