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Shelby Payne has been named account executive at group46. He has experience in marketing, with a previous position as account assistant manager at ABC Home Improvement. He earned his bachelor’s degree in advertising and marketing from the University of West Georgia. Visit www.grp46.com

Pearce Scott Architects recently welcomed architectural designer Sarah Kepple to its growing staff. Kepple is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, where she earned a bachelor of arts in architecture and master’s of architecture. Kepple has been working in the architectural profession for more than 16 years. She has extensive experience in the production of working drawings for residential and commercial projects, including single-family and multi-family homes, and historic preservation.

DrRochelleHILTON HEAD HOSPITAL HIRES BREAST SURGEON
Dr. Rochelle “Shelly” Ringer has joined Hilton Head Hospital’s national-accredited Breast Health Center. Ringer is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon dedicated to caring for patients with breast disease.  She earned her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed a residency in general surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. She went on to complete a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

Brad-TadlockHHI FIRE RESCUE PROMOTES TADLOCK TO FIRE CHIEF
Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue Deputy Fire Chief Brad Tadlock was promoted to the position of fire chief June 20. He replaced Fire Chief Lavarn Lucas,  who retired after 32 years of service.  Tadlock began his career on Hilton Head Island in 1988 as a firefighter/EMT. He has progressed through the ranks and since 2008 has served as the deputy chief of operations, providing oversight of all the fire station operations, the training division and the Bureau of Fire Prevention. 

uscb-logoUSCB OFFERING ISLAND AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The USCB Center for Event Management and Hospitality Training is offering the Island Ambassador Program. The program’s mission is to provide specialized education and training that will enable Hilton Head Island to remain a world class vacation destination. This program is offered complimentary.

Kurt GamblaBeaufort Memorial hires 1st chief medical officer
Dr. Kurt Gambla, an internist in the community for 24 years, has been hired as Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s first chief medical officer. In addition to serving as a primary care physician, Gambla has been involved with nearly every administrative committee in the hospital. A graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Gambla spent his first two years in the medical field working for Beaufort-Jasper Comprehensive Health Services. After six years in private practice he took a position with Beaufort Memorial Primary Care. He also served the last 16 years as hospice director of THA Healthcare. Gambla will take over as full-time vice president, chief medical officer June 1. In his new post, Gambla will collaborate with Beaufort Memorial’s medical staff to develop, implement and enhance clinical protocols and patient care services and programs. He will help recruit new physicians and play an instrumental role in developing a strategic plan for the hospital as it continues to expand and improve healthcare services in the future.

Jeffrey-CBauerBAUER DENTAL ASSOCIATES OPEN 2ND LOCATION
Jeffrey C. Bauer, D.M.D., of Bauer Dental Associates and his team have announced the opening of a second location, formally Shelter Cove Dental, located on Hilton Head Island. Bauer will lead Shelter Cove Dental after 14-plus years of private practice experience. He brings to Shelter Cove years of knowledge in both general and cosmetic dentistry, having built and maintained successful private practices in both the Pittsburgh area and Bluffton. To make an appointment, call 843-686-5810 for Shelter Cove or 843-757-2222 for Bluffton.

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AERIAL ADVENTURE HILTON HEAD NOW OPEN
adventureparkBroad Creek Marina Adventures opened a new attraction this month — Aerial Adventure Hilton Head. The twohour attraction features 50 in-the-tree challenging activities on six different ability courses, easy to hard, designed to accommodate various levels of physical fitness. The cost of this self-guided experience is $49 per person. “Our new adventure is for all ages — a 5-year-old will love our green courses, and a Marine will enjoy our black ‘rough and tough’ courses, while the rest of us can enjoy the in-between blue journeys,” owner Roger Freedman said. The attraction is located next to ZipLine Hilton Head at Broad Creek Marina. For more information, call 843-682-6000.

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UPDATE ON REALTOR MONICA DAVIS

Monica-DavisCharter One Realty & Marketing congratulates Monica Davis on her move to the Charter One South Office, located at 11 Park Lane on Hilton Head Hilton. Davis has more than 15 years of experience and specializes in all areas of real estate on Hilton Head. Visit her new website, www.HiltonHeadIslandAddress.com or contact her at monica@monicadavis.com, 843-384-4473 (mobile), 843-686-9549 (direct line office), or 843- 785-4460 (office main line). Buying or selling, Monica Davis can assist you with all your real estate needs.

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klenkeKLENKE OPENS PLASTIC SURGERY OFFICE IN BLUFFTON
Dr. Audrey Klenke has opened Pinnacle Plastic Surgery in Bluffton. Klenke started the practice to provide the latest advances in cosmetic and reconstructive services in the Lowcountry. Her approach is driven by modern perceptions of beauty and the understanding that aesthetics depend on individual perspective. She has joined the medical staff of both Hilton Head Hospital and Beaufort Memorial Hospital. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she has served as the chief administrative resident at the University’s Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery. Her projects and presentations there included recent advances in facial and body contouring, and the use of less invasive surgical procedures such as lasers, peels and injectables. Pinnacle Plastic Surgery will focus on those areas and reconstructive surgery for breast and skin cancer, extensive weight loss and facial trauma. Also pictured is executive director Trevor Klenke.

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

stothatrMichael Stothard recently joined Premier Island Properties. Stothard holds a Georgia license. He was with Harry Norman and Georgia Prudential Realty in Atlanta. He also holds a South Carolina real estate license and is a member of the Hilton Head Area Association of Realtors. In addition to working with buyers and sellers, Stothard will be providing personal home management for second homes and vacation properties.