Meet The Crew
COMMODORE: 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 17th year with the Water Festival.
PROGRAM 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 10th year with the Water Festival.
SPORTS COORDINATOR: CHRIS CANADAY
Chris is employed by the Town of Port Royal in the accounting/finance department. He and his wife Stacey, Sales and Admissions Coordinator, have two boys, Hayden and Rowan. This is Chris’ 10th year with the Water Festival. His Director is Josh Schott.
PRODUCTIONS 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 10th year with the Water Festival.
MARKETING AND P.R. COORDINATOR: ALAN LANGFORD
Alan is a Patrol Staff Sergeant with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. He and his wife Suzanne have two children, Meg, who is second year Pirette, and Zach. This is Alan’s 10th year volunteering with the Water Festival. His Director is Cristin Casper.
SALES AND ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR: STACEY CANADAY
Stacey is an attorney with Tupper, Grimsley & Dean, P.A. She and her husband Chris, Sports Coordinator, have two boys, Hayden and Rowan. Stacey is a former Pirette, and this is her 12th year volunteering with the Water Festival. Her Directors are Robert Averill, Melina Lee, Elizabeth Brown and Jennifer Partridge.
PARKS COORDINATOR: BRIAN PATRICK
Brian began volunteering for the Water Festival in 2005. This is his second 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 Directors are Frank Mueller, Pam Obrien, Todd Stowe and Frank Patakis.
SPONSORS 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 10th year volunteering with the Water Festival.
WATER AND AIR COORDINATOR: JAMES NUTT
This is James’ 8th year volunteering with The Beaufort Water Festival. James is a field estimator for Builder’s Wholesale. His Director is Bernie Amaya.
ADMIN COORDINATOR: TIM BROWN
This is Tim Brown’s third year with the Water Festival. He and his wife, Susan, have five children Chas, Anna, Maggie, Kate, and Sophie. Tim is the delivery supervisor with Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated. His Director’s are Emilee Brown, Rainey Stoute and Shelly Kolb.
TREASURER: BEN TANNER
This is Ben’s third year with the Water Festival, he and his wife, Sara, have one child, Hayes. Ben works with Hand and Tanner Financial Group.