Lowcountry Tourism Commission Staff


Executive Director: Peach Morrison

Snapper Momma

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.


Director of Visitors’ Center Operations: Lynn Bristow

lynn pic e letter

Lynn settled in the Lowcountry eighteen 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.


Director of Online Content Management & Administration:
Laura Fanelli


Laura moved to Beaufort sight unseen in 2013 and fell completely in love with everything Lowcountry: very different from growing up in the “Icebox” of Northwestern Connecticut–although she does still secretly

Laura with gator

miss the cold weather and snow. Working at the Tourism Commission she has made it
her mission to bring a more personal experience to visitors by attending the smaller events and festivals and posting them on Facebook and Pinterest. Who knows where she’ll turn up next? Laura is all about small towns, Military and Southern history and sharing her Lowcountry life enthusiasm and passion with family, friends and visitors.

Former Executive Director: Jim Wescott
Always With Us…


Jim was a resident of the South Carolina Lowcountry for 30 years. For over 27 years, he was 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 donated his time and talents to design tee-shirts and programs for some of the area festivals and tournaments, and was involved in several community events in the four-county Lowcountry area.

He had over twenty-one years experience as a volunteer, was a trained river guide for the Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail Commission and was an accomplished kayaker and canoeist. He and his wife, Trish, were often found paddling or enjoying the outdoors with their two labs.

Under his leadership, the Lowcountry Tourism Commission 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.