Our Board

Get to Know the Skills Incorporated Board of Directors

thomas wood.jpg

Thomas Wood

President

A well-respected member of the Skills Incorporated team, Mr. Wood s a lawyer and has played a vital role in shaping our vision and programs. They bring years of experience and expertise to the Board. 

USCG pic.png

John Denscombe

Acting Vice-President

Mr. Denscombe is a retiree of the USCG where he served for many years as a supervisor and brings that valuable knowledge to support our mission here at Skills.

Michelle Clarke.jpg

Michelle Clark

Secretary

An invaluable part of the Skills Board, Mrs. Clark is a retired Special Education teacher and administrator who offers a unique skill-set that is invaluable to our Board.

geri zaleer.jpg

Geri Zaler

Treasurer

Mrs. Zaler is a small business owner and accountant who has the knowledge and experience to assist Skills, Inc. with financial guidance to ensure Skills, Inc. has a long and benefitial future. 

101813839_270512377659757_2270765289752756224_n.jpg

Bruce Brickham

Board Member

Mr. Brickham is retired from Dominion Power and has served on the Board for many years providing guidance into organizational leadership.

jonathan meads.jpg

Jonathan Meads

Board Member

Mr. Meads is a homebuilder and county commissioner with deep roots in the community.  His advice and guidance is essential to furthering the mission of the organization. 

Bob Pippen.jpg

Bob Pippen

Board Member

Mr. Pippen is a retired Vice President of Operations and Sales. for J.W. Jones Lumber Co. in Elizabeth City and has been on our Board for over 20 years.  Mr. Pippen serves on numerous boards and community organizations.  His incredible incredible experience, knowledge and business acumen help guide the Skills, Inc. organization.

USCG pic.png

John Denscombe

Acting Vice-President

Mr. Denscombe is a retiree of the USCG where he served for many years as a supervisor and brings that valuable knowledge to support our mission here at Skills.