Tom & Sandy Bowles

ABOUT

Tom and Sandy moved to Asheville in 2013 and retired in 2016. They live in the Reynold’s Mountain community in North Asheville.

Professionally, Sandy was a certified speech pathologist working in various school systems and Easter Seal’s clinics before taking time off to raise their three children. Later, Sandy worked in education administration at the high school level in Cincinnati and at the college level in New York City. She has always been an active community volunteer.

Tom was a business executive in the consumer products space. Early in his career he managed various iconic brands in the apparel business and various celebrity brands in the Sports/Entertainment management business. He then moved into the turnaround management space leading turnarounds for distressed, private equity owned consumer products businesses.

Tom and Sandy have moved 10 times over their careers living in: Philadelphia, Chicago, Palm Beach, New York City, Buffalo, NYC (again), Cincinnati, Massachusetts, Chicago (again) and finally Asheville. Tom was born and raised in NYC and Sandy in Binghamton, NY. They went to college in Rochester NY where they met and have been together ever since. Their three children live one in Vermont (with their 3 grand kids), one in the New York metro area and one a citizen of the world.

HOBBIES

Sandy is an active fitness participant including walking, Pilates, weight work, spinning and a little golf. Sandy in very active in community volunteer work. She serves on the steering committee at UNC Asheville’s OLLI center as well as chairing several committees for OLLI. She also chairs the committee coordinating the student/athlete mentoring program at UNC Asheville. She also coordinates the Community volunteers at the local elementary school. Sandy is a mentor to UNC Asheville student/athletes.

Tom is also an active fitness participant as well as an enthusiastic golfer (always walking the mountain course for fitness reasons). Tom is on several academic boards. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees at his Alma Mater University in Rochester NY and is Immediate past Chair of the Athletic Board at UNC Asheville.  He is also chairman of the North Carolina Stage Company board, and a former President of his community’s HOA. Tom is also a mentor to UNCA Asheville student/athletes.

SURPRISED TO KNOW

Tom is a second-generation Irish American whose dad was a NYC cop and mom was an administrator in the archdiocese of NY. Sandy’s family settled in Hadley on the western frontier of Massachusetts in the early 1700’s and are memorialized in Sylvester Judd’s 1800’s book “The History of Hadley.”

WHY LEGACY

Joining Legacy is a gift to themselves and to their children. They like the equity model, the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of what sounds like a wonderful opportunity and the continuum of care available on site. This move to legacy will reduce any long term medical/memory care concerns our children could have. Peace of mind all around.

FUTURE AT LEGACY

Having moved 10 times Tom and Sandy have learned how to integrate into new communities and they are looking forward to being active members of the Legacy community. They are happy to bring to Legacy their experiences of serving on boards and committees.

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Manor Home 552, Floor Plan Penthouse

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