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Meet Our Orchid Island Resident Ambassadors

Here to Answer Your Questions

The Orchid Island Ambassadors are eager to ensure prospective residents, members and their families feel welcome and at ease during every step of their visit. Our Ambassadors originate from all over the country and have various professional backgrounds and interests. They are excited to meet you to share their insights and love of Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club.

Bieker Orchid Island Ambassador

Terry Bieker

Terry Bieker has lived all across the U.S., from California to Iowa, Georgia to Minnesota and Texas to Massachusetts. And, though he loves to travel, he calls Orchid Island his year-round home... READ MORE

Rick Briggs Orchid Island Ambassador

Rick Briggs

Rick Briggs grew up in Presque Isle, Maine and attended Lehigh University. Formerly a Derivatives Trader, Briggs splits his time between Sea Bright, New Jersey and Orchid Island, staying... READ MORE

Ann & John Costello Orchid Island Ambassador

Ann Costello

Ann Costello is originally from Oklahoma City, and she and her husband, John, lived in the Washington D.C. area for more than 40 years. Today, the Costello’s call Orchid Island home... READ MORE

Mary Grandy Orchid Island Ambassador

Mary Grandy

Mary Grandy’s hometown is Somers/Bedford in Westchester County, New York, where she belongs to the Bedford Golf & Tennis Club. She spends November through May in Orchid Island... READ MORE

Hausen Orchid Island Ambassador

Bob Hausen

When not at Orchid Island, Bob Hausen lives in New York City and Watermill New York. He has membership affiliations with Laurel Links Country Club and Watermill Beach Club. Bob enjoys all of the activities... READ MORE

Hutton Orchid Island Ambassador

Georgie Hutton

Georgie Hutton comes from Brookline, Massachusetts and received her BA from Boston University and her MA from Hood College. Her diverse career included owning a retail store and working... READ MORE

Colette Kennedy

Colette Kennedy, a year-round resident of Orchid Island, grew up in New York. She was transferred to Chicago for work where she met her husband and spent most of their married life in Winnetka... READ MORE

Mr. Kirchen Orchid Island Ambassador

Chris Kirchen

Chris Kirchen’s hometown is Greenwich, Connecticut, and he and his wife raised their children in Darien. They generally spend November through mid-June at Orchid Island, and much of the... READ MORE

Leslie Prothro Orchid Island Ambassador

Leslie Prothro

Leslie Prothro, from New Hampshire, grew up in Bedford. Leslie, a Mental Health Counselor, attended Wake Forest University and The University of Texas at Austin. She is affiliated with Manchester... READ MORE

Mr. Thomas Orchid Island Ambassador

Henry Thomas

Henry Thomas spends his time in Baltimore and Maine when not at Orchid Island. He is an insurance professional and attended Boston College. Other club affiliations include Elkridge... READ MORE

Donna Thrailkill Orchid Island Ambassador

Donna Thrailkill

Donna Thrailkill’s hometown is Huntsville, Alabama. She attended both the University of Alabama and Drexel Institute of Technology and worked in marketing management. Today, she and her husband spend time... READ MORE

Walsh Orchid Island Ambassador

Pat Walsh

Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Pat Walsh received his undergraduate degree in sociology from William and Mary and his Masters in Finance from George Washington University... READ MORE