Foundation Board

Jason Barton

Jason grew up in Massachusetts. He attended college at Worcester State University receiving a bachelor’s degree in communications. While attending college, he also served in the Army National Guard as an 11Bravo infantryman 1/181st receiving specialized training as a combat lifesaver. Jason is currently a Realtor with eXp Realty in Charleston. He and his wife Jennifer and their son moved to Charleston in 2017. Jason and his family enjoy the area’s beaches, golf, restaurants, and history.

Krista Barnes

Krista Barnes was born in rural Pennsylvania. She played collegiate soccer at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania before moving to Colorado where she briefly attended the University of Colorado. She graduated with a degree in Political Science with a minor in Business and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In 2001, she relocated to Mount Pleasant, SC where she met and married Greg Barnes, a former Clemson University football player. They are blessed to have three children, Dixon, Ainsley, and and Dorothy. She has worked as a realtor for Dunes Properties of Charleston since 2009. Her involvement in the community also includes volunteering as a reading tutor to illiterate adults in Wilmington, NC, supporting the Alzheimer’s Association, and volunteering for the Special Olympics.

Shannon Brigham

Lowcountry native Shannon Brigham graduated from Winthrop University with a degree in English/professional communication and a minor in journalism. She has been an editor of multiple publications, including Lowcountry Parent magazine, and wrote a weekly column and lifestyle articles for The Post & Courier. Her volunteer work includes serving on the board of FamilyCorps, on the certification committee for Greater Women’s Business Council, and planning committee for the Toys for Tots Gala fundraiser for the town of Mount Pleasant. She’s also been active with Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mt. Pleasant Therapeutic Recreation, Charleston County Schools and more. She is currently the executive administrative assistant at Cape Romain Contractors, Inc. Shannon and her son live in Mt. Pleasant.

Kevin Isaac

Kevin Isaac grew up in Georgetown and graduated from the University of South Carolina. He has been an adult leader with the Boy Scouts since 1997. He has served as a Cubmaster, Troop Committee Chairman and is currently the Treasurer of Troop 59 on Sullivan’s Island.  Kevin is also a director of the North Charleston Rotary Club and has been in the voice and data networking industry most of his career. Kevin enjoys being around water including swimming, water skiing and canoeing. He and his wife Marie live in Mount Pleasant and have two grown sons.  

Lisa King

Lisa King grew up in the Lowcountry. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and furthered her studies with a master’s degree in computer resources and information management. Lisa is employed as a Senior Systems Analyst for Charleston Water Systems. Lisa was first appointed to the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission in 2004. She served as Vice Chair from 2005 to 2006, and served as Chair from 2008-2010. During her tenure, she also chaired the Finance Committee and the Planning and Development Committee. Lisa is actively involved with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she serves over 46 chapters in SC as the State Coordinator, and serves on a national committee of the international membership organization. She is also a chapter officer for The Charleston (SC) Chapter of the Links Inc. Lisa and her husband, John, have two children and one granddaughter.

Frannie Reese

Frannie Reese is a native of Charleston. She attended Ashley Hall and went on to graduate from the College of Charleston with a B.S. in sociology and minor in physical education and health. She worked for the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau and then became a stay-at-home mom. Frannie has served on the Sullivan’s Island Parks Foundation Board, Ashley Hall Alumnae Board and The Charleston Day Parent Council Board. She was also a coach for Girls on the Run International. She loves the outdoors, but her true passion is teaching swimming.  She began teaching neighborhood children in 1981, in her parents’ backyard pool and still teaches privately to children and adults out of her home. Frannie and her husband, Tim, live on Sullivan’s Island and have four children.

Richard V. Waring, JD

Richard is a native of Charleston, South Carolina, and a proud product of the Charleston County School system.  He wishes to use his education and experience to make the state of South Carolina a stable and more progressive environment by encouraging growth and enforcing policy and regulation.  His personal passion is to provide equitable outcomes through targeted and intentional economic development activities.  Richard currently serves as the Student Services Chief of Staff and Interim Director of Admissions at Trident Technical College.  He is also an adjunct faculty member at Webster University where he teaches courses in corporate strategy and law.  Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in English literature from Charleston Southern University, a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in strategy from the New York Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law.  In addition, Richard is a Six-Sigma black-belt and holds a professional certification in global logistics and transportation from the College of Charleston.  Richard possesses practical experience and a collaborative style of leadership that has always been recognized and appreciated for the results that he produces with minimal resources.  

John Warren

John Warren is a native of Charleston. He received his undergraduate degree from Sewanee and his MBA from The University of South Carolina. He is a Financial Advisor with Baird in Charleston. Previously, he worked on and managed oil field supply vessels in Louisiana, Venezuela and West Africa. John is Treasurer of the French Huguenot Church and serves as the Chair of the board of trustees of The Cooper School, a local K-8 school. He lives on James Island with his wife and two children.