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our team


David Schwerd

Chief Operating Officer

David is the COO of Diamond Shores LLC and manages all the operations of the company including oversight of new development projects, acquisitions, site design, as well as financial and legal matters.

Prior to joining in 2021, David was most recently the Director of Planning for Horry County South Carolina which was listed as the one of the fastest growing counties in the United States over the last five years.  David has been involved in various capacities of planning and development over the last twenty-five years.  He has served in roles related to economic development, financial and capital planning, site design and review,  and traffic planning. He brings a wealth of knowledge on the governmental permitting, regulatory and entitlement systems.

David earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from East Tennessee State University and his M.A. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware.


Marcus E. Clore, PLS

Director of Operations

Marcus serves as the Director of Operations and has more than 25 years of land surveying, land development, and design experience with residential and commercial projects primarily in Horry and Georgetown counties. A licensed Professional Land Surveyor in South Carolina since 2004, Marcus has experience in all aspects of surveying and mapping. Before joining Diamond Shores in 2021, he worked for the South Carolina Department of Transportation in the Construction and Permits Offices for over 11 years.


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Engineering Manager

Kyle Nobles joined Diamond Shores in July of 2022 as a Civil Engineer and has since been been promoted to our Engineering Manager.  Kyle was born and raised in Aynor, South Carolina where he still resides.  He is a graduate of Clemson University, where he acquired his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering in 2010.  After graduating from Clemson University, Kyle became a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of South Carolina.  He has spent the last 12 years doing various engineering and construction related jobs in the grand strand area.  Outside of work, Kyle is married to his wife Kate.  Together they have two children, Webster who is 4 and Gabriel who is 7 months. Kyle is a big Clemson football fan and enjoys tailgating and attending games with his friends and family.  

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Hunter Alford

Surveying Manager

Hunter joined the Diamond Shores team in February of 2022 as our Land Surveying Coordinator and has worked his way up to being Diamond Shores Surveying Manager. He graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College in 2017 where he received an Associate in Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology. After graduating, he started his career as a CAD Technician and worked his way up to a Survey Manager position with his previous employer. Hunter is a proud lifelong Horry County resident who currently resides in Galivants Ferry with his wife, Savannah. Outside of work he enjoys golfing, Atlanta Braves baseball, and anything related to Clemson Athletics.

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jamie steele

Planning Manager

Jamie serves as our Planning Manager. He brings 10+ years of experience in the Civil Engineering Design background.   His experience has been contributed to land planning, civil engineering design & permitting, as well as, project management. With this, his project management experience has been spent overseeing various commercial and residential projects in the Carolinas, as well as, many other projects in other areas of the country. This includes anything from conceptual design & planning, stormwater design, water & wastewater design, all the way through construction closeout process & coordination.  Jamie has called the Grand Strand home for the past 22 years and has lived everywhere from North Myrtle to Pawleys Island. In his free time, you can find him on the baseball diamond playing on his annual league team in the Charleston area or traveling the around the Country playing in various baseball tournaments. He also enjoys live music, or relaxing on the beach.   He loves attending sporting events, especially Clemson football games and any sort of baseball game!


Kris Touzel

Civil Project Manager

Kris joined the team as our Civil Project Manager. He was born and raised in Conway and graduated from Conway High School. He went on to work as a Sonar Technician in the US Navy and then received his Associates in Civil Engineering Technology from HGTC. Kris brings many years of experience in the Civil Engineering and Surveying industry and has worked for several different engineering firms across the Grand Strand.


Aaron Norris

Controller, REALTOR®

Aaron Norris, Financial Controller, is local to Conway. Aaron attended Conway High School where he graduated in 2016. He then went to Horry Georgetown Technical College where in 2017 he graduated with an Associates of Science. Afterwards, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Recently, Aaron graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Economics.


Todd grinolds

Civil Project Manager

Todd joined the team as our Civil Project Manager. He was born in upstate New York and moved to South Carolina in 1995. Todd graduated from Socastee High School in 1997 and then attended HGTC for their Civil Engineering program in 1998. He brings 25 years of civil engineering and design experience with him.

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katlyn cole

Marketing Coordinator, REALTOR®

Katlyn serves as our Marketing Coordinator and joined the team in August of 2022. Her role with Diamond Shores provides support across all departments while developing, coordinating, and executing marketing and community involvement campaigns. Katlyn’s background includes over six years of customer service and hospitality, as well as a year of ecommerce merchant experience. She was born and raised in Conway, South Carolina and attended Carolina Forest High School. She is a member of Grand Strand Young Professionals and a licensed REALTOR.

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Jordan rodes

Natural Resources Project Manager

Jordan Rodes joined as the Natural Resources Project Manager for Diamond Shores in March 2023. She is a graduate of Furman University with a dual Bachelors of Science in Biology and Sustainability Science and is a graduate of Alabama A&M University with a Masters in Plant and Soil Science. Since graduating Jordan has specialized in wetland delineation and tree surveys, as well as Residential, Commercial, and Industrial site design in both South and North Carolina. After work, Jordan enjoys kayaking, hiking, and travelling the world with her husband David. 

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Marlene Nadeau

Marlene, a US Army Veteran, joined the Diamond Shores team as our Chief Inspector! As a New Jersey native, she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Biology with a minor in Equine Science in 2013 from Rutgers University and moved down to Conway South Carolina. She briefly moved to Charlotte, North Carolina to start her career in the construction industry. Her first assignment was running an environmental team through United Infrastructure Group partnered with NCDOT/NCTA. When she saw the completion of the Monroe Bypass Design Build, she returned to Conway to serve as a Project Manager and Plan Reviewer through the Horry County Stormwater Department. Once she mastered the public sector, she decided to bring her skill set to the private sector. When not at work she spends her time raising her only daughter and enjoying any outdoor activity to include scuba diving, hiking and kayaking. She also keeps the memory of her late husband alive, a combat veteran who completed multiple tours overseas.

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John huemmer

Survey CAD Technician

John joined Diamond Shores in February of 2023 as a CAD Tech in the Surveying department with 2 years of surveying experience. He graduated high school in 2020 and moved to Horry County the same year. Recently, he graduated from HGTC with an  A.A.S. in Civil Engineering Technology and plans on getting his bachelors degree from CCU. He has aspirations to become a PLS in the future. In his free time, he enjoys live music, playing golf, and watching football and hockey.

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James Pryor

Civil CAD Technician

James joined the team as a CAD Tech for our Civil Engineering Department. He is a Conway native. James attended Carolina forest High School and graduated in 2021. James has prior experience working as a CAD Tech for B.C. Moore Engineering. He recently graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College with an A.A.S in Civil Engineering Technology and is currently enrolled at CCU.


Zary Gouin, EIT

Zary joined the Diamond Shores team this June as a Civil Designer and is an Engineer in Training. Recently in 2023, he graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering. His previous experience includes an internship with Spartina Land Surveying and Development Resource Group. Zary was born and raised in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and he still resides there. Zary has been an avid golfer since middle school, and now plays every week. When he's not working or golfing, you can find him enjoying F1, NHRA, IMSA and all other types of motor racing.

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Jackson Jenrette

Jackson recently joined the Diamond Shores team in June 2023 as a Civil Designer. He graduated from Horry-Georgetown Technical College with an Associate Degree in Science for Civil Engineering Technology in 2012. Jackson began his Civil Engineering career in 2016 as a CAD Tech at G3 Engineering & Surveying where he worked his way up to Project Coordinator and Senior Field Representative. In 2021, he left G3 to work at Bowman Consulting Group as Designer 1 before being promoted to a Designer 2. Over the years, Jackson has gained experience with all forms of Civil Engineering including drafting, designing, construction, surveying, management, and more. Jackson was born and raised in Maracay, Venezuela, but in September of 2002 he moved to Houston, Texas. He lived in Houston for about a year before moving to the Myrtle Beach area, and has been here ever since. Jackson has two sons, Isaiah and Aiden. Jackson's favorite things to do in the Grand Strand are taking his kayak to the Cherry Grove marshes to fish, surfing wherever waves can be found, or playing soccer.


James Blankenship

James recently joined the Diamond Shores team this June as a Civil Designer! He has an associate degree from HGTC and a bachelor degree from Coastal Carolina University, both being in engineering. James hopes to one day have a P.E. and P.L.S. He has previous experience with two other companies totaling over 4 years of involvement in the engineering field. He has worked on projects all over the U.S., enabling him to become diverse with the different regulations around the country. James was born and raised in the small town of Princeton, WV. In 2019, he and his family moved to the Grand Strand area and have been here ever since. James and his fiancee will be getting married in the spring of 2024. When he is not at work, you can usually find him on the golf course, fishing, and enjoying the beach!

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Gabe Brown

Gabe joined the Diamond Shores team this July as a Civil Designer! Before college, he attended Aynor High School as well as the Academy for Technology and Academics to study Engineering. Gabe acquired an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering from HGTC and a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina. Gabe's prior experience in this field consists of internships across the Grand Strand including time at Development Resource Group, Santee Cooper, and HTC, as well as Cox and Dinkins Engineering and Surveying located in Columbia, SC. Gabe was born and raised in Aynor, SC and still resides there. In his free time, Gabe can usually be found outdoors, relaxing on the boat or catching a fish.

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Amanda Elliott

Diamond Shores welcomed Amanda as our Permit Manager! With her she brought a decade of experience in managing and organizing paperwork, coordinating and managing the permit application process, and permit issuing. The foundation of all she does, both professionally and personally, is the development of strong relationships. Amanda is a Conway, SC native who graduated from Conway High School. She also graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College with an Associates in Applied Science, and from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys a good Netflix binge, college football, and river days. In the Fall she can be found at a Conway Tigers Football game watching her daughter cheer for the Conway Varsity Cheer Team and on Saturdays watching her compete for the Conway Varsity Competition Cheer Team.

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tori Martin

Administrative Assistant

Tori joined the team as our Administrative Assistant! Tori was born and raised in Aynor, South Carolina and now stays in the Galivants Ferry area. She graduated from Aynor High School in 2021, and finished her Associates Degree at Horry Georgetown Technical College this year. Tori worked at Mustard Seed Boutique for over two years, helping to grow the Social Media pages and increase in both online and in-store sales. Tori enjoys traveling and taking vacations. She values her family and friends and prioritizes spending time with them. Tori is also passionate about meeting new people, having meaningful conversations, and making a positive impact on someone's day through her positivity and smile. Additionally, she finds pleasure in dining out and exploring new eateries. Her hobbies include social media marketing, collaborative work, shopping, reading, babysitting her young cousins, and exploring new locations. You can find her spending time with her boyfriend and her beagle, Louis. 

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Brandon Preslar

Land Surveyor Coordinator

Introducing Brandon, Our New Land Surveyor Coordinator! A native of South Carolina, he was born in Loris and grew up in Myrtle Beach before settling in Conway five years ago. Brandon received his Associate degree from HGTC in 2013 and started his surveying career as a CAD Tech. After two years of working in that role, he decided to focus on gaining field experience. With time and dedication, he worked his way up to running a Total Station and trained new Survey Technicians along the way. Brandon has a wealth of experience, including surveying and staking out roads for the Horry County Dirt Roads projects, and working on large-scale projects like Carolina Crossroads, Forestbrook Widening, and I-26 Widening. He's a pro with Survey Data Collectors, Robotic Total Stations, Total Stations, VRS, Leveling instruments, and Base & Rover. What sets Brandon apart is his desire to continually learn and improve. When he's not working, he's spending time with his two kids, Jacob and Evelyn, taking them to the park, watching movies, and enjoying game nights together.

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