Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Desmond

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MEET DESMOND JACKSON
 

My name is Desmond Jackson.

My hometown is Hartsville.

I have lived in Hartsville for basically 27 years.

My favorite Hartsville restaurant is Sam Kendall's.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me working at Wingz and Ale or hanging out relaxing at one of the local bars.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me at home watching some Netflix.

I HYP because I'm trying to be more active in the community and for networking opportunities.

I love Hartsville because it's a small town with a lot of potential.

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Mary Kate

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MEET MARY KATE TRUITT
 

My name is Mary Kate Truitt.

My hometown is Greenville, South Carolina

At work I am an R&D Engineer for Sonoco Products.

The job and Greenville traffic brought me to Hartsville.

I have lived in Hartsville for 3 months.

You may not know that I have an amazing dog, Magnolia (if I don't show you pictures of her within a couple minutes of meeting you, I probably lost my phone). I love baking, but never anything healthy only sweets and breads. If its healthy food it's just not as much fun for me. Also I've had just about every job imaginable; some of the more unusual being working in a vets office and roofing houses.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are cheese, wine, and cookie dough.

My favorite Hartsville spots are Midnight Rooster, Sam Kendalls, Vintage, the Rooftop, Nueva Villa . . . (pretty much anywhere there's good food or drinks).

My favorite Hartsville food is a peanut butter fudge milkshake from Cookout. (sorry its not local, but I can't help that they're so good!)

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me anywhere playing the Clemson game.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me going for a run around town, so I don't feel bad about spending the rest of the night watching Netflix.

I HYP because I wanted to meet new people and get involved in the community. I love getting involved with different charities and I'm so glad Hartsville has a organization of young people who all want to help out.

I love Hartsville because I've always wanted to live in a small town. Hartsville has the perfect small town feel but still more than enough to do.

A Hartsville hidden gem that many don't know about is the architecture. Between the older buildings downtown and some of the houses, I love seeing the different time periods reflected in styles of structures still in use for homes and businesses.

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Eliza

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MEET ELIZA TRUETT
 

My name is Eliza Truett.

My hometown is Hartsville. 

At work I am a Data Integration Specialist at ADP, which manages the Work Opportunity Tax Credit for employers.

I have lived in Hartsville for 26 years (my entire life).

You may not know that I lived in a pink house on College Ave. until the 2nd grade, I have a Brittney Spaniel named Darla, and I serve on the board for Dancing with the Stars of Darlington County.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are IPA beer, leftovers (I don't cook often), and yogurt.

My favorite Hartsville food is the pasta salad at The Midnight Rooster.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me out to eat with friends and having a drink afterwards in one of the downtown restaurants and bars.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me probably in a meeting for an organization/club, at home watching Netflix, or just getting in from a run.

I love Hartsville because it's a cute, friendly small town that offers everything you can need.

A Hartsville hidden gem that many don't know about is Black Creek. One of my favorite activities in Hartsville is to pack a soft cooler and kayak (more like float) down Black Creek.

 

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Andrea

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MEET ANDREA KIESTER
 

My name is Andrea Kiester.

My hometown is Ann Arbor, Michigan - Go Blue!

At work I recently started a new position in the Government and Community Relations group at Duke Energy. I have the opportunity to do what I love, bring positive energy to our communities to help them continue to grow.

Work and family brought me to Hartsville.

I have lived in Hartsville for 4 years.

You may not know that my eye sight is terrible and I’ve been wearing contacts since the third grade, I’m working to earn my Morgan Horse Show Judging License from the United States Equine Federation, and I was an extra in a movie.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are Muenster Cheese, Take out, Strawberries.

My favorite Hartsville food is Calamari at Sam Kendall’s. 

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me spending time with my boyfriend, enjoying brunch and shopping downtown, at the barn with my horse, Chip, or at One Church Hartsville. 

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me somewhere…I’m rarely home on a weeknight!

I HYP because it gave me an opportunity to meet a lot of people that have had similar experiences moving to town and finding Hartsville is their new hometown. 

I love Hartsville because of the people!

A Hartsville hidden gem that many don't know about is our non-profit community! We have so many passionate people doing amazing things to help our neighbors, check out Cypress Adventure, Boys and Girls Club of Hartsville, Carolina Kids, Trent Hill Center for Children and Families, Leslie’s Hope, Darlington County Habitat for Humanity, Pee Dee Coalition, Darlington County Humane Society and so many more. 

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Kelly

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MEET KELLY BENTON
 

My name is Kelly Benton.

My hometown is Ware Shoals, S.C.

At work I am an Insurance Agent for Macon Hunter State Farm Agency, where I am dedicated to helping clients obtain the protection they need.

Coker College brought me to Hartsville.

I have lived in Hartsville for 8 years.

You may not know that I am a major Carolina Panthers and South Carolina Gamecocks football fan, I love listening to the oldies, and I volunteer as the Lead Ambassador with the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are milk, eggs, and cheese. 

My favorite Hartsville spots are Raised Down South and the Hartsville Movie Theater.

My favorite Hartsville food is pizza at New York by the Slice. 

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me spending time with my family; either at home, at a football game, or at a Coker College athletic event/game.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me sometimes at the YMCA but mostly at home.

I HYP because of the opportunity to network with other young professionals and to be more involved with the Hartsville community.

I love Hartsville because it reminds me of my home town. I love a small town!

A Hartsville hidden gem that many don't know about is Habitat of Humanity. I find a lot of my Do-It-Yourself projects there!

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Patrick

MEET PATRICK ROGERS

My name is Patrick Rogers.

My hometown is Hartsville, SC.

At work I am a Mortgage Loan Manager at SPC credit union. I work with members of our community to find them financing for homes and land. 

I have lived in Hartsville for 26 years.

You may not know that I love gardening, I like woodworking, and I collect Waterfowl décor.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are meat, dukes mayonnaise, and olives for a martini.

My favorite Hartsville spots are La Victoria, Ruth's Drive In, and Sonic.

My favorite Hartsville place to eat is La Victoria.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me shopping around at all the resale stores or yard sales.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me at Vintage, or at home cooking.

I HYP because I have a passion for our community and want to connect with others to show them the beauty of our small town.

I love Hartsville because the people are our greatest asset, everyone makes you feel welcomed. The town is constantly growing and you can feel it when your out on the town on the weekends.

A Hartsville hidden gem many don't know about is the Habitat Restore behind Rite Aid. The staff is great and you can always find a good deal on something you didn't know you needed.

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Jennifer

MEET JENNIFER EVANS

My name is Jennifer Evans.

My hometown is Columbia, SC.

I am the Owner/Interior Decorator for Manor South Design.

My house brought me to Hartsville.

In November I will have lived in Hartsville for 1 year.

You may not know that I'm an Interior Decorator, I have a 1.5 year old (and another on the way), and three dogs.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are pickles/peppers, milk, and apple juice.

My favorite Hartsville spot is currently anywhere downtown! I am still exploring and learning the area.

My favorite Hartsville food is a burger or hotdog at Ruth's!

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me working on our 106-year-old house, or spending time with my husband and our sweet, busy toddler.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me sitting on the couch with my husband watching our latest Netflix find!

I have yet to make it to any HYP events, but I can't wait to start so that I can meet new people my age in the Hartsville area!

I love Hartsville because it's an extremely close-knit community. My husband and I moved our family to Hartsville from Columbia in November of 2016. Most people thought we had lost our minds. They asked us, "Why in the world would you want to move to such a small town?!" For one, our house brought us here. Honestly. We always wanted an older home, and we found the perfect one for us right here in Hartsville. But since moving here, we've fallen completely in love with the quaintness of it all. You can get anywhere in five minutes. You see familiar faces every single day, and usually the same ones. Everybody know's everybody's name. Small business is thriving. People genuinely love and care for each other. Plus, my husband grew up here, so it's been fun to watch him relive his old stomping grounds as an adult. We look forward to raising our children (and dogs) here!

A Hartsville hidden gem that many don't know about is definitely Ruth's Drive In, though I think most people probably know about it-HAHA. It's my favorite, and delicious! Also, Sugar Rush- if you haven't gone, GO!

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Jedd

MEET JEDD MCINTYRE
 

My name is Jedd McIntyre.

My hometown is Hartsville, SC.

At work I am a Realtor at Brown & Coker Realty.

I was born and raised in Hartsville, SC and have lived here all my life.

You may not know that I I used to hate traveling, but now it is my favorite thing to do. I enjoy snow skiing and deep sea fishing.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are cheese, deli meat, and Reese's Cups.

My favorite Hartsville spots are Sam Kendall's, Rooftop, J Michael's and Hartsville Country Club.

My favorite Hartsville food is the Hamburger Steak at Hartsville Country Club.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me around the water! Either at the Beach, Pool or Lake.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me working out with F3 or cooking dinner at home. 

I HYP because I want to see this town thrive. Hartsville has made so many great changes in the past 5 years and I want to continue to help this town grow to its full potential.

I love Hartsville because I love the small town feeling you get with Hartsville. Everyone knows everybody! If you ever need anything someone is willing to help!

A Hartsville hidden gem that many don't know about is the double wide trailer aka J Michael's. They always have cold drink, good music and great company!

 

 

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Alex

MEET ALEX FORREST, HYP PREZ

 

 

My name is Alex Forrest.

My hometown is Savoy, Illinois.

At work I am a Global Master Data Management Specialist for Sonoco. I work with Agile PLM and Oracle on a daily basis to help Sonoco improve their data quality and decision-making.

Sonoco brought me to Hartsville.

I have lived in Hartsville for 3-1/2 years.

You may not know that when I was growing up I thought I was going to be an Olympic gymnast. I love beach music and shag dancing, even though I'm not very good. Instagram is my favorite app.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are La Croix, Blue Apron meals and ketchup. I can't eat french fries without ketchup, and I have fries pretty much every day.

My favorite Hartsville spot is I love all of the downtown shops, bars and restaurants. I could never select just a few! Also, my friend's screened-in back porch is one of my favorite spots. I love to be outside without dealing with all of the bugs!

My favorite Hartsville food is Grilled chicken tostadas at La Victoria.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me all over the place on a Friday or Saturday night. There is always so much going on! If it's a Sunday, you can find me in my bed watching Netflix and napping. You likely won't see me on a Sunday.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me attending events downtown, cooking at home with my awesome boyfriend Patrick, playing tennis, and spoiling my dog. I like to stay busy!

I HYP because I love to stay connected to fellow young professionals in Hartsville. HYP provides great opportunities to expand my network and learn about all of what Hartsville has to offer!

I love Hartsville because everyone genuinely cares about each other. When I began traveling to Hartsville for work, everyone was so welcoming and kind. Even to an outsider! This quickly became my home away from home and my love for Hartsville has only grown with time. Hartsville is full of great people who want to make this the best place to live and it definitely shows.

A Hartsville hidden gem that many don't know about is the Habitat for Humanity Restore. I've bought some of my favorite things I own from there! I bought a Lilly Pulitzer scarf from there the other day for $.50!

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Jordan

MEET JORDAN PUPA
 

My name is Jordan Pupa.

I work for VIP Magazine, but also a little for Savvy Mag and STAY in SC. I write stories on area innovations and achievements, connect with businesses for advertising, and really just create news ways to promote the awesome area we live in through print. I am also a full time grad student in WVU's online Integrated Marketing and Communications program. (That definitely counts as a full time job too!)

My family moved to Hartsville when I was in the first grade for my Dad's job at Sonoco. I have been here (for the most part) ever since.

You may not know that I had lasik eye surgery in 2012, I enjoy baking and all crafty projects, and I am the Communications Director for HYP. I send all the e-mails (including this one, which is weird) and run the social media and website.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are Frank's red hot sauce, smart water, and baked goods.

My favorite Hartsville spot is College Avenue. I love to walk down the street and see all the unique houses.

My favorite Hartsville food is the crab and shrimp stuffed mushrooms at Sam Kendall's.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me hanging out with friends at Vintage, Retrofit, or the Mantissa rooftop.

I HYP because it is a great way to meet other people who are experiencing similar things in life as you are in a small town. HYP brings people together that you otherwise may have never met, and provides fun opportunities to do new things. For instance, this year already, I learned to play pickle ball and attended my first yoga class through HYP.

I love Hartsville because it has a lot of character and is constantly growing.

A Hartsville hidden gem that many don't know about is the maple, bacon donuts at the Markette!!!!!!

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Kaitlyn

MEET KAITLYN KEYSER

My name is Kaitlyn Keyser.

My hometown is Akron, Ohio.

At work I teach 5th grade at Thomas Hart.

My fiancé (Eli Jones) was moving to Hartsville for work at Sonoco, so I followed suit!

I have lived in Hartsville for about a year and a half.

You may not know that I am a cat mom, amateur gardener, and lover of all things beach related!

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are pickles, oranges, and Babybel cheeses.

My favorite Hartsville food is Froyo at Berri Lane.

My favorite Hartsville spot is Kalmia Gardens.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me hanging out at either Vintage, Retro Fit, or the Rooftop.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me at home with my kitty watching reruns of Friends.

I recently joined HYP, so I'm looking forward to meeting more young people and attending some fun events!

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Jay

MEET JAY TEDDER

My name is Jay Tedder.

My hometown is Hartsville, SC.

At work I am an Administrative Assistant / CNA at Agape Hospice.

I have lived in Hartsville all my life.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are sprite, pickles, and ham.

My favorite Hartsville spot is Lawton Park.

My favorite Hartsville food is the chicken taco salad at Nueva Villa.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me in the pool.

I love Hartsville because it is a small town and everyone knows everyone.

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Eli

MEET ELI JONES

My name is Eli Jones.

My hometown is Akron, OH.

At work I am a Commerical Analyst for the Flexible Packaging Division of Sonoco. In my role I deal with the financial aspects of our products throughout the commercialization process.

My family and Sonoco brought me to Hartsville.

I have lived in Hartsville for 2 years.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are apples/oranges, vegetables from our garden, and strawberry jam.

My favorite Hartsville food is the Turkey Melt at Bizzell's.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me hanging out downtown with friends and checking out what new craft beers are on tap.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me on my porch watching TV.

I love Hartsville because It's a smaller town and slower pace than what I was used to most of my life, and I've really enjoyed that!

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Murphy

MEET MURPHY MONK

My name is Murphy Monk.

My hometown is Lamar, SC.

At work I am the Member Liaison for the Greater Hartsville Chamber of Commerce.

I have lived in Hartsville for 3 months officially.

I left for 7 years while I attended Clemson University and then lived in Charleston, but I just had to get back to the small town life and my family.

You may not know that I am the biggest Clemson fan alive, I am about to become a mom in September, and I lived in Hawaii for a summer.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are condiments!!! (I like a little bit of food with my sauces), milk for my husband, and pasta.

My favorite Hartsville spots are Burry Bookstore, Minnie's Giftique, and any restaurant (I'm not a chef).

My favorite Hartsville food is anything at the Midnight Rooster.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me having brunch at the Rooster, shopping at one of the precious boutiques with my mom, or watching my husband play golf at Hartsville Country Club, and next summer I will probably be found at the Splash Pad chasing around a little wild woman!

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me grabbing dinner to take home and having a Netflix night on the couch!

I HYP because it is a great way to become friends with all of the new young faces in Hartsville.

I love Hartsville because it is home. I love how quaint Hartsville is and how you are greeted around every turn with a smiling face. I feel like it is the perfect place to raise my family!

A Hartsville hidden gem that many don't know about is D&S Subs.

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Kathleen

 

MEET KATHLEEN ALEXANDER

My name is Kathleen Alexander.

My hometown is Conshohocken, PA.

I work in Business Technologies for Sonoco. I am in the Master Data Management group.

Sonoco brought me to Hartsville.

I have lived in Hartsville for 3 years.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are eggs, mustard, and wine.

My favorite Hartsville food is Chorizo Taco at La Victoria.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me having brunch at the Rooster, going to Brandi's on College to shop, and then grabbing a drink at Vintage.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me either at Brandi's on College or Vintage.

I HYP because I like meeting new people from all over that do different things than I do.

I love Hartsville because it was easy to come here and feel like home. I came from 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia and coming here never felt small to me.

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals

MEET MARCOS SOLA
 

My name is Marcos Sola.

My hometown is Beaufort, SC.

I work in Label Development for Consumer Technology at Sonoco.

Coker College brought me to Hartsville.

I have lived in Hartsville for 9 years.

You may not know that I love to travel! I have been to 21 countries so far and still counting. I'm a comic book movie fanatic. Nickelback is my guilty pleasure.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are craft beer, water, and bananas.

My favorite Hartsville spots are Byerly Park, Harstville movie theater, and Vintage.

My favorite Hartsville food is anything at La Victoria.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me #yardsitting with friends.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me at home relaxing, planning my weekend, and watching lots of YouTube videos.

I HYP because it helps foster, promote, and strengthen communication with young professionals.

I love Hartsville because the people make Hartsville a great place to live.

A Hartsville hidden gem that many don't know about is La Victoria. Seriously, if you've never been you should go.

 

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Samantha

MEET SAMANTHA BRADY

My name is Samantha Brady.

My hometown is Hartsville, SC.

At work I am am an RN-Case Manager at Agape Hospice.

I have lived in Hartsville for 12 years.

You may not know that I was born in Morganton, NC, but grew up in Gaffney/Spartanburg, SC until my family moved to Hartsville in 2005 for my stepdad's job. I am an RN, I began my career at Carolina Pines Emergency Department 5 1/2 years ago and still work there PRN. In March of this year I joined Agape Hospice full-time as an RN-Case Manager. I recently bought 22.5 acres and hope to one day have a small farm.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are pickles, Diet Mt. Dew and not much else.

My favorite Hartsville food is Mexican at Nueva Villa.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me on our boat at Lake Robinson with our black lab Zailey and GSP Willow. 

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Kendrick

MEET KENDRICK REED

My name is Kendrick Reed.

My hometown is Marion, SC.

At work I am the Coordinator of Residence Life & the First-Year Experience at Coker.....That's pretty long, in short, I ensure that new students at Coker have a smooth and successful transition to college, and are provided/connected with resources that our campus provides. 

Coker College brought me to Hartsville.

I have lived in Hartsville for 6 years.

You may not know that I was born and raised in Marion, SC, a nearby small town, I served as Coker's SGA President my senior year, and I am a huge Gamecock fan! 

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are string cheese (Random, I know), diet coke, take out Boxes-I'm not the best cook out there.

My favorite Hartsville spot is Prestwood Lake & Kalmia Gardens.

My favorite Hartsville food is Whole Hot at Ruth's Drive In.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me having dinner with friends at one of the many places to eat in town, or spending an evening in Mantissa row enjoying various events sponsored by businesses in the area.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me at a Coker sporting or campus event.

I HYP because it provides opportunities to network and connect with other young professionals in our area. 

A Hartsville hidden gem that many don't know about is the brunch at LighterSide! #Quality

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Scott

MEET SCOTT SEWELL

My name is Scott Sewell.

My hometown is Florence, KY.

I'm currently looking for work, so if you know of anyone hiring in customer service, sales, or marketing let me know! (jscott@jscottsewell.com) Previously I was a marketing manager for an academic publisher in New York. I spent my days working with authors to help them find the right audience for their textbooks, working with college professors to help them find the right textbook for their students, and working with colleagues to ensure we met aggressive revenue targets. That's just a long way of saying I'm one of the people responsible for you having to pay $300-$400 a semester for your textbooks....Sorry about that..

My fiance, Danielle Poupore (fellow HYPster) accepted a position at Coker College and it brought us to Hartsville. We both instantly fell in love with the unique balance of small town, southern charm with modern amenities. 

I have lived in Hartsville for 7 months.

You may not know that I lost 142 pounds from May 2012 through early 2015, I ran the 2015 NYC Marathon, and I'm currently taking classes at Coker.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are pepperoni, almond milk, and ingredients to make tacos.

My favorite Hartsville spots are Vintage, Retrofit, Mantissa Rooftop... notice a trend?

My favorite Hartsville food is.... I realize it's a chain, so perhaps isn't in the spirit of this question, but did you know that Shoneys has mini powdered donuts in their breakfast buffet? I mean, it's just all the powdered donuts you can fit on to a plate, every single morning. #Merica

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me going for a 6am long run through the quiet Hartsville streets.

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me... realistically I'm probably watching re-runs of How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Rec, or New Girl. If I get out of the house I'm either getting a drink at Vintage or walking our dog, Scout!

I HYP because moving to a new town is difficult, and meeting new people who can help you learn about and enjoy that new town is key. I've really enjoyed the various HYP events I've been to, and the people we've met along the way.

I love Hartsville because it enabled Danielle and I to escape the terrible Northeast winters, overpriced housing, and a commute to work on packed subways with the armpit of a stranger directly in our faces.

A Hartsville hidden gem that many don't know about is... hidden in plain sight are the Coker College athletics events. The softball team and women's lacrosse teams were especially fun to watch this year.

Meet the Hartsville Young Professionals-Kendall

MEET KENDALL CHAPMAN

My name is Kendall Chapman.

My hometown is Hartsville, SC.

At work I serve as a Staffing Coordinator, or Account Manager for our light industrial division at Recruiting Solutions. I recruit employees with a variety of skills and experiences in order to successfully place them in a position with one of my clients. I learn something new everyday! I currently work with several companies in Hartsville, which is very exciting.

Byerly Hospital (LOL) brought me to Hartsville.

I have lived in Hartsville for 25 years.

You may not know that I was a Girl Scout for many years. I completed my Gold Award, which is equivalent to the Eagle Scout of Boy Scouts. I am obsessed with Pugs, but I have a Boykin Spaniel. Two summers ago, I traveled to South Korea and even visited the DMZ.

Three things you can always find in my refrigerator are string cheese, cucumbers and maybe a little bit of wine?

My favorite Hartsville spots are Retrofit and Lawton Park.

My favorite Hartsville food is the pimento cheese burger at Ruth's Drive-In.

On a weekend in Hartsville you can find me shopping at Raised Down South, MOG's or Minnie's on a Saturday morning. On Sundays, I'll be at Bethlehem United Methodist Church (outside of city limits).

On a weeknight in Hartsville you can find me at Fitness World Gym in Shelley's Zumba class or at Bella Nails getting a pedicure.

I HYP because I want to re-connect with any young Hartsville professionals that I've known from school or just growing up in the area. I also really hope to network and form new connections with those who are newer to Hartsville!

I love Hartsville because it is a small town with a city vibe. We are growing, and there is always something fun to do. Hartsville offers that sense of community with still so many recreational and employment opportunities. I also think Hartsville is a wonderful place to raise children.

A Hartsville hidden gem that many don't know about is Mr. Warren Blackwell's antique shop. His oriental rugs are gorgeous!