Our Team

Reese Lasher
Crest Mountain Owner & Developer

Reese Lasher has lived in the Asheville area since he was 12 years old and his wife, Jan, is a true Asheville native. He has been involved with real estate development throughout his professional career.   As a matter of fact, he put himself through college at Western Carolina University by working construction for various real estate developments. Today, he is the owner and developer of Crest Mountain Commercial Properties, as well as the Crest Mountain Dinner Theater.

Reese purchased the corporate resort 10 years ago. The facilities at Crest Mountain were formerly Ben Lippen School, which was a private school for missionary students. The property overlooking downtown Asheville and Biltmore Estate with breathtaking views, has an interesting history. Reese’s vision was to expand on that legacy by providing family-friendly entertainment in Asheville and that is exactly what he did!

Tricia Ward
Crest Mountain Office Manager

As a native of Weaverville, North Carolina, Tricia continues to make her home there with her daughter. She received her Bachelors in Accounting at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1996.   She began her career in the public accounting world but later found she enjoys the private side better. Tricia has worked with Reese Lasher at different times throughout the years and has rejoined him in his vision at Crest Mountain as the Office Manager.

Jourdan Wehn
Crest Mountain Dinner Show Director

Jourdan is a newcomer to the beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. A native to Baltimore, Maryland, she relocated to Asheville with her husband. In 2013, she received her Bachelors in Graphic Design at Towson University. Since graduating, Jourdan has worked in various industries centered on design, marketing, and administrative work. As part of the Crest Mountain team, Jourdan assists with various office duties and graphic design work for the Villages, as well as Corner Rock Building Company, and is the Dinner Show Director for the Crest Mountain Dinner Show. When Jourdan is not working, you can find her hiking Asheville trails, enjoying live music around town, or spending time with her husband.