TRIPLE THREAT

When it comes to achieving goals, Rachel Stratton is a big believer in balance: “I like to get things done so I can be ready for what’s coming next.”

And she’s certainly getting things done. In just the past few months, she has shared the stage at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina with Broadway star Laura Bell Bundy and earned two awards from the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico, including the People’s Choice Award, for her “What’s in Your Water?” project, examining whether containers marketed as BPA-free truly are.

ADVANCED AESTHETICS ACADEMY OPENS IN HARDEEVILLE

Advanced Aesthetics Academy, owned by Heidi Daly, has opened on Dermis Avenue in Hardeeville. The academy will offer instruction in aesthetic treatments, clinical rotations and elements of running a spa like client service, inventory and retailing. Students will earn more than 450 hours of training and will be able to apply for licensure as an aesthetician. Daly is a longtime resident of Hilton Head Island who has been an aesthetics instructor for nine years. Enrollment is open now. 

NATIONAL ACTIVIST AND PASTOR TO SPEAK ON HILTON HEAD

How can the intersection of race and faith help calm the troubled waters of today’s society? This theological and practical question will be the heart of Dr. Peter M. Wherry’s presentation on June 22 at Hilton Head Island’s St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church. 

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HILTON HEAD MOM MAKES SOCIAL MEDIA PAY OFF

In most ways, Amber Faust is like any other mother of three: constantly busy, splitting her time between work, activities, and driving her kids all over Beaufort County. But there is one thing Faust has that many of us don’t: an Instagram following of more than 200,000.  

With her website (faustisland.com) and Instagram account (@faustisland), Faust has built a small empire as a professional social media influencer.

MOTHER-DAUGHTER REAL ESTATE DUO SETS THE PACE IN SEA PINES SALES

Ever since Laura Cramer graduated from Duke University and then Washington University with a master’s degree, she has been a doer. A former college registrar and dean, she’s been active in local civic affairs, government, a board member at various organizations, and a top producer selling Sea Pines real estate for more than 40 years.

SEA PINES SELECTS ARCHITECT, CELEBRATES INSTRUCTOR

Sea Pines Country Club has selected golf course architect Phil Smith to create a masterplan for its Arnold Palmer-designed Club Course. Smith has more than 30 years of experience working with PGA Tour and golf course design legends Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf. He has led numerous high-profile renovations, including a complete redesign of the Phoenician Golf Club. 

Style wiseHILTON HEAD MOM AND NURSE STEPS UP HER LOOK

As both a labor and delivery nurse and a mother, Morgan Edmunds spends her days tending to the needs of others. Time to focus on herself — and her appearance — is in short supply for this Hilton Head Island resident. But with a new phase of her career coming, Edmunds knew she needed to work on her look. She decided to enter Monthly’s style makeover contest and, to her surprise, she won.

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LOCAL ARTIST LOGAN LEGGS EDELMAN WANTS TO SAVE THE WORLD

Perched atop a stool in the rustic, industrial back workshop at Bo Art, Logan Leggs Edelman seems like every bit the free-spirited vagabond artist you’d expect from his bio.

The 26-year-old discusses art in terms of its impact on the human condition — the way one moment of inspiration, poured out into a piece of artwork, can inspire countless others, and in the process affect real-world change that lifts up everyone.

JONATHAN GRIZ IS A YOUNG GOLFER TO WATCH

He doesn’t have a driver’s license yet and he’s three years away from being able to vote, but Jonathan Griz is already a better golfer than many people who have dedicated a lifetime to the sport. The Hilton Head Island ninth-grader is currently ranked No. 22 in the world for players 18 and younger and hopes to join the PGA Tour after college.

“I’m travelling a lot to tournaments all over the U.S.,” he said. “Golf is like my job.”