Ivy has lived and worked in Kill Devil Hills for 18 years with her husband and two daughters who are 15 and 9. Her greatest joy is her family and her profession which is working with children as a preschool teacher. She has been a passionate leader for environmental issues facing our beaches including working to fight against offshore oil drilling.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 1999 and moved to Dare County shortly thereafter. She began working for Dare County Children and Youth Partnership in 1999 for several years serving as a coordinator to improve and bring new child care facilities to Dare County. In 2001 she left to pursue her passion further by opening her own school, which she still owns and operates today.
Since 2001, Ivy has served on numerous boards and volunteered for many organizations including Children and Youth Partnership focus group for child care needs, Vice President of First Flight Elementary PTO for two years, Offshore Energy Committee for the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, and has served on the board of Surfrider Foundation, Outer Banks for 14 years. She has also dedicated time to the Town by serving on several committees and stakeholder groups including the Stakeholders Group for Building Height and Stormwater Management Plan Stakeholders Group.
Ivy is dedicated to the Town of Kill Devil Hills and is honored to represent the people who live, work, and play here. She believes in transparency in local government, listening to all sides and being open to new ideas, and preserving the natural beauty of the town for future generations.