photo Credit: Juli Leonard

photo Credit: Juli Leonard

Susan Inglis, Owner

Susan Inglis is a trailblazer. For over 30 years, the North Carolina native has worked across boundaries and borders around the world to supply connections and production capabilities that leverage the power of the global business platform.  Inglis holds a degree in anthropology from UNC Chapel Hill. She learned handcraft skills as she grew up, weaving and potting from her mother, embroidery and sewing from her grandmother, woodworking from her father and grandfather, knitting and crochet from the home economics teacher (in the few weeks before she forsook that class in favor of one in dramatic arts, little realizing these would be the handcraft skills she would use most in her career!). 

Besides running From The Mountain and knitting, Susan loves to dance and to spend time with her children and their wives, and with her mother, from whom she still tries to learn.  She is also executive director of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, an organization she helped found in 2006.

 

Photo Credit: abby's 7-year-old

Photo Credit: abby's 7-year-old

Abby Overton

Abby has been knitting for over 20 years and still hasn't learned to crochet.  She was giddy with glee when Margaret (who used to work here) walked into her Tuesday Night Knitting group and announced that From The Mountain was looking for a salesperson.  She is so grateful to be part of the team and, in her small way, contributing to global economic opportunities for women.  In her off hours, Abby is a theater buff and gets on stage whenever she can.  She also loves spending time with her adorable husband, her two adorable daughters, and their two adorable kittens.

Photo credit: tuesday night knitter preeti

Photo credit: tuesday night knitter preeti

 

The Tuesday Night Knitters  

This is a group of amazing knitters who are critical to From The Mountain operations.  They design patterns, test knit and tech edit new patterns, knit samples for trunk shows, and provide endless moral support for Abby.  The Tuesday Night Knitters deserve way more yarn than we can ever give them. 
Pictured: Margaret, Terry, Abby, Mary, Dianne, Marisa, Heather, Sue, Pixie. 
Not pictured: Preeti, Jean, Ruth, Amanda, Laura, Margot, Tracey, Cat, and more!