RICHARD JOHNSON

PRESIDENT & COASTAL RESERVE LAC MEMBER

Richard is the founder and president of Masonboro.Org. He formed Masonboro.Org at the start of 2009 in an effort to dissuade regulations and preserve tradition uses of the island.

Johnson focuses his entrepreneurial skills by serving several non-porfit boards (including Wild Aid, Trout Unlimited and the Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center); the Bucknell Universy Alumni Association and UNCW's Cameron School of Business Advisory Board. He is also a Coastal Reserve Local Advisory Commission member. 

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

 

JACK KILBOURNE

Vice-PRESIDENT

John [Jack] D. Kilbourne co-founded Masonboro.Org in 2009 with Richard Johnson and Haywood Newkirk.  His passion for the outdoors  -  boating, fishing, hunting and snow skiing – and his relationship with fellow Masonbillies (visitors to the island) Kibourne has been a member of the Maus, Warwick, Matthews & Co. real estate team for nearly 20 years. He is also a past president of the Realtor's Commercial Alliance of Southeast NC. Prior to starting his commercial real estate career, Jack managed a specialty outdoor and boating retail store for seven years. Kilbourne is Appalachian State University alum with a BS in Business Administration with a concentration on Marketing and International Business.  He and his wife Lori have two children, Katy and Charlie.

HAYWOOD NEWKIRK

VICE-PRESIDENT & 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.

NEAL ANDREW

masonboro.Org at-large Board member & Coastal reserve lAc 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

Beth 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 serves as the head of communications and designs our newsletters, website and event planning. 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, USAT Level I Triathlon coach and pilates instructor.  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 Sunny Day on Masonboro Island.

MIKE BOWER

masonboro.Org at-large Board member

Bio coming soon.

BRAD FIELDS

masonboro.Org at-large Board member

Bio coming soon.

TOM HACKLER

masonboro.Org at-large Board member

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AUDREY HOLLOMAN

masonboro.Org at-large Board member

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Dwight Jessup

masonboro.Org at-large Board member

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KATHY RAINES

masonboro.Org at-large Board member

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