Natasha Gore is originally from Charlotte, NC. She was persuaded to join the Salem faculty by the former chair of the Not-for-Profit Management Program, Dr. Doug Borwick. He suggested that she create a new course in the program and she decided she could not pass up that offer.
Professor Gore has had the opportunity to travel and do extensive language studies in Antigua, Guatemala. She remembers her time there was a humbling experience — to live with a family who does not understand your language, but can speak through their culture.
For students interested in not-for-profit management, professor Gore explains that the discipline is a lifestyle choice that may include some sacrifices, but it results in an infinitely fulfilling path to creating a better world.
In her free time, professor Gore enjoys ballroom dancing whenever she’s given the opportunity and she also enjoys lending her acting talent to community theatres, specifically the Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance.
Professor Gore is an animal lover, but sadly, she was never allowed to have pets while growing up. Now she has a dog and a cat named Basil and Pepper, respectively. Their unconditional love makes her day at the beginning when she wakes up and at the end when she returns home exhausted.