The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® is honored to recognize recipients of the Good Neighbor Awards.
Doug Brindley, Brindley Beach Vacation & Sales, May 2019
Doug Brindley was recognized for his dedication to the Dare County Foster Care Program. This program is a child welfare service which provides care for children when their own family or legal custodian cannot care for them. The commitment and dedication to becoming a foster parent requires lengthy training following strict guidelines. As such, Brindley and his wife Joan, “Opened their entire world—hearts, minds, money, and time to become foster parents, giving children a safe and happy home.”
Brook Sparks of Beach Realty & Construction, KH, March 2019
Brook Sparks was recognized for her longtime dedication to and planning of the Wounded Warrior Duck Hunt & Escort event held each year in Currituck County. For this event, Sparks arranged free room and board, meals, activities, and an official police escort from Currituck to the Virginia state line where residents line the roads to salute these dedicated men and women. In addition, Sparks chaired the 2019 Bowling Tourney Committee which raised over $4,300 in monetary donations as well as approximately 1,200 meals for local food pantries which made it the most successful bowling tourney to date.
Kristine Kiousis of Beach Realty & Construction, KH, March 2019
Kristine Kiousis was honored with a Good Neighbor Award for her fundraising work done through her family’s business, “Stack ‘em High”. Kiousis, has jumped in and provided food at a moment’s notice for multiple events throughout the area–including breakfast for the 2018 OBAR Surf Fishing Tournament, a charity event benefiting the Association’s Scholarship & Disaster Relief Funds. She has continually opened their local restaurant to host fundraising efforts for many organizations in the Outer Banks. Kiousis is also active in her church, her community of Chicahauk, and OBAR. As a member of OBAR for the past 14 years, she has volunteered her time by serving on multiple committees including Golf, Education, Scholarship, Membership, and even the Board of Directors from 2011-2012.
Joe & Ann Lamb of Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates
Joe and Ann have a love for the Outer Banks that is felt through their contributions to local charities such as the Angel Tree Foundation, Mano Al Hermano, Roanoke Island Historical Associations, Dare County School System, Outer Banks Relief Foundation, Friends Of Jockey’s Ridge State Park , Surf Riders Foundation, and the scholarships they provide to universities such as UNC Chapel Hill, ECU and the College of the Albemarle.
Tim Cafferty of Outer Banks Blue Realty Services
Tim was nominated for the Good Neighbor League Award by Doug Brindley for his work with the local fundraising program, A Womanless Beauty Pageant, which celebrated it’s final year in November 2017. The annual fundraising event, produced by Brindley Beach Vacations & Sales, has raised over $300,000 for local charities over the past five years. (November 29, 2018)
Marsha Brown of Surf or Sound Realty
Marsha was nominated for her service on the Dare County Veteran’s Advisory Council. Marsha was responsible for creating a Veterans I.D. Card for local discounts which includes approximately 70 business owners who wish to say ‘thank you’ to Dare County veterans for all they have done to protect & serve. (November 29, 2018)
David Pergerson of Carolina Designs Realty
David was nominated for his work with the Dare County youth soccer league, as well as his hard work raising funds for the OBAR Disaster Relief Fund as Chair of the Disaster Relief Bowling Tournament Committee. (November 16, 2017)
Myra Ladd-Bone of Atlantic Realty
Myra was commended in particular for her work on the Outer Banks Hospital “Get Pinked! and More” program. All of the proceeds from the “Get Pinked! and More” events stay on the Outer Banks to support the cancer programs of The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council’s OBX Cancer Cares Fund, including free cancer screenings for members of our community. (September 14, 2017)
John Head of Colony Realty Corp
John was nominated by Holly Austin at Hatteras Realty for his work with Hatteras Island Young Life. Young Life is a organization focused on what matters to kids – fun, adventure, friendship and a sense of purpose. For many years now, John has donated commercial building space and utilities for an indoor Skate Park in Frisco. The building also houses Young Life volunteers in the summer months and has been providing a safe and positive environment for Hatteras Island kids. He also recently donated space for the Really Free Market for hurricane victims as the area was in recovery from Hurricane Matthew. Congratulations John! (January 23, 2017)
Barbara Morgan of Harrell and Associates
Barbara was nominated by Marie Neilson, Coordinator of the Hands of Hope at the Outer Banks Hospital. Hands of Hope is a community initiative arising from the desire to ensure that no one walks a cancer journey alone. Barbara has been a caring, empathetic and generous volunteer for Hands of Hope since 2011. She has given rides to treatment, and has willingly and consistently provided meals and respite to many cancer patients and their families. Congratulations Barbara Morgan! (January 23, 2017)