pineapple hill south carolina


Moving up in advertising agencies meant moving doc hollywooda lot –one city to a next– until a patch of ice followed by a guard rail brought me to an unexpected stop in South Carolina.

Talk about a reset button.

If you’ve seen Doc Hollywood, you’ve got the general idea.


beach-house-viewhenry SMALLI still work in marketing communications –specializing in strategic brand positioning (target modeling, value propositions, etc.) and public relations (publicity and media relations). Over the phone. Online. From here in the boonies.

Pineapple Hill” is a residence and business retreat: a beach house in a cow pasture half an hour south of Spartanburg, 2.5 hours from Atlanta and 1.5 hours from Charlotte. It’s very quiet here. A great place to brainstorm. There’s even a conference room.


surfboard and bananasrocking chairs with turtleThere’s also a “test” vineyard, palm trees, bamboo, peach trees, apple trees, blackberries, blueberries and persimmons. There’s a “par one” golf course and a deck for shooting. There’s a dog and a cat, deer, and a few coyotes. There’s fishing poles and, a little ways through the woods, a 30-acre pond.

There’s a red canoe, surfboards, a wooden skiff with lovely sheer, a hot tub, swim trunks stuck in a banana tree, lots of books, homemade wine, and a great spot for roasting oysters.


We named the turkeys, collectively, “The Wilsons”.
As in “Look ya’all! The Wilsons are back!


When not working “on the clock”, I like to sail, drive an old Jeep, guppyrepair an old Jaguar, paint stuff on wood pallet planks, and now, lately, try my hand at writing fiction.

It’ s a pretty good life. Way different than what I knew in New York, Chicago, Tampa, DC, and other places I’ve lived.

Which is why I keep this web site …to remind me it’s real and not a dream.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll look me up on Twitter too.

— Tim Bryant
    Surf Director