Born in Oklahoma, Dolly settled with her family as an infant in Tampa. She was raised in South Tampa and attended Mitchell Elementary School, Wilson Jr. High School and graduated from Plant High School. Dolly enrolled in East Tennessee State University graduating in 1967 with a B.S. degree. She taught in the local schools for 2 years and became interested in real estate.
Dolly grew up in a family of home builders. Both her mother and father were licensed contractors, her mother holding the honor of being the first female licensed contractor in the State of Florida. Dolly slid easily into that vocation and eventually sold her parents' subdivisions as they came on the market. Her real estate license, obtained in 1972, became most valuable as she was exposed to the housing industry in construction and sales in the greater Tampa Bay area. In 1978, Dolly obtained her Broker's License.
She started with the Toni Everett Company in 1995 and placed her broker/sales license with the company. Dolly is sales oriented and has a gift of being able to put buyers into the best homes for their needs and finding qualified candidates for sellers.