Membership Director

Kelly joined the federation in early 2015. Previously, Kelly served as the communications and technology manager for Kappa Delta Sorority National Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. Her primary responsibilities at the federation include membership development, engagement and communications. Originally from the coast of Virginia, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in fine art from the College…

Coastal Education Coordinator

Rachel, from Pine Level, North Carolina, joined the federation in 2013 after volunteering for several years. She holds a Master of Science in coastal marine and wetland studies from Coastal Carolina University and a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Previously, Rachel worked as an educator in…

Coastal Advocate

Kerri joined the federation in July 2018. As a Coastal Advocate, she works to represent the public’s voice at local, state and federal levels to ensure that actions are taken to safeguard North Carolina’s water quality, coastal environment and economy. She represents the federation’s stance on key advocacy issues through increasing public participation in coastal…

Assistant Editor, Coastal Review Online

Based at headquarters, Jenn creates content for Coastal Review Online and assists with managing the website and social media. She comes to CRO after having served as public information officer for the Town of Beaufort and almost 10 years at the Carteret County News-Times as the society editor. She has also written for Our State Magazine and…

Administrative & IT Services Director

Laura, a native of Delaware, joined the federation in 2014. She is a lifelong participant in the promotion of coastal ecology, education and restoration. Laura is likely the voice on the other end of the phone when you call our offices and provides valuable assistance to everyone. Volunteering for the past several years on federation’s…

Deputy Director

Lauren heads up the federation’s low-impact development stakeholder outreach efforts. In addition she coordinates many of the federation’s conferences and coastal issue meetings. Lauren also serves as liaison to the federation board of directors. Working with the executive director, Lauren’s primary responsibility is to ensure implementation of federation program goals and objectives. She holds a…

Executive Director

Todd Miller is the founder and executive director of the North Carolina Coastal Federation, a nonprofit with over 16,000 supporters working for a healthier North Carolina coast. A coastal North Carolina native from the community of Ocean in Carteret County, it was here in 1982 that Miller found his passion—working to keep the coast a…

Angie Wills

Elizabeth City

Angie Wills is a native of Philadelphia, PA and is currently Executive Director/Business Officer for the Division of Student Affairs at Elizabeth City State University.  Angie has experience in Community/ Economic Development and non-profit management (fund development and capacity building) in addition to small business counseling in a previous role with the N.C. Small Business…

Donna Snead

Emerald Isle

Donna and her husband Marc are part-time residents of Emerald Isle. She was an industrial microbiologist at Miller Brewing Co. in Eden, North Carolina for over 24 years. She has an education degree in secondary biology and has volunteered as an educator for the federation, Cape Lookout National Seashore, the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll…

Allie Sheffield

Surf City

Allie is a native eastern North Carolinian who was a trial and appellate lawyer in Washington D.C. for many years before returning to North Carolina. Allie is the president of PenderWatch & Conservancy and in that capacity, works closely with Pender County officials on environmental issues affecting the coastal county. She was a leader of…