Dr. Cassandra Beard

Dr. Cassandra Beard has joined the staff of  Dr. Oswald L. Mikell’s Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry.

Dr. Beard earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, and her Master of Public Health degree, simultaneously, at the A. T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona.

She completed her dermatology residency at Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, Fla.

Dr. Beard will begin seeing patients beginning Sept. 7, where she will join Dr. Mikell, Elizabeth Liggitt, APRN, and Taylor Owens, PA-C.

Dermatology Associates has three locations in Beaufort County: 3901 Main St., Suite D on Hilton Head Island, 843-689-5259; 40 Okatie Center Blvd. South, Suite 210, 843-705-0840; and 242 Lady’s Island Drive in Beaufort, 843-525-9277.

For more information, visit dalcdermatology.com.

Lighthouse CBD will celebrate the opening of its second location, at 2311 Boundary St., in Beaufort from noon to 2 p.m. July 10.

The grand opening event will feature a live remote broadcast with T-Bone Taylor of 104.9 The Surf, as well as free hot dogs, soda, gummies and an opportunity to meet the staff.

The new store, Lighthouse Dispensary, features a full line of CBD products, as well as smoke shop supplies.

Manufacturer’s reps will be on hand to provide educational advice on different product lines. The event is open to the public.

Joan Flynn

Joan Flynn is now associated with Valerie Wilson Travel as a travel agent.

Flynn has more than 20 years’ experience selling travel, beginning with Classic Travel for 20 years and, when they closed, with Island Travel, which was sold to Valerie Wilson.

Valerie Wilson Travel is headquartered in New York but has an office on Hilton Head Island and one in Riverwalk Business Park on Hwy. 170 in Okatie, where Flynn is based.

Flynn can book cruises, tours, or plan independent and group vacations as well as airfare, hotels and insurance. 

For more information, contact her at 843-368-2470 or joan.flynn@vwti.com.



Kate Brown

DeLeon Jackson

Kate Brown and DeLeon Jackson have joined the staff of Cross Schools in positions recently created to address the growing student population.

Brown will serve as director of admissions. In her new role, she will meet with prospective families, give tours of Cross Schools, and facilitate testing of incoming students.

Brown earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College in North Carolina, where she studied French and theatre. Following her graduation, she taught English in Cambodia with the Peace Corps.

Brown began her admissions career as an admissions officer at Princeton University. She later served as a senior admissions counselor for Expert Admissions in New York City, where she guided students through the college application process.

Upon relocating to the South, Brown worked as an admissions representative for Savannah College of Art and Design, specializing in group tours and serving as an athletic liaison for admissions.

Brown and her husband, Dan, both serve in Christian-based educational settings. Contact her at k.brown@crossschools.org.

DeLeon Johnson joins the staff as athletic director and head basketball coach for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic school year. He is tasked with building a strong athletics program for students in various sports.

Johnson has an extensive background as both an athletic director and coach, having worked as a coach for the past 10 years at the collegiate, high school, and middle school levels.

Johnson also has worked for the parks and recreations department in both Orangeburg and Beaufort counties.

Johnson previously was a behavior management specialist at H.E. McCracken Middle School in Bluffton, in addition to his coaching duties at several levels with local sports programs.

Johnson and his wife, Tremelia, have three children: son DeLeon Jr., daughter Ayana Denver, and son Dakota.

Located in Bluffton, Cross Schools was established in 1998 as an independent Christian school. The school expanded to its Buckwalter Campus, at 495 Buckwalter Parkway, and serves more than 500 students in preschool through high school.

For more information, visit crossschools.org or call 843-706-2000.

Daniel Prize

Daniel Prize has joined the team of professionals at Group 3 Designs on Hilton Head Island.

Prize graduated with a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Notre Dame.

While at Notre Dame, Prize gained architectural experience during his internship at Duncan G. Stroik. Before that, he earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Cardinal Glennon College. 

At Group 3, Daniel will be a member of the architecture team, designing a wide-array of residential architecture from concept to completion. He will contribute in all phases from schematic design to contract bidding.

Group 3 Design is an award-winning, full-service design firm whose services include architecture, interior design and renovations. In addition to their wide variety of services, Group 3 also operates the retail store, Pyramids, in two Hilton Head locations.

For more information, visit group3designs.net or call 843-689-9060.