Benchmarks of Success: A look at major career developments in the area


A look at major career developments in the area.

Sherman returns to local real estate firm

Haley Sherman, a Realtor with more than 20 years of experience, has returned to the Ponte Vedra office of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Florida Network Realty. A specialist in new home construction, Sherman has personally overseen the creation of seven homes spanning three states in the last decade.

A graduate of Georgia Southern University with a degree in marketing and sales management, Sherman brings a blend of academic expertise and firsthand experience to her role.

For inquiries or to schedule a consultation, contact her at 678-925-0399, or

The Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office, located at 333 Village Main St., Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach, is managed by Holly Hayes, who can be reached at 904-802-0432, and

Alivia Care CEO recognized by Florida Trend

Susan Ponder-Stansel, president and CEO of Alivia Care Inc., has been recognized as one of the prestigious Florida Trend Florida 500 honorees. This accolade acknowledges Ponder-Stansel's outstanding leadership and significant contributions to Florida's business landscape.

The Florida Trend Florida 500, an annual list compiled by Florida Trend magazine, celebrates influential individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields across the state. Susan Ponder-Stansel's inclusion in this select group of 27 leaders in the "health sciences" category underscores her impact on the health care sector and her commitment to driving positive change within the industry.

Alivia Care is the non-profit parent company of 10 subsidiary corporations that provide care to patients and their families living with serious or advancing illnesses in North Florida and South Georgia.

Husband-and-wife team join real estate firm

The L & L team, a husband-and-wife real estate duo, has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty’s Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office. Luis and Laura Villarroel have a combined wealth of experience and a passion for helping clients achieve their dreams of home ownership.

Laura Villarroel is a seasoned broker associate with a real estate career going back to 1991. Luis Villarroel, a retired FBI special agent and former U.S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot, brings a blend of dedication, integrity and expertise to the world of real estate.

Contact the L & L team at 609-731-6211 (Laura) or 609-731-3111 (Luis) and or or go to

The Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office, located at 333 Village Main St., Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach is managed by Holly Hayes, who can be reached at 904-802-0432,, and

Four join realty team

Four Realtors have joined the team at Davidson Realty, a full-service real estate operation that serves Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and St. Johns County. Each previously worked in a different line of work prior to becoming Realtors.

Kevin Thomas had a 20-year career as an entrepreneur in pharmacy advertising, and is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. Clay B. Martin has an MBA from Florida Atlantic University and joined Davidson after a 29-year career in medical device sales. Christina Treadway has been licensed since 2017 and is a former financial advisor. Theo Dimitrakopoulos was born in Greece and moved to Jacksonville at 8 years old; he previously worked in food service/beverage sales.

Learn more about Davidson Realty at

Boneta joins real estate firm

Courtney Boneta has joined the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Ponte Vedra office.

With more than five years in real estate, Boneta has been successful during the industry's highs and lows. The rollercoaster of the COVID-19 era saw her business thrive in the fast-paced landscape of real estate sales. Adapting swiftly, she embraced technology and evolving market demands, experiencing significant success. Selling real estate in today's market has allowed her to fine-tune her skills and strategies to continue her success in the ever-changing market.

For more information, contact Boneta at 904-891-8873, or

The Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office, 333 Village Main St., Suite 670, Ponte Vedra Beach, is managed by Holly Hayes, who can be reached at 904-802-0432 and

— Compiled by Shaun Ryan