• Collins Group Realty has been named one of America’s most productive sales teams as a part of RealTrends + Tom Ferry America’s Best Real Estate Professionals, a ranking report produced by RealTrends and Tom Ferry International. 

CRG is now a member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” and ranked the No. 1 large team, by volume and transactions, in the state of South Carolina.

RealTrends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals ranks more than 18,500 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during calendar year 2020. All production numbers are independently verified by a third party to ensure accuracy and report integrity.

This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents the top 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States.

To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2020. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume.

Shannon Baltzegar

Shannon Baltzegar has been promoted to sales manager at StoneWorks.

She is the daughter of company founder John Baltzegar III and one of the company’s owners. She has worked in the business officially for more than 23 years.

Recently, she has taken the lead in the design of the StoneWorks boutique showroom. A 6,500-square-foot design center in Bluffton, which is opening soon. Furthermore, Baltzegar is structuring that showroom and the sales personnel for continued growth.

Originally from North Augusta, Baltzegar has worked in sales, design, administrative, accounting and overall corporate strategy for StoneWorks. She is a member of Professional Women In Building Council of Hilton Head Area HBA and regularly travels to national trade conferences for stone and tile and kitchen and bath industries.

The new StoneWorks showroom will open soon at 11 Sheridan Park, Suite 3. Their new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is now open at 779 Robert Smalls Parkway in Beaufort. For more information, call 843-689-6980 or visit hiltonheadstone.com

Lowcountry Legal Volunteers is looking for new volunteers to join its team of advisers.

LCLV has provided free, vital legal services in Beaufort. Jasper and Hampton counties for more than 20 years. Located in Okatie, LCLV serves individuals and families in the areas of family law, landlord/tenant, wills and health care powers of attorney.

The organization is recruiting retired attorneys, local active attorneys, paralegals and administrative professionals to volunteer and make a difference. 

For more information, call 843-815-1570 or email icela@lclv.org.

Zach Brimacomb

Zach Brimacomb has been hired as an assistant superintendent at Savannah Hardscapes construction in Hardeeville.

Brimacomb brings experience as a former heavy equipment operator and foreman in the construction industry. Duties will include managing numerous projects, ordering product for projects, and securing an on-time delivery for those products.

Brimacomb also coordinates with and oversees the performance and quality of the company’s team of subcontractors to ensure job standards are met.






Rev. Dr. Robin Dease

• Bishop Jonathon Holston of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church has appointed the Rev. Dr. Robin Dease to the position of senior pastor for St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, with campuses on both Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton.   

Dr. Dease assumes this role upon the retirement of Rev. Neil M. Yongue, Jr.

Dr. Dease most recently served as District Superintendent for the Hartsville District of the South Carolina Conference for the past eight years. Prior to that, she served United Methodist churches in Greenville and on Johns Island. Dr. Dease will work closely with the Bluffton Campus pastor, Rev. Daniel S. Burbage, to assure the vitality of one of only a few two-campus United Methodist Churches in the state. 

Dr. Dease hopes to continue a tradition she has upheld by serving in other community roles in addition to her church responsibilities. She previously has volunteered on boards and committees connected with the Chamber of Commerce and the United Way.

For more information, contact the church at 843-785-4711 hhiumc.com.

Marya Moore

Marya Moore has joined the staff at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa as director of food and beverage.

With more than 25 years’ experience working in hospitality and management, Moore will oversee operations and staff for its five on-site restaurants, catering and special events. She is also responsible for maximizing profits, providing outstanding guest service, and implementing creative programming and promotions to enhance the guest experience.

A Massachusetts native, Moore established herself in the culinary industry with a variety of positions working in resorts and hotels, including 23 years with Marriott International. Most recently, Moore was executive chef and director of restaurants at Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel following her tenure at Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.). At Sawgrass Marriott, she held various management positions including restaurant manager and executive sous chef.

Previously, Moore spent seven years at JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes.

Th Westin is located at 2 Grasslawn Ave., Hilton Head Island. For more information, call 843-681-4000.