been thinking INSIDE the box since 2002!
West End Wreaths was named for a summer retreat in Grassy Creek, NC, the West End Cottage
(pictured below), our company seeks to share a piece of that peaceful place where the summer forest hums with crickets, and June bugs, and deer, turkeys and other wild game are visible year round.
Owner/Manager Scott Ballard has his master's degree
in Education and develops and teaches online and face-to-face
college courses such as Whole Brain Learning (with his wife
Beckie), Innovative Testing Tools and Professional Learning Communities (with Jami Guercia) and
Accelerated Learning. More info about these courses can be
obtained by visiting this site:
Teacher Education Institute .
In the off-season Scott also paints (oil) and has had
paintings accepted into juried shows. His paintings can be viewed at
the West End barn, and the West Jefferson Coffee House, located in the West Jefferson Arts District. Thumb-nailed
paintings below (left to right) Helton Footbridge (accepted into
"Best of the Blue Ridge" show 2007) (sold), Helton Cabin (accepted into the
"Art of Aging" show 2007), French Pressed, Java Man,
Downtown WJ (second row) Cumberland Gap Iron Furnace (accepted into
the Best of the Blue Ridge show 2009 and subsquently donated to the National Park Service), Cam going up stairs (private collection), Jim and
Cindy's House in Fishers, Indiana (private collection) and The Middlesborough Hotel.
Below the paintings are two 2x4 foot mosaic projects from Scott...a walnut tree and the Grove cabin near the New River.
The West End Family Business Philosophy: The objective of our business is to provide a high quality product and reliable service for our customers. West End Wreaths is a family business based on tradition. We hope you make West End Wreaths a part of your family tradition.
Years of chalk drawing on the driveway with his boys finally pays
off...Scott at the Chamber's Open House ceremony. He has served on the board of directors for several years.