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.


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Chris Webb
Executive Director


Abby Overton

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! 


Christy Jenkins 

Gift Shop Manager

Jake Grossman

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. 

Jake Grossman is a historian from Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection. He graduated from Temple University with an undergraduate in history and later a MA in Public History. His main focus is the American Revolution but loves to talk/ learn about any history. Outside of history he is interested in any sport you can think of. He plays ice hockey, cricket, surf, golf, run, bike, and spends too much time watching football( go birds), and finally basketball. 

McCallie Givens

Gift Shop Associate 

Board of Directors 

Jane Mago
   Retired Attorney

Anita Schnog
   The Stainless Corp.

Graham Mitchell
   W.B. Brawly

Doreen Fairbank
   Professor, Emerita, Meredith College

Julie Showalter
   Jules Salty Grub and Island Pub
Kristin  Henson 
   Henson Building Corp

Travis Gilbert
     Historic Wilmington Foundation

Mark J Prak- President
   Brooks Pierce, LLP

Jim Henry- Vice President
   Discovery Land Company

Kim Gottshall- Secretary
   Retired Urban Planner

Christi Golder
   Brand Place

Randy Jones
   Director of Tourism and Public Information          Officer City of Southport
Jenny Becherer   
    Delta Bridge, INC