Town Council Members

Left to Right Front Row: Monica Thibodeau (Mayor Pro Tempore),
Don Kingston (Mayor), and Nancy Caviness.
Left to Right Second Row: Rob Mooney and Sandy Whitman.
Email all Council Members:
Don Kingston
135 Fawn Court
Duck, NC 27949
Email Don

Don Kingston is now serving in his sixth term on the Duck Town Council, elected in 2009, and fifth term as the Mayor of Duck, first elected to that position in 2011. Don and his wife Sharon started visiting and vacationing in Duck in the late 1980’s, built their home in 2000 and became permanent residents in late 2007. Don earned a MBA degree from the University of Rochester Simon School, a BS degree in Business Administration and AAS degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Don also completed the Executive Development Program from Harvard University. His forty five year business career included twenty two years in senior management positions with Xerox Corporation, five years as a business owner and seven years in Regional management with two firms, Computer Task Group, Inc. and Robert Half International, Inc., both in the information technology systems development and staffing industry. The last eleven years he served as an Officer and Vice President of Kelly Services, Inc. He has been an active volunteer in the Town of Duck since moving here in 2007. He has also served as a member of the Town of Duck Planning Board appointed by the Town Council in early 2009. He was elected in 2017 to the North Carolina League of Municipalities Board of Directors representing the Cities and Towns in the twelve Northeastern Counties in District One.

Monica Thibodeau
126 Sea Hawk West
Duck, NC 27949
Email Monica
Monica Thibodeau has served as a Council Member since December 2002. A vacationer to the Outer Banks since childhood, Monica has been a permanent resident of Duck since 1988. She has been an active volunteer in many community programs. Monica has a BA from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University. She has been the managing owner of Carolina Designs Realty, Inc. since 1991. Monica is currently serving as the Town’s Mayor Pro Tempore.
Sandy Whitman
118 Tuckahoe Drive West
Duck, NC 27949
Sandy Whitman is serving his first term on the Duck Town Council.  Sandy and his family first vacationed in Duck in 1981, bought property in 1983, and built their home in 1988.  Sandy and his wife Mary Anne became permanent residents in 2014.  Sandy served on the Town Planning Board and the Town Board of Adjustments.  He is currently serving on the CAMA Land Use Committee and has been an active volunteer for all Town events for over 10 years.  Sandy attended Hudson Valley Community College and is a retired Electrical Contractor. He served as President and CEO of Whitman Electric, Inc. in Kingston, NY for over 30 years.  He is also a past Board Member of the National Electrical Contractors Association of the Hudson Valley.

Rob Mooney
102 Pelican Way
Duck, NC 27949
Rob Mooney joined the Duck Town Council in December 2019. He was born in Newark, NJ and grew up in North Eastern New Jersey just outside of New York City.  He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1979 and joined the NYPD in 1983. He served in various capacities, retiring as a 1st grade detective from the Manhattan North Homicide Squad in 2010.  Rob was then hired by the New York County District Attorney’s Office as the Deputy Chief Investigator, serving in that capacity for 6 years.  He has been a yearly vacationer in Duck for 30 years and he and his partner, Patti Bossert, relocated to Duck as full-time residents in 2017.
Nancy Caviness
P.O. Box 8278
Duck, NC 27949
Nancy Caviness has been integrally involved in the community since arriving in 1995 to open Advice 5¢ a Bed and Breakfast. The 2019-2021 term as Council Member will be her ninth time serving, in addition to the earlier years when she served on both the Task Force for Municipal Incorporation and on Duck’s interim and first Town Council. Nancy holds a BS (1981) in Home Economics and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut (Storrs) and an MS (1989) in Community Health Education from Old Dominion University. In 2009, she earned a Public Health Leadership Certificate from UNC’s (Chapel Hill) School of Public Health. In 2011, she was promoted to Support Lieutenant for the Duck Volunteer Fire Department, where she has volunteered since 1998 and proudly directs the Annual Advice 5K Turkey Trot here in Duck. Her love for running has included the completion of 13 marathons and the attainment of an RRCA-Certification for Coaching.