Meet our Executive Committee!

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Avery Goldman, President

My name is Avery and I am an Elon University graduate living in Raleigh since 2011. From Northern Virginia, I enjoy giving back to the local community through direct volunteerism and philanthropy. I work for Dude Solutions in Cary, NC helping deliver operational software systems to manufacturers across the country and around the world. Additionally I work at Marbles Kids Museum helping to host special events at our downtown facility. Triangle YP Civitan offers wonderful volunteer opportunities, networking, leadership potential, and overall fun-times while giving back to our communities.




Joseph Silvers, President-Elect

Hello! I'm Joseph Silvers. I am a proud native of the small town of Madison, NC. I received a bachelor's degree from NC State and a master's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both in electrical engineering. After graduate school, I was fortunate to find my way back to Raleigh where I currently work as a technical consultant in the electric power industry. I love being a part of the Raleigh community, and Triangle YP Civitan has provided me with many opportunities to give back to the place I call home. When I'm not volunteering with my fellow Civitans, you'll find me running and biking around town, hanging out at the great music venues and art galleries across the Triangle, or playing guitar in my gypsy jazz quartet.


Taylor Simpson

Hi guys! I am a graduate of NC State (Go Wolfpack!) and I currently work at UNC for their Child Development Institute as a Research Assistant.  In my free time I like to be outdoors, hang out with friends and volunteer :)  





Terry Welles, Fundraising Chair 

My name is Terry Welles, and I serve as the fundraising chairman for Triangle YP Civitan. I graduated from NC State's College of Design in 2011, and am currently working my dream job as a Landscape Architect at a local design firm. I crave warm weather, love an outdoor adventure, and devour the music, art, and social scenes of downtown Raleigh and beyond. Being involved in Triangle YP Civitan has been so much fun, and more rewarding than I could have ever imagined. It has also given me a direct outlet to share with others both my love for our community and dedication to the service of others. Cheers!





Brittany Vukicevic, Treasurer 

Hi! My name is Brittany Stilley, and I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 2012 with a degree in Business Administration. I work for a beverage consulting firm in Raleigh, auditing rebate payments and providing recommendations and analysis on beverage data to fast food franchisees throughout the country. I live in Morrisville with my fiance and my puppy Toby! I enjoy horseback riding, cooking, shopping, and volunteering! 



Addie Thornton, Secretary 


Hello! My name is Addie Thornton and I serve as the Secretary for Triangle YP Civitan. In my day job, I am the Coordinator for the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability, working on regional efforts to conserve working lands and natural resources in support of National Defense. I graduated from NC State University (GO WOLFPACK!) in 2011 with a BS in Natural Resources Policy & Administration.   In my spare time you will find me helping the community with my fellow Civitans, at a local bar or restaurant in Raleigh, on a trip enjoying somewhere new, hanging at home with my cat or on an outdoor adventure with friends :) 


Mike Hourigan - Technology Chair 

Hi Everyone! My name is Mike and I am originally from Huntersville, NC. I am the Director of Marketing for Grow Fragrance, a company that makes 100% plant-based & toxin free air fresheners in Durham, NC. I enjoy golfing, snow skiing and trying out all of the new restaurants and craft breweries which keep popping up all over the triangle.  





Blaire Jones - Graphic Design Chair

Hi, my name is Blair Jones and I’m a recent graduate of the College of Design at NC State University. I am a graphic designer for IBM’s developerWorks, an online resource and network for IT professionals. In my free time I enjoy tap dancing, cooking, spending time with friends, and volunteering with Triangle YP Civitan!





Julia Washburn - Member Development Chair

Hi! My name is Julia Washburn and I am originally from Wilmington, NC. I graduated from N.C State in 2012 with a degree in Communication. I currently work for a software company in Cary called SchoolDude where I am the Industry Marketing Manager for our Private/Independent and Higher Education markets. In my free time, I enjoy attending concerts, discovering new restaurants and breweries, and volunteering with my Civitan friends.  






Brenna Campbell - Member Engagement Chair

Hey y'all - I am Brenna Campbell and I am the Member Engagement Director.  After graduating from the University of South Carolina as a Dance, Real Estate, and Finance major, I moved to Raleigh and have been here ever since! I work  in commercial real estate with income-producing investment sales as a financial analyst with Colliers International.  I love networking, staying busy and being involved in many community-related organizations! When I am not volunteering or planning an upcoming Civitan member engagement event, you can find me enjoying live music, staying active, hanging with friends, or eating my way through the Triangle.



Margaret Barnett - Social Media Chair

Hi! My name is Margaret Barnett. I grew up in Raleigh and went away to college at Loyola University New Orleans to study graphic design. After college I moved to Santa Cruz, CA and worked in marketing for a locally-owned bank. While in Santa Cruz I volunteered with a great group of young professionals called the Emerging Leaders Circle of the United Way. When I returned to Raleigh I was happy to find Triangle YP Civitans as a way to not only give back but to also build community here in the area. I am currently working as the communications specialist for Raleigh Charter High School. In my free time, I love exploring all the new places that are growing here in the Triangle.


Melissa Habit - Correspondence Chair

Hi, I'm Melissa! As a recent Raleigh transplant by way of Portland, Oregon (although I'm a native North Carolinian), I became a Triangle YP Civitan member to get more involved in my community, to network, and to make new friends. I received both my BA and MA from Western Carolina University in 2015 and 2017. Currently, I'm working as a Content Marketing Associate for PeopleFluent, a talent acquisition and talent management solutions company. My life is nourished by delicious food, good brews, and acts of service. I'm a professional nap taker and an avid coffee drinker. In my spare time, I enjoy hand-writing letters to friends and family and anything that allows me to be creative.




Aaron Adkins - Social Media Chair

Hey guys! I moved to Raleigh in 2017 from Richmond and work as a graphic designer in the golf industry. I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with degrees in Studio Art and Industrial Design. On the weekends you can find me on the golf course or hanging out at a brewery with my pup, Chipper! Civitan has been a great way to meet awesome people and volunteer for some great causes!