Hilton Head Hires: January 2019

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COFFEYKUBEC LAW FIRM OPENS

Law firm CoffeyKubec, LLP has opened on Hilton Head Island with three attorneys: Maureen T. Coffey, Ed Kubec and Leighanne Kubec. The firm specializes in civil litigation, criminal defense, business law, personal injury, family law, immigration law and special education law. Coffey previously worked for 18 years as municipal court judge for the Town of Hilton Head Island. Ed Kubec started his law practice in Los Angeles, where for 15 years he represented performing artists and companies in the entertainment industry. Leighanne Kubec specializes in the education rights of special needs student.

SONESTA ADDS TWO SALES MANAGERS

Julianne Dirks and Courtenay LaMountain are new sales managers at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. Dirks will be book small meetings, wedding room blocks, golf groups and government/military groups. Her experience in hospitality began seven years ago at The St. Louis Union Station Hotel. She continued her career with Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort and The Homewood Suites by Hilton in North Charleston. 

LaMountain joins the resort as a senior sales manager, where she will handle group sales in the South Carolina market and ConferenceDirect accounts. Her hospitality experience encompasses over 20 years, including roles as conference services manager, sales manager and destination sales executive for The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa and as a senior sales manager for The Sea Pines Resort. 

UUCL WELCOMES NEW MINISTER

Jim Morrison has joined the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry as the new pastoral minister. Morrison is originally from West Virginia and graduated with honors from Alderson Broaddus University. He has an extensive history of supporting his congregation and community. Morrison received the John and Cora Sparrowk President’s Award at the Biennial Convention of American Baptist Churches in 1987.

DON RYAN CENTER STARTS WORK ON NEW BUILDING

Don Ryan Center1In November, the Don Ryan Center for Innovation broke ground on its new facility in Buckwalter Place Commerce Park. It will house the center’s business incubator and offer high-tech co-working and meeting space, while also serving as the town of Bluffton’s economic development headquarters. The Don Ryan Center for Innovation’s next acceleration cohort, a 11-week course that meets on Tuesday mornings, starts Jan. 29. For more information, contact Dorothy Guscio at dguscio@townofbluffton.com, call 843-540-0405 or go to donryancenter.com.

NORTH ISLAND MEDICAL NOW OPEN

North Island Medical2North Island Medical, a new medical facility on Hilton Head Island, is now open. The clinic specializes in low-cost urgent and primary care for underinsured or uninsured patients. The clinic specializes in fractures and sprains, lacerations, colds and other minor ailments, physical examinations, school physicals, DOT physicals, diabetes and hypertension management.

ANGEL OAK HOME LOANS OPENS

Angel Oak Home Loans, a residential mortgage lender, has opened a new branch on Hilton Head Island. Angel Oak provides traditional and non-traditional mortgage products and offers the MyHomeLoan app, which gives borrowers and realtors online access to their loan status and the ability to upload documents and more from their phones.

DR. BUNDY ATTENDS CONFERENCE

Dr. A. Thomas Bundy, FAAD, FACMS of Hilton Head Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, attended the 63rd annual Meeting of the Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery. This conference was held Nov. 2-Dec. 2 on Amelia Island on and covered treatment of psoriasis, skin cancer and reconstructive surgery.

LOWCOUNTRY LEGAL VOLUNTEERS HAS NEW DIRECTOR

Brad Zervas has been named the new executive director for Lowcountry Legal Volunteers. Previously, Zervas led The Boys’ Club of New York for nearly two decades. He is also an award-winning educator, published author, speaker, thought-leader and committed and effective advocate for those in need. Zervas joins the organization at a time when it is anticipating significant growth: It has recently joined the Family Justice Center and will soon be celebrating its 20th anniversary.

BLUE SKY PROCESSING ADDS NEW LOCATION

Blue Sky Processing, a company focused on large-scale extraction of cannabidiol, also known as CBD, announced it will open a new operations location in Beaufort County. Hemp can be used to create a number of superfood products and CBD oil. Cannabis oil is commonly used to treat health issues including anxiety, depression, acne and heart disease. The new facility is expected to generate $2.5 million in investments and create 16 jobs.

BOATWRIGHT LAW FIRM MOVES

Boatwright Law Firm2Boatwright Law Firm, LLC has moved to a new office space at 1000 Main St., Suite 100G on Hilton Head Island. The new location provides greater space as the real estate team continues to grow. Boatwright Law Firm provides real estate representation for the purchase, sale or refinance of property in South Carolina, plus wills, trusts and probates.

AUNT LAURIE’S RECOGNIZED FOR WORKPLACE DIVERSITY

Aunt Laurie’s was one of three finalists honored for diversity and inclusion at the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s 39th annual summit in November. Aunt Laurie’s is a Bluffton-based national e-retailer offering a unique collection of products and gift baskets made, assembled and shipped by individuals with disabilities.

WESTVIEW INVESTMENT ADVISORS’ SOKOLOWSKI NOW A CFP

Jenn Sokolowski1Jennifer Sokolowski of WestView Investment Advisors recently passes the Certified Financial Planner examination. This accreditation will enhance her position in the firm and benefit clients. The six-hour exam is administered three times a year and the latest exam had a pass rate of 61 percent. WestView Investment Advisors is a fee-only advisory firm helping young professionals, small business owners and retirees with their planning and investment needs.