Margo holds a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the University of Tennessee and possess over twenty years of managerial experience. She has owned a home in Hendersonville since 2002. She returned to the area to be closer to her grandfather after working for a private developer in Cashiers North Carolina and Great Guana Cay Bahamas.
As the Design Manager at Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club she was responsible for maintaining design integrity and best practices for construction across the property. She managed approximately $150 million in residential construction and $20 million in club amenities during her two years there. She was responsible for monitoring more than thirty construction sites along with 36 project managers, superintendents and design interns. She represented the developer, construction company, architect of record, interior designer of record as well as private clients.
In 2009, she managed the Homeowner’s Association, water and wastewater treatment plants, the design review committee, and contractor access at Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club. Prior to that, she was the Design Manager for the Cabin & Lodge Program at Mountaintop.
Before working for a private developer, she worked as an Architect Intern for commercial and residential architects in North Carolina and South Carolina.
She has volunteered at Mission Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care, Merrywood Retirement Community, Carolinas Medical Center Emergency Room, and Charlotte Humane Society. As an undergraduate, she participated in two foreign studies in Poland and Portugal.
Artist / curator
Lauren Smucker has been part of Woodlands Gallery since 2016. She is a Pennsylvania native who moved south after living and working in her favorite state of Vermont. Lauren led trail building crews for Americorps and built an ice castle during the winter months. She has a BFA from Kutztown University with a focus in sculpture and printmaking.
Lauren enjoys identifying native flora and fauna, hiking mountains, and assembling sculptures using found objects from the natural world. Lauren has backpacked over 2,500 miles, including the Appalachian Trail, Vermont’s Long Trail, and the nearby Art Loeb Trail. You can usually find her at Woodlands Gallery or somewhere in the forest. Photographs of her assemblages and adventures can be found on her website laurensmucker.com
Mallory has lived in Western North Carolina for the last 7 years. Originally from Marietta, Georgia, she now calls Hendersonville home. She received her BSBA in Marketing from Appalachian State University. Visual merchandising is her specialty. Mallory loves maintaining the beautiful esthetic throughout the gallery and often focuses on highlighting its hidden treasures, including some of her own work. She also enjoys taking care of Woodlands' plants and Jasper the friendly Frenchie. When not at Woodlands, you can find her working in her yard with her lab Domino by her side or perhaps on a mountain trail...
WOODLANDS GALLERY PHILOSOPHY
Woodlands gallery is curated to maintain a warm, inviting, and cohesive aesthetic. Vignettes are cleverly designed showing how our artists’ work can be used within a home. We believe local art & craftsmanship should be an integral part of our daily lives. Our curators spend endless hours searching for local, quality made goods to fit everyone’s budget. We love supporting our own economy, its makers and are concerned about our environment. The majority of our packaging is made from recycled products and we provide digital receipts in lieu of printed ones.