For Marya Moore, coming to the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa to serve as director of food and beverage was more than just another step in a storied career. It was a homecoming. “I came to the island when I was 12 on our very first family vacation,” she said. “I got the worst sunburn I’ve ever had, but I will tell you it was like heaven. We ate out every single night, and we never got to do that.”

So was launched a passion for the culinary arts that brought Moore to dizzying heights with Marriott, lifting up the culinary programs at some of their finest properties and overseeing all aspects of the experience.

“I love food and beverage. I love being creative and thinking outside the box,” she said. “It allows the team that works with me to develop their creativity and love what they do.”

Dr. Elizabeth Abell believes that dentistry is a whole health initiative. “The mouth is the gateway to the body, so when you practice good oral hygiene, you feel better overall,” she shared. That’s why she opened the doors to Harbor Point Dentistry, a coastal-themed practice that serves comprehensive dental care to the Lowcountry.

“What sets my practice apart in one word is compassion,” shared Dr. Abell. “I treat every patient as if they were family. Nothing brings me more satisfaction and pleasure than creating a smile that reflects the person within.”

Her staff of seven has been with her since the beginning. “I take great pride in my team that has been with me as we’ve grown,” she said.

Harbor Point Dentistry offers full treatment dental services including preventative care, emergency dental care, and most recently, dental sleep medicine services to treat and combat sleep apnea.

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