Seth has been building and sharing community in Asheville for 20 years. As a father, entrepreneur, and adventurer, he's more at home than ever. He is energized to support long time residents and newcomers alike in stewarding this special area we all love.
Seth is friendly, quick-witted, proactive, and ambitious, as a person and as a Realtor. Born and raised between the Ozarks of Arkansas and Key West, Florida, he grew up sailing, biking, and paddling any chance he got. While a passion for ceramics led him to Asheville, a chance sailboat trip to the Bahamas re-charted lifes course of adventure. Eventually returning to the mountains for year round whitewater kayaking, he became a father at 21. Like anything else, he embraced the new adventure, and youll know when you meet his teenage son, Finn, that they share a sense of humor and kindness. Finn attends SILSA at Asheville High. Outdoor adventure guiding was the foundation of Seth's career in working with at-risk youth and their families. Working in non-traditional academic and wilderness settings, he combined soft skills, leadership, and technical guidance to serve families. With an eagerness to develop new talents, he started a second career as an entrepreneur. Being an entrepreneur has its peaks and valleys, and in 2018 he co-founded Garden Party with his life partner, Tarleton. She brings design and creative direction while Seth directs finance, strategy, and product development. Their home and lifestyle boutique is in the West Asheville neighborhood.
Guided by his values and leading with empathy, Seth takes a diplomatic and professional approach to serving clients. Not one to avoid uncomfortable conversations when needed, he always seeks to find the win-win. As a bonus, he makes the process fun and has great food, drink, and adventure recommendations!