Lowcountry Tourism Staff
Executive Director: Jim Wescott
Jim has been a resident of the South Carolina Lowcountry for the past 30 years. For the past 27 years, he has been involved with promoting the Lowcountry Tourism Region of South Carolina (Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton & Jasper counties) as a vacation and tourism destination as well as one for retirement/relocation.
He initiated the organization of several special events in the Lowcountry Region and often donates his time and talents to design tee-shirts and programs for some of the area festivals and tournaments, and is involved in several community events in the four-county Lowcountry area.
He has over twenty-one years experience as a volunteer, trained river guide for the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail Commission and is an accomplished kayaker and canoeist. He and his wife, Trish, are often found paddling or enjoying the outdoors with their two labs.
With his leadership, the Lowcountry Tourism Commission has restored a circa 1868 house located just off Interstate 95, Exit 33 at Point South, and it operates the Lowcountry Visitors Center and Museum in the old Frampton Plantation house. In 1998, the Southeast Tourism Society recognized the Lowcountry & Resort Islands Tourism Commission with another Shining Example Award as the Regional Tourism Organization of the Year in the Southeast.
Assistant Director: Peach Morrison
Peach is a born and bred South Carolinian. She has been with the Commission since March of 2007. Peach grew up in Summerville and attended the College of Charleston. She has worked in the hospitality industry for many more years than she would like to admit. Hurricane Hugo blew her back to school in 1989 and she slowly but surely worked her way back to the coast.
Peach loves the natural beauty of the four county region the commission serves. She and her husband, Mike, live in Beaufort and love to fish, boat and play golf.
Visitors' Center Manager: Lynn Bristow
Lynn settled in the Lowcountry thirteen years ago when she moved from England. After spending ten years running her own business in the hospitality industry, she joined the Lowcountry Tourism staff in 2007.
Combining her two loves of the Lowcountry and of history, she now lives in Downtown Beaufort with her African Gray parrot.
Accounts Manager: Brenda Wells
Brenda loves the Lowcountry..."this is HOME!!!" She and her husband, Bobby, live in Coosawhatchie and they love music, water sports, going to State Parks with their dogs and riding four wheelers.