Kelly Huguenin grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and received a Bachelor degree in Business from Covenant College. She began her career in 1992 with SunTrust, in the mortgage department. Initially, working as the receptionist for a few short months, she quickly moved into a Mortgage Loan Processing position where she received numerous awards for her customer service level. After about 5 years of processing, she needed a new challenge. A position opened up in the construction department, where she became a Construction Manager, working hand in hand with builders on spec and custom homes. She managed this department for a few years and then moved into Sales as a Mortgage Loan Officer. This was where she was meant to be. Originating mortgage loans becameher passion. She loved helping people accomplish their dreams of home ownership. In her first year of production, she was named Rookie of the Year by Mortgage Bankers Association and SunTrust. Her production and level of service only continued to improve throughout her 24 year career with SunTrust. Year after year, she was named a Top Producer for the city of Chattanooga, from the Mortgage Bankers Association and was a member of the Presidents Club for highest producers with SunTrust.
Her husband, Mark,introduced her to this wonderful island back in the early 90’s. This island has always been a place very near and dear to his heart. As a child, his family had a second home in Shell Harbor that they would use at every available opportunity. He has been coming to the island for about 40 years. On her first trip here, she was sold. Kelly instantly fell in love with the charm and beauty of the island and knew it was where she wanted to eventually retire. Sanibel became her happy place and a place that she used to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. After vacationing here for years, she and her husband Mark decided to buy a second home on the island in 2012. They found themselves coming down here every 6-8 weeks after purchasing the house and it just became harder and harder to leave each time.After much consideration, they decided to sell their home in Chattanooga and make the move here full time. It was a huge decision to make, but they haven’t looked back. Mark and Kelly have been here full-time since July of 2016 and have been enjoying the great life that Sanibel has to offer.
So far Kelly has helped 6 families achieve their real estate goals during her first year as a Sanibel Realtor and full time Island Resident. Kelly also earned the Sanibel Captiva Island Specialist Designation in 2017.
In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband Mark and furry child Madison. She loves to read, and you may see her working out at the Rec Center, walking and shelling on the beach, biking around the island, boating, or simply hanging out with her friends and family.