November 2011

C2's Women In Business: Dermatology Associates & Wild Wing Cafe

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Dermatology Associates Of The Lowcountry

3901 Main Street, Suite D
843.689.5259
www.dalcdermatology.com

Carrie A. Hallett Hall, M.D.

Dr. Hall is a board certified Dermatologist, currently still serving in the United States Navy as the Department Head for Internal Medicine and Dermatology at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC. She currently spends 2-3 days a month with the practice while on leave from the military, and will be joining the practice full-time in August of 2012 after completion of her active duty commitment. Dr. Hall completed her Dermatology residency with the Navy at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland after having served as an Undersea Medical Officer in Guam and the D.C. area, and completing an internship at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA. Shel is also a graduate of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland for medical school and of The University of Arizona as an undergraduate with a B.S and a B.A. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, The Women’s Dermatologic Society, and the Military Dermatology Society. Her practice encompasses many aspects of both medical and cosmetic dermatology.

Wild Wing Cafe
843.785.9464 – 72 Pope Ave. – HHI
843.837.9453 – Hwy. 278 – Bluffton
www.wildwingcafe.com

Dianne Crowley thinks she’s a lucky girl. She loves her life, her husband and her job. “I don’t even think of what I do as a job,” said Crowley, co-founder and vice president of marketing for Wild Wing Café. “It’s what I love to do! Planning promotions, parties and special events with friends and longtime employees, who wouldn’t love that?” Crowley’s good fortune dates back to her days in television in Jacksonville, Florida. Back in the early ’70’s, a young woman had a harder time establishing herself in a career than she does today. So landing the position as creative director at the NBC TV affiliate was quite a feat. Her love for cooking and natural gift of gab also led her to host an on-air home show called “Making Ends Meet.”

Years later, in 1990, the tips she learned on that show and her marketing prowess came in handy when she and her husband Cecil created the original Wild Wing Café on the duck pond in Coligny Plaza on Hilton Head Island. “My parents gave me the greatest gift,” Crowley said. “They paid for my college education.” A proud member of the GatorNation, Crowley credits her advertising degree from the University of Florida with helping her create a fascinating and exciting career. From her first job at WTLV in Jacksonville, to her move to WXIA TV in Atlanta to owning an advertising agency in Atlanta, life has been exciting. “I have spent very little time behind a desk and that is great with me!” she said.

In the mid-’80s, she married her husband Cecil and joined Atlanta PR giant, Cohen and Wolfe. She ran the Kool Hot Air Balloon races; travelling the country and getting to experience the rush of hot air ballooning. She also directed the Tab Fitness Invasion in five markets simultaneously and the one-of-a-kind experience of rolling out the NEW Coke. In 1989, the Crowleys moved to Hilton Head to escape the traffic and rat race of Atlanta. In June of 1990, they opened the first Wild Wing Café. Thirty-three stores later, and the rest is history. It’s been a wild ride,” Crowley said, “and I have been very lucky!”

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