PROGRAM COORDINATOR: JOHN GENTRY
John is a physical education teacher at Beaufort Middle School. He and his wife Jan have three children, Megan, Erin and Kyle. Both his daughters were Pirettes and his son was a Water Festival Director. John has been a Water Festival volunteer since 1984. His director is Clark Robinson.
SPORTS COORDINATOR: JACK LITTLE
Jack is a home mortgage consultant with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. He and his wife Cammye have three children, Michael, Cameron and Becca. This is Jack’s 17th year with the festival. His director is Jason Berry.
PARKS COORDINATOR: BERNIE AMAYA
Bernie is a sales coordinator at Grayco Building Center. He and his wife Tracy have three children, Amber, Amanda and Alex. This is Bernie’s 12th year with the Water Festival. His directors are Brian Patrick, Todd Stowe, Frank Mueller, Pam O’Bryan, James Nutt, and Kirk Prinsen
WATER & AIR COORDINATOR: DAN THOMPSON
Dan is a network technician with Hargray Telephone Company. His wife Bonnie is the Arts & Craft Market Director. They have a daughter, Amanda. This is Dan’s 11th year with the Water Festival. His director is Erin (Tank) Morris.
SALES & ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR: BRANDY GRAY
Brandy is a Sales Manager for the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Bluffton. She and her husband Mickey have a daughter, Emma La’Claire. Brandy is a former Pirette and is in her 14th year with the Water Festival. Her directors are Bonnie Thompson, Chad Langford, Anna Edwards and Alan Langford.
PRODUCTIONS COORDINATOR: DONNA PATRICK
Donna is an active duty U.S. Navy Corpsman stationed at MCRD Parris Island. She and her husband, Brian (also a Water Festival volunteer) have three children, Krieg, Kortni and Alyssa. Donna is in her 7th year with Water Festival. Her Director is Rand Thacker.
SPONSORS COORDINATOR: CHRIS CANADAY
Chris is employed by the Town of Port Royal in the accounting/finance department. He and his wife Stacey — also a Water Festival volunteer and former Pirette — have two children, Hayden and Rowan. This is Chris’ 7th year with the Water Festival. His director is Henri Madlinger.
MARKETING/PR COORDINATOR: BILL DAMUDE
Bill is a Social Studies teacher and wrestling coach at Beaufort High School. He and his wife, Marci,a have two children, Taylor and Jylian (a former Pirette). Bill is in his 7th year with the Water Festival. His director is Stacey Canaday.
ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR: ADAM AIMAR
Adam is employed with Ocean Light an electrical contracting company. He has two children, Mason and Chloe. Adam has been a festival volunteer since 2002, and this will mark his first year as a coordinator. Adam’s directors are Rose Cole, Charlotte Gonzalez, and Mikel Swinton.
TREASURER: NICKY FOWLKES
Nicky is a branch manager for Lowcountry National Bank. She and her husband, Mike, have two children, Woody and Nick. Nicky has been a festival volunteer for seven years and her assistant treasurer is Indra Morton.