Our Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

   DANNY BROCK, ABR,CRB,CRS,SRES (Treasurer) is Founder and President of Century 21 Brock and Associates.  He has served the industry and community in many capacities, including as the Past President of the NC Association of Realtors, Treasurer of the NC Association of Realtors, President of Wilmington East Rotary, member of the  Wilmington Association of Realtors, Treasurer of the Homeowners Alliance for the State Realtors Association, member of the Nation Association of Realtor’s Conventional Finance Committee, Treasurer of the Thalian Association, and now as President of the Thalian Association.  Danny’s mission as President of the Association is to put the full strength of his 30 years of business experience and success into growing the organization, and leaving it with a solid foundation for a sustainable future.  “It is an honor to lead an organization with such a rich tradition,” said Brock. “To think that we have been enhancing the cultural landscape of our area for over 225 years is humbling.  Our Community Theater, and Youth Theater programs, are something we can all be proud of.       danny brock

   BRADLEY COXE Bradley Coxe is a native and resident of Wilmington. He currently is an attorney and partner in the Wilmington law firm of Hodges Coxe Potter & Phillips, LLP. The firm is a full-service firm with a wide ranging array of legal services for both personal and business interests. Bradley primarily practices in the fields of personal injury and business litigation. He has been involved in theater in Wilmington since high school and has acted in several shows for Thalian Association on the main stage at Thalian Hall and at the Red Barn Studio. Prior to joining the Thalian Association Board of Directors, he was a Board member and chairperson of the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross. Bradley is married to Julie Hays Coxe and has a daughter, Ella, born in 2002, and a son, Gavin, born in 2006.   Bradley Coxe

   ROBIN DEVIDO is one of the newest additions to the Board of Directors. She brings with her over 15 years of marketing, communications and public relations expertise for companies in emerging technologies, healthcare/pharma, IT, leisure, sports, education and more. She enjoys using her talents to give back to local N4P organizations and sharing her experience with college students through hands-on internship opportunities. Robin holds a Masters of Science degree in Communications from Florida State University and a BS in Communications from the University of Kentucky. Wilmington. She is the mother of 15-year-old twins.  Her daughter, Elizabeth, has been an active participant in community theater for the past five years.   Robin DeVido

   EMMA JACKSON the current New Hanover County Schools Federal Programs Director Emma Jackson is a native of Belize. Except for a four-year period in the late 1960’s, where she served as a lecturer at Belize Teachers College, she has spent all of her professional life in the New Hanover County School System as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and Executive Director of Instructional Services. She graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in New York and attended Washington University in St. Louis, New York University, and is a graduate of Fayetteville State and East Carolina Universities. Among the numerous state and local education committees on which she has served are her two terms on the NC Annual Testing Commission, where she chaired the Writing Sub-Committee, the NC Commission on Education for Economic Growth, the NC Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center, the NHCS Senior Quality Council and the Redistricting Committee.
Emma has held leadership positions in many organizations. She has served as the Treasurer, and the President of the Churchwomen and the Sr. Warden of St. Mark,s Episcopal Church, the National Vice-President of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., local President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc. She has also been a Board Member of the Cameron Art Museum and TACT. She is married for over fifty years to Russell Jackson and they have two daughters and a granddaughter.
Emma Jackson

   TORI JONES (President) Tori worked in marketing and operations for PepsiCo, Cumulus Broadcasting and Atlantic Coast Advertising before founding Clove Marketing in 1999, a full service marketing agency. She has since assisted hundreds of retail, service, manufacturing and institutional organizations with a variety of successful profit-building efforts. She holds an MBA from the University of Georgia and a BS in Marketing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In addition to her agency work, she has served as an instructor at UNC Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business, where she taught Promotions Management, and Marketing Research. Tori has served on numerous local boards and committees for organizations including Dreams of Wilmington, Communities In Schools, Wilmington Industrial Development, Coastal Entrepreneurial Council, Cucalorus Film Festival, Cape Fear Blues Festival, Celebrate Wilmington!, Cameron Museum of Art, Wilmington Downtown Inc., and Downtown Business Alliance. She is current member and past president of Wilmington West Rotary. tori

   TINA LEAK has been involved in the arts for all of her life. Her first musical production was West Side Story with the Thalian Association 30 years ago and later became a Radio City Music Hall Rockette in New York City. She has performed all over the United States and 14 countries, working with such artists as: the late Gregory Hines and his brother Maurice, PINK, Ben Verreen & Mohammad Ali, to name a few. Tinahas over 15 years teaching experience, is listed in Who’s Who in Dance and has been awarded The Rockette Showmanship & American Dance Achievement Awards. After retiring from the stage Tina became Director of VIP Marketing and Sales for Nightclubs and Entertainment for the MGM-Mirage Corporation. She has served on the Board of Trustees for Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts for the past 5 years and is the board co-chair for Thalian Associationʼs TACT and TACT Academy. tina leak

   RASA LOVE (Secretary) was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, in the very small town of Kinston.  She attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland and finished her bachelor’s degree in History at Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College)   Throughout high school and college she was active in the arts, with 8 years of classical vocal training, 12 years of piano, 4 years of dance, consistent art classes with diversity ranging from pen and ink, sculpture, pottery and painting and later in her college life, a definite love of percussion and drums.  She has continued with music throughout her adult life and have been active in theatre in both Brunswick County and Wilmington. Currently she is enjoying her 18th year in real estate sales.  She began her career in Raleigh and migrated to the Coast to work in resort sales at Bald Head Island and Southport.  More and more time has been spent in New Hanover county due to her second career in Theatre Arts. Theatre has been a wonderful part of her life and it has led her to a fulfilling position in Thalian Association as an adult leader of a fantastic group of high energy, high achieving kids called the TACT Leaders  (Thalian Association Children’s Theatre), a community outreach group whose mission is achieve community service projects through the theatre arts. Rasa enjoys spending time on and off stage with her lovely daughter Skye.  They live in Boiling Spring Lakes, with their 3 dogs at the beach on the weekends! Rasa Love

   MELYNDA MCNEIL has lived in Wilmington since 1990. She has been very involved in the community volunteering her time with local non-profits. She served as guild president for the Cameron Art Museum, as a board member for Cape Fear Academy and co-chaired the Heart Ball for five years. Melynda is the owner of MGM Interiors and a sales associate with Portraits, Inc. She enjoys working with flowers and is a member of the Harbour Island Garden Club. She loves spending time with her three children and one grandchild. Image not available

   HANK MILLER (vice President) serves as a Senior Broker and Director of Business Development for Cape Fear Commercial. A licensed real estate broker, his primary role is to enhance company profitability through business development with new and existing clients. Mr. Miller focuses on ensuring a clear, growth oriented strategic direction, and attaining the highest levels of quality services and customer satisfaction. Since joining the company in 2002, Mr. Miller’s involvement has been multifaceted including development, construction management, landlord and tenant representation, and consulting services.  A sample of projects include development and construction of headquarters for two regional banks; development, leasing and construction for a Fortune 100 manufacturing company, tenant representation for a regional law firm; and real estate consulting services in a bankruptcy case involving the successful disposition of prime residential resort property. A native of Wilmington, Mr. Miller received a B.S. in Business Management from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is very active in civic and community organizations in Wilmington and throughout the State. He has served as a member of the Southeastern North Carolina Economic Development Commission, member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and member of the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Partnership and North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry. Mr. Miller is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts, former member of the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts Board of Trustees, the Leadership Team of the Partners for Economic Inclusion, a Board Member of The Foundation of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and is a Past-President of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. He lives in Wrightsville Beach with his wife Maggie. hank miller

   HEATHER SCHACK ODOM Heather Schack Odom is a bank manager with First Bank, and has enjoyed working for the bank for 16 years. Her essential roles within the bank include assessing local market conditions and identifying current and prospective sales opportunities, developing forecasts, financial objectives and business plans, and above all, helping her clients realize their dreams by providing financial solutions and building trusted relationships. With an exposure to the arts early on as a child, Heather found that her real passion was achieved playing clarinet. She went on to perform with the UNCW Wind Ensemble from 1994-1999, has filled in as a musician for Thalian Productions, and performed regularly with the N.C. All-County, N.C. All-District, and N.C. State Honors Bands while in the New Hanover County School System. Serving the community is very important to Heather, which is why she is currently spending time working closely with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, most recently as vice chairman, assisting with fundraising and community outreach. And even though Heather’s helping hand is essential to her, she also cherishes every moment spent with her husband Jordan, and young daughter Eris. Heather Schack Odom

   STUART PIKE Although a resident of Southport Stuart has been an active participant in Thalian Association productions, appearing in seven shows, since his return to his home state of N.C. in 2011. He joined the board in 2014. His theatrical roots span some 50 plus years making his theatrical debut as Ebenezer Scrooge (at the age of 10) in his hometown of Greensboro, N.C. in a Greensboro Children’s theater production of “A Christmas Carol”. Stuart is a First Vice President-Investments with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. His office is in Southport. “My hope as a member of the board is that I might help facilitate the continued legacy of exceptional theater produced by Thalian Association Community Theater to the greater Wilmington community for many years to come.” Image not available

   WAYNE ROBERTS Wayne Roberts was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia. He is a graduate of Oak Ridge Military Institute and UNC -Chapel Hill. After graduation in 1965, Wayne settled in Greensboro N.C. with his wife, Diane. In 1971, he started Roberts Insurances Services Inc which over the next 37 years, became a regional leader in transportation insurance coverages. Wayne sold his company in 2008 and retired to Wilmington to a home he has had for over 10 years. He and Diane have two daughters and seven grandchildren four of whom also live in Wilmington. Wayne is a member of Wrightsville United Methodist Church and Wilmington East Rotary club. He also serves on the Landfall Architectural Review Committee. He looks forward to being part of Thalian Association Community Theatre.” Wayne Roberts

   JESSICA WILSON Jessica Wilson is a young professional working to make a positive impact on her community. She graduated from the University of NC at Wilmington with a BS in business administration. During her undergraduate studies she took an interest in finance, which has lead her to her develop a career as a licensed Transaction Coordinator at OnQ Financial, Inc. Her passion lies with helping people discover their financial potential and helping them afford the home of their dreams. With goals to break into the local market and help as many families and individuals as possible, Jessica is poised to develop a meaningful career as a mortgage professional who continues to add value and appeal to the wonderful coastal town she calls home. She hopes to bring the same value to the Thalian Association by contributing her financial knowledge and passion for the arts. Originally from Concord NC, Jessica loves to be outdoors with her Yorkie named Neeko. She loves to hike, go to the beach, and be active with friends. Jessica Wilson

 

 

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