Meet Our Team
Laura has been involved in mission work through Salkehatchie Summer Service since she was 15. After graduating with a B.A. in Interior Design, she realized God was calling her to the mission field. He has given her a passion for people who are hurting, especially those trapped in human trafficking. One Accord has provided a great way to fulfill her desire to help give people hope and empowerment, through the products carried in the store. She is excited to see what God has planned and how He will use her. Laura married her sweet husband Dustin in November of 2014 in Pendleton, SC, where they met at Salkehatchie.
Andrea High has lived in Sumter, SC for 25 years. She and her husband Ray have three children (Matthew, Michael and Ann Elizabeth). Andrea and her family are members of Alice Drive Baptist Church, where she and her husband serve as life group leaders and lead yearly mission trips to New York. She has a B.S. in business and a M.A. in speech-language pathology. She believes in serving others and giving back to support local businesses and artists. As part of the One Accord family, it inspires her to be a better person and to serve in unity.
From planting to picking them as a child, Sarah knew there was something special between her and flowers. Her mother's love for entertaining also sparked her passion for design and creativity. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2012 with a B.S. in Retailing (and a minor in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management), she was hired at a large event firm in Columbia. During this time something special was reignited. Sarah then moved back to her hometown of Sumter, SC and married her high school sweetheart, Wade. She was employed by a florist for several years but then decided it was time for a new adventure. That is when Bloomsbury Floral Designs was created. Sarah and Wade enjoy volunteering at their church and spending time with friends, family and fur baby, Mack (Labrador retriever).
Bryan has always enjoyed working with his hands so, after he and his wife Beth retired in 2013, he began cutting down trees on his family farm to make wood serving trays. He then moved onto working with different metals, and because Beth enjoyed jewelry so much, Bryan and Beth both began creating unique jewelry out of a variety of metals. After realizing that they had probably gifted their family with enough of their handmade pieces, they decided to start selling them. They soon began attending arts and crafts shows and were very pleased when they quickly started selling many of their pieces.
Needing a home, they decided to setup their shop in One Accord and “Shudwe Farm Woods & DuRant Jewelry” was born. "This has been a fantastic experience for both of us. It is the only business of its type in the area. There are 15+ vendors located at One Accord and each business seems to complement one another."
People often ask Bryan and Beth where the name "Shudwe Farm Woods" came from. It all started in 1963 when Bryan's father (now 93 and a retired dentist) bought some property in the country. After buying the property it took a couple of years for him, and Bryan's mother, to decide if they actually wanted to move there. While trying to make the decision they often asked "should we or should we not?" They did eventually move in 1965 and shortened "should we" to "Shudwe," thus naming their new home "Shudwe Farm."