• Collins Group Realty has added two new team members, Sara Loveys, licensed South Carolina real estate agent, and Lori Martin, client concierge.
Loveys joins the Collins Group Realty’s Bluffton Office, where she will assist buyer and seller clients to achieve their mainland real estate goals.
Born and raised in Rochester, N.Y., Sara was a partner of a top-producing real estate firm. She recently moved to Bluffton and quickly obtained her South Carolina real estate license.
Lovey’s knowledge and experience allow her to expertly guide her clients through their transition.
Martin, a Lowcountry resident for 35 years, has transitioned back to the real estate field as a liaison with Collins Group Realty’s clients to ensure that all of their inquiries, needs and expectations are expediently met.
Martin previously worked in healthcare recruiting for the past 23 years. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in business administration.
Collins Group Realty is a leading real estate firm with offices in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. The company was founded in 2002 by Chip Collins, and specializes in residential real estate sales.
For more information, visit CollinsGroupRealty.com or call 843-837-6700.
• Jim Nellius has joined Okatie Pines, a new independent senior community in Okatie, as a senior living consultant.
Nellius comes to Okatie Pines from 20 years of ministry as a pastor In Vermont, New Hampshire and Canada, as well as 15 years in the senior housing industry throughout the United States.
He has served as a community manager, community relations manager and senior living consultant.
He and his wife, Donna, live in Bluffton and are the parents of six children and nine grandchildren.
Okatie Pines is located at 142 Okatie Center Blvd. N. For more information call 843-258-9019 or visit OkatiePinesRetirement.com.
• Scott F. Wierman has been named president and CEO of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. He will start in the position effective Jan. 1, 2021. Wierman is currently president of The Winston-Salem Foundation in North Carolina and will continue in that role until this fall.
Wierman joined The Winston-Salem Foundation as senior vice president for donor services in 1988, and was named president in 1997.
Prior to his tenure at The Winston-Salem Foundation, Wierman worked in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s annual giving program, later serving as a major gifts officer at the university.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University.
The Community Foundation conducted a national search to fill the president and CEO position.
Wierman will replace Jackie Rosswurm, Ph.D., who has served as interim president and CEO since April 2020. Rosswurm will return to her Community Foundation of the Lowcountry board of directors position once Wierman starts.
• Kristin Hayrinen of Hilton Head Island has been recognized as a HUB International 2019 SHARP Award winner.
Hayrinen is one of six 2019 SHARP recipients from the Carolinas region. HUB Carolinas is a region of HUB International, the fifth largest insurance brokerage in the world.
Hayrinen has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. She began working with HUB International in 1995 as a private client advisor. She has been a SHARP recipient for five consecutive years, making her a Legend Award winner, one of the most prestigious awards given by HUB International.
The SHARP Award is the highest, most prestigious, national sales award that HUB International recognizes for Employee Benefits, Property & Casualty, and Personal Lines Advisors.
HUB Carolinas is a region composed of North and South Carolina, and headquartered in Columbia. Offices are located in Bluffton, Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach; and Burlington, Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, N.C.
• Steve Krehbiel has joined the team at the Bluffton office of Rose Hearing Healthcare Centers, as its full-time hearing aid specialist.
Krehbiel brings more than 30 years of experience in the hearing industry to his new position. He previously worked in another hearing center in the area. He particular expertise and knowledge in the fitting and programming of hearing aids.
Rose Hearing offers hearing tests, video otoscopy, hearing aid fittings, counseling on hearing aids, repair and service of hearing aids for many models. Free, no-obligation hearing evaluations are offered as well.
Owner Randy Rose has been in the hearing industry for more than 40 years, having licenses in Oregon, California, and now South Carolina.
The Bluffton office of Rose Hearing is located at 108 Buckwalter Parkway Ste. 2G. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 843-836-5554 or visit rosehearinghealthcarecenters.com.
• Hilton Head Health, a weight loss and wellness resort, was recently named the No. 1 Health & Wellness Resort in America in 2020 by USA Today.
It is the third time in the past four years the resort has achieved the No. 1 title. Hilton Head Health beat out Eupepsia, Skyterra, New Life Hiking Spa, The Art of Living, Ranch Malibu, Red Mountain and other notable resorts across the U.S. for the No. 1 spot.
Of the 40+ years Hilton Head Health has been in business, 2020 has been the most challenging, but the resort is continuing to evolve and offer new programs to meet the current needs of guests.
In March, the resort introduced H3OnDemand for guests who want to experience the resort from their own living rooms. The program combines diet, exercise and mindfulness with more than 70 videos available for viewing on your personal computer/laptop or for streaming on Apple, Android, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.
For more information, visit HHHealth.com.