Kieran Staunton has been promoted to the position of head golf professional at Berkeley Hall Club.

He joined Berkeley Hall in May of 2017 as an assistant golf rofessional. He received his Class A PGA professional certification in February 2019.

A native of Surrey, England, Staunton has played on the European Tour, the European Challenge Tour and the Tour.

Berkeley Hall Club is located at 366 Good Hope Road in Bluffton. For more information, visit

• Papay Insurance Agency, an Allstate agency, has opened its location in Ridgeland, located in the Riverwalk Commons Shopping Center at 149 Riverwalk Boulevard.

Landon Papay is an Allstate insurance licensed agent in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. Papay Insurance specializes in providing clients with home, auto, renters, motorcycle, boat, ATV, business and life insurance policies.

The agency is open Monday through Saturday, and by appointment on Sunday. For more information, visit or email

GOLF Magazine has named Belfair’s director of instruction Jason Baile one of the Top 100 Teachers in America. Baile is featured in the magazine’s April issue.

Belfair now has two top-ranked golf instructors. Baile and Dana Rader, an LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals Hall of Fame Inductee. Rader is also an Emeritus Member of GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 teachers.

Baile has been with Belfair since 2012 and Rader joined Belfair in August 2018.

Last year, Baile was named Best in State for 2018 by Golf Digest and Carolinas Section Teacher of the Year. His other accomplishments include 2016 and 2018 Hilton Head Island Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year.

For more information, visit or call 843-757-0701.

Thomas Carrig has opened a new company, Chef T LLC, in Bluffton to provide personal chef services in the community.

The company will offer in-home customized food and wine service, including dinner parties, weekly meals, wine classes, cooking classes, cooking demos and nutrition consulting. Carrig will specialize in nutritious foods with ingredients locally sourced from sustainable family farms.

Carrig holds a degree in culinary arts and a bachelor of science degree in nutrition from Johnson & Wales. He also is a nutrition and dietetic technician and certified specialist of wine.

Previously, he was a personal chef in Charlotte for six years, with additional work experience in high-end health and wellness facilities.

For more information, visit, email, or call 704-962-7815.

• Denise D’Amico and Heather Bennett from Sandy Paws Pet Salon attended the Atlanta Pet Fair and Conference March 7-9.

They attended the AKC S.A.F.E Grooming course and were certified through American Kennel Club for safe handling of pets.

D’Amico also took classes on CBD oil for pets, understanding short nose breeds, and safe handling for cats.

Bob Davis

Hilton Head Public Service District (PSD) has once again been honored with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Facility Excellence Award for the PSD’s Recycled Water Plant on Oak Park Drive.

This is the PSD’s third straight year earning the award, which recognizes the plant for environmental protection and regulatory compliance.

The PSD’s Recycled Water Plant annually recycles about 1 billion gallons of treated wastewater, producing beneficial recycled water that is then used for golf course irrigation and wetlands nourishment, with zero discharge to area waterways.

Additionally, Bob Davis, Hilton Head PSD Recycled Water supervisor, has been honored with the Water Environment Federation’s William D. Hatfield Award from the Water Environment Association of South Carolina.

The statewide award recognizes outstanding performance and professionalism in wastewater treatment plant operations.

Davis joined the PSD in 2016. He previously served as operations director with Georgetown County (S.C.) Water and Sewer. He began his career in the water and wastewater industries with International Paper in New York and South Carolina.

Davis holds advanced operator licenses in all water and wastewater categories, as well as a bachelor of science degree in biology from Coastal Carolina University, and an associate’s degree in science from Horry-Georgetown Tech.

For more information, call 843-681-5525 or email

Milena Stephens has joined Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) as its new education administrative coordinator. In this position, she will ensure every member has the resources to be fully prepared for a certification workshop or event.

Stephens will serve as liaison between hosts and participants to guarantee each has the best possible and most rewarding experience. She will also process scores and communicate with PTR members.

Stephens has been a member of the organization since 2011, and is a Certified Professional in all PTR education pathways. She grew up on the courts of her parents’ tennis club, where she started playing at age 3. As a junior player, Stephens reached No. 1 in her native Brazil.

She earned a full athletic scholarship to play for Delta State University, and went on to earn her B.A. and then a Master’s degree in sports management.

Stephens previously served as director of tennis at Cleveland Country Club in Mississippi, and coached at Midtown Athletic Club in Weston, Fla., where she discovered a passion for working with children.

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 16,400 members in 125 countries.

For more information, visit

• REI Equity Partners has opened a new division, REI Commercial Capital, with offices in Beaufort and in Connecticut.

REI is composed of a group of highly experienced and certified financial professionals. Each of the three managing partners, Robert Priest, Alan Blair and Robert Hebert, has more than 35 years’ experience in finance, commercial real estate, construction and business management.

Priest has 28 years of experience as a contractor and understands the challenges that sometimes face those in the construction industry when it comes to financing for equipment and other business expenses.

For more information, visit or call 843-541-2966.

Andrea Eldred and Brandon Edwards

Cameron & Cameron Custom Homes has unveiled its new name, Element Construction. The Lowcountry custom home building company was launched eight years ago by the late Nathan Cameron.

Since then business has consistently thrived for the company, which specializes in luxury home construction in local private communities such as Colleton River, Palmetto Bluff and Spring Island.

Element will remain under the leadership of partners Andrea Eldred and Brandon Edwards.

Edwards has more than 18 years of experience in the construction industry. He is graduate of Clemson University’s School of Architecture and holds both his residential builder’s license and his general contractor’s license.

Eldred has been managing Cameron & Cameron since its inception in 2011.

The company will retain all current staff, including project managers Dave Stevenson, J.J. Hegan, and Eric Cameron; office staff, Ana Ramirez and Beth Dailey; plus its team of craftsman and preferred vendors.

Over the past decade, the company has earned numerous recognitions, including repeated honors at the annual Hilton Head Area Homebuilders’ Association Lighthouse Awards.

For further information, contact Eldred at 843-837-9300 or

• Stefany Cerame has opened Pawmetto Walkers, a fully licensed and insured dog walking and pet sitting company, offering personalized care for pets’ needs.

Cerame has been caring for animals professionally since 2010, from Columbia’s Riverbanks Zoo to the Georgia Aquarium. Having spent the past three years as a veterinary assistant working in emergency as well as general practice veterinary medicine, she has developed a reputation as a compassionate caregiver for animals.

She previously offered her services as a dog walker in Denver, Colo.

Offering full-service dog walking, dog jogging, poop scooping, and pet sitting, Pawmetto Walkers uses GPS tracking and notifications for owners. A complimentary meet-and-greet prior to any service lets a dog meet their new walker and establish a bond, making for a better experience and a happier pooch.

For more information, visit, email or call (804) 513-7783.


Leslie Bigwood and Ashley Cubbage have opened Now We’re Talking Therapy Service at 1536 Fording Island Road, #105.

The company offers pediatric speech and occupational therapy services, both in the clinic and in the community.

Bigwood previously owned Simila Clinic in Savannah. Cubbage has worked independently in Beaufort County.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 843-837-2080, visit or email