Staff at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda

Serving Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree, & Throughout South Carolina

Bridget Scott

Bridget Scott is paralegal to M. Amanda Shuler and comes to Whetstone, Perkins and Fulda, LLC with nearly a decade of experience in the legal field. She is originally from the Pleasant Hill Community of Georgetown County. She is a graduate of Georgetown High School and attended Horry Georgetown Technical College. Bridget resides in Johnsonville, South Carolina with her husband and two children.

Carey Drafts

Carey is a resident of Columbia, SC and has been the paralegal to Palmer Freeman for 6 years.  She is a graduate of Midlands Technical College and has 30 years experience in the legal profession.  Carey enjoys traveling, hiking, working out and spending time with family and friends.

Emily Cartwright

Emily came to Whetstone Perkins & Fulda in 2016 as a legal assistant after graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of South Carolina.  She majored in Criminal Justice and has always had a strong interest and passion in learning about the legal field.  In her free time, she enjoys Carolina Football, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

Hayley Nicholson

Hayley came to us from McDonough, GA where she graduated in 2000 from Eagles Landing High School, earning the HOPE Scholarship for academic achievements. She attended Gordon State College in Barnesville, GA studying business. Hayley spent several years working in the mortgage industry and in 2007 she entered into a position in the legal field. She has since worked in many different aspects of law including real estate, family law, criminal defense and litigation. In her spare time, Hayley enjoys cooking, gardening and being involved in her son, Nathan’s athletic activities.

Lou Christian

Lou is a native of Kingstree, SC and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1991 with a Bachelors Degree. She has been employed in the legal field since 1996 and joined the firm in 2006. Lou is a paralegal to John Eric Fulda.

Michael McClendon

Michael is a 2011 University of South Carolina graduate, who earned his Bachelor's Degree in Media Arts.  Michael's interest in Media Arts started in his high school art classes at Spring Valley High School.  This turned into a love for filmmaking and graphic design.  He still considers himself an independent filmmaker and is usually involved with a project or two.  Michael heads the Media Department at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC, creating Day in the Life video presentations and designing multi-media exhibits for mediation and trial.

Pat Robinson

Pat is a life-long resident of Lexington County and graduated from Swansea High School. She completed Columbia Business School in 1973. Pat has been a paralegal for 34 years and presently works for Charles and Will Whetstone on a part-time basis. Pat's hobbies include gardening and shagging and she is presently the Treasurer of the SC Shaggers Hall of Fame, the immediate past President of Columbia Shag Club and past Secretary of Palmetto Shag Club.

Susan Keefe

Susan is a paralegal with Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC and has worked with attorney Cheryl Perkins for the past 20 years.  She has many years of experience in the legal field.  Susan grew up in Columbia, SC and graduated from Irmo High School and Midlands Technical College, where she received an Associates Degree with High Honors and was chosen as a member of Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges.

Sinclair Pluss

Sinclair grew up in Columbia, SC and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Carolina.  She came to Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC in 2010 as the Office Manager after many years of work in the legal and insurance professions. 

In Memoriam Rhonda Ward

Rhonda grew up in Georgetown, South Carolina and graduated with honors from Georgetown High School in 1994. She joined the Kingstree Office of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda, LLC in October of 2009 and was a Legal Assistant to Former Judge M. Duane Shuler and Mandy Shuler. Rhonda was a beloved and dedicated wife, mother, and employee. Rhonda is survived by her husband, Johnny, and their four sons, Tripp, Tate, Teague, and Tanner. Rhonda's vibrant personality and kind heart will be forever missed, but not forgotten.