Our Founders

Camille &

David Shafer

David and Camille Shafer moved to Hot Springs, N.C. in 1972. Camille was an artist from France, and Dave a photographer from the midlands of the US. They immediately connected with their neighbors in the Bluff community in Madison County and purchased a small cabin that would one day become the home of Azule.

While David has passed, today Camille serves as Azule’s Builder & Visual Artist, greeting each new Resident and advising the board.

Board of Directors

Lynda Wheelock


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Barbara Moloney


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Josh Copus
Sue Gurnee
Stephanie Hlavin
Michelle Suttle
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Rachel Watkins


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Kevin Reese

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