Meet The Crew

Commodore: Chris Canaday

Chris is the Finance Manager for the Town of Port Royal. He and his wife Stacey, have two boys, Hayden and Rowan. This is Chris’ 12th year with the Water Festival.  Paul Howe and Rand Thacker, serve as Festival consultants under the Commodore.

02 Jason

Program Coordinator: Jason Berry

Jason is a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist for the Navy. He and his wife Melissa have three children, Mark, Brandon and Cassidy. This is Jason’s 12th year volunteering with the Water Festival.  His Directors are John Turbeville and Sean Henrickson.

03 Todd

Admin Coordinator: Todd Stowe

Todd began volunteering for the Water Festival in 1995. He has been a teacher at Beaufort High School since 1994. Todd and his wife, Patsy, have two children, Christy and Jessie. His directors are Cristin Casper, Alan Langford, and Brooke Schott.

04 Erin

Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator: Erin ‘Tank’ Morris

Tank is a Beaufort native and graduate of Beaufort High School. He is a Patrol sergeant with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. Tank and his wife, Kiera Morris, have a son, Hunter. This is his 12th year with the Water Festival.  His directors are Renea Gray and Megan Meyer.

05 James

Parks Coordinator: James Nutt

A Beaufort native, this is James’ 10th year volunteering with the Water Festival.  He is a superintendent for Outdoor Accents, foundation and masonry.  His Directors are Frank Mueller, Tony Serrato and Kyle Gentry.

06 Shawna

Productions Coordinator: Shawna Doran

Shawna began volunteering with the Festival in 1999, with this marking her first year as a Coordinator.  She is a Registered Nurse and Corporate Director of Quality for Beaufort Memorial Hospital.  Shawna and her husband, Brett own Lohr Plumbing, Inc.  They have two children, Colton and Ava.  Her Directors are Dave Helmer and Knoll Duncan.

07 Brian

Sales & Admissions Coordinator: Brian Patrick

Brian began volunteering for the Water Festival in 2005. He is an Occupational Safety and Health Specialist at MCRD Parris Island.  He has three children, Krieg, Kortni, and Alyssa.  His Directors are Jeff Duncan, Shelley Kolb, Melina Lee, and Trevor McCants.

08 Robert

Sponsors Coordinator: Robert Averill

Rob is the Store Operator for the Piggly Wiggly in Port Royal, SC.  He and his wife Brooke have one child, Gavin. This is Rob’s fourth year volunteering for the Water Festival.  His directors are Nicky Fowlkes and Donna Patrick.

09 Josh

Sports Coordinator: Josh Schott

Josh is a lineman at SCE&G.  He and his wife Brooke have two children Joshua and Ava.  This is Josh’s 5th year with the Water Festival.  His director is Cathy Emmert.

10 Cori

Treasurer: Cori Talbert

Cori works in the Media Center at Lady’s Island Middle School.  She and her husband Pat have three sons, Patrick, Zachary, and Nicholas.  This is Cori’s eighth year of volunteering with the Water Festival and first year as a coordinator.

11 Ben

Water & Air: Ben Tanner

Ben, a Beaufort native, works at Hand And Tanner Financial Group, Inc. He and his wife Sara have one son, Hayes, and a daughter, Ella Cantley. This is Ben’s fifth year with the Festival, and his Director is Dusty Vickers.