LaVie Montgomery is a student advocate and community activist. She is an Asheville native, a graduate of Asheville High School, and the proud mother of three boys:
Kiran (9), Bryndon (1) and Nile (2).
Much of her work is centered around her passion: equity & inclusion for black and brown youth, in education and healthcare, through career development, program implementation, and community engagement.
LaVie attended UNC-Greensboro and obtained an undergraduate degree in English and a minor in Sociology. Her graduate studies include a Masters in Healthcare and Business Management from Winston Salem State University.
She has mentored youth for over a decade in various capacities. For the past 2.5 years, she has worked in Buncombe County and Asheville City Schools as a recruiter and advisor for A-B Tech. She has also worked and mentored youth in Forsyth, Buncombe, and Guildford Counties bringing awareness to teen sexual health, and researching the health disparities in prenatal care and birth outcomes of young, Black mothers.
She enjoys linking students and families to community resources and volunteering and serving on the board at United Way.
In her free time, she enjoys attending church at the River of Life, collaborating on projects with her sisters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and hitting the road to visit family for a weekend cookout in Charlotte