Working at Thrive

Come work with the team at Thrive!

Please download, complete and return the application below.  Applications remain active for 90 days. For questions or to inquire about current opportunities, please contact Teresa Drevar at:

Click HERE to download the Thrive Job Application.

Open Positions:

Thrive Full-Time Case Manager

Thrive is looking for an individual who is compassionate, a strong advocate, and who understands mental illness, substance use, and homelessness.

This case manager position is responsible for supporting individuals and families as they work to achieve mental health and housing stability as well as fostering independent living skills.

 Case managers assist in increasing the quality of life for each participant while respecting each person’s preference in level of independence.

The ideal candidate is detail oriented, a self-starter, and happy to work in a team atmosphere. Persons with lived experience, BIPOC, and bi-lingual are encouraged to apply.

Experience working in affordable housing/homeless outreach/homelessness prevention programs preferred for this position.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license with a 5-year clear driving record. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Access to Employee Assistance Network, Paid Time Off in addition to multiple paid holidays.

COVID-19 considerations:
Thrive employees are required to be COVID 19 vaccinated and follow CDC recommendations.

Please download, complete and return the application below.  Applications remain active for 90 days. For questions or to inquire about current opportunities, please contact Teresa Drevar at:

Click HERE to download the Thrive Job Application.



Kristen Martin MSW, LCSW (she/her/hers)

Kristen Martin has been the Executive Director of Thrive since November, 2011. She often describes this position as her perfect niche. She enjoys being able to stay connected to the individual participants as well as seeing the big picture of where the agency is going as a whole.

Kristen was born locally but a job transfer for her father required relocation to Pennsylvania for a majority of her life. Henderson County was always home and she spent as much time as possible with her extended relatives. She and her husband planned their wedding on family property in Flat Rock and eventually were able to relocate to that property in 2009.

After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice, she went onto complete a Master’s in Social Work. She has worked in varying roles within the mental health field since 2003 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Prior to her start at Thrive, she provided group and individual counseling to individuals experiencing mental health symptoms. She also provided supervision and training to others in her field.

When she isn’t working, Kristen enjoys spending time with family and friends doing outdoor activities. You can often find them participating in 5k races for their favorite charities or taking a hike on local trails.


IMG_2000Teresa Drevar

Teresa Drevar has been the Administrative Services Director of Thrive since 2009. She enjoys advocating for people with mental health struggles while assisting in managing the agency’s financial responsibilities.

After obtaining her associates degree in Business Administration at Blue Ridge Community College, she went onto complete a certificate in Human Resources. She has worked in mental health field since 1992. Prior to her start in mental health she was a corporate bookkeeper in Washington D.C. After marrying she returned to this area.

Teresa is a native to Hendersonville and enjoys participating and supporting local businesses and events. When Teresa was raising her daughters she was the co-owner of a bakery called Wildflour in Saluda. She greatly enjoyed spending her days sharing her talents with customers.

Teresa enjoys gardening and participating in outdoor activities. She often tells others how therapeutic it can be to work with your hands in soil and to see something grow and flourish. Teresa also takes pleasure in spending time with her husband, daughters, and grandchildren.


Kristin Dunn (she/her/hers)

Kristin Dunn became the Operations Director for Thrive in 2021. She first arrived in Western North Carolina to further her education at Appalachian State University with degrees in English and Global Studies. Since then, Kristin has spent most of her time working at agencies throughout North Carolina including homeless shelters, a domestic violence shelter, and a residential facility for adults with disabilities. She most recently led a youth development agency for six years in Hendersonville. 

Kristin grew up all over the globe and dreams of traveling more one day. She currently serves as a commissioner for the town of Laurel Park, is a licensed foster parent, and spends her free time with her husband and daughter. 


Tracey Gruver, MA (she/her/hers)

Tracey Gruver, originally from Ohio, has lived in North Carolina since 2004. A former public school teacher, Tracey graduated in December, 2018, with a Master’s degree in English from Western Carolina University where she studied literature and technical and professional writing.

Initially coming on board as a part-time grant writer, Tracey has made the transition from education into nonprofit development with this new full-time role as Development and Communications Director. Tracey will focus on diversifying funding sources for Thrive by applying for federal, state, and local grants as well as increasing donations from local businesses and individual donors.


Adam Olenik (he/him/his)

Adam has been the Thrive Clubhouse Director since 2015. He started as a Clubhouse generalist when he first moved to North Carolina in 2013. Adam is originally from Western Pennsylvania, and he attended Pennsylvania State University for his B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Art History. He then worked for Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Maryland as a direct care staff and discharge planning coordinator. Adam moved to Asheville, North Carolina, after visiting family in the area for many years. He fell in love with the mountains and the surrounding area.  

Adam is passionate about serving and advocating for those with mental illness. He enjoys working with those who need support; Adam helps them to grow and gain their independence, with over 15 years of experience in the field of behavioral health.  In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and his dog, Otis; he enjoys hiking, kayaking, nature photography, playing hockey, and seeing live music. He continues to work on his gardening skills, both at the Clubhouse and at home in his personal garden.