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My love for Boone and the surrounding area began as a child skiing at Appalachian Ski Mtn with my family. As a teenager, my dream was to pursue higher education at App State. While working on my bachelor and master’s degrees in psychology, I fell in love with all the outdoor adventures the High Country has to offer both visitors and residents alike.

 

Like many of us in the area, I work many jobs to make a living and spend as much time as possible with my children~ aka the High Country Hustle. My first job in undergrad was working as a ski instructor at French-Swiss Ski College- working alongside the very instructors who taught me to ski as a young child. In grad school, I was fortunate to begin working with local rock climbing gear manufacturer, Misty Mountain Threadworks. Since then, I’ve worked in many aspects of outdoor recreation including positions with Footsloggers and the Mast General Store. Currently, I continue to work as a ski instructor at Appalachian Ski Mountain. Utilizing my education in early childhood development, I’ve worked at Mountain Pathways School as Head of School and for several years, have worked with the Children’s Council of Watauga County as a facilitator for a parenting program.  I’ve been involved in several startup companies and have served on boards and volunteered for numerous nonprofits in our county. I am well known for my ability to make connections between people, businesses and organizations.

I am so blessed with a fantastic family. My husband, Christopher King, is a Blowing Rock native and is in his 24th year of teaching in Watauga County at Valle Crucis School. We have eight children ages 8-24 and are both very involved in our community. Being of service to others is an important part of our family. My life experience, work and volunteer history and love for our people and area will be extremely beneficial as your county commissioner. My great desire is to give back to my beloved community. 

 

As a county commissioner, I look forward to the opportunity to work closely with the residents of Watauga County and to have a positive impact on the sustainable growth and prosperity of our mountain community. For three and half years, I have served on the Watauga County Economic Development Commission. I am especially interested in economic development, housing needs, our schools, environmental protection and social programs. I want to ensure the health, safety and general well-being of citizens of our community in a fiscally responsible manner and make a positive impact on people’s lives.  This is a responsibility that I do not take lightly.

 

I am knowledgeable, enthusiastic, energetic, open-minded and willing to take the time to engage with all aspects of our community. Above all, I want to utilize my experience, love for and understanding of our area to continue moving Watauga County forward in a positive manner. As your commissioner, I will work diligently to keep our mountain wonderland the greatest place to play, work, retire, visit and call home~ now and for future generations!

 ~ Angela

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Volunteer/ Public service

 

Watauga County Economic Development Commission

F.A.R.M. Cafe

Horse Helpers of the High Country

Project on Aging

Watauga Humane Society

Ashe Humane Society

Middle Fork Greenway

Ray Russell for NC 

Western Youth Network

Mountain Alliance

Mountain Pathways School

Two Rivers Community School

Valle Crucis Elementary School

Watauga High School

Hunger and Health Coalition

Samaritan’s Purse

Hospitality House

Casting Bread Ministries

Children’s Playhouse

Ivory Tower

Wine To Water

St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church

Grace Lutheran Church

The Children’s Council of Watauga County

Blue Ridge Conservancy

Access Fund

Carolina Climber’s Coalition

Appalachian Theatre

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

Appalachian Voices

Wildwood ALC

Special Olympics

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