Sarah Merrell serves as Community Director for Asheville Fashion Week and directs fashion shows in the area. She is the Digital Media and Production Manager for Mary Beth West Communications, and in her spare time, she teaches modeling and acting classes in the region for Gage Models & Talent Agency. Her modeling experience includes fashion, commercial, promotional, and runway modeling. She has traveled all over the world and country for modeling work, and most recently has shot in Spain and modeled in Fashion Weeks in a variety of cities. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from UNC with a concentration in Media Production and Screen Writing, and an MBA from Western Carolina University. In addition to modeling and acting, Sarah works in marketing, public relations, and event planning. She uses her experience with modeling and marketing to plan and direct photo shoots and fashion shows.
Sarah works very closely with the fashion community in her home town of Asheville, NC where she is dedicated to promoting and growing the fashion business through networking, collaboration, mentoring, and events. She manages the Asheville Model Network, Asheville's fashion instagram account, is a fashion columnist, and hosts monthly fashion segments for the local news channel, WLOS in Asheville as well as WBIR in Knoxville.