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Special Recognition to Ryan Auker for 10 Years of Service

We are proud to acknowledge Ryan Auker for his 10 years of service to Dewees Island! Ryan joined our team in August 2008 and works as our Utility Technician for the DUC. Although he works closely with Terry to support the Utility Department, Ryan is always a team player and the first person to jump in and lend a helping hand with all of our staff and island needs. 

When asked if he had anything to share with us for his 10-year anniversary, Ryan replied, “I enjoy all of the different and many challenges of my job. The island is amazing, and the people are great!”

During his free time, Ryan enjoys activities on or in the water with his family. Ryan and Erica share two wonderful children, Ayden (11) and Shae (4).

Dewees Welcomes Carolyn Comber, M.S. VA Tech Student and Shorebird Researcher

We are pleased to have Carolyn Comber, a M.S. student at Virginia Tech, with us on the island for the next few weeks as she studies shorebird conservation. Carolyn, who also works with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, is excited for the opportunity to study on Dewees and our neighboring islands throughout the month of September. 

To learn more about Carolyn’s background and studies, you can read her bio here.

Judy Fairchild has also graciously offered to host and invite Carolyn to join Roundtable Coffee next Wednesday as a special guest.
We hope you will join us!