BLUFFTON HONORS A FAMILY WHO HAS MADE SERVICE ITS HERITAGE

Decades before any ribbons were cut and any speeches were made, a young boy named Jacob Martin played among the streets and sidewalks where Boundary and Lawrence streets meet in Old Town Bluffton. 

Eventually, he found himself in charge of a library on the little spit of land, just blocks away from the house his family had called home for more than a century. Fast forward again, and you’ll find the lot cleared and landscaped into a picturesque greenspace, and a sign bearing the Martin family name. 

FORMER NFL STAR KEITH BROOKING STAYS BUSY CHEERING ON FOUR ACTIVE KIDS

After decades of devoting his life to becoming one of the world’s best football players, you might think five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Keith Brooking would have a lot of time on his hands since retiring nine years ago after a 15-year NFL career.

You’d be wrong.

TEACHING KIDS GOOD SAVING HABITS LEADS TO GREATER FINANCIAL STABILITY

According to an Experian review of the first quarter of 2019, the average debt held by Generation Z, those between the age of 18 and 22, have an average debt of $2,057. This constituted an 11 percent increase since the same quarter one year prior, indicating credit card use, at least by young adults, may be on the rise.  

DEDICATED MOTHERS

Women who protect the community and care for their families.

1. THE GREENERY NAMES NEW COO

Ken Thomas has been promoted to chief of operations at The Greenery. During his 30-year career, Thomas has owned and operated three landscape companies including Scapes Group in Atlanta. 

KATIE GOODINGALWAYS READY TO HELP

As a trained registered nurse and stay-at-home mom, Katie Gooding of Bluffton knows what juggling feels like.

She is a Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services volunteer and works as part of a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, spiritual care providers, mental health professionals, and recovery planners who help people when disaster strikes. They are equipped to handle large-scale disasters, like tornadoes and floods, but most of their work focuses on fires.

Joheida FisterA MOM WITH MANY HATS

Joheida Fister has many titles. Fire marshal. Public information officer. Deputy fire chief. Mom.

In September, Fister will celebrate 20 years with Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue. For 15 of those years, she has held the title of mom.

While many women work full-time jobs in addition to raising families, Fister has a lot riding on her shoulders.

MICHELLE MAYERSSHE’S GOT THIS!

Sgt. Michelle Mayers is a single mother of two daughters, Alana (14 years old) and Lauren (12 years old) and has worked for the Bluffton Police Department since 2010. Radiating positive energy, she will disarm you with her smile, her outlook on life will capture your heart, and her badge of honor is motherhood.

AMBER ADKINSHELPING THE COMMUNITY

Hilton Head nurse Amber Adkins was no stranger to juggling her busy family schedule. With an active duty Marine husband, a 12-year-old son and twin 9-year-old girls, family life required organization and effort, a task that she gladly embraced.

However, the last year of life during a global pandemic and a job change to the frontlines of Hilton Head Hospital’s emergency room have proved both a challenge and a joy.