• Hilton Head Christian Academy (HHCA) announced the addition of two leaders within its athletics department: one a Bluffton native and former college athlete, and the other a former associate head coach at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.
Bluffton native J.W. Wilkerson returns home as the Eagles varsity baseball head coach and physical education mentor. Wilkerson graduated from Bluffton High School, where he was named to the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame. He then signed to play baseball at Toccoa Falls College (NAIA/NCCAA), playing outfield when the team was the 2010 National Runner-Up.
Over the past seven years, Wilkerson has helped build the baseball program at Southwest Florida Christian Academy (SFCA) in Fort Myers, Fla., where he was named the 2019 FACA District Coach of the Year.
Jason Grunkemeyer joins the Eagles as director of student-athlete and coach development and head coach for varsity boys basketball.
Grunkemeyer served as associate head men’s basketball coach at Ball State for the past eight seasons. In total, his experience includes 18 seasons as a Division I basketball coach at three institutions. During his time at Ball State, the Cardinals won three Mid-American Conference (MAC) West Division championships.
For more information visit hhca.gorepu.com.
Rick Sotiropoulos has been promoted to construction business development director at The Greenery.
Sotiropoulos has been with The Greenery since 2015 as the pre-construction manager. His new role will consist of seeking business opportunities, market research, maintaining and expanding client relationships.
Sotiropoulos is married to Angela, his wife of 25 years, and is a father of two children, Ethan and Cole. He is active in his community and has been a Lowcountry resident since 1996.
For more information, visit thegreeneryinc.com or call 843-785-3848.
Jenny Wells has joined Dollenberg Properties of Carolina Realty Group as a licensed Realtor who was previously with Keller Williams. Her sales volume earned her the distinction at Keller Williams of “Top 10 Agents” in 2020.
Wells earned her B.A. in business management from Hiram College and her M.B.A. in leadership from Franklin Pierce University. She previously worked in property management for 14 years prior to relocating to Hilton Head Island three years ago.
For more information, visit ericdollenberg.com or call 843-290-3063. Find Wells on Instagram at @jenny.wells.sells or #jennywellssells.
Justin Pierce has joined Mikkelson Law Firm LLC Justin as an attorney for the Bluffton firm, focusing on real estate closings.
Pierce received his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and his Bachelor of Science from Clarkson University. He is a member of the American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, and Beaufort County Bar Association. He received training and certification as a Guardian ad Litem and has practiced Family Law.
Pierce resides in Beaufort.
For more information, visit blufftonlawfirm.com or call 843-757-9330.