Jonathan Yarwood, director of golf and instruction with the International Junior Golf Academy, has been named to GOLF Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America.
Yarwood is one of 16 new members on the elite list this year. Since its inception in 1991, GOLF Magazine's Top Teachers in America ranking has become the industry standard for teaching excellence.
Yarwood, a British PGA Master Professional, has a long-standing career in golf instruction. He has trained a U.S. Open winner, two U.S. Amateur winners, two U.S. Girls' winners, three AJGA Players of the Year, four No. 1 juniors, a collegiate No. 1 and winners on the PGA, LPGA, European, Challenge, Asian and Australasian tours.
He has been recognized for his contribution to the game by being the youngest person to be made a British PGA Master Professional in 2011. He was also voted a Top 20 Teacher under 40 by Golf Digest, and Best Teachers in State Rankings for over a decade.
• Two Realtors from Century 21 A Lowcountry Realty have been honored recently with sales and service awards.
Dee Gramoy, owner of the company, recently received the Centurion Award for 2018 outstanding sales achievements from Century 21 Corporate, and Karen Smith Davis received the 2018 Quality Service Award.
According to the Century 21 website, the Centurion Award is "one of the most prestigious awards presented to Century 21 real estate professionals." Only a small number reach this status.
The Quality Service Award is presented to those individuals and offices "that consistently provide high levels of service to customers.
Century 21 A Lowcountry Realty is located at 40 Folly Field Road on Hilton Head Island. For more information, call 843-842-1616 or visit C21Lowcountry.com.
Jordan Treadaway has been named chief operating office at Outside Brands, includes Outside Hilton Head, Outside Palmetto Bluff, and Outside Savannah, as well as retail locations throughout the area.
Treadaway is a third generation Outside employee, following her father and grandfather.
She began her Outside career in 2005, working high school and college summers as a reservationist, retail associate and kayak guide. After graduating from Clemson University with a degree in business management with concentrations in Spanish and economics, she returned to Outside Brands as director of reservations.
After four years at J. Banks Design as design assistant, then director of operations, Treadaway returned to Outside Brands and her current position as COO.
Treadaway will be leading people and operations, quality, consistency, profitability, culture, development, communications, strategy and problem-solving at the organization.
The mission of Outside is to enrich lives by connecting people to exceptional places, products and experiences. 2019 marks Outside's 40th anniversary of local operations, and will be celebrating with a number of events. For more information, visit outside brands.com
Maria Bilotta has joined Style It Salon in Old Town Bluffton.
A graduate of Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School, she has six years' experience as an advanced barber.
Bilotta formerly conducted all facets of barbering at Peaceful Henry's Cigar Bar.
Some of her barber services available are men's military and tapered haircuts; hot lather, straight razor shaves; and beard trims.
Style It Salon is located at 3 Lawton St. For more information, visit styleitsalon.com.
Jennifer Redmond has joined Senior Helpers of Hilton Head as its family care coordinator.
Redmond will be working with clients to establish a personalized care plan to meet their needs, developing new business relationships and providing community education to meet the needs of the aging population.
She has more than 10 years' experience in the senior care field.
A South Carolina native, Redmond has lived in the Lowcountry for 23 years.
Senior Helpers is located at 1541 Fording Island Road, Suite 2 in Bluffton. For more information, call 843-815-3333 or visit seniorhelpers.com/hiltonhead-beaufort-sc.
• Stephany Voss has joined Just Glow Spray Tanning, which has recently merged with Bluffton Bronze spray tanning, where Voss was previously located.
Voss joins Just Glow founder Lisa Lewellen in her desire to provide an alternative to traditional tanning.
Voss has sprayed some of the world's most famous people and has been covered in New York and Allure Magazines. With years of experience as an aesthetician, Voss is mindful of skin health.
Just Glow offers multiple types of spray-tan options. Just Glow is located inside Crossfit 843 in Sheridan Park. For more information, visit justglowtan.com.
• Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort has announced several recent hires and promotions.
Stephen Arnold has been named general manager of the Robert Trent Jones Course. Originally from Owensboro, Ky., he started coming to Hilton Head Island in college, working in food and beverage during school breaks.
Having studied sports administration at the University of Louisville, Arnold joined the resort as a golf assistant upon moving to the area full time in 2008. While working at the golf courses, he also ran his family business in Kentucky from his Hilton Head Island home until they sold the business last year.
Brandi Darbonnier is now a group golf sales coordinator. Originally from St. Charles, Mo., she lived in California, Washington and Florida before moving to South Carolina.
Darbonnier attended Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Fla., on a golf and academic scholarship. She continues to play golf.
Kimberly McKee has taken the position of assistant manager of Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar. Originally from Lexington, Ky., she started vacationing on Hilton Head Island with her family in the 1980s.
McKee, who also has a South Carolina Real Estate license, eventually moved to Hilton Head Island and later Charleston, where she owned and operated multiple restaurants, before moving back to Hilton Head Island.
Laurie Sell has joined the team as commercial property manager. Sell moved to the island after 20 years working in the Michigan real estate industry with residential and commercial properties.
In her new position, Sell is responsible for managing the operation of commercial real estate properties in Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, as well as Palmetto Dunes.
Taylor Woodward has been promoted to chef de cuisine at Alexander's Restaurant & Wine Bar, having previously served as sous chef since November.
Woodward graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has both front- and back-of-the-house experience.
Previous experiences include work with national brands such as Whole Foods and Microsoft, as well as Lucky Rooster on Hilton Head as chef de cuisine.
Debra Zadoorian is accepting new clients at A Beautiful U Salon, 30 Plantation Drive in Bluffton.
Prior to living in the Lowcountry, she lived in New York and owned two salons. She has been in the industry for more than 30 years and specializes in all facets of hair color, perming, hair cutting and styling.
For more information, call 843-540-5628.
• Zach and Erica Ellis have opened Flow Space Fitness at 162 Bluffton Road, Suite 103, in the new Bluffton Chiropractic building. A grand opening will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 16.
Flow Space Fitness is a fitness studio and wellness company that offers a variety of fitness classes - including yoga, barre, high-intensity interval training and kettlebell.
The grand opening event is free and open to the public. Light hors d'oeuvres, champagne, wine and beer will be served.
Registration is encouraged by May 14.
Call 843-508-3009 or sign up at flow spacefitness.com/rsvp.