The rich history of Bald Head Island has had a revival of interest over the previous few years as the Old Baldy Foundation has grown! Much of this interest can be attested to a growing staff dedicated to sharing the many stories and histories of Bald Head Island and the Cape Fear. Many of our readers know, our last educator Travis Gilbert has moved onto a new career opportunity. With his departure, a search began to fill this integral position within our organization, and candidates reached out from near and far. After speaking with many interested professionals, it turns out the perfect candidate was in our backyard all along. The Old Baldy Foundation is thrilled to announce the hiring of Hunter Ingram to our staff!
Hunter Ingram joins the Old Baldy in March 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. In his spare time, he watches a lot of television and visits as many historic sites as possible. Hunter has made it his goal to climb to the top of Old Baldy every day he is on the island. Two weeks in and he is off to a great start!
Be sure to stop by Old Baldy this spring to meet Hunter! He will be all around our campus working in the office, gift shop, and soon to be offering historic tours. As Hunter settles into his position, he will be popping onto our social media channels with lots of virtual history!
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