Meet The Crew
COMMODORE DAN THOMPSON
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: BRANDY GRAY
Brandy is a Sales Manager for the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Bluffton, SC. She and her husband Mickey
have a daughter, Emma La’Claire. Brandy is a former Pirette and is in her 16th year with the Water Festival.
PRODUCTIONS COORDINATOR: BRIAN PATRICK
Brian began volunteering for the Water Festival in 2005. This is his first year as Coordinator. Brian is a retired Marine and currently works at the Force Preservation Office aboard MCRD Parris Island.
He has 3 children, Krieg, Kortni, and Alyssa. His Director is Dave Helmer.
PARKS COORDINATOR: CHRIS CANADAY
Chris is employed by the Town of Port Royal in the accounting/finance department. He and his wife Stacey, Marketing and PR Coordinator, have two boys, Hayden and Rowan. This is Chris’ 9th year with the Water Festival.
SALES & ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR: 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 9th year with the Water Festival.
SPONSORS COORDINATOR: ALAN LANGFORD
Alan is a Patrol Staff Sargeant with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. He and his wife Suzanne have two children, Meg and Zach. This is Alan’s 9th year volunteering with the Water Festival.
SPORTS COORDINATOR: BILL DAMUDE
Bill is a Social Studies teacher and wrestling coach at Beaufort High School. He and his wife Marcia have two children, Taylor and Jylian (a former Pirette). Bill is in his 9th year with the Water Festival.
MARKETING & PR COORDINATOR: STACEY CANADAY
Stacey is an attorney with Tupper, Grimsley & Dean, P.A. She and her husband Chris, Parks Coordinator, have two boys, Hayden and Rowan. Stacey is a former Pirette, and this is her 11th year volunteering with the Water Festival. Her director is Cristin Casper.
WATER & AIR 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 9th year volunteering with the Water Festival.
TREASURER: NICKY FOWLKES
Nicky is a full-time student. She and her husband, Mike, have two children Woody and Nick. Nicky has been a festival volunteer for 9 years. Her assistant treasurer is Indra Hendricks.