Meet the Board

Missy Nelson

Missy is a Beaufort native and joined the Junior Service League of Beaufort in 2015. She was voted “Provisional of the Year” by her peers for her passion and dedication to the League. In 2017, Missy chaired our annual Prom Boutique where 74 local Junior and Senior high school girls were able to leave with their dream prom dress for FREE! She is a mother to 4 beautiful daughters. She works for a local pillow manufacturer and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her girls and cheering them on at sporting events. Her passion for children spills over into the work we do as a League and she served on the Board as our 2017-2018 Service Director, President Elect 2018-2019 and now as our current 2019-2020 President!



Brittany Rosson

Brittany joined the Junior Service League of Beaufort in 2017, after wanting to make an impact in her new community. Brittany was voted “Member of the Year” by her Junior Service League peers in 2019. In 2019 Brittany co-chaired Prom Boutique where local Junior and Senior high girls are able to pick out their fairytale gowns for prom. She moved to Beaufort, SC in 2016 with her husband Christopher, and dog Swayze. Since then she has added a son, Everett (1). Brittany works at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in the Rehab Department. She is so excited to learn and grow with such an inspiring group of women striving to make our community a better place. She cannot wait to serve as President-Elect in 2019-2020.


Bobbie Jo Poole
Administrative Vice President

Bobbie joined the Junior Service League in 2017 with a desire to work alongside equally dedicated women to enrich our community. Bobbie has lived in Beaufort since 2001 where she completed her degree in Public Service. Bobbie has dedicated her time to her community at an early age working for Hope Haven as a volunteer that included emergency on call by telephone and hospital visits with victims and families. Her many years as a legal secretary working for a prominent family court attorney has extended her knowledge and skills within the court systems and procedures for handling of the most sensitive situations. Bobbie has served her community as a patrol officer with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department and is married to a Beaufort Police Lieutenant. Bobbie currently works with Regions Bank as a Financial Consultant in which she continues to offer her free services to the community and local schools teaching financial wellness, protection, and security. As a mother of three along with her education and experience, she can offer creative and logistical ideas to our league as our 2019 Administrative Vice-President.


Lynnette Thompson
Financial Vice President

Lynnette has been a proud member of JSLB since 2016.  Born and raised in the Lone Star State, Lynnette married a Marine and life brought her to the LowCountry in 2007.  She has made Beaufort her home ever since.  Lynnette has served on Touch-A-Truck for two consecutive years and was the 2019 JSLB Jubilee Chairwoman raising $22K to support the mission of our league.  She is a graduate from the University of Maryland University College earning a degree in Business Administration and Management.  Lynnette spent 15 years working for the Department of Defense and the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society by providing financial counseling and program management for the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program for the United States Marine Corps. She is currently a Flight Attendant with Southwest Airlines providing great southern hospitality only learned from living in South Carolina. Lynnette has been married to her husband, David, who is a retired CWO3 in the Marine Corps.  Together they have two boys, Trent (19) and Lance (17), who keep them busy with boating, baseball, and all the fun and not so fun stuff that come with raising teenage boys.


Stephanie Blocksma
Appropriations Director


Stephanie, originally from East Tennessee, relocated from Atlanta to Beaufort at the beginning of 2016 when her husband was stationed at USMC Parris Island. She has been a member of JSLB since joining in the fall of 2016. Stephanie is a CPA and works full time as an Assurance Manager at DHG. When not working, she enjoys traveling and being amongst her friends and family. Stephanie stepped in to serve as Appropriations Director during the middle of the 2018-19 League year and is thrilled to continue on as Appropriations Director for the 2019-20 League year!


Angel Marcinkoski
Service Director

Angel moved to the Lowcountry in 2017. Originally from Metter, Georgia, she graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Master of Public Health and has spent the last 6 years working in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery. She joined the Junior Service League of Beaufort in 2017 after having a desire to learn more and do more for the community she now calls home. Angel is the Assistant Disaster Recovery Coordinator with Beaufort County and when not preparing for hurricane season, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son and their two cats. She is excited to serve on the 2019 Board as Service Director.


Zarah Goodyear
Member at Large

Zarah is a Beaufort native and joined the Junior Service League of Beaufort in 2018. After experiencing Touch-A-Truck, Prom Boutique and Jubilee she knew she wanted to be more involved with the league and decided to join the board. She is also a Beaufort Regional Chamber Ambassador, and serves on the Leadership Beaufort Alumni Association board and was a 2019 Beaufort Regional Chamber Civitas Nominee for Outstanding Leadership Beaufort Alumni. Zarah has been an insurance agent for seven years with Beaufort County Farm Bureau Insurance. She enjoys going to the beach, fishing and paddle boarding. She is very excited to be a part of such an amazing group of women and is eager to help the league grow.


Erin Witt
Membership Director

Erin joined the league in 2018, and began to serve on the board in 2019. As a native to Beaufort, she felt called to serve the community. After graduating from Clemson in 2017, she began her career as a registered representative for Amy Bowman State Farm. Additionally she teaches yoga at Balance Boutique Fitness. In her free time she enjoys long walks and paddle boarding with her beagle, Chester, cooking and traveling. Through the diversity of the league, she intends to grow the membership in order to increase the impact on our community. Her favorite event is Jubilee, a time of celebration. Time to celebrate each member for the dedication to the league and also celebrate the organizations we support. The league has provided Erin the opportunity to build meaningful friendships with women who are likeminded.


Hannah Nichols
Communications Director

Hannah is originally from the Upstate of South Carolina, but has lived in the Lowcountry since 2015. She joined the Junior Service League in 2018, and was honored to be voted “Provisional of the Year” by her peers. Hannah has a B.A. in Graphic Design from Anderson University, and works as a creative director in the publishing industry. She also enjoys volunteering with her husband’s local music education initiatives (Go Sea Island Sound!). In her spare time, Hannah enjoys reading, cooking, performing music, baking, and walking the beach with her dogs.


Lindsay Gifford
Past President

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 the Art Director of Pink Magazine and Paisley Magazine for more than 10 years and enjoys bringing a positive, empowering magazine to women throughout the southeast. Lindsay was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Lowcountry Young Professional Award by the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce. Lindsay is very honored to serve on the Board of Directors and serve as Past-President after serving as President for 2 years and Publicity Chair for 5 years. 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.


Sustainer Liason

More info on our sustainer liason coming soon!