Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill, M.D. has joined Coastal Pain and Spine in Bluffton.

Dr. Hill received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University or Arkansas. He is board certified in anesthesiology and recently completed a fellowship in pain management at the University of Miami.

Dr. Hill has 12 years’ experience in private practice anesthesia.

Dr. Susan Cramer is the owner of Coastal Pain and Spine. The practice is located at 38 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite F. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 843-757-6744.




• Vic Neeley has opened Plantation Cafe Buckwalter at 20 Discovery Drive in Buckwalter Place in Bluffton.

This is the third location of Plantation Cafe, which first opened in 1974 on Hilton Head Island.

The new restaurant will serve breakfast and lunch, with hours from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit plantationcafeanddeli.com or call 843-815-5550.

Annette Rothwell

Julie Smythe

Taylor Brunn

Eric Elder









Annette Rothwell was promoted to director of operations in her fifth year with the company. She manages and directs the daily operations of Collins Group Realty, including human resources, policies and procedures, and team developmeJulie Smythe is now the company’s success manager, following four years as client concierge. She provides direct support, resources and guidance in the interaction between our clients and our team of real estate specialists in order to assure the most successful service, transactions and results possible.

Taylor Brunn, office manager of the company’s Bluffton office, has a new dual role, adding closings coordinator to her daily responsibilities. Not only is she managing the operation of the Bluffton office, she is also assisting clients in the closing process alongside closings manager Karen Lesch.

Collins Group Realty is a leading real estate firm with offices in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. For more information, visit collinsgrouprealty.com.

After a 14 year career with Del Webb and Pulte Homes at Sun City Hilton Head, Eric Elder has joined The Network Realty Services & Associates.

With more than 450 sales in Sun Hilton Head, Elder will continue to specialize in Sun City Hilton Head, as well as other area active adult communities.

Elder has established himself as a customer-focused innovator and expert in Sun City and has been consistently ranked as a top-producing agent for Del Webb and Pulte.   

Elder also gained expertise with Marriott International and Elder & Company, his family-owned real estate company, where he learned the business from the ground up. He was born and raised in Oklahoma, then went to the University of Arkansas, where he met his wife. They moved to South Carolina in 1998.

Elder can be reached at 843-290-3008 or eric.elder1@outlook.com, or visit TheNetworkSC.com.


R. Scott King

R. Scott King, D.O. has joined the Hilton Head Regional Physician Network at New River Urology, alongside Michael J. Langley, MD and Eric S. Gwynn, MD.

Dr. King earned his medical degree at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed the urological surgery residency at the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia. Dr. King is a member of the member of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Urological Association.

Dr. King and his family moved to the Lowcountry in August.

Verity Investment Partners, a boutique investment advisory firm serving individual investors and their families, has been named as one of the 2020 Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors in the country by Financial Times. The list recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S.

Paula and Will Verity founded Verity Investment Partners 18 years ago in Beaufort. The employee-owned firm that began with just a few clients has since grown its base of operations to Edwards, Colo., and San Antonio, Texas. Today, Verity’s 10 team members serve clients across the United States with $565 million in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2019.

For more information, visit verityvip.com.