Kristen McIntosh has been promoted to general manager of the Art League of Hilton Head.

McIntosh previously served as gallery manager for the nonprofit organization. She will now oversee all aspects of operations and communications for the gallery and the Art League Academy, as well as the physical needs of both facilities.

McIntosh will provide leadership to board members, volunteers and artists. She will also contribute to marketing, public relations and branding.

McIntosh has more than 10 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in public affairs with a focus in nonprofit management.

Prior to moving to the Lowcountry, McIntosh worked for Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana.

The Art League is located at 14 Shelter Cove Lane, inside the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. For more information, call 843-681-5060.

The Juice Hive in Bluffton was awarded a medal Jan. 19 in the national 2018 Good Food Awards ceremony on San Francisco. Owner Leslie Rohland, who also owns The Cottage Café in Bluffton, received top honors for her Shiso Leaf Kimchi and Lowcountry Kimchi.

Her medal was presented by Alice Waters, renowned chef, activist and pioneer at the forefront of the locally grown, organic food movement.

The Juice Hive is the only restaurant in South Carolina to be named a winner in the 2018 competition. The awards recognize food that tastes good, is respectful of the environment and is connected to communities and cultural traditions. Winners were selected in 15 categories, with 199 winners chosen from more than 30 states.

Steve Wilmot was elected to be the vice chairman of the Tournament Advisory Council for the PGA TOUR. Wilmot is tournament director for the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing and president of the Heritage Classic Foundation.

The Tournament Advisory Council’s (TAC) mission is to improve the business conditions for all PGA Tour tournaments by establishing and maintaining relationships between tournaments, the PGA Tour and PGA Tour players.

Wilmot will serve a two-year term as vice chairman and then will become chairman during the PGA Tour annual meeting in December 2019.

Nicole Myers has joined the staff of ComForCare Home Care as an office coordinator.

She has extensive experience and skills in management, customer service and marketing.

Myers previously served as community relations liaison with Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. She was also an ambassador for the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce, a committee chairman for the Beaufort County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and is a committee member for the Bluffton Chamber Young Professionals.

ComForCare serves the Lowcountry from its office in Bluffton. For more information, visit

Jolene and Luke Lesic have the joined the team of real estate professionals at Century 21 Diamond Realty.

Originally from Pittsburgh, the Lesics have been vacationing on Hilton Head Island since the 1970s. Their love for the Lowcountry brought them here to live permanently.

Jolene Lesic’s background includes accounting, marketing, property management for commercial real estate and human resources. She has worked in several schools and served on a board for a local municipal authority as a co-chairperson.

Luke Lesic’s career includes 32 years in law enforcement. He was the range master in charge of firearms training for Allegheny County. He actively participated in public relations with community youth groups and the local high school.

The Lesics can be contacted at 843-580-6230.

Karen Chellew and Catherine Shanahan, a part-time resident of Hilton Head Island, have opened a local office of their consulting firm, Divorce U Solutions, at 42 New Orleans Road on the island.

This is an expansion of their southeastern Pennsylvania office.

Shanahan is a certified divorce financial analyst, trained mediator, and daily money manager. She has been working in the financial industry for over 25 years.

Shanahan has dedicated the past several years to helping clients understand and navigate all aspects of divorce, including planning a secure financial future post-divorce.

Chellew is a legal liaison, experienced paralegal, and QDRO administrator. She is an affiliated member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Chellew is passionate about helping clients assemble the right team including an attorney and other professional services. She also founded a women’s organization called Sisters U which focuses on helping women be their best.

The two women, who have both been through divorce, opened the firm to help clients – mostly women – navigate the system by deconstructing the process and offering expert guidance along the way.

For more information, call 215-486-8347 or visit

  • Covert Aire, Mingledorffs Inc., Lowcountry Radio Group and Bryant Home Comfort worked together in December to help families in need through Covert Aire’s Operation Warm Up.

The program provided home heating installations for two families, while also making repairs in several other homes, for a total donation of more than $10,000.

The families were selected from 25 applications received in December.

In addition, Covert Aire collected more than 100 toys that were donated to Bluffton Self Help, and 200 canned goods that were donated to the Beaufort Help food bank.