Dr. Don Herring is the Division Chair for Social Services at Coastal Carolina Community College and has twenty-five years of educational leadership experience. Named North Carolina Community College's Staff Person of Year, Dr. Herring is very engaged in the Jacksonville community and believes Sturgeon City is a wonderful organization that will instill civic involvement in the area's youth.
Dorie Mu Treasurer
Dorie Mu has been on the Sturgeon City board since 2008 and thinks the organization plays a vital role in the education of the community's youth when in comes to environmental stewardship of the New River. A retired mother of two, Dorie has worked with Goodwill industries and several area hospitals. Dorie is excited about Sturgeon City and its expansion of its environmental education programming.
Charles Efird Vice Chairman
Mr. Efird grew up in Eastern North Carolina and is owner of Modern Exterminating in Jacksonville. He become involved with Sturgeon City in 2005 and feels that the nonprofit has touched many young peoples' lives in the community. He wants to get the word out about the wonderful programs Sturgeon City offers and the story of how Sturgeon City was founded.
Shelia Pierce Director
Shelia Pierce has a long history of real estate development and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development Office. She has been on the Sturgeon City board since in conception in 1997 and believes its programs are a great way for the area's youth to learn about environmental science and community engagement.
Lesley Eason Director
Terrie Trim Director
Terrie knows what kind of positive impact the Sturgeon City programs can have on youth because her children been through many of the Sturgeon City programs! Terrie works as a Mitigation Investigator in Jacksonville and thinks Sturgeon City is a crucial part of creating a community environment that prioritizes civic engagement and environmental stewardship.
Ken Hagan Director
Ken Hagan has a long history of working in both the local government and with the City's youth. Mr. Hagan served the City of Jacksonville as its City Manager for five and a half years and served twenty-seven years as the City's Parks and Recreation Director. It was during his time with the City that he was introduced to Sturgeon City and its promotion of environmental stewardship and civic involvement. He feels that Sturgeon City is an important community asset and wants to see its programs grow and reach more children in the Eastern Carolina area.
Mary Anne Williams Director
Mary Anne first moved to Jacksonville in 1973 and followed the progress Sturgeon City has made in promoting environmental stewardship and civic involvement. She has a background in Juvenile Probation Services, Pharmacology, and Business Management. Mary Anne is dedicated to seeing the program succeed because she feels that it is vital for both Jacksonville’s economic development and for its quality of life initiatives.
Alfred Keyes Director
A retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, Mr. Keyes is an active volunteer in the Jacksonville community and has been a Sturgeon City board member since 2006. He is very familiar with the Sturgeon City Institutes and strongly supports the organization's mission to provide hands-on educational science programs to the area' youth.
Dr. Jay Levine Director
Dr. Levine is a Faculty Member at North Carolina State University and specializes in Veterinarian Services. Dr. Levine has been involved in the Sturgeon City project from its conception and believes the nonprofit is a vital component to promoting environmental stewardship and civic involvement in the community’s youth.