Meet Our Team
TitleDirector, 2019 Welcoming WNC Procession
Perry Martino is working on getting the Welcoming WNC Procession organized and streamlined to assure a smooth, fun start to the festivities ahead of the festival .
Perry assisted last year registering participants and organizing at the starting point. He enjoyed meeting all the different folks excited to partake in the procession and followed behind them to ensure all participants stayed the course!
Perry and his husband Russ along with their furry child Teddie moved to Asheville in November 2014 from Miami Beach, Florida. He opened the same concept store, Perfect Gifts which he had in Miami Beach on Biltmore Avenue. The business was sold two years ago and now he and Russ work on their own Real Estate investments here in Asheville. Prior to Perry's ten years owning retail stores, he worked in NYC at various banks in the mortgage industry.
Perry states shortly after meeting Tina Madison White, he and Russ instigated having a pride parade, which developed into the procession. They are thankful to Tina being able to make it happen!
Perry is excited to now be part of Blue Ridge Pride and is looking forward to meeting all the others at Blue Ridge Pride he has not yet met!
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