The Old Baldy Foundation is a non-profit organization established for the preservation of Old Baldy Lighthouse on Bald Head Island, NC and for the promotion of and education about the man-made histories of Smith Island.
Communication and Development Coordinator
Chris Webb was raised in the Hudson Valley of New York. She relocated to Bald Head Island by way of Lexington, KY to be closer to family living in Hampstead, NC. Her love of the beach, sailing and waterfront living brought her to Bald Head Island as a full time resident in 1999. Chris has been very active contributing to the community of Bald Head Island. She served on the Board of Directors of The Old Baldy Foundation, Inc. taking over as President from 2006 until 2016 when she was hired to become the Executive Director.
Abby Overton joined the Foundation at the start of 2017. She enjoys being a core party of the team by bringing her marketing and fundraising experience to help the mission of the Old Baldy Foundation. Abby earned a Bachelor of Science in Piano Performance and music history from West Chester University in 2012. She lives in Carolina Beach with her husband Justin and daughter Anna, and they enjoy all the amenities of the coastal Carolina lifestyle!
Gift Shop Manager
McAllie joined the Old Baldy staff in May of 2019. She graduated magna cum laude from Lee University with a Bachelors of Arts in History and received her Masters of Arts in Public History from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. McAllie specializes in collections management and is passionate about caring for the museum's collections and using the objects as an educational tool. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts and volunteering at local museums.
After working in the engineering field as a civil designer for 15 years, Christy decided to follow her passion for history and received a bachelor’s in European History from Southern New Hampshire University, and a master’s in Public History. She worked as an interpreter at Walnut Grove Plantation in Moore, SC. Christy has a daughter, a son, and a three-year-old grandson. In her spare time, she loves to read, sew, and collect antique and vintage dolls, and is a huge Star Wars fan. She and her husband Robert share their home in the town of Oak Island with two calico cats, Elphaba and Cosette.
Gift Shop Associate
Hunter joins Old Baldy in 2021. He graduated from East Carolina University in 2013 with a Bachelors in Communication/Media Studies, before coming to the Cape Fear region to write about local history and the North Carolina film industry for the Wilmington StarNews. Hunter is a devoted storyteller and lifelong lover of history, who is excited about sharing the centuries of stories that define Old Baldy and Bald Head Island.