Fred Hogshead, a newly licensed South Carolina real estate agent, has joined Collins Group Realty. He will work with the company’s growing Bluffton team as a buyer’s specialist.

Hogshead is a 10-year Bluffton resident and native of South Carolina. He will be working closely with clients seeking to purchase real estate throughout Bluffton and the surrounding mainland.

Hogshead has spent the past 20 years in electrical sales for commercial and residential construction, with positions ranging from sales to general manager.

Married to his wife, Amanda, a teacher at Okatie Elementary, for 17 years, they have two daughters, Aubrey and Langley Ruth.

Collins Group Realty is a leading real estate firm with offices in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. For more information, visit

Kathy West has joined The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island as Community Relations Counselor.

Scheduled to open soon, The Bayshore will offer residents upscale, rental retirement living with the added convenience of receiving personal care in their apartment. The new community is located at 421 Squire Pope Road on Hilton Head Island.

A graduate of Elon University, West has 23 years of experience in all aspects of senior living. At Bayshore, her focus is on maintaining relationships with others including physicians, case managers and other specialty providers.

The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island is being developed by Bayshore Retirement Living. For more information, call 843-342-2222.

Susan C. Roberts has been named executive director of Canterfield of Bluffton, a senior living community in Okatie.

Roberts is a graduate of University of Florida Gainesville, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in telecommunications and journalism.

Prior to joining the Canterfield team, Roberts served over the past 15 years in numerous administrative positions across the spectrum of senior health care, working in assisted living and memory care communities as well as at a hospice agency.

Canterfield of Bluffton is located at 567 N. Okatie Highway. For more information, visit www.canterfieldofbluffton .com or call 843-783-3599.

Tierra Schaffer has joined Foundation Realty as a Realtor.

A Pennsylvania native and graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Schaffer worked as an elementary school teacher for 10 years. She spent four years at Hilton Head Preparatory School.

She brings to her new position a passion for education and for serving the community.

Schaffer can be reached at 610-737-0977. Foundation Realty is located at 22 Folly Field Road on Hilton Head Island. For more information, call 843-686-4002, email support@FoundationRealty or visit www.hiltonhead

Michael Murray has joined J. Banks Design as product and brand manager.

Murray spent the past 13 years in the fashion industry working for Ralph Lauren on Madison Avenue in New York. Most recently, he was Ralph Lauren’s concept designer for men’s tailored clothing.

Murray was responsible for implementing ideas and broad design concepts for collections, creating mood and fabric boards to guide designs, as well as curating global showrooms in New York and Milan.

Prior to Ralph Lauren, Murray worked on Hilton Head Island in the real estate industry. As a longtime islander, he attended both Hilton Head Prep and Hilton Head High School. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Murray will work on product development and licensing, conceptual project visioning, and the development and implementation of brand messaging for product across all company departments.

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• Jeff Kent has been named director of agronomy at Colleton River Club.

Kent has a varied career in turf management with extensive and successful experience in the Southeast and its particular types of grasses. He will begin his full-time duties May 5, in time to supervise the community’s planned Nicklaus golf course renovation.

Kent has served as superintendent at a number of the country’s most prestigious clubs, including La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach, Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, Atlantic City Country Club in Atlantic City, and as an assistant superintendent at Inverness Club in Toledo and Congressional Country Club in Bethesda.

Kent graduated with highest honors with a degree in turfgrass management from the SUNY system in New York. For the past two years, he was president and owner of Agronomic Consulting Enterprises, LLC., during which time he provided advice and counsel to golf clubs throughout the country.

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Louisa Danzell, Allison Filippone and Erica Barton have joined Re/Max Island Realty.

Originally from the Netherlands, Danzell has been a resident of the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area for the past 23 years.

She previously worked for a real estate agency in the Netherlands while attending college.

Contact her at LouisaDanzell@ or 843-290-3422.

Filippone is a native of Tennessee who moved to the Lowcountry in 2008.

Along with being a full-time Realtor, she also is a small business owner, a wife, and a mother of two boys. Filippone has extensive experience in property management, renovations and remodeling, marketing, and client relations.

She can be reached at Allison or 843-901-9946.

A native of Alabama, Barton’s family moved to South Carolina in 1982. In July 2016, Barton and her family moved to the Lowcountry.

She has been in real estate for four years, serving buyers and sellers. Barton earned the Leading Edge Award and the Gold Achievement award with the company she was with before moving. Barton and her husband, Brad, have two children.

She can be reached at EricaBarton or 803-292-2943.