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November/December 2013

Carolyn “Cari” Heim


Lives in: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

From: Philadelphia area.

Education: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Seton Hall Law.

Employment: Stella & Dot (lead stylist); also a project manager for a health care research company.

Favorite reading: Anything motivational and/or business related.

Favorite music: Country, R&B, rock and Top 40.

Activities: I run a local group called Social Girl Circle for women in their 20s and 30s who are looking to have fun and make girlfriends in the area. We are 470 girls strong and growing! I love doing all types of things with the girls, like brunches, happy hours, concerts and other local events.

Interests: Paddle boarding, horror movies, football, baseball, the beach and interior design.

Favorite quote or philosophy: “The future belongs to those who
believe in the beauty of their dreams”
– Eleanor Roosevelt.

Joe Hinske


Lives in: Charleston, South Carolina.

From: Cleveland, Ohio.

Education: Summerville High School, Charleston Southern University (bachelor’s in Business Administration) and College of Charleston (masters in Accountancy).

Employment: Legare + Bailey + Hinske CPAs in Mount Pleasant.

Favorite music: Bruce Springsteen, Mumford & Sons, My Morning
Jacket and Dave Matthews Band.

Activities: Sports, volunteering (MPBA, Rotary and Cub Scouts),
gardening.

Interests: Business and the economy, sports, family and friends.

Likes: East Cooper – community, people, history and scenery; giving back and helping others; live music.

Favorite quote or philosophy: The greedy pig gets slaughtered.

Liz Holman


Lives in: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

From: Napa, California.

Education: University of California Santa Barbara – Degree in Communications and Education and Applied Psychology.

Employment: Ben Arnold Beverage Company.

Favorite reading: Faulkner and J.K. Rowling.

Favorite music: The Beatles.

Activities: Running, playing with my dog, swimming.

Interests: Baking, cooking.

Likes: Coffee, being outside, discovering new recipes.

Favorite quote or philosophy: “Let it be” – John Lennon.

Leigh Ann Garrett


Lives in: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

From: Fairhope, Alabama.

Education: Graduated from the College of Charleston in 2003 with a BA in Media Communications.

Employment: The Center for Women – educational and development organization.

Favorite reading: Good magazines (local and foodie ones!), female writers/bloggers with some humor to them.

Favorite music: Widespread Panic, 80s tunes, Natalie Merchant, Susan Tedeschi or whatever our 3-year-old daughter makes us listen to.

Activities: Going to the beach; playing outside; hanging out with my husband, Matt, and being funny with our daughter, Mollie; having friends and family over to eat and hang out; watching college football; meeting new people; and helping better our Charleston community.

Interests: Traveling; seeing live music; watching a great TV series; exploring around Charleston; finding deals and couponing; being crafty with home décor projects; and connecting people.

Favorite quote or philosophy: “If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same spot.”
– Nora Roberts

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead

Summer 2012

Elton K. Carrier


Lives in: Old Village, Mount Pleasant.

From: Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Education: St. Andrews Parish High School, Charleston S.C.;
The Citadel, Charleston S.C.

Employment: Retired from First Federal of Charleston (35-year banking
career).

Favorite reading: The Post and Courier, periodicals, town of Mount
Pleasant committee reports.

Favorite music: Hymns, James Taylor, Andrea Bocelli, soft rock.

Activities: Golf, yard work, volunteer work, walks.

Interests: Orchids, family, local and state government, keeping Mount Pleasant clean.

Likes: Local restaurants, Isle of Palms, Mount Pleasant Waterfront
Memorial Park, Shem Creek Park, Pitt Street Bridge Park, Old Village.

Favorite quote or philosophy: “Lead by example.”

Marian Shuler Holladay, DVM, CCRP


Lives in: Mount Pleasant.

From: Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Education: BS animal and veterinary sciences, Clemson University; DVM, college of veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia;
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, University of Tennessee.

Employment: Associate veterinarian at Shuler Veterinary Clinic and
Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital.

Favorite reading: Local author fiction, Dorothea Benton Frank; the Bible.

Favorite music: Country.

Activities: Singing in the church choir, spending time with family,
trying new restaurants, enjoying coastal life.

Interests: The role of veterinary physical rehabilitation in the everyday
veterinary practice; pain management, animal nutrition and weight loss.

Likes: Singing, playing piano, anything chocolate, jogging to burn off
the chocolate, and hugs from my 2-year-old daughter.

Dan Tompkins Henderson, Jr.


Lives in: The Albemarle.

From: Born in Columbia and grew up in Spartanburg, S.C.

Education: BBA marketing, Gatton School of Business;
University of Kentucky, master’s in business administration.

Employment: CCBG Real Estate Group, broker/principal commercial
real estate broker.

Favorite reading: The Charleston Mercury, Mount Pleasant Magazine,
Many Southern writers, The Wall Street Journal, music publications.

Favorite music: Elise Testone, Americana, Roots Rock, Chucktown
Music Group artists, Ryan Adams, Shelby Lynne, Warren Haynes.

Activities: Spinning, yoga, playing guitar, biking, writing, live music
performances, theater, movies, art shows.

Interests: Real estate, investing, music, art, theater, sports, working out.

Likes: Lower taxes, a stronger economy, appreciating real estate
markets, a meal at Hall’s Chophouse, fish, Post House or High Cotton,
Awendaw Green music events, live music.

Favorite quote or philosophy: “As long as you are going to be thinking,
think big.” – Donald Trump

Mason Ward


Lives in: Mount Pleasant.

From: High Point, N.C.

Education: University of South Carolina. Go Cocks!

Employment: Stay-at-home mom and board member/volunteer with
Share Our Suzy (SOS).

Favorite reading: Books from the library.

Favorite music: I love local bands that use a variety of instruments/
original songwriting, but I can often be caught listening to current pop
music while having a dance party with my kids.

Activities: Running; eating at the amazing restaurants our area has to
offer (which means more running); finding fun things to do outdoors with my husband and two boys.

Interests: Working with Share Our Suzy to financially assist patients
battling breast cancer in the Lowcountry.

Likes: Learning more about how to help breast cancer patients; learning
more about working with other organizations to make a difference in the lives of the people in our community.

Favorite quote or philosophy: ““Attitude is a little thing that makes a
big difference.” – Winston Churchill

Spring 2012

Daniel Aldrich

Lives in: Downtown Charleston.

From: Mount Pleasant.

Education: Wando High School; sophomore at the College of Charleston.

Employment: Student and pre-season All-American outfielder for the College of Charleston Cougars.

Favorite reading: “Lord of the Rings.”

Favorite music: J. Cole; rap; hip hop.

Activities: Baseball; playing guitar; boating; wake-skating.

Interests: Video games.

Likes: Cougar baseball.

Favorite quote or philosophy: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in getting up every time we do.” – Confucius.

Susan Marlowe

Lives in: I’On.

From: Columbia, South Carolina; moved to Mount Pleasant in 1973.

Education: B.A., Fine Arts, College of Charleston; M.Ed., College of Charleston.

Employment: Retired after 28 years of teaching visual arts in Mount Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island public schools; completed more than 300 private commissions over 30 years as a portrait artist; sales consultant and owner of the Mount Pleasant Carlisle Collection NY since 2005.

Favorite reading: Coffee table travel books; non-fiction; Internet articles.

Favorite music: Classical; folksy vocals.

Activities: Patriots Point board of directors; Mardi Gras Charleston; Greater Lowcountry Republican Women’s Club; ECEW Meals on Heels; wardrobe consultant.

Interests: Politics; the arts; fashion.

Likes: Bichon Frise; I’On marsh paths; good times with friends and family.

Favorite quote or philosophy: “People who shine only the front of their shoes can’t be trusted to take care of business on the backside.”
– Donnie Bulliard, Bayou Philosopher.

Ken Glasson

Lives in: Park West.

From: Family dates back to early 1810s in Charleston; born in Moorestown, New Jersey; joined the Marine Corp at 17 and traveled the world; moved to Mount Pleasant in 1999.

Education: Bachelor of Arts from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University); MBA from Averette University, Danville, Virginia.

Employment: Retired from Marine Corps at rank of Mustang Lieutenant
Colonel after 31 years of service as infantry officer, reconnaissance marine and intelligence officer; owner of Coastal Wealth Management – financial services, retirement and estate planning; opening Mount Pleasant Paint Ball; member of Mount Pleasant Town Council.

Favorite reading: Tom Clancy; military and history books.

Favorite music: Country-western, especially Johnny Cash.

Activities: Hanging out with my kids (12-year-old son; 20-year-old daughter); fishing; crabbing; hunting deer and hog; paintball; golf; kickboxing; coaching kids’ sports teams; traveling with family; coordinator for annual Mount Pleasant gala to raise money and toys for Toys for Tots; Life Park Church member and Step-Up ministry leader.

Interests: Serving and helping those who may be less fortunate; building
things and programs; resolving issues and helping make changes to make things better; unraveling the mess.

Likes: People; “Mayberry” Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; hanging out with my kids.

Favorite quote or philosophy: “Semper fi delis” – always be faithful.

Father John Parkern

Lives in: Belle Hall.

From: Camp Lejune, North Carolina.

Education: BA in Spanish with a minor in German from the College of William and Mary; MDiv from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry; MTh from Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.

Employment: Pastor at the Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in I’On; chair of the Department of Evangelization, Orthodox Church in America..

Favorite reading: “On the Incarnation,” by St. Athanasius; “Way of the Ascetics,” by Tito Colliander.

Favorite music: The Clash; punk music; early U2; REM; baroque/classical; Spanish flamenco; hip hop; fusion.

Activities: Spending time with family; nightly family dinner; enjoying 18 years of marriage; surfing; playing guitar and mandolin; scuba diving.

Interests: Helping folks find and understand the meaning of life and walking the path with them.

Likes: PFlorence Crittenton Home.

Favorite quote or philosophy: On the goal of (Christian) life: “To transform the smallest, seemingly most insignificant detail of the routine drudgery of every day existence in this fallen world, into paradise.” – Father Alexander Schmemann.

Winter 2011/2012 Issue

Steffanie Godsill Dohn

Lives in: Oak Haven Plantation.

From: Lake Hopatcong, N.J.

Education: BA in Political Science from Lake Forest College, Ill.

Employment: Director of development for Crisis Ministries. Currently working to raise $6 million for Crisis Ministries’ new shelter and soup kitchen.

Favorite reading: Political satires and historical novels.

Favorite music: Like most types of music.

Activities: Enjoy cooking and spending time on the water with family.

Interests: Cooking, history and local events.

Likes: Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Markets and Upper King Street.

Favorite quote or philosophy: “I am what I am.” – Popeye

Joe O’Neill

Lives in: Mount Pleasant off Johnnie Dodds Boulevard.

From: South Brunswick, N.J.

Education: BA in Communication/Journalism: Electronic
Media, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Employment: Chief photojournalist at abc4, WCIV-TV.

Favorite reading: Historical biographies and W.P. Kinsella novels.

Favorite music: American standards, jazz, classical

Activities: Traveling, photography, member of National Press Photographers Association.

Interests: Baseball, classic films, playing trumpet and piano.

Likes: Have documented personal trips to 33 major league baseball stadiums (some retired stadiums.)

Favorite quote or philosophy: “Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.” – Babe Ruth

Linda Page

Lives in: Belle Hall.

From: Born in Fredricksburg, Va. Have lived in Mount Pleasant since I was 6 weeks old.

Education: Charleston County Public Schools, attended USC and Indiana University.

Employment: Page’s Thieves Market, Inc., Page’s Okra Grill and elected member of the Mount Pleasant Town Council.

Favorite reading: On the nightstand – several magazines and John Besh’s new cookbook.

Favorite music: Almost anything but hard rock.

Activities: Currently learning how to hula hoop.

Interests: Politics, antiques, auctions and cooking.

Likes: Good food shared with good friends.

Favorite quote or philosophy: “The things you learn in maturity aren’t simple things such as acquiring information and skills. You learn not to engage in self-destructive behavior. You learn not to burn up energy in anxiety. You discover how to manage your tensions, if you have any, which you do. You learn that self-pity and resentment are among the most toxic of drugs. You find that the world loves talent, but pays off on character.” – John Gardner

Phyllis Jean Sheffer

Lives in: I’On.

From: Knoxville, Tenn.

Education: University of Tennessee business degree.

Employment: 30-plus years with The Pillsbury Company as executive/manager. Currently owner of Phylli Phlops Baby’s First Flip Flops.

Favorite reading: Biographies and memoirs.

Favorite music: Rock and country.

Activities: President of East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women and co-chair for the organization’s BRAVA Program (Building Relationships, Advising and deVeloping Advantages in business); involved with Flags of Freedom, an ECEW program that raises money to replace the flags on the Yorktown; on the I’On Board of Trustees; scuba diving; 2nd degree black belt; biking and hiking (hiked Mount Kilimanjaro and Base Camp Everest.)

Interests: Fundraising and working with local charities. Anything outdoors,
especially love enjoying nature.

Likes: High heels, football, hot dogs with chili.

Favorite quote or philosophy: “You can’t rewind life, so live life to the fullest!”

Fall 2011 Premier Issue

Mary Lou Hellman

Lives in: Charleston National.

From: Memphis, Tenn. via Ramsey, N.J.

Education: Bachelor’s in education from Memphis State University in 1977.

Employment: Teacher for 22 years, the last 12 in middle school science and math, with the last five at Thomas Cario Middle School in Park West. Currently following her lifelong dream of being an artist with her new company, MLWatercolors.

Favorite reading: Cooking and gardening books.

Favorite music: Claire De Lune, classical music, Jimmy Buffet.

Activities: Beach, reading, beach, cooking, beach, gardening.

Interests: Following her passion and not living to work.

Likes: The beach.

Favorite quote or philosophy: If you are not following your dream, you are following some else’s dream.

Barbara Millen Patrick

Lives in: Landings Run, off Whipple Road near Long Point Road.

From: Berlin, Germany.

Education: University of South Carolina; degree in broadcast journalism.

Employment: Past WCIV producer of commercials for 21 years. Currently a freelance writer and owner of Elope to Charleston.

Favorite reading: Nelson DeMille, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, Sophie Kinsella, Jane Green and Pat Conroy.

Favorite music: All kinds.

Activities: Walking the beach.

Likes: Reading, writing and savoring the joys of Lowcountry life. My cats!

Favorite quote or philosophy: Consider the uses of adversity.

Steve Skardon Jr.

Lives in: Snee Farm

From: Summerville, S.C.

Education: Graduated from Porter-Gaud School in 1970; 1974 graduate of The George Washington University School of Public and International Affairs.

Employment: Executive director of The Palmetto Project.

Favorite reading: Currently, “Innocent” by Scott Turow.

Favorite music: Free Will, a Christian rock band whose lead singer/ drummer is his niece.

Activities: For this summer, backyard weed, insect and varmint reduction.

Interests: Most college sports, St. Gregory Choir at Grace Episcopal Church.

Likes: Anything South Carolina.

Favorite quote or philosophy: “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.”
— Albert Einstein

Thomasena Stokes-Marshall

Lives in: Snowden Community in Mount Pleasant.

From: Mount Pleasant, S.C. and New York, N.Y.

Education: New York University, bachelor’s degree in public administration and community organization.

Employment: Retired after 24 years with the New York City Police Department. Currently executive director of the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival Association and elected member of the Mount Pleasant Town Council.

Favorite reading: “The Prophet” by Khalil Gibran.

Favorite music: All kinds.

Activities: Drawing and sewing.

Interests: Gullah-Geechee culture.

Likes: People.

Favorite quote or philosophy: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.