Susan Schiavon has joined Re/Max Island Realty as a Realtor. A Lowcountry resident for 19 years, she is originally from Canton, Ohio. Previously she worked in the legal field as a paralegal for more than 30 years. As an investment property owner, Schiavon specializes in second home purchase and investments for her clients. Contact Schiavon at 843-298-4821 or

Aaron Benton has joined Mortgage Network Inc. as a loan officer at its Hilton Head Island branch. In his new role, Benton will help residents throughout the Lowcountry fulfill their home buying or refinancing goals.

Benton is a recent graduate of the company’s Mortgage Banker in Training (MBIT) program, which enables highly motivated loan officer candidates to learn all aspects of the mortgage business.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he graduated from St. John Fisher College with a degree in mathematics and adolescent education, before earning a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina.

Before joining Mortgage Network, Benton served as a math teacher for Hilton Head Island High School and coached football at Hilton Head Island Middle School.

Benton can be reached at or 843-341-0157.

Julie Parsley has joined Style It! Salon in Bluffton as a hair stylist. She has 34 years’ experience as a Paul Mitchell educator, spa and salon owner, and stylist.

Parsley studied at Don Davis Academy in San Diego and Hair World in Berlin and London.

Parsley can be reached at 304-677-4968.

Style It! Salon is located at 3 Lawton St. in Old Town. For more information, visit

Carla Raines of Bluffton has joined Century 21 Diamond Realty as a Realtor.

A Lowcountry resident for 22 years, Raines is originally from Ohio, where the graduated from the University of Akron with highest distinction.

Raines is a licensed property and casualty insurance agent and is an accredited customer service representative (ACSR).

Previously, Raines worked at Palmetto Bluff in property management and development. Other work experience includes nine years in sales for Aurora Diagnostics, and five years as development director for the American Heart Association, where she achieved national benchmarks for the local market and was recognized as a member of the Affiliate’s Champion Circle in 2018.

Raines can be contacted at 843-505-5475 or CarlaRainesC21DiamondRE