Timbersong Flat Creek Faculty
Carol Sowers, M.Ed.
Before joining the Flat Creek faculty at Timbersong, Carol was an Assistant Principal at the Islamic Saudi Academy in DC where she also taught IB History. She holds a B.A. in History and an M.Ed. in Education with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction. Carol has worked in a variety of educational settings including as an autism paraprofessional, an ESL teacher, and a dorm parent. Her combined experiences have helped her strengthen her passion for education and informed her educational philosophy.
Teacher / Assistant Academic Director
Michael’s teaching career has taken him all over the country and the world. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Biology and Environmental Science, he spent two years working for the Peace Corps as a math and science teacher in Sierra Leone. His time in West Africa was transformative and helped shape his teaching skills. After his time abroad, he taught in several other schools. He loves working at Timbersong Academy and using his diverse experiences to help students achieve success.
Talin Brown, M.S.
Talin grew up in North Alabama, where he taught science to students of all ages at a hands-on science center for eight years. He graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a B.S. in Biology, and then moved to Miami where he earned a Master of Science degree in Biology from Florida International University. After moving to North Carolina, Talin completed a teacher training program through the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Talin brings to Solstice East a passion for science and an enthusiasm for teaching through hands-on, experiential lessons. When not in the classroom, Talin enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and gardening.
Anne-Marie Farmer, B.S.
With experience teaching in numerous independent, public, and therapeutic academic environments, Anne-Marie is passionate about building engaging, individualized lesson plans to help meet each student’s needs. Over the course of her career, she has designed her practice around helping students feel empowered to find their voice and expand their ability to communicate with the outside world through literature. Anne-Marie holds a teaching certification in English from the State of Vermont and has completed a four-year secondary education program at the University of Vermont.
Director Of Learning Services
Rachel was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. She has been working in the Wellness/Fitness industry for about 15 years and has a plethora of experience with people of all backgrounds and ages ranging from 5-95 years young. Rachel received her Bachelors of Science from App State U and Masters of Science from The Citadel, with degrees in Exercise Sports Science with minors in Psychology and Health Care Management.
Rachel’s passion has always been helping individuals incorporate movement and positive vibes into their everyday life! Some of her favorite things to do are hanging out with her partner and two dogs. She also enjoys cooking and going on adventures.
After working with teenagers for a number of years in a therapeutic setting at a local residential treatment center, Morgan joined the faculty at Timbersong Academy at Flat Creek where she continues her work with teenagers in a different capacity. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Morgan shares her passion for art and psychology through teaching the Fine Arts at Timbersong Academy. In addition to teaching art methods and art history in a classroom setting, Morgan especially enjoys working independently with students to create their own portfolios of unique and expressive works.
Morgan’s own work has been featured online and in museums across Asheville, NC, including REVOLVE Art Gallery, Blue Spiral 1 and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. More recently, Morgan has facilitated the development of a series of murals at Timbersong Academy. When she’s not teaching, Morgan enjoys finding time for personal projects and side passions between her time providing resources and support as a volunteer crisis advocate to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, and checking things off of her extensive bucket list.