Planning Board

Kenneth Sullivan


Kenny Sullivan, born in Houston, TX, has been a permanent resident of Emerald Isle since 1993.  His family moved to North Carolina in 1978 and started spending summer vacations in Emerald Isle, buying property in 1983.  Kenny spends much of his free time fishing his boat, Blarney, for king mackerel.  His daughter Torey caught her first king at age 5 and has caught many more since.  Kenny also now has a granddaughter Braidyn Elizabeth.  Kenny started a small business in March of 1993 when he was 29 and continues that same business today.  Kenny also enjoys time on the inshore waters with Amy, his girlfriend on her skiff.  Amy is a dedicated marine educator.  Kenny and Amy live on Bogue Sound Drive.

Malcolm Boartfield

Malcolm Boartfield emerged from a successful 30 year career in technology management to become one of Atlanta’s premier real estate professionals with the East Cobb Office of Prudential Georgia Realty.  In 2001, he and his wife, Susie, became home owners in Emerald Isle where they fell in love with the beaches, waterways, and unique charms of the island. 

As a professional real estate broker, Malcolm combines a passion for the island with expertise in the market, an ability to match the needs of clients with island properties, and a dedication to maintaining connections with clients after a sale is complete.  Malcolm’s love for Emerald Isle is the guiding force behind his professional philosophy, and he is committed not only to his own business success, but to the success and health of his community.

Malcolm possesses a rare combination of expertise in computer science and programming, real estate, and the ability to communicate with clients to produce long-lasting professional and personal relationships. It is not unusual for former clients to call Malcolm for advice on property values, home repairs, or even a recommendation for the best place to fish on the sound side of the island.

Although he has received many awards in the field of real estate, he is most proud of winning the 2001 Volunteer of the Year Award presented by the Cobb County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs to one worthy volunteer out of a field of 18,000—a testament to a life of service that began during his time in the U.S. Army as a Telecommunications Equipment Repair Specialist during the Vietnam Conflict.  Malcolm’s goal is to serve the Emerald Isle community by providing guidance and direction as the town moves into the 21st century.

Ty Cannon

Chad MacAvery

Chad moved to beautiful Emerald Isle, NC in the spring of 1991 and began working for a small landscape company. Chad is currently the General Manager of the company and has been working with this company for 27 years. Chad and his wife built their home in 1997 in Emerald Isle and still live in the same residence. Chad is also currently a board member for the state of North Carolina Landscape Contractors License Board. When Chad is not working or serving on the board he enjoys fishing and clamming on the coastal waters of Emerald Isle.

Susan Monette

Susan Monette is a graduate of Virginia Tech and moved to Raleigh, NC after graduation.  She spent the next 20 years as a residential designer, drawing every type of home from small first time houses to large custom homes and multifamily dwellings.  After a busy life in Raleigh, NC Susan and her husband Daniel moved to this area in 2009.  Shortly after their move, Daniel started his charter boat business and can now be seen on the Morehead City Waterfront.  Susan spent the next few years, working out of their tiny house, building her residential design business and was finally able to open her own office in the Town of Emerald Isle in 2012.  Susan and Daniel loved this town so much they bought their house on the island in 2016.

Susan can usually be found at her office but when she has some free time, she loves painting, exploring the Sound on her Jet ski, or heading to the waterfront to see what Daniels's crew caught that day.  And every now and then she takes time to head back to Raleigh to ride her horse with her friends.

 Athan Parker

Paul Schwartz

Paul and Maureen Schwartz (natives of Richmond, VA) discovered and fell in love with Emerald Isle in 1990.  they bought their home at The Point in 2000 and became full-time residents in 2007.  Paul's career in food service distribution spanned roles from sales management and marketing to GM.  Since moving to Emerald Isle Paul has served four years on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and for the past five years as president of the Point / Wyndtree Homeowners Association.  Paul and Maureen have three children and three grandchildren ( who visit as much as possible).  A nature lover, Paul can be found logging sunrise miles on the beach and park trails with his two dogs.