Jennette’s Pier team in Nags Head welcomes new facility rental coordinator
By Daryl Law/Correspondent
Jenny Ash has hit the ground running in her first spring season as the new facility rental coordinator at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.
As a triathlete and former marathon race director, she thrives on fast-paced work-outs and high-energy work environments. Currently, Ash is methodically rebuilding a program deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
But as the pandemic rules continue to loosen up, the rental department will slowly get back to operating normally for all the couples who want to celebrate their weddings days in the glorious Oceanview Hall.
“It’s been a great first week and a half, I’m speaking with a lot of excited couples and a helpful staff,” she said. “Spring and fall dates for our venue are filling back up as well as dates in 2022.”
Ash is thankful to have a fresh start on the 2021 season and to get to network with wedding vendors.
Ash resides in Duck with her family. She’s often swimming laps, running long distances and riding her bike.
“I’m looking forward to getting outdoors for road bike season,” Ash said.
In other news, on May 21, Jennette’s Pier reaches its 10-year anniversary since reopening in 2011 as part of the North Carolina Aquariums division.
Known as “the place to be” in Nags Head during the summer season, anglers catch a wide variety of fish, while sightseers can watch brown pelicans overhead or bottlenose dolphins swimming in the sea.
Surrounded by beautiful, clean beaches, the pier’s public beach access draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from near and far. Jennette’s Pier has emerged as a “must-see” place for schools to visit on the coast. In the past decade, it has averaged around 8,000 to 10,000 North Carolina students a year.
Pier staff also keep busy with two import-ant conservation organizations: the Marine Mammal Stranding Network and the Responsible Pier Initiative, which promises to help protect sea turtles.