People

  • Dan Bruneau relocated to southeastern North Carolina in 2016 after living the previous five years in Southern California.  He is a longtime supporter of public radio as well as an experienced professional communicator.  Bruneau spent 14 years...

  • Don Thackston was raised in southeastern North Carolina and the love of coastal living is what drew him from a career in Atlanta, Georgia to Wilmington over 27 years ago. Don has been a Construction Management Consultant for over 30 years and...

  • Community Advisory Board

    Gareth Evans has lived and worked in Wilmington since 1997. He came to North Carolina from his native Wales after finishing an undergraduate degree in History and American Studies at Swansea University. The reason for coming was to get his...

  • Community Advosiry Board Chair

    Jack Ford has been a resident of Wilmington since 2002.  Jack has spent most of his life in the Boston area, but did live in Toronto, Canada for 4 years.  For over 25 years, Jack was a corporate CEO managing a company with operations in 26...

  • Jim and his wife Lisa Coats, moved to Wilmington in June of 2011 from New Jersey where he lived the first 50 years of his life. After working at Schlumberger's Princeton Technology Center for 31.5 years, he happily retired and began his dream...

  • Secretary

    Joanne Bagby has lived in the Wilmington area since 2002. She moved here from the Albany, NY area seeking a more moderate climate and access to beaches year round. She is originally from metro NYC area, having lived in London, Detroit and...

  • Dr. Joni ‘Osku’ Backstrom, originally from Finland, is a lecturer with the Department of Environmental Sciences at UNCW. His background is broadly in the fields of Environmental, Earth and Ocean sciences. Prior to joining UNCW in 2015, he...

  • Community Advosiry Board Member

    Joseph Cargioli has resided in Wilmington with his wife, Penni, since 2014.  They have two grown sons, one living in Wilmington and one in Pittsburgh.  Born in Erie, PA, Joe previously lived in Niskayuna, NY, and Chestertown. NY.  Joe graduated...

  • Vice Chair

    Kathleen Berkeley was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended UCLA, earning a B.A.; M.A.; and Ph.D in History. In 1981, she and her spouse, Harry Tuchmayer, moved to Wilmington, NC to work, raise a family, and...

  • Community Advosiry Board Co-Chair

    Kitty has lived and worked in Wilmington since 1992, by way of Washington, DC; Edinburgh, Scotland; and NYC.  Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, she is a graduate of University of South Carolina.

    For many years, Kitty has been a...

  • Community Advisory Board member

    LORI J. WAINRIGHT earned a Masters in Clinical Counseling from the University of North Carolina and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Lori has travelled extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad...

  • Member of the Community Advisory Board at WHQR.

  • Nick Rhodes has been a resident of Wilmington, NC for fourteen years. He received his BS degree in Economics from North Carolina A&T State University and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He received an MA...

  • Peggy Pancoe Rosoff grew up in Winnetka, Illinois on the north shore of Chicago. She received her BS in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University and then lived in Los Angeles for 30 years where she started a family and produced television...

  • Community Advosiry Board Secretary

    Penelope (Penni) Sullivan Cargioli has been a resident of Wilmington since October of 2014.  Prior to moving to the area, she lived in upstate New York for 45 years, in the Albany area and the Adirondacks.

    Penni was the manager of ...

  • Ryan first arrived in Wilmington in 2014 when he clerked for the Honorable James C. Fox at the United States District Court in Wilmington. Following his clerkship, Ryan and his wife, Angie--avid travelers who have lived and worked on four...