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Corey Gafnea joins the staff as CSW’s new

Marketing Communications Specialist


After visiting Transylvania County for many years, Corey and her family moved from Atlanta to Brevard in 2013. She grew up in New York City and Atlanta and was exposed to and loved learning about diverse cultures, especially their spiritual and cultural traditions. She received a degree in art history from Georgia State University and has traveled extensively throughout Europe and has lived in Barcelona, Spain where she studied Spanish. She returned to the US and had a successful career as an art consultant and an ESL teacher to Koreans adults in Atlanta.

Since moving to Brevard she has worked with a variety of nonprofits including SAFE, where she taught about healthy relationships, consent, and sexual violence prevention in the TCS school system, college campuses and camps. After receiving a digital marketing certificate from UNC in 2020, she worked in marketing for the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority.

“Corey is a natural with marketing,” said Rob Field. “She jumped right into the position, even before she was officially on staff, giving us some great ideas for the Mission: JOY movie event, and creating a new graphic to help us spread the word. I’m delighted that she’s agreed to join our team.”

Corey and her husband Tim have been married for twenty-four years and they have two young adult children, Hiatt and Kate. She is a lifelong learner, avid reader and loves hiking, kayaking, music festivals, and traveling. In 2019, she and her family hiked the Norte route of the Camino de Santiago in Spain.