Arts of the Pamlico
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  • Roland Wyman – Chair
  • Lynda Lane – Past Chair
  • Heather Thienpont – Vice Chair
  • Mia Williams – Treasurer
  • Linda Boyer – Secretary
  • Ed Mann – Financial Advisor
Susan Bracken – Rebecca Clark – Bill Cummings –  Virginia Finnerty – Gayle Watson – Sue Nicholson – Jeffrey Phipps – Emma Howard – Lisa Hodges – Leesa Jones
Ashley Padgett, Beaufort County Schools – Erick Green, East Carolina University, Gail Kenefick – Bath Representative, Cynthia Crane – Aurora Representative (Open – Beaufort County Community College & Belhaven Representative)


The Arts of the Pamlico (AOP) provides a wide array of arts and cultural programming for residents and visitors to Beaufort County and the surrounding region.

AOP is committed to racial and cultural equity in its programs. The programs AOP offers are a cultural mirror reflective of the times and the rich diversity of our community and society in general.

AOP is committed to offering programming choices in safe spaces for all people whenever they gather to celebrate, share and create art.

AOP’s programming choices strive to offer low cost access to the performing, visual, literary and traditional arts that reflect the times, respond to community interests, demonstrate improvement and innovation, engage constituents across geographic, cultural, social and economic strata, foster collaborative relationships with and provide services and support for arts organizations, arts resources and community partners and grow support for and compensate individual artists and art groups for their

Policy implementation will be at the discretion of the Arts of the Pamlico Executive Director.

Approved by the AOP Board of Directors July 25, 2018.


Arts of the Pamlico has several dedicated, energetic task groups focused on specific activities of the organization. If you are intersted in joining a task group please contact Debra Torrence at 

FY 19/20

  • Community Theatre  – Jeffrey Phipps (Chair) Lynda Lane, Dylan Ritch, Crystal Holman, Thad Aley, Jeff Gould, Preston Coghill, & Patricia Clark, Debra Torrence
  • Annual Gala – Heather Thienpont (Chair)Jeffrey Phipps, Mia Williams, Susan Watson, Lilly Jones, Angi Gibbs, Gayle Watson Hager, Debra Torrence
  • Fundraisers –  Heather Thienpont, Lilly Jones, Virginia Finnerty, Debra Torrence & Lexie Buck,
  • Bubblegum Theatre for Youth – Rachel Issac, Crystal Holman, Patricia Clark, Debra Torrence
  • Wildlife Arts Festival – Thad Aley, Lexie Buck, Debra Torrence, Gayle Watson Hager, Jeffery Phipps