Jonathan Belgrove has joined Simons Young + Associates as a studio designer. Previously, he was with Allison Ramsey Architects in Beaufort. He has a bachelor’s degree from Claflin University


David Couey has joined CresCom Bank as a new commercial loan officer and vice president in the Charleston area. Previously, he was with a business banker at Park Sterling Bank. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the College of Charleston.

Call center

Melynda Toth has joined Call Experts as director of human resources. She has previous experience in the health-care and legal industries. She has a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and communication from Marist College.

Cost management

Christian Johnson has been promoted to vice president of channel partnerships at SIB Fixed Cost Reduction. Previously, he was director of business development. He has a bachelor's degree in English and a minor in environmental studies from the University of the South, Sewanee.


Mason Ackerman has joined Thomas & Hutton as a designer with the civil engineering group. He is based in the Mount Pleasant office. Previously, he was a civil engineer for the City of Charleston. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Citadel.


Nicole Marosok has joined Charlestowne Hotels as an accounting assistant. Previously, she was head of accounts payable and assistant to the chief financial officer at Cinebarre in Mount Pleasant.

Land planning

Kelly Woodward-Medina has been promoted to senior designer at DesignWorks. Previously, she was a designer. She has a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Ball State University.


Justin P. Novak has joined Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms LLC as special counsel based in the firm’s Charleston office. He focuses his practice on litigation, professional liability defense, construction law, premises liability, self-service storage facility law and appellate matters, and he is a certified mediator. He has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Washington and Lee University and a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.


Brenda Shaw has joined the Lowcountry Food Bank as director of fundraising.


Patrice Scott and Abbey Budgick have joined Delta Pharmacy’s Daniel Island location. Scott is a certified pharmacy technician. Budgick is a customer service representative.

Real estate

Stephanie Branscum, Kandee Jackson, Mike Parrado and Mark Godwin have joined Carolina One New Homes as site agents.

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Branscum represents Mungo Homes in Saxony Lake at Cane Bay near Summerville.

Jackson has a bachelor's degree in retail science from the University of South Carolina. She represents Landmark 24 Homes in Sanctuary Cove at Cane Bay in Summerville.

Parriado has a bachelor's degree in wildlife biology from Clemson University. He represents builder Grayhawk Homes in nine communities.

Godwin has degrees from Johnson and Wales University and Trident Technical College. He represents Great Southern Homes at Lakeview Commons in Goose Creek.

Doug Nicoll has joined Blake-Wilder Strategies as vice president of land acquisitions for the Charleston and Myrtle Beach markets. Previously, he was director of land acquisitions for the Charleston, Hilton Head and Savannah regions for DR Horton’s coastal Carolina division. He has a bachelor’s degree from Delaware Valley University.

Paul Brown has joined ERA Wilder Realty James Island as a sales agent. He has a more than 30 years of construction and design industry experience.


Erika Smith has joined Palmetto Moon as vice president of merchandising. She is based in the Charleston headquarters. She has more than 20 years of experience in the retail fashion industry, most recently as vice president at Dressbarn.