We always have so much to be grateful for here at Food for Fairview. This month, we wanted to give a shout out to one of our most valued but unsung contributors, a man we are truly grateful for, our web master, Anthony Stokes.
Anthony has worked web development and graphic arts for about 15 years. In addition to creating websites, he is also experienced in SEO, social media, advertising, and marketing. He has clients from LA to NYC and everywhere in between. He is entirely self-taught, utilizing seminars, online courses, and books to teach himself the needed skills.
He interest in web development began years before he began creating websites for a living. An artist by training (studying at both the Atlanta College of Art and UNCA), Anthony began creating websites to feature and sell both his artwork and that of other family members. While plying his artwork on the side, he was employed as a chef after the completion of an American Culinary Federation apprenticeship. He worked at the famed Grove Park Inn for about 10 years, where he put his award winning artistic skills to use creating ice and tallow sculptures and was the resort’s Chef Gardemanger.
As time went on, and his parents got older and the grandchildren started coming along, Anthony felt the need to have a work schedule that allowed for more flexibility so he could be available for his family. It was then that he got into web development full-time. Although he has a wide variety of clients, he has a special passion for nonprofits. Among his local nonprofit clients he also developed the web sites for and works with The Lord’s Acre and Asheville New Friends, a group for newcomers to the area.
If you’ve never seen our awesome website that he’s created for us – check it out! We’ve added lots of new features over the past few years. Here are a few highlights:
All our articles that have appeared in The Town Crier are archived on our site. Included are extra photos that can’t be published in the paper due to space constraints. We also have relevant articles and information from other publications. Social sharing is also available, so you can share any article with your friends or family on social media.
Donations can be made securely and safely on our site via PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account to use this feature!
By the time this article is published, we will have our volunteer and client applications available online. Print and complete in the privacy of your own home and simply bring them in with you.
All this and more made possible thanks to Food for Fairview’s good friend, Anthony Stokes!