Larry Morgan, general manager of Bluewater Restaurant, is originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, and moved to Wilmington after his two children moved here first. He loves coastal community living and describes himself as energetic and driven.
After growing up in the Midwest, Brian Ballard, Owner of Pour Taproom in Wilmington, NC, moved around a bit, from Arizona to Florida to New England to Greensboro, North Carolina. When he decided to leave the corporate world to start a business, he wanted to stop moving so much and lay down some roots.
Brad Moree wanted to go to a college with a business school on the beach and he did just that. Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington alum never left the coastal town and said living at the beach is hands-down his favorite part about the Cape Fear area. Moree is a real estate professional and attorney, and his every-growing law firm focuses on comprehensive real estate law services. Friendly, honest and driven, Moree manages to find balance between his job and his life outside of work.
Before the Beach Shop & Grille, Chef Chris Gates was a private chef for several politicians, celebrities and bands including Steve Winwood, Widespread Panic and Ashley Judd. It was the beach and music scene that brought him to the Topsail area.
As the newly elected executive director for Elderhaus, Inc., a community-based senior care organization, Adam Hyatt brings a youthful presence and dedicated spirit to serving the elderly in the greater Wilmington area.