The Pride Myrtle Beach Board is comprised of an all-volunteer group of community members who give of their time and talent to ensure Pride has diverse representation and good governance.
Craig has lived in Myrtle Beach for nearly 30 years, originally from Winston-Salem, NC. He has been active in the LGBTQ+ community for a number of years and is passionate about giving a voice to those who are underserved in the community. Along with his active role as an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, he also serves on the Myrtle Beach Human Rights Commission, working to ensure the basic rights of all people. Craig lives in Myrtle Beach with his husband.
“As the co-founder and Executive Director of Pride Myrtle Beach Inc., I am committed to fostering acceptance of the Myrtle Beach LGBTQ+ community and creating a unified community where everyone feels welcome, affirmed and safe. I look forward to working together with the Board of Directors to make real and lasting change in the Myrtle Beach area.”
“Through perseverance, persistence, and participation, we can and will build a more inclusive and diverse Myrtle Beach.”
Curtis Fox-Mixon holds an extensive background in process management and control, as well as a strong passion for community development, initiatives, and involvement.
He’s held professional roles that emphasize community initiatives development and implementation, and process compliance. Curtis graduated Summa Cum Laude from Winston-Salem State University with a BA in Political Science and Public Administration; he possesses a Master’s in Public Administration as well.
“I’m excited to work with Pride Myrtle Beach because the organization embodies the same passion that drives my ambition. I love people and I’m extremely community oriented…I’m people centric in every way imaginable, and truly care for their safety and well-being; no matter the race, nationality, orientation or creed. Equality, Respect, and Safety aren’t luxuries reserved for a select few; these principles are for EVERYONE. Pride Myrtle Beach exemplifies all the necessary components that build the foundation for a truly strong and diverse community.”
Curtis’s passions and hobbies center around travel and exploration, community development, baking, and spending time with his husband and their three fur babies; Sasha, Riley and Orion.
“I’m NEVER too busy to help a person in need. This fact is precisely what drives me to address the needs of our community and ensure that those needs are sufficiently satisfied. I’m simply thrilled to just be here for the many individuals that feel as if they have no place to go and no one to turn to in times of need. I’m just excited to serve, and I truly hope to serve you well.”
Lindsey originally hails from the great state of Alaska, and after moving frequently growing up, has been settled in the Myrtle Beach area for about six years and now calls it her forever home. She is currently a Senior Project Manager at The Brandon Agency, where she has been employed for over five years and leads the internal Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Previous to her time at The Brandon Agency, she worked in events management and served in the U.S. military.
Lindsey spent four years in the Navy, where she was recognized as Sailor Of The Year in 2009 and also earned a Navy Achievement Medal in 2010. She served under the time of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” which has motivated her to continue her outreach and support of veterans, and she participates in a regional LGBTQ+ Veterans Support Group, sharing stories and helping others move forward in their coming out and acceptance journeys.
“I have been an out and proud lesbian for over 15 years and am currently engaged to my fiancée, Jess. We share a fur baby named Miles, who is the friendliest chocolate lab. While living in the Myrtle Beach area, I have wanted to see more LGBTQ+ visibility in the city and really endeavor to help establish a business-minded team that takes the community’s issues to heart and pushes hard for change through community activism. I would love to see Myrtle Beach to be a safe and inclusive place for all to come and enjoy, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disabilities, sexuality or age.”
Peter Paquette, PhD, serves as Senior Associate Vice President & Dean of Students at Coastal Carolina University. Paquette has worked as a higher education administrator for the past decade and a half. Prior to Coastal Carolina University, he served in administrative roles at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Dickinson College, North Central College, and Loyola University-Maryland. He holds a BS in graphic design and communication studies from Edgewood College, a MA in higher education and student affairs administration from The Ohio State University, and a PhD in Counseling and Student Service from University of Georgia.
“I am delighted to be part of the Myrtle Beach Pride Board and to have an integral role in shaping how we make the city and area more inclusive. I am encouraged by the energy within and potential for the LBTQIA+ community locally.”
“With ten years of experience working with nonprofits, I am elated to represent Pride Myrtle Beach as a Member-At-Large. Specializing in fundraising and event planning, I hope to bring together the community in unity as we support our LGBTQ+ members and allies as we drive the mission of the organization. As a teacher, I see education as the doorway to persevering through any obstacle, formulating partnerships in the community to grow and support our membership. I’m excited by the opportunities ahead as we work together to unite in Pride!”
“My name is Beth and my wife and I moved to MB from CT about 3 years ago. While in CT I volunteered regularly at the Covenant Soup Kitchen. I have always enjoyed serving my community and I am excited to bring this enthusiasm to my position serving as a member at large on the board here at Pride MB. I am looking forward to expanding our current connections and building a strong, supportive community.”