Courtney is originally from Pensacola, FL, but did a lot of her time growing up in Okinawa Japan. She works as a District Sales Manager for a steel company, and has a one year old little boy and a seven year old lab that still thinks she’s a puppy.
Courtney moved to Beaufort just over three years ago from Columbia SC and joined the JSLB immediately upon arrival. She has loved serving in the JSLB ever since, and has worked on the Prom Boutique as a Co-Chair, served on the board as Placement Chair, Secretary and now VP, and has been heavily involved in the BBQ. “Service with the League has not only given me some of my most dear friends, but connected me to this new community that I entered. It’s been invaluable to my experience in Beaufort!” -Courtney
A native of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, Ashley attended the University of South Carolina where she began her college career in hospitality but ended with a major in psychology. Her passion for creating events came from a long background as a personal assistant to an entrepreneur, an interior design assistant, interior design liaison and apprentice to a local floral designer. After a few years of resource development and planning events for nonprofit organizations, friends, family and former clients, Ashley realized she had found her niche. A natural born planner, who was introduced to the event market in 2003, she established Ashley Rhodes Event Designs in 2008. She strives to create fresh, simple, and smart event design in the Lowcountry. Her work has been published in Brides Magazine, Savannah Weddings, Charleston Weddings, Weddings Unveiled and Southern Weddings Magazine. Her work has also been featured on Style Me Pretty, The Town & Country Blog, The Knot, Snippet and Ink, Wedding Row, Elizabeth Anne Designs and June Bug Weddings. In August of 2013, Ashley began the next chapter of her life’s work as the Associate Director of Weddings and Social Events for the Inn at Palmetto Bluff while she planned and began her family. On August 1, 2015 she re-opened Ashley Rhodes Event Designs and looks forward to creating beautiful, luxury events in the Lowcountry for many more years to come.
Megan joined the JSLB in 2013 after she moved to Beaufort with her husband to be closer to family. She had just gotten married and started a new job at Bridges Preparatory School where she currently serves as the Literacy Coach. She joined the league to get involved in the community and meet like minded women. Megan currently serves as the Board Secretary, a position she was proud to assist with in order to get more involved in the league. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter Kylie. She really enjoys serving and helping our small community here in Beaufort!
Josephine grew up in Atlanta, GA and attended the University of Georgia where she majored in Magazine Journalism. She then went on to enjoy a 5-year career at a Wealth Management firm in Atlanta. In 2015, she moved to Beaufort with her husband who is a Flight Surgeon in the Navy. Josephine and her husband (and their Goldendoodle puppy, Tootsie) have absolutely fallen in love with the Lowcountry lifestyle.
Josephine works for the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce as their Communications Manager. Josephine joined the Junior Service League of Beaufort in 2015 where she has loved getting to know so many other great women while also using her time and talents to make a difference in the community. She currently serves as the JSLB Treasurer. Josephine is very grateful to JSLB as it has helped to make Beaufort feel like “home” to her.
Marlena moved to Beaufort in 2015 to join Beaufort Memorial OB-GYN Specialists as an OB-GYN physician. Her passion for women’s health and well being, as well as her interest in serving the community, led her to join the league last year. She is honored to serve on the Board of Directors this year as the Ways and Means chair, a position which allows her to really impact the women and families in the community by getting involved in the grant approval process. She is excited about working with the board and league members to make a difference in her community.
Lindsay has been a proud member of Junior Service League of Beaufort since 2011. A native of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, Lindsay is originally from Luray, S.C. she spent every summer in Beaufort and made it her permanent home in 2008. She has worked as Art Director of Pink Magazine and Paisley Magazine for nearly 8 years. Lindsay is very honored to serve on the Board of Directors and serve as publicity chair for the fourth year. She says volunteering in her community allows her to use her time and talents to help others without asking for anything in return. Although, each smile that lights up a child’s face or silent look of thankfulness from a parent makes every minute worth it. In choosing to volunteer with an organization like Junior Service League of Beaufort, she’s able to work together with dedicated women to make a greater impact than they would individually. Lindsay is very thankful for the wonderful, strong women she has met through this great organization.
Caitlin joined the Junior Service League of Beaufort in the fall of 2015. Originally from Greenville, South Carolina, Caitlin enjoyed a tenure in Columbia, South Carolina for undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctor degree in May 2015. As an Associate Attorney with Levin, Gilley & Fisher, LLC, Caitlin concentrates in the areas of Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, and Business Formations.
As a long time volunteer for organizations such as The Salvation Army, Safe Harbor, and the Ronald McDonald House, Caitlin understands the real change that comes from a large group of people devoting a small amount of time or small amount of money. She has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with like-minded women to impact the community in which she lives, and make long-lasting friendships in the process!
A native of Charleston, SC, Elizabeth is a 10th generation Lowcountry Girl. A realtor, Elizabeth moved to Beaufort many years ago. She is an honors graduate of Ashley Hall School for girls where she was the recipient of the Barbara Pierce Bush Merit Scholarship. She went on to earn a BA in English Literature from the College of Charleston. She is married to Andy Klosterman, a local civil engineer. They have a young son, Henry. She is currently the longest serving active member of JSLB.
More info on Gloria coming soon!