Prior to entering real estate, I began my career in Florida's hospitality and tourism industry with Walt Disney World, Hilton Hotels, the Helmsley Spear organization and Church Street Station/Rosie O'Grady's of Orlando, which was Florida's 4th largest tourist attraction. While at Church Street Station, I was nominated for Orlando's Business Woman of the Year by the City's Mayor. I was presented with a Key to the City and had the extreme honor of having Feb 11, 1988 proclaimed Sherry Martello Day in Orlando.
A move to West Palm Beach in 1988 resulted in a career change, when I joined the WPB Downtown Development Authority, where I spent 6 years as the organization's Director of Marketing and Communications.
My husband's transfer in 1995 brought us to Jacksonville. I felt at home immediately because of the friendliness of the City's residents and found great pleasure in North Florida's seasonal weather changes. I owned and operated 3 Great Clips hair salons, before selling them 2006.
A short retirement found me anxious to return to work and more importantly, to interact with people. I made the decision to utilize the real estate license I had obtained more than 30 years ago. I joined Watson Realty's Hidden Hills Office in 2007 to partner with Kay Vrooman, who sold us our first home in Jacksonville and because of Bill Watson's unsurpassed work ethic and dedication to customer service. My only regret is that I didn't join Watson sooner! I love it !
If you're looking to buy or sell a home in Jacksonville, I hope you'll call me!