Deputy Willis has a 21 year tenure with the Dare County Sheriff's Office (from 1994-1998 and 2000-present). She is also a Reservist in the U.S. Coast Guard and serves as a Boarding Officer at Sector Hampton Roads. Deputy Willis has been driving motorcycles for 35 years and was assigned to the newly implemented Motor Unit for the Dare County Sheriff's Office in 2016. Deputy Willis completed the N.C. State Highway Patrol Basic Motor School in 2016. Additional motorcycle training includes MotoMark 1's Precision Manuevring in 2013 and the Basic MSF course in 2012.