Our Team

Sydney McDonnell

Account Manager

Sydney McDonnell was born in Austin, Texas, and lived there until her family decided to move to Raleigh, NC. Sydney grew up with her two older sisters, Katie and Jenny. After spending 20 years in Raleigh and graduating from North Carolina State University in May of 2023, Sydney spent time travelling figuring out where she wanted to move. Growing up loving the water and vacationing at Wrightsville Beach, she knew Wilmington was somewhere she would love to call home. Sydney and her Golden Retriever, Goose, decided to leave Raleigh and now enjoy spending time together walking on the beach and the loop.

While North Carolina State University, Sydney majored in Communications with a minor in Business Administration. She was an Alpha Delta Pi Sorority member and spent a summer in Florence, Italy studying abroad where she made some of the best memories. When Sydney isn’t working, she loves to travel, exercise, listen to live music, and spend time with friends, family, and Goose.

When Asked to Describe Sydney:

“When I think of Sydney, I think of a bright light! She has a way of lighting up any room she enters. (It’s not “random” her favorite color is yellow!) Sunshine yellow mirrors her personality and effect on the people around her… an absolute ray of sunshine! She is high energy, compassionate, has a desire to make a difference in the world, and is constantly seeking to improve… always with a smile! A loyal, hard-working, fun, and loving friend, sister, sister-in-law, and daughter… that’s Sydney!    Suzi Dillon, (Sydney’s Mother)

“Sydney is someone I am grateful to have in my life. She is extremely hard-working, trustworthy, and caring. Sydney always works hard at something she sets her mind to. Her ambition and compassion are truly inspiring, and I couldn’t ask for a better best friend.   Karmen Heath (best friend)

“I wholeheartedly recommend Sydney for her exceptional qualities. She embodies warmth, intelligence, hard work, maturity, resilience, consideration, confidence, passion for life, and unwavering faithfulness. Her presence illuminates every room, and her dedication to everything she does is truly inspiring. She is a rare gem that shines brightly in any setting. You can trust her to excel in all endeavors with grace and determination. – Jim Stoneham (dog park friend)