Meet Our Team
The Beaufort Digital Corridor is a highly collaborative organization with advisors hailing from the Beaufort tech community and beyond. This allows us to stay lean, relevant and highly responsive to the dynamic needs of our technology entrepreneurs and tech-related businesses. We believe in community-sourced intelligence as the preferred way to operate.
The BDC Foundation Board of Directors sets the priorities for the organization and the Executive Director carries them out. The Leadership team at the Charleston Digital Corridor mentors and assist as needed.
Although having grown up in five states, Angela considers herself a South Carolinian as she's lived in SC for the majority of her life and loves the Lowcountry lifestyle. The pursuit of a career in marketing brought her to Beaufort after graduating from North Charleston, SC's Trident Technical College. Thankful for the experience gained from working at another nonprofit and FWDG, Angela looks forward to ensuring tech entrepreneurs at the Beaufort Digital Corridor thrive.
In her personal life, Angela practices the concept of kaizen, also known as continuous self-improvement, and engages in reading, growing closer to God, and learning Japanese. She plans to travel to Japan once she becomes fluent in the language.
Jess O'Brien is a former digital marketing leader with a proven track record of managing agency teams and clients. She discovered her love of fostering start-ups during a previous stint at an agency located within Atlanta Tech Village. Since, she has worked with companies of all sizes, from SMBs to national franchises. While Jess' career has taken her across the Southeast, she relocated from Atlanta, GA to Beaufort in 2014, and is proud to call the town her home. Jess served on the BDC Foundation as a volunteer Board Member from 2017-2020, and has been employed full-time as the Executive Director of the BDC since 2021. Outside of the office, she enjoys singing, writing music, gardening, reading, and taking in the many beautiful Lowcountry views.