Jackie Rees

Position: Boss Lady

Pet Peeves: Things that aren’t alphabetized

Zodiac: Pisces

Hobbies: Chasing crazy Laney

Asheville recommendations: Grove Park Inn, AC Hotel, Curate, Jargon

Mike O’Dekirk

Position: Mr. Manager

Pet Peeves: Clutter, Anything that’s broken

Zodiac: Virgo

Hobbies: Building things with other things

AVL Faves: Salvage Station

Sirena Bernal

Position: Media Maestra

Pet Peeves: Hairballs

Zodiac: Cancer

Hobbies: Talking about feelings

AVL Faves: Clasique Pilates & Acupuncture, Jerasulem Garden Cafe


Position: Store Muse

Pet Peeves: When fairies keep you awake at night, rude behavior

Zodiac: Scorpio

Hobbies: Painting the world

AVL Faves: Biltmore Estate

Jerry Dean

Position: Instant Karma Man of Mystery

Pet Peeves: Cold Ramen

Zodiac: Virgo

Hobbies: Plucking on strings

AVL Faves: Looking Glass Waterfall, Max Patch


Position: Customer Cheerleader

Pet Peeves: Losing things

Zodiac: Gemini

Hobbies: Dancing with my eyes closed

AVL Faves: Friday Evening Drum Circle

Shelby Sanchez

Position: Metaphysical Maeven

Pet Peeves: Crooked hula-hoops

Zodiac: Capricorn

Hobbies: Flow arts

AVL Faves: Pisgah National Forest

Ryley Williamson

Position: Store Little Brother

Pet Peeves: Hairdryers

Zodiac: Pisces

Hobbies: Shopping for velour clothing

AVL Faves: Blue Ridge Parkway


Position: Security Dog

Pet Peeves: Not getting attention

Zodiac: Taurus

Hobbies: Eating bubble wrap

AVL Faves: Carrier Dog Park


Position: Employee Emotional Support

Pet Peeves: None, surprisingly.

Zodiac: Cancer

Hobbies: Being cute for dog treats

AVL Faves: Carrier Park Dog Park

Doug Landgraf – In Loving Memory


Doug Landgraf will forever be in our hearts and in our memories. Both Doug and Jackie took over the ownership of Instant Karma Asheville on N. Lexington Ave. in 2014 and went on to open their second location in West Asheville in 2016.

He was an elite college swimmer, and served our country in Army. He leaves us with his legacy of his kindness, dedication, and humor.