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.”
Hailing from the Midwest, Ray brings a rich variety of seasoned non-profit and volunteer experience to Pride Myrtle Beach. He found the courage and support from the Pride organizations of Indiana, and the affirming volunteers behind them, in order to come out and be who he is: bringing a vision that the work here in Myrtle Beach will provide that same support to those who call it home.
Living in the area for over five years, Ray is a teacher by profession and has worked with, and started, local non-profits. He specializes in organizational procedures, fundraising, and events, forging partnerships with businesses and volunteers in order to provide a time for others to feel safe and supported while growing the feeling of family.
As Chair, outreach is at the heart of his vision for the Organization—giving both ear and hand to those that are part of, and in support of, the LGBTQ+ community. What we build, we will build together to ensure the sustainability of Pride and the passion behind those that will aid in providing successful opportunities for all to enjoy—together!
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 seven 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 six 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 16 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.”
“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.”
Juan Arce (He/Him)
Lisa Licht (She/Her)
Carlos Delgado (He/Him)
Alex Hernandez (He/Him)
Diversity & Inclusion