Our Team

Kendall Hood, Broker/Owner

kendall@keyrealtyec.com | 850-974-4556

I was blessed to have been raised in the quaint coastal town of Fairhope, AL. Much to my parents' chagrin, I attended LSU where I fell in love with the LSU Tigers, the Cajun culture, and subsequently graduated with a Bachelors in Marketing.  During college, I had the privilege of traveling all over Europe as well as Costa Rica which opened my eyes to many more cultures and the beautiful ways to live.  I decided to move to New York City in 2002 to spread my wings and enter into the business world at the Waldorf Astoria, and to follow a childhood dream of making it in the big city.  After 3 years of living the fast paced life that the city affords and getting an education that money can't buy, I realized that I'm really a Southern Beach girl at heart, so off to Destin I went.  After all, Destin was my home away from home having vacationed and visited family here my whole life, not to mention there aren't any more beautiful beaches in the world!  I'm so glad I made that decision as Destin is where I started my real estate career in 2006, where I met and married my wonderful, handsome husband, where we've had our 2 beautiful children, Trace and Annabelle, and where in 2013 I started my own Real Estate Brokerage, Key Realty of the Emerald Coast.  


Danielle Burton, Sales Associate

daniellerburton@gmail.com | 719-322-2362

Danielle Burton is a sales associate with 10 years experience in sales and customer service. While she is a California native, her husband's service in the Military moved her first to sunny Florida and then Northern Virginia, which is where they now call "home'. Danielle graduated from California State University, Sacramento. Shortly thereafter, she began investing in income properties which led to a career in real estate. Danielle has been recognized as a company Top Producing Agent multiple times. She credits her success to her market knowledge, creative sales strategies, and her passion for helping her clients every step of the way. In addition to investing in rental properties and selling real estate, Danielle recently began rehabilitating residential properties in the community. When Danielle is not selling real estate, she is spending time with her husband and two daughters.


Mandi Jarrett

akj103@yahoo.com | 407-716-4424

My name is Mandi Jarrett, and I was born in raised in Orlando, FL. I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors in Business.  I enjoyed my time at the "swamp" and developed my love for travel while studying abroad in France.  I moved back to Orlando after school to start my career in banking.

Living in a beautiful beach town was always my dream.  I always saw myself retiring some place like Destin. So when my husband got the opportunity to move to Destin in 2008, we jumped at the chance.   Why wait for retirement?  We have been here ever since and now have a beautiful little girl named Collins.  We feel so blessed to be raising her in a safe and family friendly area.

I decided to become a Real Estate Agent so I could spend more quality time with my family, while helping other people find their ideal home to raise their's.