District 2 - Kerry Smith


Kerry Smith was born in Huntsville, AL and moved to Santa Rosa County before he had learned to walk in 1966. His family soon moved to Escambia County where he grew up most of his developing years and has resided in the state of Florida since. 


Smith graduated from Pine Forest High School in 1983 and earned his Associate of Arts degree from Pensacola Junior College. He went to FSU for two more years before entering his first career in 1989. 


Smith left college to manage a small trucking company in the Tampa Bay area and remained in the trucking industry for 19 years. In 2011 he left and started his dream job as a gym owner in Largo, FL, where he opened the fourth CrossFit gym in Pinellas County, FL. There are now over 20 locations in Pinellas County and some of the most successful started with Kerry as a trainer at his location. In 2014 Kerry and his wife decided to move back to the panhandle and settled in East Milton at their current home. Kerry went into real estate as a licensed agent in 2015 and has since started two real estate companies here in Santa Rosa County as the broker/owner. 


Personal Life

Kerry and his wife of 12 years, Lori, are members of Calvary Baptist Church of Allentown where they are both very active. Kerry and Lori are avid outdoors people, and when they are not working, they are usually fishing, hiking, camping, golfing, or finding something new to get into outdoors. Most of the time they will be fishing the waters of beautiful Santa Rosa County.