Meet the Staff
Iris Hill – Town Administrator
Iris Hill was appointed as the Town Administrator of Edisto Beach in February 2009. She serves at the pleasure of the Council and is the Chief Administrative Officer of Edisto Beach tasked with carrying out Town Council policy. Before joining Edisto Beach, Iris was a City Manager in Texas and worked in county government in Central Florida for 18 years. She has worked in public service for 28 years and has extensive experience in emergency management and finance.
Iris is a native South Carolinian and grew up in Sumter. She received a BS degree in Biology from the College of Charleston and a BS degree in Medical Technology from the Medical University of SC. After working in the medical field for ten years, she made a career change and went into public service. While in public service, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy University and was initiated into the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. She obtained the status of Certified Public Manager from Florida State University. She is an active member of the International City/County Management Association, Municipal Association of South Carolina, Government Finance Officer's Association and serves on the Board of the SC Beach Advocates and South Carolina Municipal Insurance and Risk Financing Fund Board. She is also actively involved in the Volunteer Fire Department.
Iris’s family has owned property on Edisto Beach since 1986. Iris and her husband are property owners on Edisto Beach and enjoy golfing, hunting, fishing, reading, boating and being outdoors with their Weimaraner, JR.
Krystal Parsons-Finance/Budget Analyst
Krystal is originally from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Pre-Med and a minor in Chemistry. She worked at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium with Sea Turtles and came to Edisto Beach as the Sea Turtle Specialist in 2012. Krystal spent two years as the Sea Turtle Specialist at the State Park and fell in love with Edisto and a fisherman, Jeremy Parsons. They have a daughter who absolutely loves the water as well.
Krystal spends her time on the Board for FRESPACE and the Chamber of Commerce. She still enjoys protecting Sea Turtles, beekeeping, fishing, boating, attempting to garden, and spending time with her family.
Deborah Hargis – Municipal Clerk
Deborah was born and raised in St. Matthews SC and has spent the past 20 years raising her two girls and teaching four-year-olds in North Carolina. She has been coming to Edisto all her life and has recently become a full-time resident. Deborah has a BA in Comprehensive Special Education from Converse College. In her spare time, Deborah enjoys knitting, riding her scooter and spending time with her family.
Kelly Moore-Special Projects Coordinator
Kelly Moore was born and raised in Saluda, SC. She attended Lander University in Greenwood, S.C. where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication. Kelly called Greenwood her home for approximately 18 years. After visiting Edisto Beach for many years while on family vacations, Kelly made Edisto her permanent home in 2015. She is currently the Special Events Coordinator and oversees the Edisto Civic Center and Bay Creek Park. Kelly enjoys gardening, fishing, boating and spending time her 2 dogs and loving husband.