Jenn Gordon – Owner, Writer & Social Media
A self-proclaimed Asheville enthusiast, Jenn has claimed this vibrant city as “home” for over 15 years now. Her passions are widespread and has an appreciation for Asheville’s adventure. As a former pastry chef, she love’s our food culture and makes it her mission to know what is new and what is coming.
If Jenn is not on the hiking trails with her two Aussies, you can find her at a brewery, sipping beer and meeting bearded gentlemen. Both human and K9.
Her commitment to you is to give you the freshest and most creative date night ideas that Asheville has to offer. From the off-color dive bar to the high-rise rooftop bar, there is a date that’s waiting for you in Asheville!
Samantha Coffin – Co-Owner, Writer & Social Media
New to Asheville in 2018, Samantha (aka Samm) holds food, hiking and adventure close to her heart. Having lived in many places, she sees something special in the western North Carolina culture and wants to share it with you! From hidden gems to gluten-free eats, festivals and all that makes this area unique, Samantha is always exploring and sharing her finds here and on her Instagram @sammssimplelife.
Denby Dale – A Local, Mixed Media Artist & Writer
Cole Cutter – Adventure Contributor, Photographer, Drone Expert
Cole Cutter is an outdoor adventure lover so it’s no wonder he calls Asheville home. As a passionate outdoorsman and photographer, Cole is constantly on the hunt for scenic trails, epic sunsets, and breathtaking waterfalls. He’s thrilled to be sharing the highlights of these experiences as a Date Night Asheville Contributor and on Instagram @cocutta!
Kristen Manieri – Founder
For me, date night isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Married with two small girls, I’ve come to realize that Saturday night is probably the only time each week that Marc and I can actually have a meaningful, uninterrupted, and alert conversation. I’m a former freelance food and travel writer with frequent contributions to Orlando Magazine, Edible Orlando, WHERE Orlando, Forbes Travel Guide and Orlando Family Magazine.
I’m also the author of the book, Great Dates Orlando, and I founded this website in 2007 to not only share fun and romantic date night ideas with other couples, but to keep myself accountable to a regular date night, too.
And as if that wasn’t enough, I’m also the host of 60 Mindful Minutes, a podcast focused on the power and magic of human connection.