My pal, Kerri Dowd is very special to me. We first became friends when we both were on the PTO at PVPV/Rawlings, which was is like volunteer bootcamp. She is fierce, loyal, sweet, dedicated, HILARIOUS, tough, sensitive and a super mom. Kerri is the mom I wish I could be…she gets it but doesn’t let you get away with it. She expects nothing but your best, screw what everyone else is doing. She will be the first to tell you that you are wrong but also the first to support you 100% no questions asked. We should all be lucky enough to have a Kerri to call a friend, mentor or Friday night seat mate.
Name: Kerri Dowd
Occupation: EverBank, in mortgage banking industry since 1992
Where I grew up: West Nyack, New York
A Ponte Vedran since: 1990. Moved here after college to be with family. Lived in a few apts when I was younger and then have moved twice within PV.
Other Places I have lived: Long island
My favorite thing about Ponte Vedra: Right now, Friday Night Football. Two boys playing football for PVHS makes the experience awesome! Love that Lacrosse made it to NE Florida since I played growing up. Also, love the year round opportunity for kids to be outside playing sports.
My least favorite thing about Ponte Vedra: Hmm, I don’t want to offend. I don’t love the lack of diversity… it is after all the “bubble.”
In my spare time I like too? Spend a lot of time watching sports. PV High sports are fun for the entire community. Lot’s of travel lacrosse tournaments. I have seen a lot of Florida and other great places during these trips.
Ponte Vedran you most admire: My sister Kristen. I think she could run the world. If I say more she would have me killed…further evidence she could rule the world..haha.
My favorite time in Ponte Vedra: I started coming to PV while in college. My friends and I would come down from NY, go to the TPC and have a blast going to the tournament during spring break. Over the years the fun has continued with new friends and new events to go to. Now that mothers day is the last day of TPC, it has become very special, spending the day with the boys.
Dream Vacation other than Ponte Vedra: Europe
If I could invite anyone over to dinner – 2 Ponte Vedrans and one famous person – who would you invite? Dinner would have to be fun and I think I would invite someone I never get to see – Elaine Raby, Willow Logue, you would be there also. Famous –Jimmy Fallon.
Last time you went to the beach: I went to the beach in July. I took a week off of work and had a stay-cation. I hung out with Michele Buchanan.
Last time you saw live music: Maroon 5
Favorite Ponte Vedra organization: K9 for Warriors
Favorite Ponte Vedra restaurant: Andiamo, The artichoke app is delicious. The risotto is fantastic.
Favorite place for a cocktail: Ruth’s Chris happy hour – awesome!
Favorite way to get exercise here: Walk or bike
Favorite movie: August Rush
Favorite TV show: Big Bang Theory
Favorite book: Same Kind of Different as Me
Favorite band or music: Alternative rock
Something most people don’t know about you: I hate standing in grass, lol, which is a bummer at sporting events. As outgoing as everyone thinks I am, it is really only to people I know. If I walk into a room of strangers… completely different Kerri.