Meet the Board

Emily Kremer

Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Emily moved to the Lowcountry in 2019. Emily joined the league in 2020 to give back to her new community and make friends with like minded women.  Last year Emily was the prom boutique chair and this year, Emily is serving as the President Elect on the Board. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family, baking, participating in community events and crafting. 

Jessica Goenen

Jessica is a South Carolina native who grew up in Sumter, SC but vacationed in Beaufort every summer with her family. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Health Fitness and a minor in Psychology. Jessica then went on to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy at A.T. Still University in Arizona. She loves what she does and enjoys helping others achieve their health and fitness goals! She loves this community and wants to give back as much as possible! 

Michaela Bibbins
Financial Vice President

Michaela Bibbins was born and raised in Beaufort, SC. After graduating from Beaufort High School in 2010, she attended Clemson University and graduated in 2014 with a degree in Marketing. After living in Charleston, SC for a few years, She returned back to Beaufort in 2016 and joined the league in 2021. She is married and has the cutest little boy who she adores so much. They absolutely love living back home and raising their son in the same beautiful place that they grew up in. She loves being a part of the league and working to make Beaufort an even better city.

India Karlyk
Administrative Vice President

India is a Beaufort native who joined JSLB to reconnect with her community and make friends after returning to the area from Charlotte, NC. She has a bachelors degree from the College of Charleston and a masters in Taxation from the University of South Carolina. India is a CPA with Guardian CPA Group. You will find her on the boat or at community events with her husband and daughter enjoying all the Lowcountry has to offer.  

Erin Witt
Appropriations Director

Erin has been a proud member of JSLB since 2018. Serving in many different roles on the board for the last 5 years, she is most looking forward to serving as the Appropriations Director. A Beaufortonian, Erin moved back to the low country after graduating from Clemson University with a Bachelors of Science in psychology. She immediately became involved with the League and has enjoyed being able to serve the community and meet so many wonderful women. She currently works as the Account Executive for CT Lowndes Insurance, and is overseeing their expansion into Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head. She also volunteers with the Open Land Trust and The Beaufort Chamber. In her free time you will find Erin with her family, traveling, hosting a get togethers. 

Laurel Ann Sams
Service Director

Laurel Ann Sams moved to Beaufort in 2021 from Spartanburg SC. She attended Wofford College and obtained a degree in Psychology. After graduation she took a gap year and attended Sherman College of Chiropractic. She practices at Beaufort Chiropractic and teaches as adjunct faculty for USC Beaufort part-time. She joined the Junior Service League in 2021 upon moving to Beaufort. Previously she had been a member of Junior League of Spartanburg and Junior League of Wilmington. Every league has provided lifelong friends and the ability to give back to the community. This is her second year on the board and is looking forward to a fantastic league year!

Ashton Sullivan
Member at Large

Ashton Sullivan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist who owns and operates Emerge Counseling & Art Therapy which is located in the heart of downtown Beaufort.  Ashton specializes in helping First Responders in our community to overcome the trauma that often results from their active engagement in emergency incidents.  She believes that true joy is found in making a difference in the lives of others- whether it be large or small.  She joined the Junior Service League of Beaufort to make a greater impact on the community by working together with others who share the same value. 

Emi Rendon Pope
Member Director

Dr. Emi Rendon Pope is a local Internal Medicine physician with Beaufort Memorial Hospital. She joined the JSLB board as the Membership Director for the 2023-2024 year. Previously she has served as Member at Large. She has been in the Beaufort area for the last five years after relocating from Savannah. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dog in the lowcountry sun.

Nicole Doherty
Communication Director

Nicole grew up in North Carolina and moved to Beaufort in 2022 to be near family after spending several years in Bozeman, Montana. She has a bachelors in Communication Studies from UNC Wilmington and a masters in Nutrition and Exercise Science from Montana State University. Working remotely in sales for a biotech software company, Nicole joined the Junior Service League immediately after arriving in Beaufort as a way to meet people, get involved in the community, and make friends. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Abigail Lynch
Past President

Abigail has been a member of JSLB since 2019 and will be stepping into an advisory role this league year as Past President after previously serving as President. JSLB has allowed Abigail to fulfil her passion of giving back to the Lowcountry community as well as forming friendships with other amazing JSLB members. Abigailis a Registered Dietitian and is currently traveling throughout the Southeast region to provide clinical support in various hospitals.