Michael A. Barber
Principal Auctioneer for ArkadiA Auction Co., Fundraiser, adjuct professor at UNCW's Cameron School of Business, author and local musician. Michael brings a passion and drive to making the community a wonderful place to be.

James W. Haines
Director of Finance
VP of Lending for Guarenteed Rate and very active in the community. Bill and his family were awarded the 2012 "Inez Brandt Volunteer of the Year" award for their work restoring oyster beds and erosion control along the waterways here in Hampstead.

JC Skane
Executive Director of Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc. (WARM), a grassroots nonprofit that makes homes safer and wheelchair accessible for low-income homeowners. During her 4 years as ED, WARM's capacity has grown by 70%. After 16 years of helping to address the area's housing needs in various roles, JC was nominated for YWCA's 2011 Women of Achievement Awards and named WILMA Magazine's 2012 Woman to Watch, Nonprofit Category.

Michael Bochey
Director of Operations
A retired Villanova graduate chemical engineer, whose specialty was in water treatment. Presently He plays acoustic guitar using the stage name "Spider Mike". He was the Acoustic blues champion that represented the Cape Fear Blues Society at the International Blues Competition in Memphis.

Jim Milne
Director of Design
Corporate leader in the paperboard packaging industry and Entrepreneur. Jim is a past president of "Pender Watch", an environmental watch group protecting our coastal region .

David Pell
Director of Public Relations
Professional musician, writer and educator. Founder of "Taste of Guitar".

Michelle Seidman
Director of Film, Media & Technology
Professional musician and Founder of "Women In Blues Society".

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