She and her husband Tim started off as coffee farmers on a large productive coffee estate in South Kona. She
is a big believer in utilizing all of our natural resources to sustain the people in Hawaii.
With a background in Education, Lisa is very involved with the public education system. Participating on many
levels of volunteering and spearheading functions that benefit our children of Hawaii. She is also a member of South Kona Education of the Arts and is a registered
Lisa was first interested in Real Estate when she had questions on unique Hawaii land laws and leases. After
searching out the answers, she found herself educating her peers on these matters. A Real Estate license was the final step in the process.
She enjoys helping families re-locate to Hawaii and guiding first time buyers
though the process of buying a home. She has experience with local short sales and foreclosures and would love to help you live your "Tropical Dream".
Nick Benoit has lived in Hawaii for most of his life and loves to immerse himself in the culture and the spirit of Aloha only found in the paradise we can call home. There are few people in this world that strive
to be the best they can be and always put forth 110%. He has been with Knutson for almost five years now and has been a close friend of the Knutson family for many years.
One of the many attributes of Nick Benoit is that he has always been hands on, he was a property manager for Knutson for four years and in that time learned quite a bit about what it takes to own property in Hawaii and the maintenance that goes with it.
Nick Benoit has always been a hands on person from anything to making the repairs necessary to get a property rehabilitated or even making repairs to vehicles which is one of the many fields he is knowledgeable in.
Knutson & Associates has always operated as a tight nit family since we opened our doors in 1979 Nick Benoit and his team would love to assist you with any and all of your Real Estate needs.
Mahalo Nui Loa
Blake Kessner is the son of Sharon
Knutson, current Principle Broker & Owner of Knutson & Associates. He is the grandson to Marilyn Knutson, founder of the company.
Blake was born and raised right here in Kona, Hawaii. After graduating high school, he left the island to go to Seattle, Washington. He attended the University of Washington & graduated with a bachelors in Business Management.
All while attending college, Blake worked his way up the corporate ladder in Hotel Management, for major brands such as Marriott & Hilton. His specialty was in operations, where he held division head roles. He has in depth experience overseeing operations
of Front Office, Valet Parking, Security, Accounting & Finance, & Housekeeping.
Blake moved back to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2014 to pursue Real Estate Sales & Property Management for Vacation Rental & Long Term Properties. He is a fourth generation Realtor in a family owned business. He wants to help clients in all areas of Real
Estate. Whether that be first time home buyers, land sales, commercial real estate or the residential market, Blake always gives his clients his 110%. He believes in strong communication throughout the transaction, always keeping people well informed.
Blake is working on obtaining his brokers license, as he plans on pursuing leadership roles in the company as well.
Blake is also the new representative for the Young Professional Network of Realtors representing the West Hawaii Association in relation to the Hawaii Association of Realtors. He understands & advocates that being detail oriented is crucially important in
this industry. With the market constantly evolving, he pays close attention to how changes will not only affect our Real Estate firms, but our clients as well.
With a strong passion to always strive for the best in all areas of his life, Blake continues to create new goals for himself. He is a fitness enthusiast who has a passionate interest in weight lifting, running, soccer & dance.
Jenae Patterson grew up in Kailua, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. She moved back to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2014 to pursue Property Management & Sales in the Real Estate Market.
With a background in Restaurant Management & Hospitality, Jenae's customer service skills are second to none. She loves interacting with guests, and owners alike, and does anything she can to exceed their expectations.
Jenae has been an incredible asset to the Knutson & Associates Team. With a passion for numbers, writing & problem solving, Jenae goes above and beyond for her clients and the team.