Name: Wally Carey
Title: Retail Sales
With ESD Since: 2017
Originally from Rye, New York, Wally moved to the Lowcountry in 2006 after a successful career in post-production and advertising. He is the former co-owner of Patina Blu, a home accessory and interior design boutique in Mount Pleasant. He has been involved in interior design for more than 25 years. His passions are photography, sailing, the beach and his two children.

Name: Shannon Cornell
Title: Manager of Operations
With ESD Since: 2017
Following a path led by a lifelong love of the sun and sea, Shannon came to Charleston in 2017. Before joining the ESD team she previously served as a Project Manager for Multisite Program Development Services with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and as Store Design/Event Planning Coordinator for PANDORA Jewelry. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s Degree in interior design.

Name: Jacqueline Freund
Title: Retail manager
With ESD since: 2017
Originally from Philadelphia, Jacqueline and her family took a leap of faith and moved to Charleston to join ESD team. Prior to moving, she worked for Jonathan Adler in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. as retail manager.

 

Name: Mike Gibbons
Title: Marketing Coordinator
With ESD Since: 2018
Mike moved to the area in 2014 with his wife and two children. He previously served as the Executive Director for the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in advertising and public relations.

Name: Wanda Johnson
Title: Master Gardener
With ESD Since: 2018
Wanda was born and raised in South Carolina and moved to the Lowcountry in 1992. A Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from the University of South Carolina, she was an Artist in Residence with the South Carolina Arts Commission. She is also a licensed Realtor. Wanda has been playing in the dirt since she was a child.

Name: Michael Killen
Title: Shipping and Receiving Manager
With ESD Since: 2015
Michael was born and raised in Charleston, and has been in shipping and receiving for more than 10 years. Prior to joining ESD, Michael was with Millennial Music in downtown Charleston. He attended Trident Technical College where he received his business certificate.

 

Name: Stacey Kinney
Title: Interior Designer
With ESD Since: 2015
Stacey has a keen eye for design and a strong appreciation for art. She and her family relocated from Charlotte, NC in 2012 and previously handled new business development for Carolina Business Interiors.

 

Name: Sarah Hassell Long
Title: Horticulturist
With ESD since: 2017
Sarah was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, graduated from the University of Clemson with a Bachelor’s of Science in horticulture. She has worked in retail plant and garden settings for 15 years. She has an eye for color and enjoys container design.

 

Name: Gavin McLeod
Title: Controller
With ESD Since: 2017
Gavin is a native of Charleston. He previously served as the Controller for a large construction firm. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in accounting.

 

Name: Coleman Miller
Title: Retail Sales
With ESD Since: 2017
Coleman is a 12th generation Charlestonian. After graduating from Lander University, Coleman moved to New York for two years, Israel for three, and Los Angeles for two. He returned to Charleston in 2016. Coleman is also a Charleston tour guide, a continuation of a tour career he began in Israel.

Name: Jessica Miller
Title: Interior Designer
With ESD Since: 2018
Jessica was born and raised in Fort Wayne Indiana and relocated to Mount Pleasant with her fiancé Jason in April of 2018. She graduated with a degree in interior design from Purdue University Fort Wayne while also playing on the women’s volleyball team. She previously worked for Design Collaborative, and architectural, engineering and interior design firm in Fort Wayne.

Name: Heidi Walker
Title: Interior Designer
With ESD Since: 2017
Heidi has been in the interior design industry for more than 25 years. Prior to joining the ESD team, Heidi owned and operated Heidi Walker Interior Design firm, which served a diverse collection of both residential and commercial clientele across the country. She is a graduate of Michigan State University School of Interior Design and has lived in Charleston since 1997.

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