This directory of service providers was compiled by Sandhills PRIDE to provide the Moore County LGBT community with a listing of local professionals who are accepting of the LGBT community and welcome its business. The directory covers the following services:

How was this directory created?

Sandhills PRIDE put a call out to clients and providers alike through the local media and on our Facebook page for self-referrals and recommendations. All listings were either submitted by the provider or by a Sandhills PRIDE supporter.

Is the directory an exclusive listing of LGBT-friendly service providers in the area?

No, not remotely. The directory reflects only the submissions that we received. Because a professional is not included does not mean that he or she is not LGBT-friendly, simply that we did not receive a submission from or about that provider.

Have the service providers listed in the directory been vetted by Sandhills PRIDE?

No, they have not. The directory is a compilation of self-referrals and Sandhills PRIDE supporter referrals. It is a clearinghouse of information and has not been vetted. We are not able to guarantee any statement that was submitted.

What if I’m a service provider and want to be added to or taken off your directory?

Please contact us at, and let us know whether you would like to be added or removed. We will certainly accommodate you.

What if I’m a client and would like to recommend a provider to you?

Please contact us at and share your information and experience with us. We will happily include them.

What if I’m a client and believe someone has been erroneously included in your directory?

Please contact us at and share your information and experience with us. We will follow up with the provider and decide how to respond. This kind of feedback is important to us!

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Laura Creed, Esq.
Lorenz & Creed Law Firm, PLLC
230 N. Bennett St., Ste. 2
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Laura Creed has practiced in Moore County since 1999 in the areas of family law, personal injury, workers’ compensation, civil litigation, and social security disability.

Marsh Smith, Esq.
Law Office of Marsh Smith, P.A.
P.O. Box 1075
Southern Pines, NC
(910) 695-0800 – office
(910) 215-6629 – cell
“Having grown up in the Sandhills and returned from law school to practice law here (26 years ago), my law practice has developed into a general practice (one attorney and two assistants), which includes real estate closings, refinancing, drafting wills, administering estates, handling minor traffic infractions, and civil litigation. My civil litigation concentrates mainly in real estate matters, especially easement and boundary disputes.”

Stan West
Law Office of West & Smith, LLP
140 West Vermont Ave.
PO Box 1140
Southern Pines, NC 28388
“Stan West has practiced law since 1975 and concentrates on civil litigation, and has successfully handled hundreds of injury cases of all types, in both settlements and trials. Stan is also very experienced in wills and estate litigation.”

Local Notary Service

Tina C Starling
Serving Moore County
Foxfire North Carolina
Jackson Springs NC 27281



Allergy Partners of Pinehurst
14 Regional Dr.
Pinehurst, NC 28374


Pinehurst Dentistry
Dr. Fred T. Ridge, DDS
115 Turnberry Way
Pinehurst, NC 28374
“Here at Pinehurst Dentistry, Dr. Fred Ridge, DDS, and his staff welcome you not only as patients, but as part of our dental family. We value all of our patients and strive to develop lifelong relationships. We believe that you should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about your oral health, treatment options, and financial choices. We specialize in Laser Dentistry, TMJ, Sleep Apnea, single visit crowns, cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign, and laser gum treatment, to name a few. We welcome you to give our office a call if you’re in the need of a dentist or a second opinion.”

Family Medicine

Andrea Clark, M.D.
First Health Family Medicine
150 Ivey Ln suite 2, Pinehurst, NC 28374
(910) 215-5210
Family medicine including pediatrics and adolescent care.

Internal Medicine

Fabian D. Rodriguez, M.D.
Pinehurst Medical Clinic
Heather Glen
15 Regional Dr.
Pinehurst, NC
Primary Care for patients 14 years-old and older.Experience caring for patients with AIDS.


Christoph Diasio, MD
Cate Mason, MD
Sandhills Pediatrics
Southern Pines: 195 West Illinois Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387 910-692-2444
Seven Lakes: 155 Grant St., Seven Lakes, NC 27376 910-673-1600
Raeford: 116 Campus Dr., Raeford, NC 28376 910-565-1578

Medical Skin Care

Donna Lane Day Spa
Donna Michelle Yow-Shaw
20 Memorial Drive, Ste. B
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Innovative clinical skin health treatments, chemical peels, IPL skin rejuvenation and hair removal, Protégé Elite Skin Tightening System, microneedling, Cellulama LED light therapy, body waxing, permanent makeup

Southern Pines Aesthetics & Laser Institute
Dr. Kate Shattenkirk
6 Regional Drive, Suite C
Pinehurst, NC 28374

“Dr. Kate Shattenkirk and all of her highly trained, nonjudgmental, compassionate staff offer a wide array of medical and cosmetic skin care services. We have multiple lasers and devices that treat permanent hair removal on any body part, skin tightening, removal of sun damage, tattoo removal, microneedling, wrinkles, acne, scars, Coolsculpting (permanent spot fat reduction) & so much more. We also offer multiple dermal fillers, Kybella and Botox. Our esthetics services include facials, hydrafacials, microdermabrasions, waxing, chemical peels, etc. We carry the finest of Jane Iredale makeup, SkinMedica and SkinBetter products. We invite you to review our website to see a broader description of all that we offer. All consultations are FREE and confidential. We look forward to meeting you soon.”

Juvo MedSpa
Dr. Ray and Michele Lupkas
10899 US Hwy 15-501
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Dr. Ray and Michele Lupkas opened Juvo MedSpa in May, 2018 after years in other fields of practice. The journey that lead to its opening was a personal one, led by an innate desire to help others become the very best version of themselves. Juvo MedSpa offers medical expertise & state-of-the-art services, in a relaxed spa setting. Dr. Ray Lupkas MD, and his professionally trained medical staff and aestheticians, welcome the opportunity to get to know you and share our full range of non-surgical and aesthetic techniques. Our goal for each Juvo MedSpa guest, is to look and feel their best after experiencing our exclusive services. At Juvo, we offer Bioidentical Hormone Therapy, Intimate Health Solutions for men and women, and state-of-art services for enhanced Sexual Rejuvenation. We are experts in PDO Thread Lifts (face & body),and PRP Hair Replacement. We also offer IV Therapy, and the very latest in Botox techniques and solutions. We offer a variety of facial treatments, and chemical peels as well as traditional body wraps and Infrared Body Therapy – all to support pain management, weight loss, and overall general well-being. Our team welcomes the opportunity to help you feel and look amazing inside and out, and we are always happy to offer a free consultation to help you customize your Juvo MedSpa experience. For more information or to schedule a private party, please call us (910) 725-0134, or visit us on line at”


Pinehurst Neuropsychology
Dr. Karen Sullivan
“Karen is the owner of the only medical practice in Moore County that offers neuropsychological evaluations. Karen works with individuals concerned with memory and also individuals who need evaluation or treatment for adult ADHD, post-concussion, learning disabilities, chronic pain, depression, ptsd, anxiety, etc.”


Dr. Neil Ward, O.D.
300 S Middleton St.
Robbins, NC
(910) 948-3711


Kaleidoscope Evolution Counseling
Lora Pilcher MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Lora Pilcher (pronouns: she/her) is a passionate advocate and ally living in the Sandhills. Since 2016 she has worked closely with queer youth at the LGBT center of Raliegh. Lora has been working in community mental heath as a therapist since 2018 however recently was moved to start her own telemental health practice to better service lgbtq+ youth and young adults living in North Carolina.

T. Aaron Priest, LCMHCA, NCC
Pinehurst, NC
(984) 208-3363
“In-office and remote sessions available for individual therapy, couples counseling, and performance counseling. As a depth therapist, I help clients to uncover the origins, meanings, and unconscious aspects of problems, barriers to growth, and symptoms. In addition to symptom reduction, my approach fosters in-depth self-knowledge and improved performance in multiple areas of life (athletic, creative, intellectual, professional, relationships, sexual…).”

Eli A. Neal, M.A., LPC-A
The Haymount Institute for Psychological Services
Fayetteville Office: 806 Hay Street; ph: 910-860-7008
Hope Mills Office: 3507 Hill Street; ph: 910-339-0901
My name is Eli Neal, and I am a trans male therapist, hoping to become a valuable resource for all those in the LGBT+ community. I provide a safe space for you to talk about your feelings, experiences and help guide you through your journey, whatever that may be. I believe counseling is a partnership, and look forward to helping you achieve great things. At the moment I accept Medicaid, BCBS and self-pay. Give us a call if you have any questions!

Liz Harry, LCSW
225 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Southern Pines, NC
I believe that we live in difficult and challenging times and there is no one who, at least on occasion, would not benefit from help in navigating their way through these times in order to have a better quality of life. I am here to listen to you and to help you achieve your vision for a happier and healthier life. I work with adults, teens, youth and children (gay, straight, bisexual, and other gender identities) to address issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment to life changes, abuse, trauma, grief, behavioral problems, and relationship problems. Please contact me if you would like additional information about my background and training.
Liz Harry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Southern Pines, NC 28387 | Psychology Today

Sunrise Counseling Services
120 W Pennsylvania Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387
“Christie Allen, Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with fourteen years of experience. Christie has experience working with LGBT clients and would welcome more.”

Kim Mason
Licensed Professional Counselor
185 E New Hampshire Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Harley Grace Farm & Counseling Ctr.
Rose Moredock, LPC, MA
“If going to traditional office based therapy doesn’t appeal to you, there is another option. Harley Grace Farm & Counseling Center combines evidence based mental health treatment with a non-traditional setting. Therapy is designed to meet your individual needs; you can opt to take a walk on the farm’s trails during your session, utilize activities with horses to actually practice new skills necessary to meet your goals or select one of the seating areas on the farm. The farm is a safe place of acceptance, growth & healing as we are all deserving of happiness & second chances. I have facilitated equine assisted psychotherapy for over 7 years and am passionate about the efficacy of this model which led me to open Harley Grace Farm & Counseling Center. I have extensive experience in treating PTSD & a passion for helping children & veterans recover from trauma. Beginning therapy can feel scary, but the relaxed atmosphere on the farm helps make that easier. For children & teens, the animals tend to make therapy enjoyable which can lead to greater outcomes. If you don’t want to go to a doctor’s office, the farm is a perfect fit.”

KKM Counseling and Consulting
Kathleen Karr Mallow
Pinehurst, NC
“Every human being faces struggles in life; and making the decision to seek professional help can be a difficult choice. I have been working in the field of mental health for twenty-nine years and have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. My focus, primarily, is in dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, situational stress, divorce, PTSD, and alcohol and drug abuse/addiction. I believe that the therapeutic process thrives when there is a collaborative effort between the therapist and the client. Respect and unconditional positive regard are paramount in my private practice.”

Heather Scheffler, PhD, HSP-P
Scheffler Psychological Associates, PA
PO Box 1372
Pittsboro, NC
“I worked with Dr. Scheffler to help better support my gender nonconforming son. She has experience working with youngsters and teens who identify as LGBT, and who are identified by their peers as LGBT, whether they are or are not.”

Perry Youngblood
College Admissions Counselor & Consultant
Youngblood College Counseling
Professional Member IECA, HECA
790 NW Broad St., Ste. 600
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Financial Services

Patricia Watts – OVM Financial
Mortgage Loan Originator
Mobile: 571-277-4172
Office: 910-418-4608
Fax: 866-491-5072
230 Bennett Street, Southern Pines – NC 28387
NMLS#223901, #NC-I-174454, #MLO-1862VA

Pat started in residential financing in 2004, and brings to the table an amazing level of lending experience, customer service, and a caring attitude for buyers.   She strongly believes that life can be filled with complicated choices, so it is important for clients to understand all their options when buying a home.  What may work for a friend or family member may not be the best financial choice for another.  Therefore, sharing knowledge and understanding how needs can best be met are always a top priority.  Her clients have ranged from first time buyers to investors, active duty military and corporate transfers, retirees to those looking for a second home or families looking to move up to something larger.  She is prepared to handle everything from complex financial situations to loan sizes of almost any type, and will always be available to throughout the mortgage process.

About Pat:  Originally from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Pat has spent the past year living in North Carolina.  She is married with two dogs and two cats, and has engaged on the local level as a volunteer for the 2016 Presidential Campaign and Board of Elections Official.  She is immediate past Secretary of the Executive committee, Fredericksburg Regional SPCA Board of Directors (2009-2016), and has supported several other non-profit organizations including American Cancer Society, Wounded Warrior Project, Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation, and Community Give.

Bradford Wealth Management, LLC
Justin Bradford
100 Pavilion Way, Suite E3
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Office Phone: (910) 420-2860

Justin began his career in the financial services industry in 1999, upon completion of undergraduate studies at Western Illinois University, fulfilling his goal of following in his great-grandfather’s footsteps by serving people through financial planning and investing. He and his wife Katie moved to Pinehurst from Northern Illinois in 2003 where Justin joined a local financial planning and pension administration firm.

In 2010, he formed his own wealth management practice, specializing in providing retirement plans and financial services to small and medium sized businesses. Justin works with each client’s legal, accounting, and administrative teams to build investment and financial platforms which reduce taxation, provide financial services as well as education for employees to help them plan for retirement.

With a strong dedication to education, he regularly holds learning sessions for his clients and their employees to address financial issues that commonly impact families. Justin enjoys his time away from the office as a dedicated volleyball dad, and works in the occasional round of disc golf with friends.

Mary Rocca – Edward Jones
Financial Advisor
Office: (910) 235-9098
211-F Central Park Avenue
Olmsted Village
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Almost everyone can benefit from talking with a financial advisor. Even if you’ve worked with someone in the past, it can be helpful to gain a fresh perspective, especially from someone who understands the unique needs of LGBT families. I believe it’s important to invest my time to understand what you’re working toward before you invest your money. It’s also important to understand the level of risk you’re comfortable accepting when investing so we can balance it with the steps necessary to reach your long-term goals. Whether planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most, we will work together to develop a strategy to ensure you reach your goals. And we will partner over the long-term to help make sure you stay on track. Throughout it all, I am dedicated to providing you top-notch client service. Personally, I believe strongly in community involvement and being of service to others. I have supported the Mautner Project, FSP Against Bullying and Habitat for Humanity, among other volunteer organizations.

Marketing & Consulting

Abbey Marketing & Consulting
Tiffany Angel Abbey
“We offered a wide range of services to our clients. Strategic marketing, business planning, social media management, graphic design, event planning and so much more! Whatever your need, we can fill it. Contact us today for a free quote or to schedule a free 1 hour consultation meeting. Services Available: strategic marketing, marketing plans, advertising strategies, social media management and integration, business planning, graphic design, collateral development, event planning, customer service training, video editing, photography, videography, branding, and market research.”


Landseer Properties of Pinehurst & the Sandhills
Becca & Sean Leen
(919) 949-6713 – direct – e-mail
“I will enthusiastically support ALL clients through the home-buying and selling process. I understand the unique challenges that LGBT individuals and couples can face buying and selling homes, and I’m here to look out for you and help guide you through every step.
“I Graduated – with Summa Cum Laude Recognition – in Business Administration & Entrepreneurship, from SCC, and Currently Attend UNCP’s Maynor Honors College, 4.0 GPA, with a Double-Concentration in Management & Marketing. I’m always increasing my development as a professional photographer at Landseer Photography, and am a full-time NC real estate broker/owner at Landseer Properties. I am a Moore County Chamber member, member of the PSPAAR Public Relations Committee, a Moore County Arts Council sponsor, and Sandhills Kids sponsor.
“I specialize in real estate, taking care of people, marketing, and professional imagery. I’ve had first-hand experience with being a first-time home-buyer and a seller, and I love helping clients’ homes look their best!
“As your real estate broker, I am driven by excellence and high standards, and I will be there for you every step of the way. Whether you are buying or selling, we will be successful.
“When I am not practicing real estate, photography, or studies, I spend every moment possible with family. I love the outdoors – wildlife, traveling, gardening, and the like – and I enjoy helping those who are less-fortunate (both people and animals).”

Nikki Bowman – Broker/Owner
Jessica Rowan – Broker/Buyer Agent Specialist
Realty World Porperties of the Pines
760-B NW Broad St.
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Office: 910-725-1137
Cell: 910-528-4902

Meese Property Group
Damara Meese

Wedding Related Services


Sweet Fi’s Cakes
Fiona McKenzie
(910) 949-2252 – office
(910) 690-7468 – mobile– e-mail
“Specializing in wedding cakes and dessert buffets, Sweet Fi’s Cakes serves the Sandhills area of North Carolina. Proprietor and cake designer, Fiona McKenzie, stays up to date on new trends and is always exploring new ideas. She works very closely with the couple and no request is too much. Sweet Fi’s offers custom design only — no cookie cutter cakes, no packet mix and no Crisco is used. Fiona uses only free range eggs and can use Italian meringue butter cream or fondant. Any flower can be made out of sugar, or Fi works closely with a florist to coordinate if you wish to use fresh flowers.
In the past three years, Fiona has been awarded 7 gold medals, 1 silver medal, 2 bronze medals and best in show at four American Culinary Federation (ACF) competitions in the professional wedding cake and novelty cake category (see the ‘What’s New’ page). Her cakes have been featured in People Magazine, Real Weddings, Cake Central Magazine, and twice in The Knot North Carolina Bridal Magazine. She is also a student of Nicholas Lodge of the International Sugar Art Collection.”


Olive Garden
10572 S. US 15/501
Southern Pines, NC

Thyme & Place Café
155 Hall Ave.
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Ashten’s A’Field
140 E. New Hampshire Ave.
Southern Pines, NC 28327


Christy’s Flower Stall
Christy Linthicum
111-i Central Park Avenue
Pinehurst, NC
(910) 295-4441
(800) 441-7178
“Unique and personalized arrangements for all occasions. Gifts, fruit and gourmet baskets, balloons, and so much more.Local delivery in many Moore County towns. An appointment should be made if discussing wedding services.”

King and Hollyfield Designs
130 East Illinois Ave
Southern Pines, NC 28387
Weddings, events, and everyday florals

Maggie’s Farm Flowers & Events
“Maggie’s Farm is an exclusive floral design and event planning boutique serving Pinehurst and The Sandhills of North Carolina by appointment since 1992. We stand on the side of love.”


Heavenly Pines
Mendy Lewis, GIA
45 Dowd Circle
Pinehurst, NC 28374

10205 US 15/501, Ste. 27b
Southern Pines, NC

Hair Stylists

Bamboo, a boutique salon
120 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Southern Pines, NC
“We at Bamboo offer hair and make-up services for weddings, photography or any special occasions.”

Jenny Moree, A Salon That Rocks
157 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Southern Pines, NC
Hair services only

Local Houses of Worship

Congregational Church of Pinehurst, UCC
895 Linden Road
Pinehurst, NC

The Congregational Church of Pinehurst (CCP) mission is to follow Jesus’ way of love, justice and inclusion by recognizing and celebrating the diversity of God’s people.   We are an ONA congregation that we interpret as Open to all; and Affirming of All.  As such we have a partnership with Sandhills Pride.  Wherever you are on your spiritual journey today, you will be welcomed at CCP.  CCP is located across from Elliott’s Restaurant.  We worship every Sunday at 10:00am and you are welcome to check us out.  You can learn more about our church by visiting our website:

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
350 E. Massachusetts Ave.
Southern Pines, NC

The clergy and leadership at Emmanuel Episcopal have been very supportive of Sandhils Pride and our mission. For the past two years, we have held our Thanksgiving potluck at Emmanuel Episcopal, and have been welcomed warmly. Many supporters of Sandhills Pride are church members.

The Sandhills Jewish Congregation – Beth Shalom
131 Jackson Springs Rd.
Jackson Springs, NC 27281

The Sandhills Jewish Congregation at Temple Beth Shalom is the only Jewish congregation within an hour drive. While the temple belongs to the Union for Reform Judaism, its members include Jewish families of all denominations. The congregation welcomes the LGBT community, and is served by Rabbi Kenneth Brickman, who, with his husband, divides his time between Pinehurst and NYC.


Andrew Balducci
(910) 705-8626
“I am a transman, ordained by the Universal Life Church. I’m very accommodating towards preferences. I can provide references upon request.”

Daybreak Ceremonies
Rev. Jim DeKornfeld
(910) 695-8626 – e-mail
“Rev. Jim DeKornfeld of Daybreak Ceremonies began officiating wedding ceremonies for the LBGT community even before it was legal in North Carolina to do so. Fortunately it’s no longer necessary to travel to D.C., or Maryland to express our love and commitment to those we wish to share our lives as married couples. Daybreak Ceremonies will create a ceremony for you that truly captures the essence of the love you share. Daybreak Ceremonies also creates Guide Parent, Home Blessings, and other family ceremonies to celebrate all of life’s transitions.”


Love, Laugh, Shoot
Jessica Blanchard

Pinehurst Photography
Kendra Lee
Erin Brady
(910) 603-4845 – Kendra Lee
(910) 992-6159 – Erin Brady – e-mail
“Love is love, and capturing those moments means the world to us.”

Skin Care

Juvo MedSpa
Dr. Ray and Michele Lupkas
10899 US Hwy 15-501
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Travel Agents

Small World Travel of Pinehurst-Travel Consultant
Pam West
Pam West has 22 years of travel agency experience specializing in: cruises, tours, independent travel, and honeymoons.

Leah Higgerson, Travel Consultant
Be Our Guest Travel Company
“Be Our Guest Travel Company is a locally-owned boutique travel agency specializing in Disney destinations around the world. I am experienced in planning vacations for couples, families, multi-generational groups, all with great attention to detail. Vacation planning can be time consuming and stressful! When I book your vacation package, my concierge-level planning services are completely FREE.”

Travel With Flair
Amy Sawyer
5613 Seven Lakes West
West End, NC 27376
“Travel With Flair is family-owned and operated in Seven Lakes, NC. Since our company opened its doors in 1999, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our distinctive approach to relationship-based customer service, competitive pricing and expansive knowledge of the exciting world of travel, all combined to make Travel With Flair a dynamic travel agency.”

Elsewhere Travel Co.
Jen Matthews
“Elsewhere Travel Co offers amazing adventures and cultural immersion experiences with their main audience being the LGBT community and allies.”

The Travel Adventure Team LLC
Christy Nicholson
(910) 920-0298 (Business/Mobile)
Whether you are seeking adventure or leisure, we understand that each person travels for their own reasons. And that’s why a “one size fits all” approach doesn’t work when it comes to designing a vacation, especially for the LGBTQ community. Much like a recipe is composed of many ingredients, multiple aspects must be considered when it comes to travel and adventure. We pride ourselves on taking the time to get to know each of our clients and their interests and preferences before we begin their vacation planning. It’s simple, really. We listen to what you want, and then we deliver EXACTLY what you ask for. We are a full-service travel agency. I specialize in LGBTQ, Group, and Active and Immersive Travel. No matter how big or small your dream adventure is, we can help make it a reality!

Wedding Planners

Kate Rowe
Wedding Day Rescue

“Kate has turned her passion for all things nuptial into a thriving and successful wedding planning business serving the greater Sandhills area of North Carolina. From start to finish, Wedding Day Rescue focuses on the couple’s vision and works tirelessly to bring that vision to life. Enjoying a 5-Star rating on the Knot, Kate continues to delight in the wedding planning process from cake tastings to first dances. Every wedding is special, and Wedding Day Rescue recognizes the unique love story behind each couple and utilizes design and organizational experience to achieve the perfect wedding each and every time.”

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