News and Updates November 27, 2019

Sereno Group Announces the 2018 Joanne Knapp Community Service Award and Sereno Group Spirit Award Recipients

Associates Carol Jeans of Sereno Group Los Gatos and Terry Ballantyne Brezsny of Santa Cruz, received the company’s Joanne Knapp Community Service Award for 2018.

The Joanne Knapp Community Service Award is given each year to an associate who exemplifies Sereno Group’s spirit of proactive community connectedness and involvement through thought, spirit, and action. The award is in honor of Joanne Knapp, one of Sereno Group’s original associates who had a long history as a well respected and beloved Realtor in Santa Clara. Joanne was instrumental in the early phases of Sereno Group’s community-minded, values driven business model and acted as a trusted advisor to the founders.

(Left to right – Ryan Iwanaga, Carol Jeans, Chris Trapani)


Lynne Olenak, our Sereno Group No Fear Trainer and Los Gatos Associate, and Mike O’Boy, Manager of Sereno Group Aptos, have been awarded the Sereno Group Spirit Award for 2018.

The Sereno Group Spirit Award is given each year to an associate who embodies Sereno Group’s ideals of high integrity and responsible real estate practice, selflessness, and a commitment to the communities we serve. The award was inspired by Sallie Morgan, a legendary and admired Realtor in the Silicon Valley who made significant contributions to Sereno Group’s growth and success.

(Left to right – Chris Trapani, Lynne Olenak, Ryan Iwanaga)



(Left to right – Ryan Iwanaga, Mike O’Boy)