Oak Advisors, LLC built their reputation on their personable service and thorough attention to detail when it comes to pro-tecting their clients’ financial interests. We talked to a few of their leading ladies about the business.

As an organization, SERG Group is no stranger to elevating women to posi-tions of leadership. Across the board, in nearly every capacity, you’ll find a woman helping create the dining experience that has made SERG Group successful. One such example is Lori Taylor, who led the charge into Bluffton with the opening of Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta Bluffton and has been a mainstay ever since.

Since 1979, Hilton Head Christian Academy has been a leader in Lowcountry educa-tion, broadening horizons and molding the leaders of tomorrow. We asked members of the HHCA guidance team: “What’s the most important part of your job?” Here’s what they said.

Karena BrockKarena Brock-Carlyle, former principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, considers her life today as her third act. Following a successful career on the stage, one that saw her dance at the White House twice and partner with the likes of Rudolph Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov, and a second act as the Artistic Director for the Savannah Ballet, she came to Hilton Head in 1985 to start her own school and company. 

Jackie SpoonerJackie Spooner and Patty Small have been combining their considerable talents since 1998, changing interior design one home at a time as the leading ladies of House of Design.

The Lowcountry branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI Lowcountry has dedicated itself to improving the lives of those with mental illness and their fami-lies throughout the Lowcountry. We spoke with board member Felicia Vairo and board president Michelle Casey to get their thoughts on the work they do and the challenges they face.

Enliten, a premier salon on the south end of Hilton Head Island, special-izes in haircuts, color, hair styling, extensions, Keratin smoothing treat-ments and more. Owner Rachel Mayoh took time out of her busy day recently to answer a few questions.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty places a premium on serving cli ents by iden-tifying individual client real estate goals and work ing diligently to real-ize them. The brokerage aims to forge long-term relationships rooted in integrity and open dialogue.The Hilton Head-Bluffton team took time recently to answer some questions.

Maryanne LaskowitzSan Miguel’s is famous for its margaritas and Mexi-Cali favorites, but it’s equally famous for its friendly staff. Owner Maryanne Laskowitz knows this very well, and wanted to introduce you to some of the restaurant’s leading ladies.

Lisa MappYou might know Innovative Pool & Spa as the experts responsible for the dazzling pool at this year’s HGTV Dream House. Now take a look behind the scenes and meet Lisa Mapp, their leading lady.