grand strand Chapter Members

 

Committee Chair Positions

Michael King, Community Involvement Chair KingOne Properties of Myrtle Beach is owned and operated by Michael King. Michael was the former director of real estate sales for the highly successful Grande Dunes community, which transformed the real estate market in Myrtle Beach and became the top selling new home community in America. A long-time Myrtle Beach resident, he was also in charge of sales and marketing for Heritage Communities, which INC Magazine named the #1 Fastest-growing real estate development firm in America in 1998.

Michael King, Community Involvement Chair

KingOne Properties of Myrtle Beach is owned and operated by Michael King. Michael was the former director of real estate sales for the highly successful Grande Dunes community, which transformed the real estate market in Myrtle Beach and became the top selling new home community in America.

A long-time Myrtle Beach resident, he was also in charge of sales and marketing for Heritage Communities, which INC Magazine named the #1 Fastest-growing real estate development firm in America in 1998.

Chapter President

 Michael K. King

(CEO and Founder, King One Properties International)

Claudia Berner, Fundraising Chair From an early age her infatuation has been in caring for others.  Her career aspirations began in considering nursing, respiratory therapy, special needs children and finally finding my passion in the nurturing of animals with a B.S., in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. After over 20 years in corporate America I am privileged to be looking forward to retirement. My inspiration for this next chapter in my life is my parents.  Caring for my Dad as he progresses through Alzheimer’s and living up to the promise to keep him home as long as he is safe and well cared for.   Her dream is to use the skills she has gained throughout her career to help enrich the lives of individuals and families needing support in caring for their loved ones. She looks forward to owning an elder care franchise with my business partner, Barry Weber.  He is my role model for what great care should be.  He is my Dad’s nurse, his best friend, my mother’s emotional support and part of our family.   Our partnership will make it possible to give back to the community and make a difference in people’s lives – giving them the quality of life that they deserve. 

Claudia Berner, Fundraising Chair

From an early age her infatuation has been in caring for others.  Her career aspirations began in considering nursing, respiratory therapy, special needs children and finally finding my passion in the nurturing of animals with a B.S., in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

After over 20 years in corporate America I am privileged to be looking forward to retirement. My inspiration for this next chapter in my life is my parents.  Caring for my Dad as he progresses through Alzheimer’s and living up to the promise to keep him home as long as he is safe and well cared for.  

Her dream is to use the skills she has gained throughout her career to help enrich the lives of individuals and families needing support in caring for their loved ones.

She looks forward to owning an elder care franchise with my business partner, Barry Weber.  He is my role model for what great care should be.  He is my Dad’s nurse, his best friend, my mother’s emotional support and part of our family.   Our partnership will make it possible to give back to the community and make a difference in people’s lives – giving them the quality of life that they deserve. 

Chapter Vice President

Claudia Berner

(Owner/President, HomeWatch CareGivers

 

Ellen Walters, Treasurer Ellen was born and raised in New York. She lived in Connecticut for a number of years with her husband and daughter before moving to Myrtle Beach in 2015. While she lived in Connecticut she served as the Financial Secretary for a governing body of the Presbyterian Church. She was responsible for all aspects of the Non-Profit Accounting procedures. She worked with 13 different committees who supported local causes across southern New England, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She has been visiting Myrtle Beach for years as a tourist. Now, as a permanent resident she is very interested in getting involved with the community. She met Executive Director, Nic Maria by chance and when he told her about 2LiveBeyond she knew this was an organization that she wanted to work with!

Ellen Walters, Treasurer

Ellen was born and raised in New York. She lived in Connecticut for a number of years with her husband and daughter before moving to Myrtle Beach in 2015. While she lived in Connecticut she served as the Financial Secretary for a governing body of the Presbyterian Church. She was responsible for all aspects of the Non-Profit Accounting procedures. She worked with 13 different committees who supported local causes across southern New England, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She has been visiting Myrtle Beach for years as a tourist. Now, as a permanent resident she is very interested in getting involved with the community. She met Executive Director, Nic Maria by chance and when he told her about 2LiveBeyond she knew this was an organization that she wanted to work with!

Treasurer

Ellen Walter

(Financial Secretary

 

Susan O’Leary Kenny, Co-Fundraising Chair Born and raised in Long Island, New York. She moved to SC in 1996 where she attended Coastal Carolina University where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been a teacher ever since but and a fulltime mom. She has two sons Liam and Lucas and loves her boys especially during baseball and soccer season!  Currently she works at the First Presbyterian Church Growing Tree Preschool & Kindergarten as the Assistant Director.  She has put together fundraisers for her school including various fundraisers for local community members who have been ill, including Fierce Fallon, Mark "Halestorm" Hale, and a dear friend and colleague, Kerry Benson who passed away after her courageous fight with brain cancer.  She was introduced to 2LB through Andre and Janelle Davis whose children attended the Growing Tree. This will be her 3rd year with 2LB.

Susan O’Leary Kenny, Co-Fundraising Chair

Born and raised in Long Island, New York. She moved to SC in 1996 where she attended Coastal Carolina University where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

She has been a teacher ever since but and a fulltime mom. She has two sons Liam and Lucas and loves her boys especially during baseball and soccer season! 

Currently she works at the First Presbyterian Church Growing Tree Preschool & Kindergarten as the Assistant Director. 

She has put together fundraisers for her school including various fundraisers for local community members who have been ill, including Fierce Fallon, Mark "Halestorm" Hale, and a dear friend and colleague, Kerry Benson who passed away after her courageous fight with brain cancer. 

She was introduced to 2LB through Andre and Janelle Davis whose children attended the Growing Tree. This will be her 3rd year with 2LB.

 

Susan O'Leary Kenny

(FPC Growing Tree Pre-School and Kindergarten)


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