ENC Pride Leadership

ENC Pride Board of Directors

Austin Moore

Board President
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austin@encpride.org

Austin grew up in Richmond, VA before he moved to New Bern, NC in 2017. He currently lives in Kinston, NC after moving there in 2019. When he moved to Eastern North Carolina he noticed a lack of events and safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ individuals which led to the creation of ENC Pride. He also currently serves on the Onlsow County LGBTQ Community Center's board of directors and on the ENC Pride Event Planning Committee.

Laurie Anderson

Board Vice President
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laurie@encpride.org

Laurie is originally from Connecticut and moved to North Carolina in 1991. She has always wanted to start a nonprofit and decided to help the LGBTQ+ community. She owns The Herritage in Kinston where ENC Pride hosts their monthly drag shows. Laurie also currently serves on the ENC Pride Event Planning Committee.

Willie Jacobs

Board Secretary & Treasurer
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 He/Him/His
willie@encpride.org

Willie was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina. His goal is to help the LGBTQIA+ feel more at home where they live. Willie was part of establishing ENC Pride and he serves as secretary/treasurer and as a member of the ENC Pride Event Planning Committee.

ENC Pride Event Planning Committee

Erick Tobias

Committee Member
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erick.tobias@encpride.org

Bio coming soon.

Ashley Wallace

Committee Member
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ashley.wallace@encpride.org

Ashley grew up in Mobile, AL before moving to Jacksonville, NC in 2004. When she moved to Onslow County she realized that there was no support for LBGTQ students and youth. She decided to become an ally and fight for equal rights. She currently also serves on the Onslow County LBGTQ Community Center as an advisor and ally.

Suzanne Watts

Committee Member
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Bio coming soon.

Michelle Michaels

Committee Member
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Bio coming soon.

Julie Babbin

Committee Member
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Crystal French

Committee Member
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 She/Her/Hers
crystal.french@encpride.org

Crystal is a proud weirdo! Her family motto is: “Why be normal, when you can be interesting!” She
graduated from a Christian School in New Bern, but it wasn’t until she was in her 30’s that she realized
that their teachings on LGBTQ+ did not vibe with her own faith and life. Coming Out as pansexual she
feels has been an amazing experience that would not have been possible without the support of her
fiancé and their 3 children. She is also a leader of the Crystal Coast Chapter of Free Mom Hugs.