Staff

Staff

Justin WilliamsJustin Williams, Chief Executive Officer

Justin is originally from a small town in Hampton Roads, Va., and made his way to southeastern North Carolina via a four-year stop at Barton College in Wilson, N.C. From there, Justin spent two years on the Outer Banks before settling down in Brunswick County and calling this area home. He founded and started Carolina Marketing Company in 2005 by launching North Brunswick Magazine. With the help of many talented people, Carolina Marketing Company was able to make additions to its business, including South Brunswick Magazine, Discovery Map franchises and partnerships with local companies to offer customers more opportunity to advertise their businesses to specific target markets.

sandi-griggSandi Grigg, Chief Administrative Officer

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina, Sandi always dreamed of living on the coast. In her youth, she was always by the water; she was raised tending a big garden and stomping around in the creek. She spent her adolescent days on a Jet Ski or fishing on Lake James, N.C., and she and her friends would camp and hike the Linville Gorge. Attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte she felt like she was getting out of my small-town box and living the city life; at the same time, she was getting a little closer to the ocean. Moving to Wilmington has been a dream come true, and the life she has created has been a blessing. She enjoys kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach, and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth wherever she is. At home, she loves to cook and play with her dogs in the backyard. She also enjoys DIY home improvement endeavors. No outdoor shower, fire pit or flower bed is too big of a job! Being a part of the North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine team has taught Sandi that you really can enjoy your career.

Molly Harrison, EditorMolly Harrison, Editor

Molly is a native North Carolinian who has been pulled toward the water ever since she left her hometown of Burlington at age 18. She graduated from East Carolina University, moved directly to Nags Head and have never considered leaving. She’s been working as a writer and an editor for the last 25 years and has worked with North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine since their beginnings. Though she doesn’t currently live in Brunswick County, she feels like she really knows it after editing these publications for the last 10 years. When she’s not working, she is practicing or teaching yoga or doing something outside — running half-marathons, swimming in the ocean, paddleboarding on the sound, gardening with her husband or trying to keep up with her two kids.

Allison Barrett Carter Web EditorAllison Barrett Carter, Web Editor

Allison is a writer who relocated to Leland from Chapel Hill with her husband and two sons. After a career in content marketing and overseeing the launch of the NC Blogger Network, she was excited to find a career with North Brunswick Magazine that merges her passions: journalism and online content to enhance community. Her creative writing essays have appeared in places such as New York Times, Washington Post, Redbook and numerous print anthologies, such as Chicken Soup for the Soul. Allison loves watching her sons play on the beach and paddling the river behind their house.

Lee Ann Bolton, Account ExecutiveLee Ann Bolton, Account Executive

Lee Ann was raised in the small town of Madison, N.C., and is truly a country girl at heart! She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she studied hospitality management, business, and theater. By way of a career in hotel management, she arrived in Wilmington and fell in love with living on the coast. Wanting to pursue her passion for the arts, she opened her own photography business in 2013. She has a genuine love for meeting new people and hearing their stories. Thanks to North Brunswick Magazine, she continues to build relationships as an account executive and contributing photographer. Lee Ann lives in Wilmington with her husband, their son and two rescued dogs. You are likely to find her boating, beaching or dining at one of her many favorite restaurants around town!

Joe Cipalla, Account Executive

As a resident of Leland since 2007, Joe has witnessed the growth of Brunswick County first-hand. He is originally from the frozen tundra of Erie, Pa., so, of course, he loves the weather and the beaches of Brunswick County. But he also loves the people. He is a proud father of four children and can be found spending time with my family or coaching baseball and basketball with the youth here in Leland. He also has a passion for cooking, camping, fishing and just about all sports. Joe is very excited to sell advertising for North Brunswick Magazine and helping businesses grow. With more than 15 years of direct sales experience, he believes that putting the client first is what it’s all about.

George Jacob - Account ExecutiveGeorge Jacob, Account Executive

George was born and raised in Baltimore, Md., and has four years of military experience with the U.S. Air Force. His wife, Barbara (a.k.a. Bobbie or BJ), and he moved to Brunswick County with their Shihtzus Gotcha and Gizzmo and are now raising three girls here. George’s work experiences have taken him from paper distribution to book manufacturing to printing and mailing to now selling advertising for North Brunswick Magazine and South Brunswick Magazine. His hobbies include snow skiing, water skiing, bowling, golf, and trap and skeet shooting. He’s an ambassador for the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Shallotte Rotary Club and an instructor for the First Tee Carolina Leadership Academy.