• Shanti Bringas has joined Schembra Real Estate Group as a Realtor.
Bringas is a lifelong Hilton Head Island resident with more than 22 years of experience in a variety of customer service roles, six of which have been spent as a Realtor.
Over the years, she has lived in multiple communities throughout Hilton Head Island and has acquired knowledge of each pocket of the island.
Bringas can be reached at 843-298-2743 (cell), 843-785-2452 or 800-843-9506, or by email at email@example.com.
The Schembra Real Estate Group office is located at The Plaza at Shelter Cove next to Whole Foods Market.
• Tina and Dave Kelsey have opened Sun Dog, a new Lowcountry-based virtual pet boutique, catering to pets and their humans.
Sun Dog features unique custom collars, leashes and ombré hand-dyed cotton rope leashes for pets. In addition, the shop offers fun products, such as totes, jewelry and T-shirts, for humans.
Sun Dog has exhibited at several Lowcountry Made Outdoor Artisan Markets, and has premiered their new products at the holiday markets in Port Royal and at Lady’s Island Marina.
The 2021 outdoor market schedule is being finalized and will be listed on the website.
For more information, visit sundog.pet or email firstname.lastname@example.org, find it on Facebook, or call 860-303-1831.
• Anna Dove, RN has joined the growing team at Coastal Care Partners as RN care manager.
Coastal Care Partners, Savannah’s only comprehensive registered nurse-managed aging services company, also serves Bluffton and Hilton Head Island.
As RN care manager, Dove will focus on her patients’ care and creating a smooth transition between different treatments and stages of care.
Dove brings 23 years of nursing experience in emergency, trauma, acute care and other areas. She comes to her new position from Memorial Health University Medical Center where she was staff RN and charge nurse in the emergency department.
Her previous experience includes travel nursing, where she was staff RN in step-down and ICU settings. She also worked as a step-down and ICU nurse.
A native of Weirton, W.Va., Dove received her nursing degree from Fairmont State University. She is certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Trauma Nursing Core Course.
• Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA has been selected as one of the 2020 40 Under 40 in the Accounting Profession by CPA Practice Advisor magazine.
This is the second year Hervochon has received this recognition.
“The 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight the top practicing public accountants, educators and thought leaders who are leading their profession by visibly and incrementally changing the accounting profession through their exemplary leadership, their innovative thinking, their collaborative efforts to provide unity to the profession across the generations, and their community outreach which extends the visibility of the profession outside the workplace,” reads CPA Practice Advisor’s description of the awards.
Hervochon operates a virtual accounting practice that specializes in helping marketing and creative agencies achieve greater profitability and grow confidently.
• Ashley Powell Schneider, a fifth grade teacher at
Pritchardville Elementary School in Bluffton has been named an Extraordinary Educator by Curriculum Associates.
She joins another South Carolina educator – Ann McCall Salway of Abner Creek Academy in Duncan – who also received this honor.
Schneider is among 44 teachers from 26 states and Washington, D.C., chosen for this national honor that recognizes educators based on their classroom excellence, including their successes during the remote learning period dating back to last March.
The educators were commended for their innovative practices for student engagement and students’ growth via formal assessments.
Curriculum Associates’ programs are used in three-quarters of the state’s school districts.
For more information, visit curriculumassociates.com/extraordinary-educators/2021-Class.
• Peg Monastra has been promoted to the position of director of sales at Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head.
In her new role, Monastra will be responsible for managing all sales and marketing efforts for the 104-room hotel situated on the Intracoastal Waterway, just before the bridge to Hilton Head Island.
Monastra most recently served as the hotel’s sales and service coordinator, managing sales outreach and research as well as booking group events, including banquets, corporate meetings, weddings, and more.
A tenured sales professional, Monastra began her career in finance and banking, serving as a branch manager for United Savings Bank, where she oversaw client relations as well as the branch’s sales and marketing efforts.
She later went on to manage budgets, sales strategies, marketing plans, and more for Sure-Power, Inc., a battery power products company based out of Pennsylvania before joining the Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head team in 2018.
The hotel is managed by McKibbon Hospitality.
• Rolland, Debbie and Zach Black, owners of Screenmobile of Hilton Head, recently were presented with the company’s 10-Year award.
The Black family earned the award in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of their successful Screenmobile location.
The award was given at the brand’s annual convention. Connecting virtually, the convention’s theme was “Lead” and how to lead with integrity and honesty. This year’s convention was a way to join together as a franchise system and celebrate the past year’s accolades.
“Although this has been a challenging year for everyone, we have stellar business owners that deserve recognition,” said Scott Walker, president and CEO of Screenmobile. “The Blacks specifically have gone above and beyond with their Screenmobile location. We are excited to see what’s in store for them in 2021 and beyond.”
Based on Hilton Head Island, the company’s customer satisfaction is generated from the convenience and professionalism of the business, which provides mobile service to install window screens on site.
From its inception in 1980, Screenmobile has experienced steady growth year after year. Today, there are 130 licenses across more than 28 states.