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Bio: It's fair to say that as Bald Head Island property owners since 1984 and permanent residents since 1995, Wendy and her husband Andy Sayre are true ISLANDERS.
The couple started by purchasing a homesite on their first visit, making frequent escapes to the island from their real world jobs, where Wendy sold real estate with York Commercial in Raleigh and Andy did commercial development. This gave them the opportunity to experience the Island from a renter's perspective. They became founding Golf Members of the Bald Head Island Club and charter members of the Bald Head Island Yacht Club.
After two years of living aboard a 40-foot sloop in the Bahamas, Wendy and Andy came home to Bald Head Island, making it their permanent residence. They bought and lived in resale homes on the beach and the marsh before finally embarking on the design and construction of their current home overlooking the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Taking this journey paved the way for Wendy to truly understand the quest of discovering Bald Head Island. She and Andy have the perspective necessary to share with clients what it's really like to live the Island lifestyle.
Each year, their love of the island causes both Wendy and Andy to become more involved in many areas of Island life, including Bald Head Island government, environmental organizations and social activities.
Wendy currently serves on the board of the Bald Head Island Conservancy and is very involved with Project 20/20. She is also an active member of the Ladies Golf Association. Andy has been a member of the Town Council since 1998 and currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem. In addition, Andy serves on the Board of Governors for the Bald Head Island Club. An added advantage, both Wendy and Andy spent many years working for Bald Head Island, Ltd, the Island's developer — Wendy as a leader in real estate sales and Andy as the Director of Development.
Andy now owns and operates his own building company on the Island, Riverwatch Builders, where the focus is on building premier spec homes, one at a time. Because Riverwatch Builders does not build custom homes, Andy has been an important objective source of information, advice and support for Wendy and her clients.
Wendy's diverse background also includes being the full-time Camp Director for Camp SeaGull/Seafarer in Arapahoe, NC and with the Raleigh YMCA, teaching at Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, VA, and working as a non-profit fundraiser for the 1987 US Olympic Festival, NC Theatre and Frankie Lehman School. Wendy is also a long-time member of Golf and Green Community Ladies Golf Association, and chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee for the P.O.A.
Wendy Wilmot loves this Island. It is her home and she is your neighbor. Both Wendy and Andy are personally invested in the future of Bald Head Island, which means Wendy Wilmot has the incentive to help you find just the right Island home or homesite, too.