A Farewell Note from Assistant Executive Director Kevin Mundy

When I started working at Sawtooth in June of 2012, I had no idea how much I would grow to love this place and all the people I’ve come to know. The staff has become part of my extended family, and I’ve developed strong relationships and friendships with our instructors, students, board members, donors and volunteers alike. It’s been very rewarding for me to have had a leadership role at Sawtooth over the last five years.

This made my decision to leave the staff at the end of September all the more difficult, but it was a necessary choice. My new short-term career will be in eldercare as I become my ninety-year-old mother’s primary healthcare advocate and take a more active role in providing her in-home care and companionship. I’ll be splitting time for the next few months between Winston-Salem and my hometown of Aiken, SC.

I will miss my regular interaction with everyone at Sawtooth, but I hope to always be a part of the Sawtooth community. I prefer not saying “goodbye” to anyone – rather, “I’ll see you again soon!”

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  1. Susan Lineback

    September @ 1

    Kevin, we will miss you! It is big undertaking to be a full time caregiver!
    We wish you luck, and hope to see you again!

  2. Nancy Bruce

    September @ 2

    Oh! I’m sure Sawtooth will miss you and your liveliness dearly, but your mom will cherish the time with you. I don’t want to lose touch with you … are you staying with the W-S Pops Chorus? I’m thinking I need to back out of that chorus for now …


  3. Beth Livingston

    September @ 2

    So sad to see you go just when I am reconnecting in Winston. Was glad I got to see you at the Open House. 🙂

  4. Brenda Swain

    September @ 2

    Kevin, what a wonderful, loving decision you have made. Your Mom is very lucky to have you become her care giver. I know you have many wonderful memories of your childhood, but know that the memories you are beginning to make will be cherished forever.

  5. Dan & Cathy McLaughlin

    September @ 4

    Thanks Kevin for your dedication to The Sawtooth School for Visual Art. I know that you’ll be missed by many people in the Sawtooth community and that you’re doing this for all the right reasons.

    Cathy and I wish you the best things possible and know that you’ll tackle the challenges ahead with an open heart, dedication, and resolve that we’ve all come to expect from you.

    Dan & Cathy McLaughlin

  6. Sallie Yena

    September @ 5

    Kevin, you will be missed. Sorry to see you leave.

    Sallie Yena

  7. Benita VanWinkle

    September @ 8

    You will be missed Kevin! I wish you the very best with your new endeavor and look forward to running into you when you are in town. My best to you!

  8. Karl F Yena

    September @ 10


    Our loss….you will be missed.

    But just like your wonderful soul….to help your Mother……..very proud of you. She raised you well and the proof is your devotion back to her in her time of need. All the best to you.


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