Since 1996, Outer Banks Internet has helped companies transform ideas into successful products for the web.

Chris Hess

CEO & Sales

Chris Hess grew up spending summers on the Outer Banks fishing, surfing, and feeling the sand between his toes. After graduating from James Madison University with a Graphic Design degree and concentration in 3-D animation and Multimedia, he delved into the fast-paced corporate industry as a graphics and multimedia developer.

Then came the Internet, full of potential but visually lacking. Chris thought he could bridge the gap between computer code and user friendly web design. He put his multimedia skills to work on the web starting in 1994.

He knew he’d some day make the Outer Banks home, and so in 1995 he left the Washington DC rat race for fish, waves, and a career opportunity in the .COM world. Outer Banks Internet, Inc. was formed.

Tricia Honeycutt

Creative Director | Developer

A Yogi, a Domer and a Web Designer walk into a bar. They all ordered a bourbon and started to chat. They soon realized that they had common interests other than their libation which include: graham crackers, red beets, waterfalls, British comedy, stargazing, hiking and The School of Life. A fast friendship was formed.

The Yogi became interested in the healing arts and had a baby. The Domer continues to watch college football and philosophize. And the Web Designer after 20 years in the business and over 500 websites designed just wants to Maker Mark! 😉

Craig Honeycutt

Digital Marketing & SEO

OBI inherited Craig through his marriage to Tricia. Thankfully, he has over 20 years experience in digital marketing through his time in the Music and Media industries in NYC, DC and Los Angeles. He joined our team last summer to help with our expanding digital marketing portfolio and to remind everyone on the team that he has an MBA. Craig is a yoga practitioner and also a lifelong musician who markets music apps for Light the Music, a firm located in Richmond, VA. Craig is a “Double Duke” holding two degrees from James Madison University as well as a Specialization in Digital Marketing from the University of Illinois.

Mary Nichols

Content & Project Manager

Mary is originally from the UK and has over 20 years of marketing experience. She specializes in proofreading, copywriting, digital marketing and marketing communications. Mary graduated from the University of Wales, Swansea, attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for her junior year. She started her career at a high-profile newspaper in London and went on to work in both the corporate and non-profit sector.

Before falling for a surfer and moving to the Outer Banks in 2016, Mary worked for a digital agency in London, where her clients included Ralph Lauren and many large insurance companies. She loves big wave surfing (watching not doing!), reading, architecture, and interior design.

Dillon Pope

Website Designer

Dillon has been practicing graphic design on the Outer Banks for 15 years. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Dillon saw a need for unique web design that broke the cookie cutter mold most websites followed. He discovered Webflow in 2018 and has been continually building his skills with the platform ever since. He has a passion for building brands from the ground up. Dillon loves working with clients to develop their logo and branding and apply that brand to their website in creative ways.

Dillon and his wife, Amy, are avid runners and can be seen most mornings logging miles on the bike path from Colington Road to First Street with their son, Jack, cruising along in the stroller.