Sam Gervais

Executive Director

Sam joined LMS in the summer of 2019 after nine years in education teaching high school history.  He brings years of experience working with students of all ages and is excited by the educational opportunities LMS is able to offer children in the Lowcountry. Sam majored in History and Education at Clemson University and has a strong interest in our local history, especially as it connects to our maritime heritage.

A native of Johns Island, Sam grew up messing about in boats in the Stono River and other local waterways.  He enjoys sailing, fishing, shrimping, or any other excuse to be on the water and is excited to share his love of the Lowcountry with students.


Prentice Brower


Prentice has been with the Lowcountry Maritime School since the beginning, helping to create the first programs LMS launched and working to build a sustainable organization with a meaningful and exciting impact.

Prentice was raised on the waters of the Lowcountry teaching sailing in the summers and racing throughout the year. He graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Political Science. Shortly after graduation, Prentice began an apprentice with a local wooden boat builder and helped a newly formed wooden boat building company get started. After two years, he went on to help create the Lowcountry Maritime School.
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