Sue moved to Pinehurst in February 2018 after owning a vacation home here since 2012. While raising 3 kids, she spent 29 years in the field of Employee Benefits Outsourcing. After retiring the first time, she spent 7 years at a small consulting company as VP of Operations, implementing Workday (HR, Payroll and Finance) software. Sue retired in March 2019 and has enjoyed a variety of activities since then.
Since Jan 2019, Sue has participated on the House Committee at Pinehurst Country Club. She also volunteers with First Tee of the Sandhills, and also at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina with both the Backpack Pals program, and at the front desk. >/p>
Finally, Sue loves to volunteer at golf events. In the past, she has supported the Pace of Play, Scorer, Marshall, Supply, and Mobility Carts roles at tournaments including US Kids, US Amateur, Ladies Senior US Open, and LPGQ Qualifying Series.>/p>
Sue thoroughly enjoys NOPA events including travel trips (Biltmore, Highland Games, Greensboro), Dining Out, Singles and Solos, Spring Harness Track, Polocrosse and Wine Group just to name a few. What a great way to make lifelong friends!
Originally from western Kansas, this Military Mom and Spouse loves everything related to family. Her private world revolves around her love for her daughter who works in healthcare, her son who is active duty Military, Scott her husband of 25 years who is a Vietnam Veteran, and two handsome grandsons. Family values, life enjoyment, laughter, volunteering, supporting others and promoting positivity is her priority.
Leslie came to Pinehurst three years ago to visit her daughter. While exploring on a beautiful day, sitting at Betsy’s Crepes watching trains go by, she felt like she was in the right place and decided to stay and make North Carolina home.
Connecting with new people is fun and finding new ways to do so is a challenge she loves. As a Realtor®, Volunteer Treasurer for Pinehurst #6 POA, a substitute teacher, a child advocate, and a Breast Cancer Survivor, Leslie believes that life isn’t always easy, but with strength, support and courage she believes you can overcome any challenge and do so while lifting others up in friendship.
Look for Leslie downtown in Southern Pines, Aberdeen or the Village of Pinehurst exploring local businesses and restaurants or learning new games such as Pickleball and Lawn Bowling. She and Scott look forward to making new friends and getting more involved with NOPA.
Lois-Lynn Deuel, her husband, George, and son, Lance (17) moved to Pinehurst in August 2019 from Honolulu, Hawaii.
Lois-Lynn is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She attended the University of Winnipeg for her undergraduate degree. She later earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and an MPH in Epidemiology and Public Health from the University of Miami.
After a brief retirement, she returned to work and is currently employed at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Although they have lived in many places around the world, wherever the Deuel family has set down roots, Lois-Lynn has taken on an active leadership role volunteering in her community.
The Deuel family resides in the Donald Ross neighborhood with their Border Collie, Jude, and assorted forest creatures they have adopted as their own. They love traveling and spent much of the past year (pre-Covid-19) traveling internationally. Lois-Lynn is an aspiring golfer, an avid writer, and is diligently working through her bucket list.
While I just moved to Pinehurst in 2019 from Ohio (though definitely NOT a buckeye), I am not really “new” to the area. My parents built a house here in 1976 so I have been coming to the Pinehurst area for many years. I have witnessed huge changes to the area over the last 40+ years, mostly for the better.
Originally a civil engineer, through several transformations I became a golf course architect over 30 years ago. I have had the opportunity to work on the design of golf courses throughout the US and also Asia, Europe, and South America. This career also afforded me the opportunity to travel extensively – which I loved. Now semi-retired, I still work with several other golf course architects preparing plans for projects all over the world.
I had hoped my move to Pinehurst would improve my golf, but alas after 60 years of playing it just keeps getting worse. Fortunately, NOPA has helped me see that there is so much more to enjoy in the area. Always having thought of the Pinehurst area as a golf mecca, I have been surprised by how many non-golfer I have met. Through NOPA I have met many wonderful people to enjoy social events, travel, and even golf.
Jeff and his wife, Denise, moved here from the suburbs of Chicago in 2019. Both Jeff and Denise are CPAs and have a small accounting practice here in Pinehurst. Jeff first came here in 1972 when there were “ONLY” five Pinehurst golf courses. Since then he and his family had made the trip to Pinehurst quite often either from the SF Bay Area (where they lived for twenty years) or from the Chicago suburbs
Jeff’s passion for golf is what always brought him back, but it was the beauty of the area and the friendliness of the local residents that sold it for Denise. They have twin sons, Daniel, who is a concert trumpet player in Chicago, and Andrew, who is a CPA in Sacramento, CA. Family has always been Jeff’s highest priority and he loves having his kids and new daughter-in-law, Susan, come and stay for extended visits.
Whereas Jeff loves the golf courses here in Pinehurst, he loves to explore nearby (within an hour’s drive) courses that are hidden gems, many designed by the master himself, Donald Ross. Jeff says he has met many wonderful people here in Pinehurst while on the golf course and has enjoyed playing in NOPA golf outings.
If you ever need a fourth (or any other number) to fill-in a golf group, be sure to give him a call.