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Christy Ashkettle

NEXT Upstate, LLC
Operations Manager
I'm a South African expat living my best life in Greenville SC - by far my favorite city in the USA! I'm a dog lover with two furry monsters by the name of Rio - our old man German Shepherd and Whiskey, our crazy Corgi. I have worked in my current role since 2014 and manage daily operations ranging from marketing, communications and events to relationship and community management. Previously I worked for a high-growth startup in Columbia, SC and spent numerous years in banking and international trade back in South Africa. I enjoy music festivals, love to travel and have lived in 3 different continents!
Ask me what we're doing in the Upstate of South Carolina to grow high-impact startups and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.