200 www.MountPleasantMagazine.com | www.ILoveMountPleasant.com | www.BestofMP.com W e’re spending a little time with some of our neighbors to help you get to know them better. Get to know us better by liking us on Facebook at facebook.com/MountPleasantMagazine. If you want to appear in Facetime or to suggest someone you find interesting, please email the name and contact information (email and/or phone number) to Facetime@MountPleasantMagazine.com . Our Mount Pleasant Neighbors facetime Thomas Merrifield Lives in: Mount Pleasant. From: Laguna Beach, California. Education/experience: Degrees in international business management and German. Lived and worked in Germany for 23 years (pharmaceuticals). Employment: Self-employed real estate investor and management consultant. Interests/hobbies: Traveling with family, boating, fishing, skiing, experiencing new things, enjoying time with friends and family, hanging out with positively minded individuals. Your favorite/most memorable Halloween costume: Killer Pumpkin. What event this fall are you looking forward to attending?: Shrimp festivals, oyster roasts and live-music events. Favorite quote: “Great things never come from comfort zones.” Holly Vories Lives in: Mount Pleasant. From: Most recently, Hazard, Kentucky. Education/experience: I have a master’s degree in English from Purdue, and I taught for Trident Technical College for 10 years. Employment: At the moment, I’m trying to figure out what life after teaching looks like. Interests/hobbies: Photography, travel, walking my dog. Your favorite/most memorable Halloween costume: A Titanic passenger, after the ship went down. What event this fall are you looking forward to attending?: Some photography excursion with my neighborhood photography club, but I don’t think we’ve picked one yet. Favorite quote: “They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.” — Terry Pratchett, “Equal Rites.” Danielle Couch Lives in: Mount Pleasant. From: Richmond, Virginia. Education/experience: Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Employment: Senior Healthcare Representative at Pfizer. Interests/hobbies: Reading, exercise, cooking and, most recently, fishing because our 5-year-old absolutely loves it. Your favorite/most memorable Halloween costume: Last year my husband and I dressed up as Mary Poppins and Bert (the chimney sweep), and we dressed our youngest as a penguin! It was a fun family event! What event this fall are you looking forward to attending?: There are so many great events and festivals in the area, but I always love a good oyster roast and, of course, the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch. Favorite quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou. Jamiel Charbel John Kadri Lives in: Mount Pleasant. From: Mount Pleasant. Education/experience: Bachelor’s degree in accounting and minor in management from Clemson. CPA license, but I’ve been in accounting and finance recruiting for approximately 19 years after starting my career in accounting. Employment: Founder & President of Fulcrum Staffing. Interests/hobbies: Spending time with my family, Clemson sports — especially football, boating and golf when I can, and volunteering with Sullivan’s Island Fire and Rescue. I also enjoy learning more about my faith. Your favorite/most memorable Halloween costume: I dressed up as Hank Williams Jr. one year. It was sweet! What event this fall are you looking forward to attending?: Watching the National Champs play in Death Valley; taking my wife to a Notre Dame game and, hopefully, a trip to the mountains at some point. Favorite quote: “Live your faith and the Lord will show you the way.”— The Most Reverend Bishop of Charleston, Robert Guglielmone.