Our Board Members 

Deborah Sherrill 

Chair of Alleghany JAM board. Retired English teacher and long time AJAM volunteer.

David Baynes

Retired middle school woodworking teacher. He is has an appreciation for traditional music and is an active Alleghany Arts Council member.

Harrol Blevins

Well known old time guitarist and luthier. Guitar teacher at Alleghany JAM.

Jack Cahn 

Retired physician and old time fiddle and banjo player. A full time volunteer for AJAM.

Donna Drinnen 

Retired private practice bodywork therapist from Greensboro. Strong passion for live music and Bluegrass. Part-time volunteer at AJAM.

Bev Fermor

Retired scientist, active volunteer and golfer.

Kate Irwin

Mother of two former AJAM students. Graphic artist, owner of Kate, Ink,

Beth Lyon-Smith

Retired physician and active volunteer in our community. Golf tournament committee leader. 

Charlie Mangano

Retired Cardiologist with an interest in old time music, plays guitars, writes songs, enjoys Appalachian Music.

Linnea Miller

Retired public school teacher, volunteer, and music lover.

Elisabeth Edwards

Retired Special Ed teacher, volunteer, and music lover.

Carole Green

MTS, CMP, Certified Music Practitioner

Mary Ruth Marshall

Wife of 41 years, mom of 4, grandmother, retired dentist, and fiddler/singer. 

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Alleghany JAM

P.O. Box 1326

360 N. Main Street

Sparta, NC 28675

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Mon: 10AM-5:30PM

Tue: 10AM-5:30PM



Fri: 10AM-4:00PM

Sat: Closed

Sun: Closed