Meet The Crew

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COMMODORE: BILL DAMUDE
Commodore Bill Damude and First Lady Marcia have been married for 31 years and living in beautiful Beaufort for the same period of time. Bill has been teaching and coaching at Beaufort High for the past 28 years and is in his 32nd year of teaching overall. Marcia works in the Women’s Imaging Center at Beaufort Memorial Hospital and is the Imaging Services Coordinator. Bill and Marcia have two children;  a son, Taylor, who attends the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and a daughter, Jylian a former Pirette, attends the College of Charleston.

Paul Howe and Rand Thacker, serve as Festival consultants under the Commodore.

 

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PROGRAM COORDINATOR: CHRIS CANADAY
Chris is the Finance Manager for the Town of Port Royal. He and his wife Stacey, Productions Coordinator, have two boys, Hayden and Rowan. This is Chris’ 11th year with the Water Festival.  His Directors are Adam Aimar, Van Brown, Jeff Duncan, Alan Langford and John Turbeville.

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PRODUCTIONS COORDINATOR: STACEY CANADAY
Stacey is a shareholder at Tupper, Grimsley & Dean law firm, and this will be her 13th year with Festival. She and her husband Chris, Program Coordinator, have two boys, Hayden and Rowan. Her directors are Dave Helmer, Ramona Brown and Liz Brown.

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PARKS 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 11th year with the Water Festival. His directors are Pam O’Bryan, Frank Mueller, Frank Pataki, Todd Stowe and Dusty Vickers.

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ADMIN 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 3 children, Krieg, Kortni, and Alyssa.  His Directors are Rainey Schott, Amy Lane, and Brooke Schott.

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SALES & ADMISSIONS 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 11th year volunteering with the Water Festival. His Director’s are Jennifer Partridge, Melina Lee, Shelley Kolb, and Tim Brown.

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MARKETING & PR COORDINATOR: JAMES NUTT
A Beaufort native, this is James’ 9th year volunteering with the Water Festival.  He is a field manager for Builder’s Wholesale Flooring. His Directors are Emilee Brown, Elizabeth Snyder, and festival photographer Renea Gray.

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SPONSORS COORDINATOR: ROB 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 third year volunteering for the Water Festival. His directors are Jessica Hawley and Shawna Doran.

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SPORTS 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 13th year with the Water Festival. His director is Cathy Emmert.

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WATER & AIR 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 4th year with the Water Festival.  His director is Kyle Gentry.

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TREASURER: 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 newly born daughter, Ella Cantley. He is very proud of his extensive Furby collection. This is Ben’s 4th year with the festival, and his assistant treasurer is Cori Talbert.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Jul
17
Fri
6:00 pm Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm
Sponsored by The Preserve at Port Royal Gates at 6pm, Ceremony at 7pm Entertainment by The Parris Island Marine Band with a Fireworks show at Dusk [...]
Jul
18
Sat
7:30 am Bocce Tournament @ Waterfront Park
Bocce Tournament @ Waterfront Park
Jul 18 @ 7:30 am
Sponsored by JoCoConstruction/Sea Island Elevator  8am-12pm Waterfront ParkRegister by July 11th7:30 am check-in; 8:00 am start timeEntry fee of $40.00 per two-person team
9:00 am Badminton Tournament @ Waterfront Park
Badminton Tournament @ Waterfront Park
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am
Sponsored by AC Harvey’s Screen Printing Waterfront Park 8:30 am check-in; 9:00 am start time Register by July 11th. Limited to the first 20 entries. [...]
9:00 am Croquet Tournament (Golf Croquet) @ Dataw Island Croquet Lawns
Croquet Tournament (Golf Croquet) @ Dataw Island Croquet Lawns
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – Jul 19 @ 4:45 pm
Sponsored by Modern Jewelers 8:30 am check-in; 9:00 am start time Register by July 11th Entry fee of $25.00 per person for one tournament; $35.00 per [...]

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