My name is Heather Watkins-Vaughan and I have been
with Brunswick Plantation as an employee for 13 years
and a resident for 6. As the Landscape Maintenance Manager,
I oversee the maintenance of all of the Commons Areas
on the property. My staff is responsible for the mowing,
pruning, annual flower installation and care, and other
related tasks on the property. I attended the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an undergraduate and
Horry Georgetown Technical College for turf and design.
I hold 5 chemical licences that allow myself and my staff to
deal with insect, fungal, aquatic, and weed issues. At the same time I am a strong
advocate of Green and organic products and use them as much as practical. I am
married to Brunswick's Golf Superintendent Rob Vaughan and am the mother of 3.
I am also a leader in the youth group at my church. I enjoy hiking, camping, museums,
arboretums, gardens, and love to read and paint.
Hi, my name is Todd Helf and I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. After high school
I attended a community college in the Atlanta area to play basketball and was offered
a scholarship to Coastal Carolina University near Myrtle Beach, SC a year later.
After graduating college I joined the local workforce and have been in the area for
the past 30 years.
I worked with Brunswick Plantation Developer Mason Anderson at Oceanside
Corporation for several years before Brunswick began. After Brunswick got off
the ground I became the Residential Construction Builder Manager. We finished
our first home in 1993 and have since completed almost 500 homes. We have
constructed 100% of the Theme Village homes and about 65% of all the custom
homes here. I have made Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort my career and
look forward to serving you during the construction of your new home.
Hi, my name is Rob Vaughan. I graduated from North Carolina State
University in 1979 earning an Associates Degree in Turf Grass Management.
I moved to the Myrtle Beach area immediately upon graduation. I have since
spent 37 years in the golf industry and turfgrass management. I have worked
for several golf courses in this area including Myrtle Beach National.
I worked as Assistant Construction Superintendent at Man O War and Wizard.
I then worked at Aberdeen Golf Club before accepting the position of Golf Course
Superintendent at Brunswick Plantation in 1999. It's been a real pleasure working
here....the owners are some of the best I have worked for. They respect my
professionalism that I bring everyday to make Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort
an enjoyable golf experience.
Hi. My name is Shawn Hicken and am originally from upstate New York. I moved
to the Myrtle Beach area in 1995 to pursue a career in the golf industry. Making it
to the top in this field did not come easy. I worked many long hours in golf course
construction as well as grounds maintenance for many area courses. I also possess
a good golf game and spent some time trying to make it to the PGA tour.
Prior to coming to Brunswick I worked as the first assistant at the Thistle Golf Club
and Bald Head Island Club. I was hired by Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort in
2004 as the Head Golf Professional. I also manage the Pro-Shop and am the
Membership Director. I bring 15 years of experience in the Myrtle Beach golf market.
I have experienced every avenue it takes to make it in this business. My dedication and
devotion to the game of golf and life is evidenced by my pursuit of excellence.
As a native of North Carolina I enjoyed many family vacations at the coast. I developed a true affection for the small town charm and people of the Calabash area. In 1987 I began working with Mr. Anderson in Real Estate Sales and Marketing. In 1991, Mr. Anderson and his partners began Brunswick Plantation. It has been exciting working with the many families that chose to make Brunswick Plantation their home. Watching the community flourish and grow has been a great reward.
Hi, my name is Kevin Anderson and I grew up right here in Calabash, NC..literally
across the street from Brunswick Plantation. I actually worked here on a couple
summer breaks landscaping and at the pro shop. After High School, I attended the
University of NC at Wilmington where I earned a degree in Business Administration.
After college I completed Real Estate School and earned my Brokers license for NC.
I then took a sales agent position with Century 21 in Wilmington. It wasn't long before
I realized I'd rather build homes than sell them and so I began work in the Commercial
Building Division at Brunswick Plantation in 2004. I started as the warranty and
customer service manager and decided I should get my General Contractors License
if I wanted to move up quickly, which I did. I then moved up to Field Operations
Manager, Assistant Manager, and now General Manager.
I take pride in building homes as if they were my own. Thorough quality control,
best practices, and now Energy Star certified construction help make this a reality.
I enjoy working at Brunswick Plantation for many reasons. Since I also live here my commute is only about 2
minutes. Also, I've enjoyed watching Brunswick's progress from its creation, to becoming a part of the community
and growing with it and our company to become better every day. And of course it's so beautiful, with the lush
landscaping, serene fountains, and the classic American Colonial architecture. And its also so great to meet so many
different and interesting people.
Hello! My name is Robin Hewett Hicken and I am The 19th Hole Restaurant Manager
and Special Events Coordinator. I have been employed with Brunswick Plantation for 19
years and have had the pleasure of working in several different positions. But I can honestly
say that managing the restaurant and planning special events is my passion.
I am a Brunswick County native. Born and raised right behind Brunswick Plantation,
which is where I still live. My family has had the privilege of calling Brunswick County
home for many generations.
After graduating form West Brunswick High School in Shallotte, I continued my education
at Brunswick Community College earning an Associate's Degree in General Education.
Several years later I returned to Gardner-Webb University in Shelby, NC earning a Bachelor's
Degree in Business Administration. I continued my education by earning a diploma in
Hotel/Restaurant Management from Penn Foster University. Recently, I completed a food
safety course and received my SerSafe Certificate.
Brunswick Plantation is a wonderful place to work and I look forward to going to work every day. I especially enjoy
meeting new people and making their wedding dreams come true. My job enables me to face new challenges and be
able to push my abilities to the limit. It is truly my home away from home!
About Us Main
About Brunswick Plantation
Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort® is a gated golf course community in the Coastal Carolina region with outstanding custom housing, condos, townhomes, and active retirement options with extensive amenities minutes from Myrtle Beach.
Brunswick Plantation Homes & Real Estate, LLC markets all developer property and lists resales in Brunswick Plantation. Choose from single family homes, luxury townhomes, and 2 or 3 bedroom condominiums built by our in-house custom home construction departments.
Amenities include 27 holes of William Byrd designed championship golf, 7 swimming pools (2 indoor), stay-fit facilities, tennis, walking trails, and 2 plantation-style clubhouses. Also enjoy our on-site restaurant, the 19th Hole, serving breakfast and lunch.
In addition, we offer wedding & event services including hosting, planning, managing, catering, and on-site lodging.
Brunswick Plantation Video Testimonials
We know that a company is only as good as its people. That is why we are proud to have such a great group of people fulfilling our mission in excellence. From seasoned veterans to fresh new professionals, our team is here to provide you the best experience and welcomes your feedback. Click on each person's picture below for a short bio and meet our team.
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is to make doing business with us an easy choice. We want our customers to be our biggest advocates. We do this by striving to fulfill the needs of our customers in a valuable and memorable way.
Our approach is simple...Southern Hospitality! Our founders have instilled in our team the traditional southern values of being friendly, neighborly, and treating people fairly. Most of our managers actually live here at BP and others have been part of the community for many years. We try to create long lasting relationships with our customers.
Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort® was founded by Caw Caw Land Corp., Inc in 1991. The company's founding members are Jimmy McLamb, Mason Anderson, and G. Tripp Sloane, III; all of whom were born and raised right here in Brunswick County, NC. The founders wanted to create a community that embodied southern architecture, southern landscaping, and southern hospitality reminiscent of their childhood. Brunswick has since grown from 650 acres to over 1750 acres in size. The golf course has grown from 18 holes to 27 holes. We have over 1800 property owners and 1000 homes, town homes, and condo units built. The amenities started at just the golf course of 18 holes, now 27, and now includes 7 pools, 5 clubhouses, tennis courts, and walking paths. The control of the POA was turned over to property owners in 2008 with over $900,000 in reserves. Click here for an in depth "Reflection from Mason Anderson, President of Caw Caw Land Corp., Inc."