Gary Phillips is the 2016-2017 poet laureate of Carrboro, North Carolina. He is a writer, naturalist, and entrepreneur. Gary has a special interest and expertise in conservation easements and other land-protective strategies. He co-founded Weaver Street Realty over thirty years ago and is still active in the business. He lives in a rammed earth house with his wife Ilana Dubester in Silk Hope, North Carolina. Gary avidly reads poetry and anthropological science fiction, studies amphibian activities on full moon nights and was once chair of the Chatham County Board of Commissioners.
Belief: “I listen to the land, love skillfully built environments and practice deep service to my clients. Weaver Street Realty has been my creative home for 3 decades”
Background: Gary left the mountains in 1972 to become a student at UNC and has loved the community ever since. He lives in a lovely earth house in Silk Hope.