Marc L. Johnston, CFP, ChFC, CAIA has joined the team at The Bedminster Group.

Johnston has more than 25 years of investment, financial planning and portfolio management experience. Before relocating to South Carolina in 2023, he was a money market mutual fund portfolio manager with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s investment group, RE Advisers Corp.  During his 20-year career there, he also provided shareholders and plan participants with financial education, planning and portfolio construction services.

Johnston earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Northeastern University in Boston, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania.  

Johnston was also commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy upon graduation from Villanova University.

Johnston lives on Hilton Head Island with his wife Lisa and dog Everest.  All three of his children are out and making their way in the world.  He enjoys keeping fit and beach activities when not in the office.

The Bedminster Group, 36 William Pope Drive, Bluffton is a premier investment management firm in the Lowcountry for more than two decades. For more information visit 

Gary Hughes has joined the team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Bay Street Realty Group as a Realtor. Licensed in three states (South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee), Hughes brings decades of experience in sales and customer service to the Lowcountry. 

Hughes has served as a real estate agent for the past five years and was awarded the Berkshire Hathaway Leading Edge Society award for outstanding sales in Tennessee in 2021. Prior to that, he owned and operated Hughes RV Sales in Abingdon, Virginia, for 40 years, managing all aspects of the business from sales and contracts to service and employee management. 

Originally from Bristol, Virginia and Bristol, Tennessee, Hughes and his wife recently moved to Callawassie Island to be near their grandchildren and family. They are active members of St. Gregory Church in Bluffton and have a therapy dog that they take to children’s hospitals, nursing homes and schools. 

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Hilton Head Dental Spa has opened at 2 Corpus Christie Place, Suite 206 on Hilton Head Island.

A new concept in care for the whole body, the business is a full service dental practice that specializes in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. We also focus on health and beauty, including Botox, body contouring, specialty facials and massages.

A dental spa is a dental facility supervised by a licensed Oral Health Care Provider in which dental services are provided alongside spa treatments.

Jacquelyn Lawless is the owner of the business. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday by appointment. 

For more information, call 843-802-0155, email, or visit