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Leading men

This month, Monthly puts a spotlight on local men who make a difference. From business, medicine, real estate, dining and development, these profiles showcase their success stories. The men discuss their background, motivation, and the distinct approaches they’ve taken to thrive. Their influence is valued and has made a positive impact in our communities. They are the leading men of the Lowcountry. 

Hilton Head Monthly & Bluffton Monthly put a spotlight on local men who make a difference. From business, medicine, real estate, dining and the arts, these profiles showcase their success stories.

The men discuss their background, motivation, and the distinct approaches they’ve taken to thrive. Their influence is valued and has made a positive impact in our communities. THEY ARE THE LEADING MEN OF THE LOWCOUNTRY.



After 30 years of service to Lowcountry animals and the humans who love them, you’d think Dr. Ben Parker would be getting ready for retirement. After all, during the course of his career he’s raised three children to adulthood in the Lowcountry and helped generations of pet owners keep their furry friends happy and healthy.



For 50 years, Knickers has set the standard for fashion on Hilton Head Island. From its iconic Harbour Town storefront, it has outfitted generations of locals and visitors in an ever-evolving wardrobe of styles. And since 1981, Jock Miller has been at the vanguard of that evolution.




There’s something new and different on Hilton Head Island. A town that already set a standard as a bicycle friendly community is now the launchpad for a brilliant new concept in cycling that’s taking the hospitality world by storm. It’s called Avocado Bikes, and it’s the brainchild of island local Ken Fagut, and his incredible partners.



For State Farm agent Christian Davis, the road to Bluffton and to his own agency began up the road in Greenville, with a solid foundation of hard work and dedication.



You can tell a Built Right Home when you see it. They’re the eye-catching exemplifications of modern Lowcountry luxe that grace magazine pages and Pinterest dream boards the world over. Each one stands apart as a singular work of form and function, but they all share the same foundation of quality. After all, if you’re going to put Built Right on the sign, you’d better put it into everything you do. 


Since 1994, when John Antunes brought his extensive knowledge and artistry with stone to the Lowcountry, Distinctive Granite & Marble has been the standard bearer for gorgeous countertops and stone accents in luxury homes and commercial projects across the region. But when you’re a company like DGM, one whose reputation has been polished to a brilliant shine over years of service in the Lowcountry, you need more than just one leading man.

James Terry & Joe DiNovo


For James Terry, the road to Crown & Anchor Barber Co. starts in a garage on Long Island.

“I started cutting my own hair, and that turned into friends and family. I built a barber shop in my parents’ garage,” he said. “I was 18 years old and basically opening a busines. So many random people started showing up at my house, it didn’t look good to the neighbors. So, my parents told me to go get my license and get out of the garage.”



Whether in the tranquil surrounds of Hilton Head Island or the rigors of active military service, Dr. David Reid has distinguished himself as one of the foremost plastic surgeons in our region. His experience as a surgeon brought him from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, building on a reputation and depth of knowledge he brings to every patient since moving to Hilton Head Island and opening Hilton Head Plastic Surgery and MedSpa.