January 2015

Series of Fortunate Events

Author: Special to CH2

Pearce Scott Architects recently welcomed Architectural Designer Sarah Kepple to its growing staff.

Jeanne, Madeline, Marcia, Judi, Armando, Cameron & Sandro all competed in the World Promotions Orlando Ballroom Blitz where the Fred Astaire Dance Studio took home the Top Studio Award.

A group of smart, obedient dogs have recently passed the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test, conducted at Southpaw Pet Resort, located in Bluffton. Classes taught in preparation for the exam were conducted by Alison Armeo, Leader of the Pack HHI, with Rebecca Bass evaluating.

Michael R. Putich, CPA of Robinson Grant & Co., P.A. was recently elected treasurer of the Bluffton Rotary Club and is also currently serving as the Beaufort County United Way annual campaign chair.

Gina Cavano has been promoted to consumer services operations manager at Atlantic Community Bank. She holds an associate’s degree in finance from Newbury College in Brookline, Mass. and has over 26 years of experience in the real estate mortgage and banking industry.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon – Paul C. Shirley, DMD is celebrating 15 years serving the Bluffton and Hilton Head Island communities as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Shirley practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery.

The designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) has been conferred upon Jennifer Riedel, commercial account executive of BB&T Carswell Insurance Services in Bluffton after successful completion of five, one-day courses covering all areas of insurance risks and exposures, followed by extensive examinations.

Jane Fielden has joined group46 Marketing as account executive and graphic designer. With ten years of experience in marketing, design and print production, she will be charged with management of accounts and in-house creative.

Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island’s Teacher Recognition Program congratulates 2014 Teachers of the Year: Karen Sandlin, Hilton Head Island Early Childhood Center; Michele Quigley, Hilton Head Island IB Elementary School; Justin Vaughn, Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts; Steven Moe, Hilton Head Island Middle School; Annette Lee, Hilton Head Island High School; Parker Collins, Hilton Head Christian Academy; Tori Safe, St. Francis Catholic School; Stephen Powell, Heritage Academy; Chris Harris, Se Pine Montessori School; Marianne Frederick, Hilton Head Preparatory Lower School; Dan Sheehan, Hilton Head Preparatory Middle School; and Jan Dowell, Hilton Head Preparatory Upper School

LUX~A Medical Spa, proudly co-owned by Frederick G. Weniger, MD of Weniger Plastic Surgery, and Carmen A. Traywick, MD of May River Dermatology, recently presented a check for $500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton. The donation was based off sunscreen sales at the fall LUX Open House earlier in the month. Pictured (left to right): Jessica Deckert Long, LUX marketing director; Nancy Vineburgh, board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton and 2015 Gala Organizer; and Jasmine Alderson, LUX spa director.

Photography by Anne, Inc. was honored to recently shoot the cover image for Montage Magazine – Winter 2014 at Palmetto Bluff.

Brian Thompson and Melissa Crump of Hilton Head Island were married on October 18, 2014 at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island.

Timothy M. Wogan, a Bluffton attorney, has been accepted into the eight-month graduate certificate program for Healthcare Corporate Compliance at George Washington University. Drawing from George Washington University’s Department of Health Policy in the School of Public Health and Health Services, Wogan will undergo specialized training and education in federal healthcare regulations applicable to hospitals and healthcare organizations, including the Federal False Claims Act, Self-Referral “Stark” Law, The Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley.

Foundation Realty is proud to welcome Stacy Benedik to the real estate team. A Hilton Head Island resident since 1999, he has owned and operated his own business, Island Pet Nanny, LLC, since 2004.

Gateway Realty welcomes broker/Realtor Paulette Gosden, formerly of Prudential Properties. A member of the Million Dollar Club, she is an HHAAOR Realtor Service Award recipient, short sale specialist and luxury home specialist.

The Sun City Hilton Head Community Association is pleased to announce the promotion of Kim Burgess to director of finance. She previously served as the community’s controller for more than a decade.

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