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    Cathy Shearouse | Ambassador 

    Jim N Nick's

    Catering and Sales






    Ken Kolbe  | Ambassador 

    Ken Kolbe Presents




    Michael Osteen | Ambassador 

    Port Wren Capital LLC

    Chief Investment Strategist





    Michael Osteen, MBA is an accomplished value investors, speaker, and investment publisher.  As a successful serial entrepreneur he brings a very unique perspective to value investing unlike many others. Mr. Osteen is the Chief Investment Strategist, for Port Wren Capital, LLC in this role he conducts investment research and manages the private equity portfolio.  His published articles have appeared in MarketWatch, and Seeking Alpha among others.  He has spoken to The Savannah CFO Council, The American Association of Individuals Investors (AAII), and the University of South Carolina.  Also, he has appeared on WHHI-TV’s Talk of the Town in Hilton Head. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Rivier University in New Hampshire, as well as, a Bachelors of Science degree with Honors from Clemson University in South Carolina. 


    Mike Devito | Ambassador 

    Independent Insurance Agent


  •   Mike Tripka | Ambassador 


       Insurance Agent 




      Missy Yost | Ambassador 

      Diamond Century 21





    Missy grew up in Mason, Ohio and lived most of her life in or near the Greater Cincinnati area. She attended the University of Cincinnati where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in business and a post-baccalaureate certificate in paralegal studies. She started her career as a paralegal in a personal injury law office but soon realized her passion was in real estate. She began working as a real estate litigation paralegal where she represented big banks in the corporate world and learned more about real estate and big business than she ever wanted to know. In 2014, Missy and her husband visited Hilton Head for the first time. They went back to Ohio, quit their jobs and never looked back. Missy became a licensed Realtor for Diamond Century 21 and became serving clients, customers, and friends in the Greater Bluffton area. The valuable lessons she learned in the corporate world and real estate law are now an advantage when serving her clients.

    "I have found my short time as an ambassador to be invaluable. I have met people and learned new things about my community by becoming more immersed in the community just by being active in the chamber."


      Laurie Towler | Ambassador 

      Rainbow International Restoration of the Lowcountry

      Regional Sales Director



    Rainbow has been providing 24/7 emergency restoration services for Water Damage, Fire & Smoke Damage & Mold Remediation, as well as expert Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning, Tile/Grout/Hard Surface Cleaning and Odor Removal for the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton areas since 2001.  Rainbow is an IICRC Certified Firm, and Laurie has IICRC certifications as a Water Restoration Technician, Odor Control Technician, Fire & Smoke Technician, and Carpet Cleaning Technician.  In addition to her technical certifications, Laurie has a broad knowledge of the restoration process, as well as, experience writing estimates and acting as a liaison between the company, the customer, and the insurance carrier.   Outside of work, Laurie rides horses and volunteers at Heroes on Horseback, enjoys cats, reading, Zumba latin fitness dancing, her motorcycle – a Harley-Davidson Road King Classic – and her muscle car, a 1968 Firebired named “The Possum."


     Anna Makar | Ambassador 

      The Palmettos of Bluffton

      Admissions and Marketing Director



    From day one back in 2009, Anna has been a part of the NHC Bluffton family as the Admissions Coordinator. With fifteen year of experience serving the senior community in Assisted Living, Hospice, and Skilled Nursing settings, when NHC decided to expand their services, Anna was the obvious choice to move next door and become the Admissions and Marketing Director for the new Assisted Living - The Palmettos. Anna has a natural joy and passion for working with and nurturing the senior community and she embraces the many challenges aging can bring to families, caregivers, and most importantly to the ones she serves most directly.


      Bill Arnold| Ambassador 

      Eagle Creations

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