Michael Murphy is an accountant, business consultant and tax adviser with over 25 years of experience. He is currently president, founder and owner of Murphy Accounting and Platinum Payroll Solutions based in Asheville, North Carolina. Michael has served on a number of nonprofit boards. He is the devoted father of three amazing daughters. Michael’s yoga practice began in 2004 and he is scheduled to complete his teacher training in 2012.
Vice President: Bill Chase
Bill Chase is a local attorney and real estate investor with extensive experience in corporate formation and business advice, civil and criminal trial work, and contract negotiation and drafting. Currently his main area of focus is real estate law and investment. Bill moved to Asheville about 13 years ago and has enjoyed seeing this community grow and thrive. He developed a personal yoga practice about 7 years ago and in since that time, with the guidance of many dedicated teachers and mentors, his physical practice has expanded to include service and discipline.
“I have become more and more committed to my yoga practice and feel it is central to my efforts to be present in every moment. I really enjoying coming to the Yoga Center and love the people and community we have all created in just over a year. It’s so obviously a special place and offers me and everyone else in Asheville the opportunity to live and breathe the yoga of compassion, service, and gratitude in every moment,” Bill Chase.
Secretary: Tony Iacovelli, MD
Tony Iacovelli has been practicing medicine since 1994. He has worked in numerous facets of the medical industry; from emergency rooms and family practice services to medical instrumentation research and development. He is also very skilled in fuel cell technology. His passions are medicine and sustainable energy. Tony has traveled around the country delivering presentations and seminars on both of these topics and has propelled innovation in these areas, having developed many patents and inventions that make medicine and sustainable energy more accessible to the general public. Just a few of Tony’s accomplishments include building a photovoltaic solar home energy system, converting a gasoline powered pickup truck into a non-polluting electric vehicle, and establishing a commercial organic fruit and berry farm.
Tony began practicing yoga at Asheville Community Yoga in 2010 and joined the Board of Directors in 2011.
Mitch Orland is the dad of two amazing girls and the husband of a goddess wife. He was the Executive Chef as well as the Deli, Bakery, Meat and Seafood Director for Earth Fare for 6 years, The Healthy Supermarket.
Mitch has been on the Board of Directors of numerous non-profits. He is just coming off a 4 year run at Wild South(Protecting Forests for Life). Mitch is also a member of “Chefs Move to School.”
Mitch and Michael Greenfield, Asheville Community Yoga’s Executive Director, have been friends for over 25 year. Mitch started practicing yoga 6 years ago with Michael in a men’s Group. He is now devoted to his home practice which includes chanting and meditation. Since starting his own yoga practice, his life has blossomed with love, service and endless possibilities.