Meet your First Coast Heroes team!



Eric hinojos - realtor/co-founder

Eric Hinojos honorably served in the United States Navy for 11 years. He joined the Navy in 2005, received his commission through NROTC at UCLA in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 2005, he began his career as a Naval Aviator. He received his Wings of Gold in 2007. From 2007-2011, he flew over 1000 hours in the mighty SH-60B Seahawk, deploying multiple times to the Gulf of Aden in support of Counter Piracy Operations. From 2011-2014, he supported missions for Commander, U.S Naval Forces South. From 2014-2016, he served as the Air Operations Officer for Commander, Destroyer Squadron 23 - Hooyah "Little Beavers!"


Katie Hinojos - realtor/co-founder

Katie Hinojos actively served in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer for 4 years. She was assigned to USS PREBLE and COMDESRON 23, both in San Diego, CA. She is currently serving in the Reserves, drilling in Mayport, FL. Prior to service, Katie earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Penn State University, whereupon she commissioned in the Navy in 2012. 

Katie enjoys meeting new people, coffee, craft beer, and finding a good deal. She is passionate about helping others find financial freedom through Real Estate and Home Ownership.

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Heather Engstrom - Transaction coordinator/ admin assistant

Heather Engstrom honorably served in the United States Navy for 20 years.  She joined the Navy in 1993, following in her grandfather’s footsteps as a Naval Signalman.  As a Naval Signalman, she deployed in support of Operation Allied Force & Joint Task Force Shining Hope, Operation Joint Guardian and Operation Avid Response.  When the Naval Signalman rating was disestablished, she continued on as a Naval Career Counselor supporting military families through various transition periods.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.