Commissioner Doreen Saunders was born in Morehead City, North Carolina and has spent most of her life in Carteret County. She resides at 120 Sutton Drive with her husband. She has one son who is attending Methodist University. Mrs. Saunders has been a property owner in Cape Carteret since 2003. She graduated from West Carteret High School in Morehead City and attended Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville Tennessee. In 1985 Mrs. Saunders joined the federal work force at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC. Later that year she transferred to what is now known as the Fleet Readiness Center on board Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point. She has held positions of Data Technician, Financial Analyst, and Information Technical Specialist and is currently a Management Analyst serving in the Command Staffing/Workforce Management Department. Mrs. Saunders is a member of the Federal Manager’s Association. She has served in many capacities with her church including Administrative Council Member, choir member, drama team member and Sunday school teacher. She was appointed to Cape Carteret Commissioner in November 2012 where she served as the Parks and Recreation Commissioner for a short time before becoming the Finance Commissioner of the Board.