My name is Phoebe Orr (maiden name Kot). I am a 2006 graduate of St. Mary School and absolutely loved my time as a student from first through eighth grade. Oh the memories! I believe my experience at St. Mary has had a profound impact on my life moving forward as a young adult.
Since I graduated fifteen years ago, God has led me on an eventful journey but has remained true in keeping me close to my original roots of Wilmington. Following St. Mary, I went on to graduate from New Hanover High School in ’10 and later Elon University in ’14. I attribute my preparation for high school and college to the sound education I received at St. Mary. At Elon, I majored in Sport and Event Management with a minor in Business Administration. Athletics have always been a passion of mine and a discipline I had considered making a career of. During college, I worked with the University’s athletic department all four years and interned with the Favre 4 Hope Foundation and The V Foundation. I thoroughly enjoyed combining two of my passions by using sports as a means to fundraise for various philanthropic causes, another field close to my heart. After I graduated from Elon, I continued to work in development but transitioned my focus from athletics and nonprofit work to education. I worked with NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and assisted with fundraising efforts for student scholarships, faculty research, and university programs. During my time at Elon, I met (now husband), Rob, which leads me to where I am today in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I followed him and moved out here in 2017, and we married in October 2020. Together we run the Berkley Manor, a multi-purpose venue utilized for weddings, festivals and events, retreats and accommodations. Rob runs the fishing and hunting operations and I manage the events and accommodations. In our free time, we love to fish and spend time outdoors with our pups Deep and Missy. We enjoy life on our little sandbar but do make a point to return to Wilmington when we get the chance.
Thank you for keeping us connected. I look forward to seeing where our St. Mary family is today.