Jeff Dippold joined the Outer Banks Community Foundation in April 2020 as our Finance Manager. Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant, with an accounting practice on Ocracoke. His experience includes more than thirty years with Bank of America, where he was involved in leadership roles in the bank’s Global Banking and Markets Finance department. Jeff and his wife, Susan, retired to Ocracoke, in 2017. After Hurricane Dorian hit Ocracoke in September 2019, Jeff spent many months volunteering with the Ocracoke Fire Protection Association’s Ocracoke Recovery Team, where he helped manage over $750,000 in hurricane relief grants for islanders. In his spare time, Jeff volunteers with the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department, enjoys surf fishing, and travels to wineries at home and abroad. You can reach Jeff by email at Jeff [at] obcf.org.
Bob Muller has served the Community Foundation in several roles, including board member, Treasurer and President. In 2019 he filled in as Senior Intern and assisted with the response to Hurricane Dorian. He now serves as part-time Disaster Relief Coordinator. Bob is retired from the United States Postal Service. He served in local government as a Commissioner and Mayor for the Town of Nags Head. He holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University and has had in leadership roles with several Outer Banks nonprofits, including the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series, Outer Banks Community Development Corp., and Outer Banks Create the Future Initiative. You can reach Bob by email at Bob [at] obcf.org.
Community Foundation President and CEO Chris Sawin grew up in Kill Devil Hills and joined the Community Foundation in August 2021 with thirty years of executive experience marked by entrepreneurial and organizational accomplishments, at both for-profit and non-profit concerns. He was Dare County Arts Council’s Executive Director from 2012 – 2021, leading that agency’s resurgence to financial stability and strategic, dramatic growth. He has worked in senior executive positions at Chapel Hill-based Mammoth Records, the first indie record label to produce two platinum-certified records; at Batanga, Inc., an independent digital media company serving U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets; and at NC start-up Zenph Sound Innovations, before returning to the Outer Banks in 2011. Sawin graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies from Carleton College in Minnesota.
Chris can be reached by email to Chris [at] obcf.org.
Scout Schillings serves the Outer Banks Community Foundation as our part-time Administrative Assistant, a position she has held since March 2020. Scout is an Outer Banks native, who was born and raised in Wanchese. A graduate of Manteo High School, Scout holds a Bachelor’s degree from Meredith College, where she was a double major in History and Psychology, and a minor in Public History. While in school, Scout held internships at the Lost Colony, Roanoke Island Festival Park, NC State Archive, Raleigh Museum’s Collections Department, and at the Marbles Kids Museum. Scout first came to the Community Foundation in October 2019, as temporary office support to help with Dorian Disaster Relief gifts processing. When Scout’s not working, she enjoys taking cat naps with her baby British shorthair, Norman. You can reach Scout by email at Scout [at] obcf.org.
Nandy Stuart joined the Outer Banks Community Foundation in August of 2019 as the Scholarship and Office Administrator. She hails to the Outer Banks from Gainesville, Florida, where she had two very successful careers, the most recent working in the nonprofit sector as the Director of Outreach Programs for a local intimate partner violence agency. Her almost 9 years of experience in the nonprofit world focused mostly in creating and maintaining collaborative community relationships to better serve the public of North Central Florida. Nandy earned a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Florida and relocated to the Outer Banks to be closer to family. She has travelled extensively in South America and loves to experience new places and cultures. Nandy considers herself an animal advocate and has served on a shelter’s board of directors and volunteered at several rescues. She and her rescue dog, Mika, love the outdoors and enjoy spending time on the beach and walking the trails of the Nags Head Woods Preserve. You can reach Nandy by email at Nandy [at] obcf.org.
MaryAnn Toboz joined the Community Foundation as Development and Communications Manager in October 2019. She and her husband Dan moved to Nags Head from Chesapeake, VA in June 2019 to be closer to parents and family, and to experience full-time a place they’ve enjoyed together for more than 30 years. MaryAnn’s experience with non-profits includes board service at ForKids in Norfolk, VA; work as a loaned executive and then in major gifts with United Way agencies in Hampton Roads and Salt Lake City; work at Volunteer Hampton Roads, where she developed non-profit management training programs with area experts, and 15 years of leadership at Tidewater Arts Outreach, a Hampton Roads, VA based non-profit she founded in 2003. When she’s not working, she enjoys sharing her love of music with kindred spirits, beachcombing, body boarding, exploring Outer Banks beauty, and spending time with two large and loving families. You can reach MaryAnn by email at MaryAnn [at] obcf.org.