Our Team

Thomas L. (Dusty) Rhodes, Jr.
Founder

Dusty has been inducted into the Jostens Hall of Fame and has been named National Salesman of the Year eight times.  Dusty has also served his community as a Deacon in his church, Chairman of the Clarendon County Development Board, Chairman of the Board of Clarendon Hall, a volunteer firefighter and as a member of the Board at Charleston Southern University.  When he’s not riding his motorcycle or attending Clemson sporting events, you can find Dusty spending time with his family and grandchildren.  Dusty Rhodes was raised in the small town of Summerton, SC. After two years of college at The Citadel, Dusty answered the call of his country and joined the United States Army in the summer of 1967.  Dusty went on to serve in the Army for four years and was honorably discharged as a highly decorated military intelligence soldier in 1971.  When Dusty returned to Summerton, he worked in the family business, Rhodes Truck Stop. After two years as General Manager, Dusty decided to finish his degree and enrolled at The Baptist College of Charleston, where he graduated in 1975.  He began working for Jostens immediately after graduation and loved meeting thousands of educators, students and proud parents.  

Thomas L. Rhodes, III
President

As a high school student in Summerton, SC, Thomas served as Student Body President, Captain of the Football and Basketball team his senior year, as well as the State Student Government President.  Thomas attended Clemson University where he obtained a degree in Management with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship.  While at Clemson, Thomas was a Student Senator, an officer of Sigma Nu fraternity, the Student Alumni Council, the Inter-Fraternity Council and served as the Chairman of the Class of 2006 Senior Council.

Austin T. Rhodes
Vice President 

Austin was also raised in Summerton, SC. In high school, he served as Student Body President and Interim President his junior year, and was highly involved with organizations such as FCA and NHS. Austin also served as varsity captain for both the basketball and football teams his junior and senior years. After high school, Austin followed the family tradition of attending Clemson University, where he earned a degree in Agricultural Education and Leadership. When RGS received the opportunity to expand their territory into Florida, Austin traveled south to grow the company’s vision.

Ginger Rhodes
Operations Manager

Ginger attended Anderson College where she was a member of the 2nd Place, AIAW National Champion women’s basketball team and was involved in FCA and Student Government. Ginger received her AA Degree in Political Science, followed by her BA degree from Clemson University in Elementary Education and Special Education. Ginger has worked for RGS since 2004 after working in the school system for nearly two decades.

Jason Phelps
Sales Operations Manager

Jason spent most of his youth in Lancaster and Aiken Counties with his family, actively involved in his church, school and sports. After graduating from North Augusta High School, Jason attended Wofford College, where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. In 1998, Jason joined RGS as a Sales Associate. In 2013, Jason was promoted to Sales Operation Manager.

Mary Bassard
Customer Care Representative
 

After graduating from Scott’s Branch HS in Summerton, Mary attended and graduated from Benedict College earning a BS degree in business education. She went on to South Carolina State to earn her Master’s Degree in Education minoring in Special Education. With a strong emphasis on education, Mary furthered her studies at the University of SC as well as Francis Marion University becoming a certified career development facilitator and has 40 plus years of experience in education.  

Bridget Black-Harvin
Customer Care Representative

In high school she served as a member of the FBLA, FHA and a cheerleader. She attended Central Carolina Technical College where she received her Associate's Degree in Applied Science, majoring in Administrative Office Technology. She was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. Bridget later continued her education attending Morris College where she received her Bachelors of Science, with a major in Organizational Management under Business Administration. She was a member of Delta Mu Delta and Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Societies. She was also a member of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She was on the Dean's List at both colleges. 

Teresa Bush
Customer Care Representative

Teresa graduated from Batesburg-Leesville HS in 2004. Teresa attended Lander University where she received her BS degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling. While at Lander, Teresa served as president of the Psychology Club and was a member of S.P.I.C.E. (Students Promoting Intelligent Choices and Experiences). After graduating from Lander in 2009, Teresa dedicated 5 years to retail management with Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands and a year in social work with the Alston Wilkes Society. 

Krystal Cannady
Customer Care Representative

Krystal graduated from Patrick County High School (VA) and furthered her education at Patrick Henry Community College. After college, Krystal married her high school sweetheart and gave support as he completed his Air Force career which later brought them to South Carolina. 

Scottie Chapman
South Carolina Sales Associate

Scottie attended Darlington High School, where he played football and was a member of numerous clubs and organizations.  After high school, Scottie attended Clemson University, receiving his Bachelors of Science in Business Management.  During his time at Clemson, Scottie became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, INC. and volunteered throughout the Clemson community. 

Bill Genovese
North Florida Sales Associate

Bill was born and raised in Palm Coast, FL. As a student at Flagler Palm Coast High School, he earned his varsity letter in baseball as a sophomore and served as team captain for his junior and senior years. From 1998-2000, Bill attended Daytona State College as a member of their baseball team. He graduated with an A.A. degree and was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his athletic and academic achievements. From there, Bill went on to receive his B.A. degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida.

Harriet Holladay
Customer Care Representative

Born in Germany, Harriet moved to the US at the age of 13. Graduating from Manning High School, Harriet went on to study hotel management in Germany. She returned to the US and was employed by Clarendon School District 2 for more than 12 years. She also served as a Quality control Supervisor for a cabinet company based in Manning.

AJ Jenkinson
Customer Care Representative

AJ moved to Manning, SC from Ohio her senior year of high school where she attended and graduated from Manning High School. After graduating, AJ enjoyed her time as a stay at home mom to her 4 wonderful children.

Elaine McIntosh
Customer Care Representative

Elaine is a graduate of Clarendon Hall School in Summerton. She also attended Central Carolina studying Business Management and Accounting and then furthered her studies in banking/finance. After college, Elaine worked in the banking industry for 17 years, working in all aspects of banking and advancing to the position Loan Officer. Elaine made a career change joining the staff at her high school alma mater where she served as an office manager, bookkeeper, and development, fundraising, and events director. 

Harlee Miller
South Carolina Sales Associate

Harlee graduated from Gilbert High School, where she was involved in HOSA, FCA and Student Council. After high school, Harlee attended The University of South Carolina where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. While at USC, Harlee was involved in PRSA, played club tennis and worked in communications for numerous nonprofits. 

Lisa Patrick
Customer Care Representative

Lisa is from Summerton and graduated from Clarendon Hall School. While a student there, she excelled in team sports becoming a two time MVP in softball as well as being voted Best All- Round Female Athlete. After graduating high school, Lisa chose a career path and was employed by the Bank of Clarendon until joining RGS in 1987 as RGS's first employee. 

Dana Stoner
Customer Care Representative

Dana graduated from Clarendon Hall School in Summerton, SC. After graduating, she attended the University of SC-Sumter as well as Tri-County Technical College where she received her certification as a duty dental assistant. She pursued her career as a pediatric dental assistant for seven years. 

Danielle Tindal
Customer Care Representative

Danielle graduated from Williamsburg Academy in Kingstree, SC. After graduating, she attended Lander University in Greenwood, SC and was member of Phi Mu sorority. Danielle graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. During her tenure as a college student, she was also employed by Farmer’s Telephone Cooperative. 

Katharine Wilkerson
South Carolina Sales Associate

Katharine Wilkerson is a native of Rock Hill, SC. As a student at Northwestern High School, Katharine was a Teacher Cadet and was involved with numerous other organizations and activities. After high school, Katharine attended the University of South Carolina where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After graduation, Katharine worked in the mortgage industry and also has experience working as an Office Manager. Katharine joined RGS in July of 2016.

 

Not pictured are our wonderful part-time team members. Group pictures coming soon!

  • Lou
  • Marlene
  • Brittani
  • Darla
  • Michelle
  • Deanne
  • Alley
  • Reem
  • Shalina
  • Vanesa
  • Hailey
  • Beverly
  • Marisol
  • Wendy
  • Cindy
  • Laurel
  • Kim
  • Emma
  • Barbara
  • Felice