CK is a long-time body modification, art, and woodworking enthusiast. They are thrilled to be a part of a business where their passion for artistry, jewelry, and design coexists with hard work and lots of sawdust. CK’s role in Obscureye includes designing displays, client interaction, social media, and day-to-day woodwork.
Emily is a farmer/woodworker with a passion for self-expression, sustainability, and labor. A Warren Wilson graduate with a math and chemistry degree, she loves being a part of an industry that combines hands-on work with numbers and organization. Emily’s role in Obscureye includes accounting/bookkeeping, CNC programming, engraving, and day-to-day woodwork.
Lee is a piercing and tattoo enthusiast with an extensive background in sustainability and recycling. Their love for plants and animals led them to a degree in conservation biology, and a passion for working methodically with organic materials. Their role in Obscureye includes sustainability advising, making stock, and sanding displays.
All members of Obscureye, whether owner, employee, or the occasional hired hand, receive equal compensation for their time and labor. Currently, and as Obscureye grows, pay and profits will be shared by all members.
Obscureye actively works against hiring bias, workplace discrimination, and queer disenfranchisement by being a place of work where all folks can be themselves without worry of unfair treatment. Our entirely queer and femme team also work to make opportunities for employment, and fairly compensated work, available to gender-non conforming individuals in our community.
Obscureye believes in the responsibility of businesses to participate in the local economy, and give back to their community. We locally-source as much of our supplies and lumber as we can, and contribute monthly to fundraisers and programs in the Asheville area.
All members actively participate in the idea sharing and decision making process. Creative control, as well and marketing and financial choices, are agreed upon by all involved.