RICHARD JOHNSON 

 President of Masonboro.org & Coastal Reserve LAC member          

Johnson is the founder and president of Masonboro.Org. He formed Masonboro.Org at the start of 20009 in an effort to dissuade regulations and preserve traditional uses of the island.  

Johnson focuses his entrepreneurial skills by serving several non-profit boards (including Wild Aid, Trout Unlimited and the Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center); the Bucknell University Alumni Association and UNCW's Cameron School of Business Advisory Board. 

Richard lives on Masonboro Sound with his wife, Carole and their four daughters.   

 

HAYWOOD NEWKIRK   

Vice President of Masonboro.org & Coastal Reserve LAC member. 


Newkirk received his BA from the University of North Carolina, and MBA from the University of Florida. He is the President of The Clontz Newkirk Real Estate Group, providing valuation services throughout the Carolina's.

 

He is the President of the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History Board, Vice President of Masonboro.org. and a member of the Leadership Advisory Committee for Masonboro Island.  

 

Newkirk is a Boardworks SUP Ambassador, a Surf City Team Rider, and one of the Co-founders of the Carolina Cup SUP Race. A fifth generation Masonboro Sound resident, Mr. Newkirk is an avid waterman and proponent of coastal issues. His love of the water is shared with his wife Hae Newkirk, and his daughters, Elle and Hayley.

 

 

 

JACK KILBOURNE 

Vice-President of Masonboro.Org

 

Bio coming soon. 

 

 

 

 

 

NEAL ANDREW

 

 

Masonboro.Org Member and Coastal Reserve L.A.C. Member

 

N. Andrew is president and founder of Andrew Consulting Engineers, P.C. – a structural, marine and forensic engineering and project management firm in Wilmington, NC. Professionally, he serves our community as  the vice chair of the New Hanover County Ports, Waterway and Beach Commission , is as an active member of the Wilmington Rotary and for the Cape Fear 50. He was selected as the PENC Southeast Chapter Engineer of the Year in 2012.  He received a civil engineering degree from North Carolina State University and his master’s in structural engineering from Georgia Tech.  

 

 

Andrew grew up in the marshes of Masonboro – earning boating rights before he earned his driver’s license. He became a member of Masonboro.Org in 2010 to protect his 25 year-old family tradition of camping on Masonboro Island each year. He was appointed to Coastal Reserve’s local advisory committee in 2012 and has served on Masonboro.Org board since 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BETH ANDREW

 

Masonboro.Org At-Large Board Member

 

 

 

B. Andrew joined the board in 2012 armed with a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina and a background in non-profit development. She has previously served as the fundraising coordinator for the Environmental Federation Of North Carolina [now EarthShare] and as communications coordinator for the Sierra Club’s North Carolina chapter.  As an outdoors enthusiast, she’s an avid triathlete and USAT coach.  She’s a coach for the YWCA’s triathlon club and for New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s employee fitness center.  When she’s not training for an iron-distance triathlon, you’ll find her with her husband, Neal and their Boykin Spaniel Sugaree on Masonboro Island.

 

 

 

MIKE BOWER

Masonboro.Org At-Large Board Member 

 

 

Michael Bower is the Manager of Electronics Engineering and Technical Support at Buxco Research Systems, a Wilmington-based manufacturer of instrumentation used for biomedical research and drug discovery.  After a successful 20+ year career as a Software Engineer and Engineering Manager for Vishay Intertechnology in the Raleigh area, Mike ultimately succumbed to the “call of the sea” and moved his family to the Cape Fear Region in 2007. Mike attended Paul Smith’s College of Arts and Sciences, SUNY Institute of Technology, and North Carolina State University. In his spare time, Mike enjoys the quiet solitude of paddling to Masonboro Island in his kayak, and is an avid photographer and scuba diver.


BRAD FIELDS

Masonboro.Org At-Large Board Member

 

Bio coming soon. 


AUDREY HOLLOWMAN 

Masonboro.Org At-Large Board Member

 

Bio coming soon. 

 

 

 

DWIGHT JESSUP

Masonboro.Org At-Large Board Member

 

Bio coming soon.