the Absolutely Charleston Experience

Absolutely Charleston is made up of two teams that work as one, for the benefit of our clients. Our Destination Management/Event Planning team focuses on creating unique and innovative Charleston experiences. Our transportation team focuses on the logistics components required to ensure success when transporting Guests around our beautiful City.

We find – and our customers agree – that true luxury isn’t always found in monuments of Italian marble, Egyptian cotton, and Chinese silk. Today’s luxury is made of experiences and memories; of interaction with local residents who have a story to share and tell. In a world of constant connectivity with millions of faceless entities, today’s luxury is interpersonal, communal, and truly social.

The delivery of transportation to any unique Charleston venue requires the cooperation of the City of Charleston, agencies, and local residents. Absolutely Charleston has achieved unparalleled experience in managing all Charleston routes, parking, and event-related traffic congestion.

We are prepared for all contingencies, reacting quickly to the unexpected and making sure you are well informed, worry free, and enjoying your Lowcountry experience.

Meet the Absolutely Charleston Team

Absolutely Charleston’s team is made up of experienced individuals who together represent the Lowcountry’s leading innovative and award-winning Destination Management Company and Transportation Provider.

Karen Dhooge Schindler Director of Operations

Karen has been with AC for 14 years and is a native of the Holy City. She loves everything about our Southern city, especially the beaches and the food & wine scene. Karen's most important job is being Mom to Tyler, Jacob, Landon, and Gracie.

Jenny Fedewa Senior Program Manager

Jenny has been with AC for almost 13 years! She’s a New Yorker by birth, but Southerner by choice. She loves to travel the world with her husband and is a mom to 2 fur babies.

Lee Blakely, DMCP Program Manager

Lee has been with AC for 3 years and has lived in Charleston for 10 years! She loves happy hour with friends and spending time with her family, especially her 4 year old, Tucker! Lee is a DMCP, certified & accredited through ADMEI.

Taylor McKenzie, DMCP Program Manager

Taylor grew up in Charleston and has worked in all different aspects of the events industry since 2012. She loves all things fitness, going out on the boat, beach trips with her pup, and trying every new restaurant. Taylor is a DMCP, certified & accredited through ADMEI.

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