AJ Grein, Joshua Poindexter & Chase McWhorter
The Applewood Inn, is headed by Andrew J. Grein, M.D., a neonatologist by training and Physician at Rutherdfordton Children’s Care in Rutherfordton, NC. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, his strong mid-western roots and values allow him the even keeled personality to oversee the overall management of the Inn. As the former Medical Director of the NICU at Womack Army Medical Center, he has been involved in the day to day operations of the unit, from personnel management to budgeting, procedural oversight, promotion, and has been the main liaison between the NICU and other areas of the hospital. He brings his management and business experience to The Applewood Manor to ensure that all aspects are operating efficiently to achieve their maximal potential. From Indy Car Racing, Colts football season ticket holder, extensive traveling and exploration, current and historical events…. his varied interests are sure to assist each guest as they seek out new adventures in Asheville and the surrounding region. If you want rafting, hiking, climbing or outdoor activities, He is your guy!
Joshua Q. Poindexter, a native of North Carolina, son of 45 year auto-parts company entrepreneurs and graduate of nearby Brevard College, is our Estate Manager and On-Site contact. With multiple degrees in Voice and Piano Performance and a nationally certified Interior Designer, his experience with business ownership, arts, culture, design and hospitality management allow him to excel at providing superior room accommodations, making our guests comfortable, providing star quality concierge services and preparing all the delectable gourmet breakfasts! Growing up in the mountains of NC, he learned at a very young age the numerous heritage techniques of preparing and preserving farm to fork foods. He brings to the table these culinary insights and creative, but familiar dishes that Must be tasted. Joshua also oversees all staff and the daily running of the Inn. His attention to detail is unparalleled.
Chase A. McWhorter, a veteran of the United States Army and graduate of Methodist University, is our resident horticulturalist. With grand vision for the development and oversight of the extensive gardens on the property, in addition to assisting Joshua with the daily operations of the Inn, he supervises and executes the master garden plan to optimize the beauty and productivity of the large gardens at the Inn, allowing us to produce food to serve our guests and provide a serene and welcoming environment for our guests to enjoy. His extensive experience with gardening will benefit the Inn and the guests who enjoy the property. Leading a life of sustainable gardening practices and devoting significant portions of the property for Urban micro-farming and native plantings, if you are looking to learn about plants, growing seasons, production gardening in a small area and all things environmental…. seek Chase out! You’ll find him with his hands in the earth.
Jasper Grein, the 10 year old son of AJ and Joshua is the Inn’s Official Greeter and all-around amazing Kid. As a 5th grader at Issac Dickson Elementary School, Jasper is prepared to entertain and tease our guests when he’s not outside playing, galavanting the neighborhood with his buddies, staring in a theater production or practicing Parkour from any and Every stationary object. A fun-loving, adventure seeking, super smart and funny guy, Jasper enjoys binge watching old TV shows, Minecraft, drawing, singing and loves to run.