PROGRAM COORDINATOR: TODD STOWE
Todd began volunteering for the Beaufort Water Festival last century. He is a teacher at Bridges Preparatory School. Todd and his wife, Patsy, have two children, Christy, and Jessie. Tony Serrato is the Technology Consultant, Bernie Amaya is the Parking Director and Jake Woolsey is the Director of Public Safety.
ADMIN COORDINATOR: ARACELY "CELY" JOHNSON
Cely is a Beaufort native and a fifth-grade teacher at Beaufort Elementary School. She and her husband, Ray, have two daughters, Chandaa and Brinlee. She has one grandson, named Asher. This is Cely’s 10th year volunteering with the Beaufort Water Festival. Her Admin Director is Theresa Senese, the Protocol Director is Renea Gray, and the Volunteer Director is Sam Thomas.
MARKETING & PR COORDINATOR: DUSTY VICKERS
Dusty is the Owner/Operator of D's Home Improvements, LLC. His wife Jessica, two kids Rylee & Wyatt, and their dog child by the name of Penny live in Port Royal. He is originally from Blythewood, SC, and moved to Beaufort in 2010 to be closer to the endless amounts of creeks and waterways of the low country. He started volunteering with the Beaufort Water Festival in the summer of 2012. His Pirette Directors are Meghan Pierro and Jen Rotz.
PARKS COORDINATOR: SHELLEY KOLB
Shelley is a native of Beaufort and a seventh-grade math teacher at Riverview Charter School. She and her husband, Jeff, have four children: Mabrey, Carter, Clara, and Tillman. This is Shelley’s 19th year volunteering with the Beaufort Water Festival. Walter Gay is the Parks Director, Frank Mueller, and Josh Taylor are the Electrical Directors, Stephanie Ewell is the Facilities Director, and Logan Hofmann is the Setup Director.
PRODUCTIONS COORDINATOR: JERRY ASHMORE
Jerry works for The Greenery, Inc. and serves on the Port Royal Town Council. He and his wife, Tina, have five children and six grandchildren. He has enjoyed the Festival for many years and has volunteered since 2018. The Festival MC is Mike Taylor, the Hospitality Director is Liz Brown, the Productions Director is Dave Helmer, and the Staging Director is Alex Brautlacht.
SALES & MERCHANDISE COORDINATOR: CORI TALBERT
Cori works in the Media Center at Lady's Island Middle School. Originally from Maryland, Cori and her husband, Pat, made Beaufort their forever home after Pat retired from the U.S. Navy. They have three sons: Patrick, Zachary, and Nicholas. Cori has been volunteering with the Beaufort Water Festival since 2009. The Craft Market Director is Isaiah Martinez, Chris Hooper is the Hole Master, Melina Lee is the Merchandise Director, and the Beverage Director is Katie Gay.
SPONSORS COORDINATOR: KATIE JINDRICH
Katie started volunteering for Beaufort Water Festival in 2013. After a brief overseas tour her husband, Chas retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and they were able to settle back into the Lowcountry. They have three sons: Charlie, Zach, and Max. Katie teaches at Sea Island Presbyterian. The Sponsors Directors this year are Samatha Gay & John Hazel.
SPORTS COORDINATOR: GREG GODFREY
Greg is originally from Eunice, Louisiana. Greg retired as a Hospital Corpsman from the U.S. Navy in 2021 and currently works as a Senior Clinical Research Associate for Abbott Molecular, Inc. He has been volunteering with the festival since 2018. Greg has one child, Brooklynn. Kelsey Connor is the Sports Director.
TREASURER: MEREDITH KEENE
Meredith is a Beaufort native and the sole owner of Meredith A Keene CPA, LLC. She performs accounting services for local small businesses and income tax return preparation for individual and business clients. She has been involved with the Beaufort Water Festival most of her life, as the daughter of a Past Commodore, a former Pirette, and a volunteer with the Sea Island Rotary Club of Beaufort. Meredith’s director is Jennifer Canaday.
WATER & AIR COORDINATOR: KYLE GENTRY
Kyle is a Beaufort native, who has been volunteering for the Beaufort Water Festival since he was a young man. He came back to the festival in 2013, after exiting the U.S. Army. Kyle has seven children Bradley, Madison, Miya, Aubrey, Aniya, Kylie, and Beau. Kyle’s Directors are Chas Jindrich and John Turbeville.