Sharon Hess Herrick has more than 25 years as an independent FL/AL real estate broker/owner of Hess Realty Group, LLC (est.1994). Prior to kicking off her entrepreneur venture, Sharon succeeded in a 13-year local banking career as a commercial loan officer. Hess spent the first 7 years of her business financing large scale income-producing properties in the bond market as a mortgage broker. Later shifted into a full service residential and commercial sales as well as development consultant and estate property liquidation sales. Sharon and her husband own and operate Sun Farm Energy (Est. 2011), a commercial and residential installer of solar as well as EV charging stations and power walls(est.2000). In 2000, they opened, Coastal ICF (insulated concrete form construction) both licensed in FL and AL. Sharon is a graduate from Tulane University School of Business BSM and UWF MBA, and LEAP Alumni Class 1984. Sharon serves on the Baptist Health Care Foundation Board, PSC Board of Governors, Past President and Treasurer of the Pensacola Children’s Chorus, past Trustee and finance chair of the UWF Board of Trustees. She serves on the UWF College of Business Advisory Board and is a current member of Fiesta of Five Flags Forces, Pensacola Yacht Club, Merry Makers Krewe and First United Methodist Church. Sharon and her husband, Doug, reside in East Hill and have a daughter attending Auburn University. In her free time, she enjoys boating, gardening, fundraising, estate sales and her pups.