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The SCORE Association is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SCORE has 389 chapters in locations throughout the United States and its territories, with 11,500 volunteers nationwide. Local chapters provide free counseling and low-cost workshops in their communities. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as business counselors. SCORE was founded in 1964.

The Outer Banks SCORE Chapter has counselors at the Chamber Of Commerce every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. just drop in. You may also e-mail us, or fill out the Feedback Form and submit it to us and we will contact you.



John D Rorer

John Rorer - Chairman:

is actively involved as a SCORE counselor to small business but also finds time to be a Board member of Currituck Kids charitable fund and heads a non-profit small business incubator. John was recently the Chairman of the Currituck County Board of Commissioners and his background includes being an Registered NASD Investment Principal, a sales manager for an international RV resort system, a partner in an accounting firm, and CFO of a real estate development and building firm.

With 15 years of experience in Sales and Marketing, Tax Planning and Finance, and 10 years experience in Investment Securities and Internet Marketing and Web Development, plus his experience in Public Administration, John can provide expert counseling is several areas. John started building and development on the Outer Banks in 2000 and has been a resident of Currituck County since 2004.

Marty Hamed

Marty Hamed - Vice Chairman

is currently co-owner of Outer Banks Management Consulting—offering organizational development and management analysis, strategic planning, human resources policy analysis and development, and human capital solutions.

Marty is a former Federal senior policy and program manager with the Department of Defense, retiring in 2005 from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where she was a Deputy Director for Interagency Business Integration. She has worked on several Presidential Commissions on military family and veterans’ issues, and is very proud and humbled to have worked on the Wounded Warrior Program.

Marty has been a member of SCORE 497 for four years, and is also an officer in Virginia Dare –Outer Banks BPW and a member of the American Association of University Women. Marty received her B.A. from The George Washington University, and her M.S. from Central Michigan University. She is also an alumna of the Federal Executive Institute. As an avocation, she is a National Board Certified Reflexologist and a member of several national reflexology associations.

Marv Register

Marv Register - Secretary:

Marv is a retired US Navy Division Director who prior to his Navy service worked for Uniroyal as a Development Engineer and a Plant Engineer. He was also employed by Honeywell as a Field Sales Engineer.

Marv has nearly 40 years of experience and in addition to general business counseling can provide expert counseling in Service, Engineering, and Developmental Engineering and Sales. Marv retired to the Outer Bank in 2005 where he has been an active SCORE Counselor.

Cindy Daniels

Cindy Daniels - Treasurer:

Skills include financial record keeping, income/expense analysis, and non-profit management.

Tom O-Brien

Tom O'Brien - Immediate Past Chairman

is a retired Manager of E I Dupont and Swales Aerospace. His background includes 38 years in marketing, 30 years in business planning and 10 years in advertising/promotion and facility management.

Tom's experience in sales, public relations, cost management and administration for both large and small companies can provide expert counseling in these areas.

Tom has been a visitor of the Outer Banks since 1962. He became a property owner in 1999 and a permanent resident in 2002. Tom and his wife Kay live in Duck; N.C.

Tom has served his community in a leadership position with All Saints Episcopal Church, Past President of Schooner Ridge Prop. Owners Assoc., past Executive Council member for the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, member of the Outer Banks Chorus and past Chairman of SCORE.

OBX resident since 2002, property owner since 1999, visitor since 1962. Work experience includes sales, marketing, business planning, cost management, public relations, and administration, for both large and small companies. Volunteer leadership positions at church, homeowners' association, SCORE.

Jack Overman

Jack Overman:

USN Aviator (ret); Asst.Plant Mgr., PeterBilt Motors (Truck Mfg); Plant Manager, Alofs Automotive Parts Manufacturing. Executive/General management; QC; field service & warranty; materials & manufacturing management; purchasing; nventory control: process control.

Angie Brady-Daniels

Angie Brady-Daniels:

Vice President of Public Relations, Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce 1987 to present. Marketing, publications, web design, event management, fundraising.

Bill Wheeler

Bill Wheeler:

Twenty five years experience as real estate broker and business owner on Outer Banks. Past president of OBX Assoc of Realtors, Albemarle Area Development Association; past vice chair of Dare County Planning Board.

Bob Logan

Bob Logan:

CPA, Small business owner Nags Head (5 yrs) Commercial Landlord - Nags Head; Payroll Manager, Budget Officer, A/R Supervisor for large (30,000 empl) company, Ret. Naval Aviator (22yrs).

Howard B. Miller

Howard B. Miller:

is a retired Manager of Financial Planning and Accounting for Elliott Co. Div. of United Technologies. His background includes 30 years experience in Accounting and 20 years experience in budgeting, inventory control, financial analysis, long range planning and acquisitions. Howard can provide exceptional counseling in these areas.

Howard has served his community as a Past Commander of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Treasurer on the board of Duck Wood Country Club, Chairman of the Finance Committee for Session O. B. Presbyterian Church and a past Chairman and active member of SCORE for the past 12 years.

Bill Ruffin

Bill Ruffin:

Retired plant manager, Weyerhaeuser. Expertise includes material management, plant management and manufacturing operations, inventory systems, start-ups, budgeting, problem solving. Resides on Roanoke Island, volunteers at Mt. Olivet Methodist Church and R.I. Food Pantry.

Lyle Cady

Mr. Lyle Cady:

Lyle is currently an Associate Professor at Averett University. His career positions include Director of Strategic Initiatives for Thermo Fisher, COO for Jouan Inc, Manufacturing and Sales Manager for Heat Systems Ultra Sonic and Sarstedt Inc, and Laboratory Manager for Nabisco. Lyle was also a Research Microbiologist for L'Oreal of Paris.

Lyle provides excellent counseling in marketing and sales where he has had over 20 years of business experience. Lyle also has over 10 years of experience in both general management and acquisitions and finance. He is also experienced in international trade and the import export business. Lyle is active in Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church Knights of Columbus.

Ron Eckerle

Ron Eckerle:

Forty-one year career as social worker and social work administration. Executive Director experience includes administration, budgetary planning, personnel and volunteer management.

George Bugyi

George Bugyi:

Penn State University Professor - Exercise Physiology and Coaching, Executive Secretary. Experience includes Advertising, Retail sales, Education, Budgeting, Sales.

Tim McKeithan

Mr. Tim McKeithan:

is a retired US Navy Supply Corp Commander with 21 years of experience in Logistics and Procurement. He is a Certified Medical Practice Executive MBA & CMPE and was Administrator of the Group For Women OB/GYN Practice in Norfolk & Chesapeake.

Tim can provide expert counseling in Military Procurement and Logistics, Financial Planning and Marketing & Advertising with 20 years of business experience in those fields. Tim can also provide counseling in Retirement Plan Administration where he has nearly 10 years of experience.

Tim retired to the Outer Banks after enjoying several vacations in the area. Currently for the Town of Duck he is a Member of the Board of Adjustment, Member of the Municipal Property Master Plan Advisory Committee and a Jazz Festival Volunteer. Tim is active in the All Saints Episcopal Church doing outreach work there also.

Tim McKeithan

David Feyrer:

David Feyrer is a general business and process consultant with broad experience in leadership, organizational management, and project management. This experience is coupled with extensive skills and experience in using the latest information management tools to facilitate effective organizational development. He has a BS in Economics from Muhlenberg College and a Masters in Divinity from the Philadelphia Divinity School. As an Army OCS graduate, he served 38 years (3 years active, 35reserve). His last position was State Chaplain in Connecticut. He has been an Executive in the retail automobile business. He led the Y2K compliance program for a world renowned research center, and developed software tools for use in legal compliance activities. In addition, he has had significant experience in the building development field.

Tim McKeithan

Terry Leigh Britton:

Terry Leigh Britton is semi-retired and has an extensive background in web programming and internet-related technologies. As a video producer/editor, he has produced large scale events in Boston and NYC. He has taught graphic arts and imaging technologies in Winston Salem. He is currently the systems administrator for ncwildflower.org. He has been a member of our chapter for several years and is currently the chapters Technical Committee Chairman. He is the chapter’s principal representative for Pasquotank County. He continues to work part-time designing and coding websites.

Tim McKeithan

Jay Gouldin:

Jay Gouldin has an extensive background in owning, and managing retail businesses to include an auto parts store, and a service station. He has also represented a major auto parts manufacturers here and in Australia. He has been a top producing real estate broker and has taught real estate and mentored new agents entering the field. In addition to being an active SCORE Counselor, he is an active member in local civic clubs.


SCORE would like to thank the following sponsors for their support

Outer Banks Chamber of Comemrce

Chamber of Commerce

serving 1163 business members on North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Kelly Hospital Group

Kelly Hospitality Group

Graciously serving neighbors and valued guests, three million and counting.

East Carolina Bank

East Carolina Bank

Finding innovative ways to meet our customer's ever-changing needs.

Outer Banks Internet, Inc.

Outer Banks Internet, Inc

Websites that work... Web Design, Hosting, Management and more.

First Bank

First Bank

Caring for customers like no other bank.

Towne Bank of Currituck

Towne Bank

The best bankers. Hometown banking.

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Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
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Phone: 252.441.8144

Email: mail@score497.org

Please complete the contact form below and one of our Members will contact you soon. In addition, the Outer Banks SCORE Chapter has counselors at the Chamber Of Commerce every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. just drop in.

Our appreciation to Outer Banks Internet, Inc. for this web site and to Charter Communications for our Internet connection.