No one will ever accuse bluffton high school science teacher tim chase of being green with envy. However, green is a daily part of Chase’s life as he gets his students involved in environmental projects that transcend traditional book studies.
Hilton Head People
Some people hit upon the perfect career path on the first try, while others spend years and even decades searching for a career that keeps them engaged, allows them to shine and offers a sense of purpose or fulfillment. For Laura Lee Rose, a Clemson Extension horticulture agent of consumer education who discovered a career in horticulture in her 40s, the right career was definitely worth the wait.
Tony Mills has been teaching folks about nature for decades, first as the educational outreach director for the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Lab for 21 years and now as co-teacher of the Lowcountry Institute’s Master Naturalist program since 2007.
If you wanted to know what was so intriguing about Rob DeCanio, Brittany Jean and Nate Addy, you could stop at the fact that all three work at Zipline Hilton Head.
That alone, having the coolest job in the world, would probably be enough. While the rest of us are biding time until the weekend, demarcating our days in cups of coffee and bathroom breaks, they are soaring among the treetops, delving into the local waters, celebrating our unique ecology and spreading the gospel of Hilton Head Island to visitors far and wide.
Evans honors her roots and cherishes her evolution
Ten years ago, Sonja Griffin Evans was trying to battle out of a very dark place. In therapy and fighting through a battle with depression, Evans was asked what makes her happy.
She thought back to her days drawing anything that came to her mind in high school. She thought of her Gullah heritage. And then, she just started painting.
A decade later, Evans is one of the featured artists at the 2015 Gullah Celebration XVII Arts Ob We People annual art exhibition, a healthy, celebrated and thriving artist still using art as her daily therapy.
Emory Campbell a leader in the Gullah preservation movement
Emory Campbell has spent a lifetime enduring and influencing change on Hilton Head Island. He grew up Gullah at a time long before artists and tourists celebrated the culture.
Long before the days of a bridge connecting the Sea Islands to the mainland, Campbell boated to high school and became the valedictorian at Michael C. Riley High School in Bluffton. At first, the scholar was oblivious to the history of the region.
Even at the age of 93, Walter Graver has no time for things such as relaxing, kicking back or reflecting on a life well lived.
Instead, the long-time Hilton Head Island resident, activist and philanthropist continues to be fueled by his love of the arts, passion for helping area youth and his commitment to enhancing the future of an island that has been his adopted home for nearly three decades.
Come chill with Kaylie Abney, the Lowcountry’s resident Elsa
Almost every little girl dreams of growing up to be a princess. And if you’re a little girl of Disney age right now, the princess you want to grow up to be is Elsa, the velvety-voiced protagonist/antagonist of the box office juggernaut “Frozen.” And if you’re a little girl of Disney age right now and you live in the Lowcountry, you’re in luck. Because we happen to have our very own Elsa.