Our Board Members 

Deborah Sherrill 

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

Becca Babbitt

Parent of two successful present AJAM students; chef/owner  of Becca’s Backwoods Beans.  Current Vice Chair of Alleghany JAM Board.

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.

Elisabeth Edwards

Retired Alleghany County teacher and supporter of the AJAM program. Also, current student of AJAM teacher.

Bev Fermor

Retired scientist, active volunteer and golfer.

Kate Irwin

Mother of two former AJAM students. Graphic artist, owner of Kate, Ink and publisher of Here! magazine. Current secretary of Alleghany JAM Board.

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.

Vickie Moyer

Mother of a former AJAM student and long time board member; former secretary of Alleghany JAM.