KELLY OGDEN GETS PUMPED

Orange TheoryQ. What has been your biggest accomplishment?

A. Opening Orangetheory Fitness on Hilton Head Island. My “career” for the past 27 years has been raising our three daughters. I have always been active in the community, but I have been in fitness all of my life. My first job out of college was aerobics instructor — my daughters think that is so funny.

BRANDY GRAY AND ABBY BOYLSTON ENCOURAGE PERSEVERANCE AND DEDICATION

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Question. What are your biggest accomplishments thus far in your career?

Brandy Gray. I had the honor to serve as the 59th commodore of the Beaufort Water Festival — one of only five female commodores in its 63 years. I’m also a board member for BJWSA.  

ROCHELLE CLARKSON MAKES YOUNG DANCERS SHINE

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Question. What do you consider your biggest accomplishment?

Answer. Alliance Dance Academy is the most significant accomplishment in my career. We have created a studio that has filled a need in our community, and have given kids the opportunity to find their love of dance and still be kids.

Who are the female SERG managers and partners?

Kim Keppel, Orchid Paulmeier, Lori Taylor, Nicole Cibelli, Jordan Norris, Brittany Shane, Shannon Mccune, Lindsey Spargur, Meggie Thompson, Kristen Quillin, Misty Marshall, Sandi Schrettner, Bonnie Callahan, Jill Shrecengost and Sarah Sanders.

HOSPITALITY TEAM FOCUSES ON GIVING BACK AND CONTINUING TO GROW

Question. What is something about your job that brings you pride?

BRANTLEY KING IS PROOF THAT HARD WORK LEADS TO BIG RESULTS

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Question. What is the most significant accomplishment of your career thus far?

Answer. Purchasing Billy Wood Appliance in 2016 was a fantastic professional growth experience. Reshaping the business, remodeling the showroom, developing new relationships and preparing to launch our second store in Bluffton have been both thrilling and rewarding. It’s exciting to see hard work deliver results.

Bluffton High School principal Denise Garison always wanted to help people. She decided to channel that desire into teaching while living in Okinawa, Japan, with her family when she was a child. Her fourth-grade teacher was young and energetic, and Garison wanted to inspire and motivate other kids the way her teacher had motivate her.

RETIRING FROM THE DEEP WELL PROJECT AFTER 21 YEARS

When Betsy Doughtie read that The Deep Well Project was looking for a new executive director, she knew she wanted the job.

“I thought, ‘Oh, that’s what I’d really like to do, but I’m not qualified,” she said.

At the time, she was running Betsy’s Gourmet to Go in Coligny Plaza, but she also had a lot of experience volunteering in the community. She helped out at church, area schools and at an alternative high school for pregnant and parenting teens.

Kim Likins believes that everyone in the Lowcountry has something valuable to give, whether it’s their time, talents or “treasure” — a tactful way of referring to money. Likins is both the mayor pro temp of Hilton Head Island and the unit director of the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. Both jobs require all three gifts.

Lisa Sulka is the first female mayor of Bluffton, currently serving her third term. But it isn’t a position she’d ever thought she’d be in.

Sulka grew up in Prosperity, on the northern side of Lake Murray. Growing up in that area, where several towns connected into one larger community, Sulka’s furthest relative lived 90 minutes away in Clemson. Surrounded by family, she and her cousins would go outside in the morning and not come in until supper.

indigorunINDIGO RUN HELPS FAMILY KEEP HEIRS’ PROPERTY

Stephanie Stevens has lived in her Hilton Head Island home for 22 years, including 15 years with her husband, Leroy, and their family. Both Leroy and Stephanie work on Hilton Head and enjoy life in the Lowcountry. But things changed drastically for the Stevenses last winter after tragedy struck the family on two separate occasions.