Peggy Crosby Community Service Center
The Center for Life Enrichment (CLE) is a nonprofit organization committed to providing life-long learning for adults throughout the Highlands-Cashiers area. CLE has offered continuing education classes since 1992 and has relationships with numerous universities and educational institutions in the southeast. In a given year; CLE may offer as many as 120 classes with up to 2,500 participants. The organization has a membership of approximately 450.
Executive Director: Mrs. Sandy Carlton
Counseling and Psychotherapy Center of Highlands
The Counseling and Psychotherapy Center of Highlands (CPCH) offers individual, marital, family, child, and group counseling, which draws on the insights, principles, and practices of modern psychology. Having multiple therapists and psychologists available, these services are provided to the community with fees based on a sliding scale, which takes into account family resources and circumstances.
As North Carolina’s oldest land trust, the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust (HCLT) protects and preserves natural areas of significant ecological, scenic, recreational, agricultural or historic value. This organization educates and aids the community, accepting donated lands and conservation easements as well as purchasing special places. They have preserved over 3,400 acres in 100 places. While most of their preserved places are privately owned by individuals, the Land Trust does own a few properties that they manage and welcome the public to visit such as Sunset Rock at Ravenel Park in Highlands and McKinney Meadow in Cashiers to name a few.
Executive Director: Dr. Gary Wein
The Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation (HCHF) aims to improve the health and well-being of Highlands, Cashiers and surrounding communities, including collaborative partnerships that serve the health and well-being of all people in western North Carolina, with particular emphasis on Macon, Jackson, Swain, Graham, Clay and Cherokee Counties, as directed by donor support.
Executive Director and CEO: Robin Tindall, CFRE
Associate Director: Ashlie Mitchell-Lanning, CFRE
Office and Database Administrator: Rhonda Oakley
The International Friendship Center (IFC) is committed to the area’s underserved international population. In cooperation with several area churches, the IFC provides two vital community food programs for families in need. Additionally, the Center assists anyone in need with finding access to medical services, legal services, interpretation and transportation, either directly or through referral.
Director of Programs & Services: Mrs. Andrea Smith
Overland Unlimited Bridge of Hope provides military resilience training to active military as well as veterans. Focused on educating service members and veterans about combat and operational stress (COS) and its long-term effects, this organization’s goal is to promote long term physical and psychological health (PH) and well-being for service members and their families. Overland Unlimited provides a bridge of hope for all veterans returning to their vocations, families and communities. They deliver unique off-road adventures, which provide post deployment stress (PDS) awareness and resilience training.
Founder, CEO: Mr. Justin Kingsland
Peggy Crosby Community Service Center
Start up and Small Business Tenants
A licensed Home Care Agency serving multiple counties in Western North Carolina, My Choice Home Care is committed to maximizing the independence and autonomy of the community’s families and elders. The Agency assists clients and their families with the challenges of aging through education, advocacy, counseling and service delivery. Specifically, the in-home services offered assists individuals with bathing, dressing, meal preparation, medication management, transportation and assistance with many other activities of daily living.
Owner: Mrs. Patricia Wheeler
Having served the community more than 9 years, Kim Bonsteel is a board-certified Diplomate of Acupuncture, a master’s level graduate of Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine, certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine, licensed acupuncturist, licensed body-work therapist and a certified Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist. Accepting patients with all kinds of health conditions, and for wellness, Kim is dedicated to healing our community.
Owner: Mr. Kim Bonsteel
A full-service Certified Public Accounting Firm with specialties in Federal and State Tax and mediation issues. Curtis Mathews provides bookkeeping services, payroll services, auditing, review, and Compilation Services as prescribed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The firm also offers complete Business Appraisal and Valuation Services.
Owner: Mr. Curtis Mathews
A full-service financial investment provider offering brokerage and retirement accounts through TD Ameritrade International as well as financial and estate planning services. Personalized service and attention to detail is our mission. Accounts for the gifting of stock to non-profit organizations are offered to local groups.
Registered Investment Advisor: Mr. Donald McClellan
Stratton Construction Scheduling & Sequencing
An independent consulting firm, David Stratton assists developers and general contractors with the scheduling of $10-$100 million construction projects. The scheduling process includes periodic meetings with the project teams to maintain and update schedule control throughout the duration of the project. Most projects are in the southeastern United States and include hospitals, student housing, schools, military installations and infrastructure projects.
Owner: Mr. David Stratton
A catering and carry away service, The Kitchen offers healthy well-prepared foods for the freezer, everyday meals, and your entertaining needs.
Four Ways to serve you!
- Catering and special orders.
- Fresh case with Daily Specials.
- Freezer with Soups and Casserole.
- Shipping all year round
Owners: Dan & Suzanne Young
Main Street Payments is building a member-based organization dedicated to reducing our Merchant- Members’ card processing costs. Our Merchant-Members work hard to grow their business by providing customers with a great retail experience. They also want to increase their profits by controlling costs. Our Merchant-Members start saving money as soon as they join our initiative and this was the primary reason we created this company. Our Merchant-Members will have visibility into the details of the business through published financials. Our business model is based on three simple concepts – transparency, clarity and accountability.
Co-Owner: Jerry Moore
Co-Owner: Don Gentry
Ross Landscape Architecture, PLLC
‘Blending People and Nature’
Ross Landscape Architecture, PLLC is a professional design firm concerned with the function, efficiency and beauty of land areas. The firm provides site location planning, land development planning, landscape architectural design and consulting services. The firm provides services to commercial, industrial, residential or public sectors. Ross Landscape Architecture, PLLC offers capabilities for completion of design drawings and specifications, and supports our clients by collaborating with architects and engineers. In addition, the firm is skilled in complying with regulatory requirements for the design and construction of new or existing facilities. Ross Landscape Architecture, PLLC is licensed in the states of North Carolina and Georgia.