Bird joined the UWHC team in April of 2022. Arriving in Henderson County in 1990 to work for Flat Rock Playhouse he held a variety of roles (production, marketing, development, general manager) through 2012. Along with his husband, Bird operates Duke Says Sold and serves nonprofits through event-based fundraising. He is also the Coordinator of the Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC and a Jazzercise instructor. Bird has been a member of several community and nonprofit boards including ArtsNC, Henderson County Travel & Tourism, Blue Ridge Mountain Host, Village of Flat Rock Planning Board, and serves on a project task force for the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Marketing and Events Manager