Women who protect the community and care for their families.
ALWAYS READY TO HELP
As a trained registered nurse and stay-at-home mom, Katie Gooding of Bluffton knows what juggling feels like.
She is a Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services volunteer and works as part of a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, spiritual care providers, mental health professionals, and recovery planners who help people when disaster strikes. They are equipped to handle large-scale disasters, like tornadoes and floods, but most of their work focuses on fires.
A MOM WITH MANY HATS
Joheida Fister has many titles. Fire marshal. Public information officer. Deputy fire chief. Mom.
In September, Fister will celebrate 20 years with Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue. For 15 of those years, she has held the title of mom.
While many women work full-time jobs in addition to raising families, Fister has a lot riding on her shoulders.
SHE’S GOT THIS!
Sgt. Michelle Mayers is a single mother of two daughters, Alana (14 years old) and Lauren (12 years old) and has worked for the Bluffton Police Department since 2010. Radiating positive energy, she will disarm you with her smile, her outlook on life will capture your heart, and her badge of honor is motherhood.
HELPING THE COMMUNITY
Hilton Head nurse Amber Adkins was no stranger to juggling her busy family schedule. With an active duty Marine husband, a 12-year-old son and twin 9-year-old girls, family life required organization and effort, a task that she gladly embraced.
However, the last year of life during a global pandemic and a job change to the frontlines of Hilton Head Hospital’s emergency room have proved both a challenge and a joy.
MORRIS CENTER FOR LOWCOUNTRY HERITAGE PRESERVES HISTORY
The Sinclair Service Station building sits on a bustling corner in the center of Ridgeland’s downtown. With its red-tiled roof and antique gas pumps, it is a relic of another time.
The Mission Revival-style service station was built in 1937 and operated for three decades. But today, thanks to the vision of a local businessman, it embodies both the past and future of the Jasper County seat.
1. BERKELEY HALL CLUB NAMES ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, CFO
Jeff Dekruif has joined the Berkeley Hall team as assistant general manager and chief financial officer. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the golf resort and country club industries. Most recently, Dekruif served as the CFO and assistant general manager for Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, Calif.
1. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF HILTON HEAD NAMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
Jan Cooper, Lt. Andres F. Florencio and Carla Seebald are the newest Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head board members. Cooper has had a successful career with Deloitte Touche in strategy and innovation, operations, and marketing. She has a passion for youth development and has experience with the United Way, Girl Scouts and other organizations.