Patrick "Paddy" Myers was promoted to senior barber recently at Barbers of the Lowcountry. Myers, a Spartanburg native, has been working at the Bluffton barbershop for the past three years.
Senior barber is the highest level of employment at Barbers of the Lowcountry. Senior barbers are proficient at every cut and style, and are especially skilled with the luxury shave experience.
As a senior barber, Myers will take on a larger managerial role and will be tasked with helping the barbershop's associate and intermediate barbers advance their skills.
Barbers of the Lowcountry is located in Sheridan Park and is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. A second shop is scheduled to open in Beaufort in March.
For more information, visit barbersofthelowcountry.com, or call 843-815-4423.
• Joanne Nattrass has joined the Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Lowcountry as the new executive director.
Her extensive background includes a Master's in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, as well as her most recent employment as the executive director of a large, faith-based nonprofit organization.
Nattrass has many years of experience in social services and health care that are relative to her new position.
The mission of the Pregnancy Center & Clinic is to provide critical prenatal care to all women in need at both the Hilton Head office and the Mobile Unit, which operates in Bluffton and Okatie. Services provided at no cost include pregnancy testing and care through 16 weeks, including ultrasounds and prenatal vitamins. Referrals to community resources along with counseling and pregnancy-related classes help clients bring healthy babies into the world. These services are offered to all women of the Lowcountry in need.
For more information, call 843-689-2222 or visit pregnancycenterhhi.org
• Nathan Thomas, a master electrician, has joined the team at LED Lowcountry.
Thomas's expertise expands the company's services to include installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. He will manage LED installation crews and expand electrical service work capability.
Thomas has 16 years of experience, and he has devoted his life to the electrical trade. He takes pride in becoming a master electrician before the age of 30.
His responsibilities will include LED retrofit, troubleshooting, lighting controls and project management.
LED Lowcountry, an energy-efficient lighting solution for industrial and commercial facilities. For more information, visit LEDlowcountry.com.
• The Cottage Café and the Juice Hive, both in Bluffton, each took home two awards at the 2020 National Good Food Awards held Jan. 17 in San Franciso.
The Cottage Café's Black Garlic "All Hail" Caesar won in the category of Pantry, and its Pickled West Indian Gherkin won in the Pickles category.
The Juice Hive's Watermelon Rind Kimchi and its Shiso, Sweet Potato and Asian Sour Leaf Kimchi both won in the Pickles category.
The Good Food Awards honor the people throughout the country who make food that is delicious, respectful of the environment and connected to communities and cultural traditions. This is the third consecutive year that the Juice Hive has been recognized with this important food industry award and selected as a Good Food Awards Winner, and the first time that The Cottage Café has received this honor.
Peter Conboy has been named director of finance at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island.
In his new position, Conboy is responsible for directing the financial operations of the resort, which includes overseeing the resort's accounting staff; managing receivables, payables and payroll; negotiating contracts; and preparing financial statements and analyses of hotel operations.
Conboy joins the 11-acre resort from Wild Dunes Resort near Charleston, where he served as director of finance for nearly four years. His extensive hospitality industry accounting and finance experience also includes serving for 13 years as controller and chief financial officer (CFO) for Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club in Lenox, Mass.; director of finance and accounting for Chateau Élan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Ga., for eight years; and controller at Columbia Marriott Hotel in Columbia.
Conboy received his accounting education from Pace University in New York City, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Hospitality Management at Florida International University in Miami.
Jay Wiendl is general manager of the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head. For more information, visit Sonest.com/HiltonHeadIsland or call 843-842-2400.