About Us

The Island Men Inc. Board of Directors


Roy Lee Carter

Vice President:

Bob Lewis


Jason Wooten


Bryan Graybush


Gary Merkle

Member at Large:

Chris Kjesbu

Brian Schimmel

Al Lombardi

Bill Skinner

Our Story

The Island Men formed to build camaraderie amongst local men and focus on helping raise money for small local charities and help with community projects to improve the quality of life on Pleasure Island.


The Island Men raise money through organizing and managing several annual events that include: The Missed Pleasure Island Pageant, The Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and The Pleasure Island Mac & Cheese Festival. We also provide volunteer resources to a wide range of community support groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, OceanCure, The Island of Lights, The Federal Point Help Center and the Annual Steve Haydu LoTide Run fundraiser for Cancer Research.


Over the years the Island Men have volunteers to help paint the Carolina Beach Rescue Station, The Caroline Beach Gazebo, Summer Season Fireworks Safety Patrols and The Annual Disabled Fishing Tournaments. We annually sponsor a day of fishing and serve up lunch for visiting families who are hosted by the Little Pink Houses of Hope.


Our donations for children’ activities and education support the local Island Boy Scouts Troops, Girl Scout Troops, Pleasure Island Youth Baseball/Softball, the Carolina Beach Police Youth Bike Rodeo, The Cape Fear Flyers and The Carolina Beach Elementary School.


Local Non-profits we donate to include: The Martha’s Kitchen, The Katie B. Hines Senior Center, Step Up for Soldiers, Pleasure Island Little Pink Houses, Ocean Cure, Carolina Beach Elementary School and others.