Brittany Shipp to Join Recreation Resources Service as the East Region Recreation Consultant

Charlynne Smith, Director of Recreation Resources Service (RRS), is pleased to announce that Brittany Shipp will join RRS on April 3 as the East Region Recreation Consultant. Brittany brings over 10 years of experience to this role, as well as familiarity with the East region that she will serve.

Shipp has a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Park Management from East Carolina University. She served as Recreation Coordinator with the Town of Emerald Isle, and as Assistant Recreation Coordinator with Onslow County. Brittany’s most recent role was as Parks and Recreation Director for the Town of Swansboro, NC. Starting in 2012, as the town’s first director, she developed the parks and recreation department from the ground up.  During her tenure, she established and developed multiple park sites through a variety of grant funding sources totaling over $1.38M.   Brittany is a Certified Park and Recreation Professional through the National Recreation and Park Association, and is a member of the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA). In 2013, Brittany was awarded the Young Professional of the Year Award by NCRPA.

“We are excited to have Brittany join RRS. She brings expertise to our team in the areas of project management, policy development and implementation, and will add to the grant administration experience of our consultants.” said Smith. She added that Brittany is passionate about parks and recreation, and looks forward to promoting the benefits it offers through this new role.

Brittany and her husband Brian reside in Swansboro with their two children. Her office will be at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach, NC. Shipp said, “I look forward to being part of the RRS team and providing resources needed to help departments share the value parks and recreation provides in their communities. I am excited to have the opportunity to assist parks and recreation departments and professionals throughout the Coastal region be the best departments they can be.”

Recreation Resources Service (RRS) is a technical assistance program for North Carolina’s park and recreation providers, provided through a partnership of the Division of Parks and Recreation of North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management in College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University.  For more information, call the Raleigh office at (919) 515-7118 or visit: